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  • Denis Frith
    Many knowlegeable readers of this paper will believe that it soundly addresses the problems facing society and measures to improve operations in the future,
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 17, 2014
      Many knowlegeable readers of this paper will believe that it soundly addresses the problems facing society and measures to improve operations in the future, including taking ecological factors into account. Incomprehensivvely it has the common view of what sociey is doing without taking into account that reality of what is happening. The principle impact of people on operations is in the intangible decisions they make. The aging technological systems of civilization carry out the tangible operations by irreversibly using natural material resources and produsing irrevocable material waste. That unsustainable process is the stark reality of what is irrevocably happening.  Improving the decision making process along the lines suggested in the article may help to ease the inevitable powering down of society slightly. But widspread understanding of reality rather than the anthropocentric hallucination of the article would lead to sounder decisions.

       

      Denis Frith

      M.Sc.ENG., B.E.

      Melbourne

      Australia

      Technology has provided civilization with the means to irreversibly use up limited natural material resources, produce irretrievable material wastes and degrade the environment. That is an unsustainable process that society will have to cope with by powering down. 

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      From: Jay Hanson

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      Subject: [America2Point0] Fwd: "Time to leave GDP behind" -- a new Nature publication

       
       


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      Subject:[Solutions] "Time to leave GDP behind" -- a new Nature publication
      Date:Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:29:00 +1100
      From:Robert Costanza <costanza@...>
      To:solutions@...
       
      Hi All
       
      I thought you might be interested in a paper that I and several colleagues just published in Nature titled "Time to leave GDP behind."  The paper argues that we need new, more integrated measures of sustainable human well-being and that the stars are now aligned to allow this to finally happen.  
       
      You can view and download the paper here: http://www.nature.com/news/development-time-to-leave-gdp-behind-1.14499  (Please let me know if you have trouble accessing it.)
       
      All the best

      Bob
       
      Dr. Robert Costanza
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