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In response to Sustainability: More Than A Nice Word, posted by Jennifer Leonard,
in the thread Sustainability: More Than A Nice Word
It seems to me that the word 'sustainability ' is rapidly being corrupted into meaning "how can we continue rapping and pillaging the earth at the same rate we are now without anyone noticing".
You see the concept of sustainability (from a developed world perspective in any case) is already several decades to late, as we've passed the point of 1 planet sustainability. What we should really be talking about is controlled contraction to a state of equilibrium.
In Jared Diamonds book 'Collapse', all of those extinct societies believed that technology was making their civilizations more sustainable, yet the net toll on resources was incrementally negative.
The news this week that India is now making a car for under $3000 and Detroit intends to keep churning out behemoths until 2020, seems to illustrate this all to well.
Posted January 15, 2008 in DESIGN 21
In response to Jonathan Harris' Whale Hunt, posted by Kate Andrews,
in the thread Jonathan Harris' Whale Hunt
The link doesn't seem to be working here, but a quick search pulled it up. It's:
One of the best photographic web presentations I've seen, and the pictures are amazing. Thanks Kate.
Posted January 03, 2008