This year is the International Year of Biodiversity, and the past week almost 20,000 people held a biodiversity summit in Nagoya, Japan.
prosperity without growth
Are you tired of all of the endless chatter about climate change? Most of the energy being spent on environment issues these days seems to center on the changing climate instead of its cause.
Climate change is merely a symptom of a much bigger and more serious problem. The real problem is that human society has grossly over-reached its ability to sustain itself on the planet.
Donella Meadows co-authored a study, The Limits To Growth, which dealt with problem of a growing world population and a finite resource base, a problem that even today many refuse to acknowledge.
The current situation is not a normal crisis -- it is a world-changing shift that could go in any of several directions. Without progressive leadership it is certain to go badly.