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Sure, but you have to know where you start from.

Now you need to know where we need to get to: what are the constraints? I guess that zero net greenhouse emissions would be nice and there are other resource constraints.

Now, why are you assuming that we have to reduce our standard of living?

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Oct 31st, 2006 at 03:58:36 PM EST
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But I knitted onwards from Migeru's reply in which the "substantial reduction in quality of life" was broached. Perhaps we don't have to reduce our standarad of living - but if it becomes a constraint, then you may want to consider whether there should be a limit to it. So. In model speak: Take a quality of life reduction of zero, and see whether that's at all feasible to get us to sustainable. (But what's the "quality of life" benchmark?)

I don't think this can ever be put into a model anyhow, but it's nice to wonder...

by Nomad on Tue Oct 31st, 2006 at 06:09:03 PM EST
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