Changing public attitudes to long-term issues

Featured in

  • Published 20060606
  • ISBN: 9780733318603
  • Extent: 284 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm)

IF INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY is to survive, the next century will have to be a time of transformation, not just in technological capacity but also in our approach to the natural world and to each other. The second report in the Global Environmental Outlook series from the United Nations Environment Program says: “The present approach is not sustainable. Doing nothing is no longer an option.”

A sustainable society would not be eroding its resource base, causing serious environmental damage or producing unacceptable social problems. But we are dissipating resources that future generations will need, damaging environmental systems and reducing social stability by widening the gap between rich and poor.

Already a subscriber? Sign in here

If you are an educator or student wishing to access content for study purposes please contact us at griffithreview@griffith.edu.au

Share article

More from author

A long half-­life

EssayON MY DESK there sits a well-­thumbed copy of the 1976 Fox Report, the first report of the Ranger Uranium Environmental Inquiry. I grew up...

More from this edition

Corals under siege

EssayTHERE'S NOT MUCH of a laugh to be had on the topic of global warming but American futurist Bruce Sterling does his best. Sterling's...

We are all Tuvaluans

ReportageView images of Tuvalu featured in Edition 12: Hot Air at photographer Jocelyn Carlin's website. TATOU NE TUVALU Katoa – "We are all Tuvaluans" is often used in...

Downstream

FictionWhatever lies under a stoneLies under the stone of the worldThe Green Centipede – Douglas Stewart A MONTH AFTER the funeral of Wilfred Lampe's mother, and...

Stay up to date with the latest, news, articles and special offers from Griffith Review.