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PrefacePrefaceSince the first edition of this book was published in 1996, the world has experienced dramatic political and economic changes, but my basic premise has stayed constant: environmental sustainability is compatible with economic growth—in fact, growth is a “natural” process. The alternative seems unacceptable, namely, stagnation and decline of human civilizations. Yet today the challenges of climate change and natural resource degradation are more daunting than ever. Personally, I remain an optimist, believing that humans are ingenious and resilient enough to overcome these challenges. However, we need to get going, sooner rather than later!Although sustainability has become fa…
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