Tuesday, March 02, 2010

The 9 Billion Ton Hamster

Check out this funny clip with a decidedly unfunny message from nef, One Hundred Months, and Wake Up Freak Out via our friends at the Global Footprint Network. They say:

In its recent report, Growth Isn’t Possible, UK-based nef (the new economics foundation) concludes that it is impossible to avoid the dangers of climate change as long as economic growth continues in high-income countries.

While it is impossible to have never-ending growth of stuff, it is possible to have an endless growth of value - that's the key differentiation between economic growth and economic development. A focus on the latter, and on how we more effectively meet our needs and live more fulfilling lives is central to a strategic approach to sustainable development.

Stay going.

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