Choosing A Sustainable Future: Participative Planning for Rural Counties
Master of Arts in Earth Literacy
As we enter a new millennium, humanity finds itself faced with challenges of proportions never previously encountered by our ancestors. In the last 50 years human population on planet Earth has grown from 2.5 billion to 6.1 billion. This means that between 1950 and 2000, human population growth exceeded the total of the entire four million years since we emerged as a distinct species. Exponential population growth combined with widespread patterns of overconsumption and waste in the industrialized nations has led us to staggering global implications.