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Less Is More: The Environmental Crisis

“You cannot have well humans on a sick planet.”

—Thomas Berry, cultural historian

AT A GLANCE images ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS

Five Essential Points

  1. Climate change is real and almost irreversible. Global warming as a result of economic activity has caused extreme weather events around the world, leading to death, displacement, and considerable economic damage. The earth's temperature is approaching catastrophic levels.
  2. Critical resources are being depleted. Peak oil supply from conventional sources was reached in 2006. Yet global energy consumption is rising, as millions of consumers worldwide join the ranks ...

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