Human growth has strained the Earth’s resources, but as Johan Rockstrom reminds us, our advances also give us the science to recognize this and change behavior. His research has found nine “planetary boundaries” that can guide us in protecting our planet’s many overlapping ecosystems.


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  1. #1 Phil Henshaw
    September 3, 2010

    It’s so tragic that the idea of working backward from what is possible with the earth’s resources is promoted along with its antithesis.

    Human minds, as full of love for the experience of life at we are, are so vacuous when it comes to understanding the mechanisms of life. What we need to recognize is our mistake in thinking that reality is what our minds knit together into pleasing images. Our most pleasing image is the development paradigm, using profit to multiply profit. It is also at heart a profound misunderstanding of the exponential function and our complete undoing.