Most significantly, traveling to Italy has inspired me to better appreciate our natural and cultural resources and understand the lifestyle of another culture.
As a global society, our key goal should be combat over business-as-usual and mitigation.
The Artificial World “In a very real sense our reigning neoclassical economic orthodoxy has been developed in an artificial world where resources are infinite, and waste, including garbage, pollution, toxins, and environmental degradation, don’t exist, and where our socioeconomic system functions in a void rather than being nested within the biosphere.” ~ Tom Wessels in…
The artificial world Wessels describes fails to account for environmental externalities, of which garbage, pollution, toxins, and environmental degradation are all examples.
Long-term measures must foster economic, social, and environmental sustainability.
We must unite and sound a stronger, collective voice that, in conjunction with new governmental policies and regulations, will instigate the transition to cleaner and more efficient forms of economic growth.