Comments on: Science Wednesday: Sustainability Is Our True North http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/science-wednesday-sustainability-is-our-true-north/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: GPS http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/science-wednesday-sustainability-is-our-true-north/#comment-17851 Fri, 12 Nov 2010 04:15:00 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1426#comment-17851 OK! Let’s Do It

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By: tabitha http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/science-wednesday-sustainability-is-our-true-north/#comment-17850 Wed, 15 Sep 2010 06:37:50 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1426#comment-17850 good to read that people spend their valuable time on studying how Mother Earth can somehow he helped.

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By: Al Bannet http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/science-wednesday-sustainability-is-our-true-north/#comment-17849 Tue, 16 Mar 2010 06:01:40 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1426#comment-17849 Oh how I WISH that could happen! Even now.

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/science-wednesday-sustainability-is-our-true-north/#comment-17848 Sat, 13 Mar 2010 23:49:26 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1426#comment-17848 Everything needs to move to the sustainability track if humanity is to have a chance. That is not what a few people in Congress or state legislatures or big national and multinational corporations want to hear, but it is so. We will need a comittment to environmental science, using renewable energy and recycled water, creating and making economical alternative forms of fuel for transportation like hydrogen, supporting new generation roads that give more support to and safety for pedestrians, bicycle riders and transit users. WE also need to end urban sprawl development and create a new kind of development where housing, jobs, transportation, schools, and recreation are all within walking distance of each other or short bus ride away. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Al Bannet http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/science-wednesday-sustainability-is-our-true-north/#comment-17847 Fri, 12 Mar 2010 16:36:27 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1426#comment-17847 If you mean self-extinction, yes, but we have the technology to instead manage the environment to our long term advantage. We can promote family planning to bring the human population back into balance with the biosphere that supports us, and we can safely recycle 100% of all waste and garbage, and we can create a social safety net for such a smaller and wiser population, and thus create a virtual paradise on Earth, IF ONLY we can restrain our fearful greed and jealousy against each other. We can choose to live in peace and balance on the Earth if we THINK about what we are doing!

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By: Linda http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/science-wednesday-sustainability-is-our-true-north/#comment-17846 Thu, 11 Mar 2010 19:32:04 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1426#comment-17846 Sounds like a self-correcting problem to me.

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By: armansyahardanis http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/science-wednesday-sustainability-is-our-true-north/#comment-17845 Wed, 10 Mar 2010 19:11:43 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1426#comment-17845 This is out of the context. Dr. Barbara and Mom Lavinia are the women. Everywhere, the debates is rarely be dominated by the women. Whereas they are have full of responsibility almost our life. Wife, born and have baby, home and maybe work, etc. Personality, I salute for them, and so fully forgiveness for my complaint above.

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By: Al Bannet http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/science-wednesday-sustainability-is-our-true-north/#comment-17844 Wed, 10 Mar 2010 18:45:35 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1426#comment-17844 Dr. Karn:

How do you know what is sustainable and what isn’t? Have any scientists made a study of how many people and how much economic growth the Earth can support? No, of course not, just a few vague estimates. But regardless of such ignorance everyone wants to grow the economy and their personal wealth on and on forever and the Earth will just have to adjust to human needs (!)
But that instinctive myopia won’t work. As the industrial economy grows to feed the growing population, the garbage piles up in landfills and in the oceans and the toxins accumulate in the air and water and in our bodies. But “Grow we must for a ……..”?

Recently, the History Channel showed “How The Earth Was Made” and it was very clear that since the beginning all planets start out as huge balls of hot gasses ans slowly cool and shrink — and with each volcano and earthquake our planet is shrinking still, now, today. So, where is humanity’s precious growing economy going to grow to?! Nowhere, that’s where, because there are no more living planets anywhere within reach of our telescopes, and even if one turned up it would be hundreds of light years away and impossible to reach. So who is kidding who? Planet Earth is all we have or will ever have, so we had better take care of it if we want our children and grandchildren to have any kind of life at all!

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By: Lavinia Gene Weissman http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/science-wednesday-sustainability-is-our-true-north/#comment-17843 Wed, 10 Mar 2010 18:23:56 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1426#comment-17843 Glad to find this blog I am glad to know you and your view. I write about Exercising Precaution and activity tied that has grown out of the work of the Brundtland Commission, extensively at my blog.

Fundamental to my work is what Barbara stated here:

“For sustainability, we need to set a course for the true north that allows humans to live a healthy life while supporting our ecosystems and our social and economic activities without compromising future generations.”

If we could just form a community that surrounded health care that also shares in environmental concerns and science, I know we can impact the cost of health care in this country and improve the quality for all now ill from toxins created by chemical and environmental hazards.

This has to grow into a movement of education rather than a crowd of debate and indecision.

That is the basis for any project I chose to work on in health, professional development and education that serves us in the US to have a competent and health workforce, who are the ones that often care for those who cannot work from cradle to death.

I am glad to see what you posted here and now subscribing to your blog through twitter.

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By: armansyahardanis http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/science-wednesday-sustainability-is-our-true-north/#comment-17842 Wed, 10 Mar 2010 17:54:25 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1426#comment-17842 Is sustainability = evolution ? If somebody ask to someone about that sustainability is the same with evolution, then, excuse me, I more willingness is acceleration. But Acceleration is not Revolution, it is just sustainability more speed action. Sustainability has the basic elements, but now evolution just only the time circularly.

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