... so that others can Simply Live"
This site originally presented the work of Ted Trainer of the University of New South Wales from the unit booklet of a General Studies unit he ran called "Ecosystems, Technology and Human Habitation". He has since updated this work and put it on his own website and it can now be found at http://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/tsw/
Below are some of the quotes he included in his booklet and various links.
"...What we must aim for is not growth, but negative growth or
economic and demographic contraction."
"...If we do not bring down these growth curves deliberately,
then I can assure you that in the lifetimes of our children they will come
"The relentless pursuit of economic growth... has brought human
kind to the brink of a disaster which is unprecedented in history."
"...ever increasing growth in consumption of resources can no longer be
sustained... We have no choice but to cut back, and quickly if we are to
stabilise our planet."
"I have no hesitation in stating that in an ecologically
sustainable society the standard of living as measured by material possessions
must fall in the industrialised world, as we are living beyond our means."
"...it is no longer tenable to make economic growth...the unquestioned objective of
economic development policy ...limits to growth have already been reached
... the level of per capita resource use of the rich countries cannot be
generalised to the poor..."
"We can no longer have everything we want,
but we can be more than we ever imagined."
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