Surviving Progress

Unlimited economic progress in a world of finite resources is bound to collapse…

Rapid and widespread changes in the world’s human population, coupled with unprecedented levels of consumption present profound challenges to human health and wellbeing, and the natural environment. This report gives an overview of how global population and consumption are linked, and the implications for a finite planet: http://royalsociety.org/policy/projects/people-planet/report/

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2 responses to “Surviving Progress

  1. helenlindsay

    You’ll find a few in the membership of the Greens I suspect.

  2. willie campbell

    Helen
    the royal society recomendations echo something that you had said william gave you, fromn a harvard? statistician. They are logiacal things, but who makes them happen?
    I notice in today’s paper two interesting items- the Otago Regional Cluncil’s waterways plan which of course will be fiercely opposed by dairy farmers when it comes for consulation and the statement of intent to apply for further salmon farms in the Marborough Sounds. While the existing farms seem ok. these new ones, are in very sensitive areas and will have a damaging impact on the environment.

    I believe the envioronment needs people who can make change happen and are prepared to behave in ways that are sometimes contrary to tat p[romoted by society (in marketing, status etc).this also is about human rights and power.
    Where are these brave souls?
    Willie

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