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CLIMATE CHANGE & LIMITS TO GROWTH DENIERS - updated 4 May 2017


ACCIONA ‘Sustainability For All’ website - Link here

This website is an example of the hijacking and bastardisation of the term ‘sustainability’. Economic growth or any form of growth in a finite environment cannot be sustainable. The ‘What is Sustainability’ web page states the following:

“Origin of sustainability:The concept of sustainability first appeared in the Brundtland Report, published in 1987. This document which was also referred to as Our Common Future, was elaborated for the United Nations in order to warn  about the negative environmental consequences of economic development and globalization It was written with the aim  of offering solutions to the problems arising from industrialization and population growth. Today, sustainability tries to secure present needs without compromising the future generations. How? Without  giving up any of the three essential pillars: environmental protection, social development and economic growth. Environmental, social and economic sustainability. Sustainability is concerned with assuming that nature and the environment are not an inexhaustible resource and so, it is necessary to protect them and use them rationally. Sustainability  promotes social development, seeking cohesion between communities and cultures to achieve satisfactory levels in quality of life, health and education. Thirdly, sustainability focuses on equal economic growth that generates wealth for all without harming the environment. Nowadays, many of the challenges that  humans face such as climate change or water scarcity can only be tackled from a global perspective and  by promoting sustainable development”
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Bjorn Lomborg - Wikipedia profile and publications link here      

Dick Taverne -Wikipedia profile and publications link here

Herman Kahn - Wikipedia profile and publications link here

Ian Plimer - Wikipedia profile and publications link here

John Maddox - Wikipedia profile and publications link  here

Julian Simon - Wikipedia profile and publications link here

Ramez Naam - website link here  Ramez Naam writes the following in the preface of his book ‘The Infinite Resource’:

“I’m claiming in this book that it’s possible for humanity to live in higher numbers than today, in far greater wealth, comfort, and prosperity, with far less destructive impact on the planet than we have today. I’m claiming that raw energy, materials, and the other resources we need to survive are plentiful on Earth and limited primarily by our understanding of how to collect, harness, and efficiently use them. I’m claiming that in the midst of this abundance of matter and energy the most valuable resource we have and that we have ever had is the sum of our human knowledge—our comprehension of how the universe around us functions and how to manipulate it to our ends. I’m claiming that if we act quickly enough and decisively enough, we can have our cake and eat it too—a healthy thriving planet, and a human civilization of ever-growing wealth. These propositions are at odds with the prevailing wisdom that energy or land or oil or fresh water are our most precious resources, that their finite nature and growing scarcity place fairly imminent caps on the size, wealth, and sophistication of human society, and that living sustainably on this planet necessarily means living more modestly and accepting slower or even halted economic growth. To back those claims up, I’ll show how new ideas have overcome physical resource limitations again and again in the past. I’ll show how our progress in science and technology have the potential to leapfrog us past our current challenges of energy, climate, water, food, minerals, and other resources. And I’ll show how high the true limits on this planet are.”
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Siegfried Fred Singer - Wikipedia profile and publications link here

Wilfred Beckerman - Wikipedia profile is not available. Publications include:
‘In Defence of Economic Growth’ (1974) - Amazon.com link here
‘Small is Stupid: Blowing the Whistle on the Greens’ (1995) - Amazon.com link here
A Poverty of Reason: Sustainable Development and Economic Growth’ (2002) - Amazon.com link here