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Heinberg on Life Beyond Growth

The Green Changemakers

To survive and thrive for long, societies have to operate within the planet’s budget of sustainably extractable resources. In effect, we have to create a desirable “new normal” that fits the constraints imposed by depleting natural resources. By the year 2780 there would be 148 trillion humans on Earth—one person for each square meter of land on the planet’s surface. In organisms, growth rates are largely controlled by genes. Global trade was falling.

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