The warnings from scientists are unequivocal: we cannot sustain our current levels of consumption and growth. We are depleting the Earth’s natural resources, damaging its natural systems and compromising social stability by allowing the gap to widen between rich and poor. In short, we are consuming the future. Unless we radically re-think the way we live, the attitudes that fostered our development will also be the source of our downfall.

Eminent scientist and environmentalist Ian Lowe tackles this crisis head on and points the way to a sustainable future. Incorporating the most recent data, he proposes fundamental changes to our values and institutions, offers far-reaching solutions and a vision of a healthier society - one that is humane, informed and ecologically minded. In this talk from late 2009 at Embiggen Books Ian Lowe speaks cogently about a range of environmental problems, drawing upon his recently revised book 'A Big Fix'.

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