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    growth
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    ecoglobe basics:

  • The earth is a globe; its natural resources and space are finite.
  • Humanity's environmental footprint is too high; beyond the earth's carrying capacity.
  • Economic growth and population growth are increasing our pressure upon nature.
  • Growth increases the speed of resource depletion and pollution.
  • Climate change is a result of human activity; growth will increase the problem.
  • Technology or creativity cannot undo environmental depletion and revive lost species.
  • Solutions must build upon available knowledge; we can't depend on future "solutions".
  • The horizon of absolute resource scarcities is much nearer than most people realise.

    ecoglobe suggestions:

    club... Reverse economic growth and population growth;
          this is the most vital policy decision that must be taken.
    Change the societal incentives and rules in such a way
          that economic growth is no longer rewarding.
    Dramatically reduce resource depletion by, for example:
         
    reducing transportation by re-localistion, speed reduction,
         
    increasing longevity and quality of products, de-mechanisation.
    Support development in geographical areas that lack basic standards of living.
          Such development must be compensated by equivalent reduction of luxuries in
          the overdeveloped areas.


    ecoglobe future:
    • A realistic hope that our children will inherit sufficient resources for a decent life.
    • Full employment, less stress, better health, more life.
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  • Arguments: Against zero growth - Pour la croissance économique - Gegen Nullwachstum
  • Catastrophe: A 21st Century Goofus and Gallant story
  • Climate & Kyoto & CarboNeutral: Climate page
  • Climate change & growth: "Warmer, warmer"- How does climate change motivate you?"
  • Climate change & growth: "Climate Craze" blog
  • Club of Rome: "The Club of Rome was doomsaying years ago. And look, we're still here!"
  • Energy: IEA Energy Visions
  • Ecostories: En point de mire - Im Rampenlicht - In the limelight
  • Empreintes de pas/Fussabdrücke/Footprints: Ecological and environmental footprints
  • Factor 4, factor 10: Faktor vier und zehn Growth tables
  • Millennium goals: Developing a New Set of Environment Goals | Hurry up!
  • Population & footprints: "The world has two energy crises but no real answers"
  • Programme: A "programme" towards sustainability? - some thoughts
  • Optimism & Pessimism: "Blood, toil, tears, and sweat" - "Brave New World"
  • Overshoot: Chapter 11: "Faith versus Fact"
  • Scenarios: Scénarios possibles Mögliche Scénarios - Possible scenarios
  • Tables/Tafeln: Croissance - Wachstum - Growth - Crecimiento Crescita
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  • Traffic: the most energy-efficient means of transportation ...


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