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eBook The Sustainability Mirage ePub

by John Foster

  • ISBN: 1844075354
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: John Foster
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (September 11, 2008)
  • Pages: 192
  • ePub book: 1523 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1470 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
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Foster argues compellingly that present approaches embody floating standards and bad faith, trapping societies into inaction. I suspect this is a seminal piece of work.

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Great book and should be included as a required reading for all students at the high school level or higher. One person found this helpful.

Foster argues compellingly that present approaches embody floating standards and bad faith, trapping societies into inaction.

The book outlines an alternative sustainability model and explores how it. .

The book outlines an alternative sustainability model and explores how it might work in key areas - energy usage, governance, education and the role of enterprise. This is bold new thinking that offers a genuinely hopeful practical strategy in place of the mirage. Publisher: Earthscan.

Foster (2008) describes sustainable development as intrinsically a learning process with a goal to make the future ecologically healthy and safe for humans to live in through a continuous development process of responsive learning

Foster (2008) describes sustainable development as intrinsically a learning process with a goal to make the future ecologically healthy and safe for humans to live in through a continuous development process of responsive learning. As a process that involves collaboration and reflection, learning is an extension of this into an inter-generational scale.

John Foster’s After Sustainability is another attempt. The trouble is that sustainability, and sustainable development in particular, approaches climate change as a ‘problem’. Sustainability, like the mirage it is, has failure to reach it built into the pursuit of it he writes. That, for the corporate power and the mainstream political charade, is its point – that’s why they invented it. It is an imbalance, a market failure, an unforeseen consequence of our technology

After Sustainability: Denial, Hope, Retrieval электрондық кітабы, John Foster. Бұл кітапты компьютерде, Android және iOS құрылғыларында Google Play Books қолданбасы арқылы оқуыңызға болады.

After Sustainability: Denial, Hope, Retrieval электрондық кітабы, John Foster. After Sustainability: Denial, Hope, Retrieval атты кітапты офлайн режимінде оқу үшін жүктеп алыңыз, мәтінді бөлектеңіз, бетбелгі қойыңыз және белгілеңіз.

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In his books The Sustainability Mirage (2008) and After Sustainability (2015) John Foster argues that hopes for successful climate policy and a development that can be called sustainable are unfounded.

In his books The Sustainability Mirage (2008) and After Sustainability (2015) John Foster argues that hopes for successful climate policy and a development that can be called sustainable are unfounded: climate change will come, and sustainable development is impossible as long as progressivism rules. There is, writes Foster, no going back. We cannot for the foreseeable future recover the kind of collective communion with the non-human wild that has sustained us for most of the human past. This and other provocative statements call for discussion, especially of the question: Then what?.

�This thoughtful and original study throws important critical light on the dominant orthodoxies about sustainable development, and suggests a radically new direction. Foster argues compellingly that present approaches embody floating standards and bad faith, trapping societies into inaction. I suspect this is a seminal piece of work.� Professor Robin Grove-White, former Chair of Greenpeace UK �We all have a nagging concern that what international corporations and governments term 'sustainable' is not sustainable at all. John Foster�s clear and beautifully written text shows the deep flaws in current approaches and proposes a reassessment of what true sustainability really implies.� Chris Goodall, Chair of Dynmark International and author of How to Live a Low-Carbon Life �This comprehensive and yet very readable book will go a long way towards puncturing some of the glib environmentalisms of our moment, and perhaps towards helping us imagine deeper and more thoroughgoing alternatives that might actually work!� Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy and The End of Nature 'Brilliantly and ironically written, this book shades a bright light on most foggy areas around the concept of sustainability. Those fastidious obscure points do not fit properly in the reassuring technical solutions to Climate Change. Foster puts a name on those shapeless shadows that inevitably induce the sensation of something being wrong.' Italian Insider Sustainable development thinking got environmental issues onto the agenda but it may now be stopping us from taking serious action on climate change and other crucial planetary issues. Sustainable development�s attempted deal between present and future will always collapse under the pressure of �now� because the needs of the present always win out. Inevitably, this means movable targets and action that will always fall short of what we need. Ultimately, sustainable development is the pursuit of a mirage, the politics of never getting there. To escape the illusion, we must break through to a new way of understanding sustainability by focusing on the deep needs of the present, not slippery obligations to the future. Rising to the carbon challenge now, not trying to micro-manage the longer term. Looking to the science for orders of magnitude and direction, not a gameplan. Harnessing the short-term dynamics of capitalism to the cause of learning our way forward. This book outlines an alternative to the mainstream and offers the kind of bold new thinking on energy usage, governance, education and the role of enterprise that we need to win the coming war on climate change.