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It’s easy to like Simon Ross, chief executive of UK-based Population Matters. This is a class organization, and Ross is one of the most articulate spokespersons for the sustainable population movement. Today we honor on the Wall of Fame this recent op-ed published by The Independent:
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My mother recently brought to my attention a smart comment by Parade magazine columnist Marilyn vos Savant. She was asked by John Stroot of Camarillo, California, “In a thousand years, people will look back on our society and say whether we were a success or not. If you were one of those people, what do you think you might say?”
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I’d like to thank New York Times’ senior economics correspondent Neil Irwin for acknowledging a few days ago that:
We’re in a Low-Growth World. How Did We Get Here?
Yes, we are in a low-growth world. That’s because we are in a post-growth world! Unfortunately, I don’t think Irwin gets that, as he went on to characterize history-making slow growth rates as a problem to be solved,
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Warren Buffett makes the Wall of Shame today for – apparently – failing to understand limits to growth. One would hope such a smart and successful businessperson would be aware that the wealth “creation” of the last 80 years has come at a very heavy price on our ecosystems and natural resources, and cannot possibly continue.
You have to appreciate anyone brave enough to stand up at a parade and declare, “The emperor has no clothes.” We are a tribal animal, and as such we’re reluctant to stand out from the crowd. Today I salute Karen Shragg, a published author and dedicated naturalist whose commitment to the facts trump any desire to blend in.