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People and Planet – David Attenborough

by Sharon Ede on 19th March 2011

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Sir David Attenborough presents the 2011 RSA President’s Lecture, during which he refers to ‘sustainable growth’ as an oxymoron.

Sourced from RSA Events, 16 March 2011

‘The dangers facing the earth’s ecosystems are well known and the subject of great concern at all levels. Climate change is high on the list. But argues Sir David Attenborough, there is an underlying and associated cause – population growth.’

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avatar Geoff Mosley March 20, 2011 at 15:24

There is one real solution – a steady state economy. See my book ‘Steady State Alternative to Endless Economic Growth’ (published by Envirobook) for a full discussion.

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