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"Sustainability"
means human society
in the balance with nature.
The balances are maintained if a resource is not consumed at a higher rate than needed for regeneration.

Many resources are non-renewable. So here we must judge very carefully with which speed we may reasonably use these.
All resources - regenerative and non-renewable - are over-exploited.
"Environment"  
frequently means "Business"
- for business, politics, academia and non-government organisations.

Manifold are the models, propositions, and illusions about saving the world by business-as-usual less some measures on the margins.

Ecoglobe tries to cut through the "Business" maze of complications, contradictions and ideologies.   We simplify where possible and rectify where necessary, independent, committed to reality. A Glossary
    Our basic problem is:

"Overshoot"
of the planet's carrying capacity,
=
overloading
the planet
by too many people using up too much resources

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Radical Ecological Economics
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There is one huge,
immediate problem:

Peak-Oil
=
the maximum of daily oil availability and its subsequent reduction


The human impact on the environment can be summarized by the equation I = P x A x T

Our environmental problems, such as deforestation and desertification, food and water shortages, threats to the survival of nature (biodiversity), resource depletion, pollution and slumification, and climate change are all aggravated by population growth and economic expansion, also known as economic "growth". growth tables...

growth tables...

In a finite world
Growth
is a suicidal policy.


Overshoot and resource depletion can logically only be countered by contraction.
That's what many of our ecostories are about.
ecostory
  6-2010
The New Internationalist explores the questions of equity that lie behind everything we do.
"The market may or may not have an 'invisible hand' but it most definitely has an 'invisible foot' - inequality"
"Rich countries generally have far greater ecological impacts than poorer ones - but a country's impact may not relate so much to its wealth, as to its wealth inequality"


  14-2010
L’urgence de la "décroissance".
Des pensées sur la balance humaine sur la planète.
The urgency of contraction.
Thoughts on the balance of humanity on the planet.
Die Dringlichkeit einer Schrumpfung.
Gedanken über das Gleichgewicht der Menschheit auf dem Planeten.



3-2011 Land fizzing like soda pop: farmer says CO2 injected underground is leaking
Ecostories 2011: Focus "Peak-Oil" (Peak-Earth)
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