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Real Sustainability Versus Activist Sustainability

DuaneUrban Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 7:57 AM
The sad thing about this all is that federal, state and local governments makes laws relating to things like recycling and such that do more harm than good at higher prices to boot. Even the environmentalists know this but will say it's a start and better than doing nothing. Environmental activists spend billions in courts around the country. Wouldn't that money be much better used in R&D or building green power plants? They actually have the money to do it. Of course at the top are wealthy liberals who are generous with other peoples money and stingy with their own. As for as the UN is concerned...... I'm not sure why we bother with that.

Companies everywhere extol their sustainable development programs and goals. Sustainability drives UN programs like Agenda 21, EU and US green energy initiatives, and myriad manufacturing, agricultural, forestry and other efforts. But what is sustainability? What is – or isn’t – sustainable?

Former Prime Minister of Norway Gro Harlem Brundtland said sustainability means we may develop … and meet the needs of current generations … only to the extent that doing so “will not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs.”

At first blush, that sounds logical, perhaps even ethical. But on closer examination, it is...