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The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies by Annette Pritchard, Nigel Morgan, Irena Ateljevic

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9     To act as though the futuremattered

A framework for hopeful tourismeducation

Lisa Schwarzin

Fear and hope: the state of the world – a sad story?

What might historians tell future generations of earthlings about this period at the beginning of the twenty-first century? It's likely to be a sad story – ‘Humans in the era of unsustainability kept dipping their greedy hands deeper into the earth's crust, extracting its stores of resources. A lot of what they dug up, they burned, filling the atmosphere with greenhouse gases that set in motion a vicious cycle of climate change. Sea levels rose, rivers dried up, deserts spread.’

Today, humanity is facing significant challenges to ensure the sustainability of its own habitat. Despite contrary ...

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