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It is human impact on the biosphere that is producing environmental stress and endangering the planet's capacity to sustain life . Essentially , that impact is made through the energy and raw materials that people use or waste worldwide ...
It is the impact of people on the planet and its resources that is the cause of environmental stress . If we are to relieve that stress , our responsibility is to change the lives of people , the lifestyles of both the rich and the poor ...
Poor people whose only source of energy is firewood obviously use far fewer resources and have a much smaller environmental impact than those who can afford fossil fuels . Today , as few as 25 percent of the world's population account ...
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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
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