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While it is the industrial process that visibly degrades the environment , the root cause of degradation is the demand for the products ... that account for the bulk of the environmental destruction caused by the use of fossil fuels .
... in conflict with long - term development goals , and have caused hardships severe enough to invalidate the process . ... not only unjust and cause unnecessary hardship but also imperil the effectiveness of the policies themselves .
( In the last resort , the rich are no more isolated from the environmental stress caused by poverty and overpopulation than the poor are from the environmental stress caused by affluence and excessive consumption .
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Our Country, The Planet: Forging A Partnership For SurvivalUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This book addresses the question: "If the development of the quarter of the world's people who are now rich has brought us all so close to the limits of sustainable living on Earth, how is the ... Read full review
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Our Country, The Planet: Forging A Partnership For Survival
Shridath S. Ramphal
Limited preview - 1992