Sector: economic growth

Posted: January 24, 2014
Source: Green Builder Media.com

By: Christina Birchfield

Economist Tim Jackson, a professor of sustainable development at the U.K.’s University of Surrey is glum. “Prosperity isn’t just about having stuff,” he said. “Prosperity is the art of living well on a finite planet.”

But a systems researcher named Brad Werner may be more interested in anarchy to tackle sustainability issues.

According to an article featured on Common Dreams: “If global carbon emissions continue to rise at their current rate, humanity will eventually be left with no other option than a costly, world-war-like mobilization.”

“Climate change, pollution, damaged ecosystems, record species extinctions and unsustainable resource use are all clear symptoms of a dysfunctional economic system,” Jackson, author of “Prosperity Without Growth,” published by the World Future Society,  told the Inter Press Service (IPS).
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