Perpetual growth in a closed system is not possible.
We are now approaching the limits to growth..
Is a sustainable economy - as if Earth were a closed spaceship - possible?
On one side there are the "deniers" and neo-conservative economists who claim that there are plenty of free lunches.
We can all just eat as long and as much as we want.
There will be no bills to pay.
Our wastes will actually benefit others.
Anybody who thinks differently are fools or hysterics.
On the other side there are the "warmers" claiming that there are no free lunches in nature.
The "free lunch" is an illusion fabricated by those who want to sneak away from paying their due.
In reality someone will always end up having to pick up the bill and pay it.
The "warmers" also claim it is immoral to leave the bill to poor people who were unable to have a share in the "free lunch" in the first place; in particular in poor countries.
They also object to leaving unpaid bills to our children and grandchildren. They don't want to risk having to kneel down in front of their grandchildren begging for forgiveness for having stolen their future.
The longer we wait addressing our huge ecological debts properly, the heavier it will be to pay in the future
Below are examples of initiatives for reducing our ecological footprints, change course towards sustainable development and reduction of our ecological debts