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UNSUSTAINABLE TRENDS VIDEO ...
The Earth Is Full

We have filled up the world with ourselves and our stuff. In this video about unsustainable trends, Paul Gilding explains why it's delusional to think that we can continue our pattern of never-ending economic growth. On all fronts---finance, population, energy, food, water, climate---the trends are not sustainable. We must confront the end of growth. He identifies the clues that indicate the crisis has already begun. But there is hope---humans always need a good crisis to make a major transition, and this one will be massive.

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