Sustaining Future

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Stanford Initiative on the Environment and Sustainability

via The Scout Report
On their site, they pose this query which will give visitors to the site pause: “Can we adequately meet current human needs while protecting and restoring planetary life support systems for the welfare of people today and generations to come?” A good way to start browsing through the site is by clicking on one of their four primary areas, which are represented by small graphic symbols that read “Energy & Climate”, “Fresh Water”, “Land Use & Conservation” and “Oceans & Estuaries”.


It is good to see first class university showing initiative in the very important question of sustainability.

The world's population has more than doubled in the past 50 years, and will most likely increase by at least half again before stabilizing toward the end of this century. Providing food, energy, water, and other goods for this and future populations presents a huge challenge in itself, but it also exacts an enormous cost on the life-support systems of the planet – the atmosphere, climate, water, and ecosystems that provide the goods and services that make our planet habitable.


"Can we adequately meet current human needs while protecting and restoring planetary life support systems for the welfare of people today and generations to come?

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