Loc: Southern Lake Superior
I did not see "sustainable development" defined in any convenient place, so here's my guess as to what it means: development with no net use of resources. <br><br>Why? Seems to me this is going to limit the ability of Third World countries to provide improved living conditions for themselves. Our resources are nearly unlimited if used wisely. <br><br>We have the ability as a race to learn how to provide well for ourselves and not soil the planet. Limiting our growth is not learning, it's retarding learning. <br><br><br><br>[b][color:green]Stumpy</font color=green>[b]
_________________________ Stumpy "Seek for the merit in others, even the tiniest shred. Then do the same in yourself" -Reb Nachman
It's the third world countries that are leading the movement to sustainable development, India in particular. The plain matter of fact is that economic development does not have to come as a result of waste and mismanagement. The nations that are now in the "first world" got to that point in a period of history when resources seemed endless, and wasting them did not seem a significant issue. Things are very different now.<br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"
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Loc: the ancient forests of MiddleE...
that is correct .. though we may once have thought so.. there never ever has been such a thing as "unlimited resources".<br>And may I say it is an awfully long time ago; in 1972 when the United Nations produced a document called "the limits to growth"<br><br>=============================================================<br>| "Behold the Turtle, he maketh no progress ==== until he sticketh out his neck." |<br>=============================================================
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