Wikipedia defines sustainability "a characteristic of a process or state that can be maintained at certain level indefinitely." However Tim Flanney, the author of Weather makers: the history and future impact of climate change, favors a moral definition that most environmentalists would consider appropriate which is " living in such way as not to detract from the potential quality of life for future generations."
The following articles examine sustainability of human development and conservation of environment. Climate change and the end of cheap oil is going force our civilization to make some profound changes. Our survival of future generations will depend on our present awareness and actions.
Renowned Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki speaks about the environment, the economy, climate change and our future. In this six part video, Suzuki makes strong case that the economy must include the environment. To view the six part video, click on the links below:
Nine local environmental organizations [in Parksville and Qualicum, B.C. area] are working together to tackle the impacts of unsustainable economic growth on human and environmental health. The Georgia Strait Alliance, Mid-Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society, Arrowsmith Watershed Coalition Society, Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers, Qualicum Beach Environment Committee, Oceanside Coalition for Strong Communities, Arrowsmith Naturalists, and Friends of French Creek Conservation Society recently met with the Qualicum Institute to discuss economic growth and its contributions to today's most pressing environmental issues. Click on title to read more.
Steady state economyA steady state economy is a positive alternative to the unworkable pursuit of endless economic growth.
See book description and browse first part of the book.
Scientists believe that 350 parts per million CO2 in the atmosphere is the safe limit for humanity, however we are now at 390!
The industrial nations of have most caused most of carbon dioxide build up which right now mostly is adversely effecting the global south countries. See the six part video of Naomi Klein's speach by clicking on the below links:
She describes the present crisis which humans have caused to our oceans, which terrestrial life is so dependant on this ecosystem. Read the book review by clicking on the title.
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