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Real Sustainability Versus Activist Sustainability

restoreliberty Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 10:02 AM
Rare earth materials are not scarce. The U.S. has plenty of these same metals but the nation is restricted from mining these resources. Stop blathering talking points and do some real research.

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...