The last word

(Canscene) — The following is reproduced from the Gallon Environment Letter
Dear Friends,

A SELF-EVIDENT TRUTH
If any fraction of the observed global warming
can be attributed to the activities of humans,
then this constitutes positive proof
that the human population, living as we do,
has exceeded the carrying capacity of the Earth.
THIS SITUATION IS NOT SUSTAINABLE!

As a consequence,
it is AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH that
all proposals or efforts to slow global warming
or to move toward sustainability
are serious intellectual frauds
if they do not advocate
reducing population to a sustainable level
at the local, national and global scales.

With best wishes, I am,

Sincerely yours,

Albert Allen Bartlett, Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Colorado

(GL notes that Albert Bartlett is one of the contributors to a new book published by Springer called the Future of Sustainability edited by Marck Keiner of the Institute of Spatial and Landscaping Planning in Zurich, Switzerland. Other contributors include Herman Daly, Dennis Meadows, Mathis Wackernagel, and Mikhail Gorbachev. The editor’s website is here .)
–30–

Leave a Reply