28 January 2009 to 29 January 2009

Memorial University (NL)

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Are Humans Unsustainable by Nature?

The originator of ‘ecological footprint’ analyses, William Rees is a contemplative man who carefully considers the present ecological state of the world as influenced by humans and the prospects for humanity’s future. He is convinced that the current global ‘slow crisis’ is caused by people simply acting naturally. Human social-cultural behaviour and dynamics that contributed to our success at earlier stages of evolution have become maladaptive in the rapidly changing environments of the 21 st century. What can we do since socio-political processes at local and global levels are proving to be ineffective in addressing these changes? Dr. Rees will let us know whether there is a future for humans.

View the Trudeau Lecture through the Memorial University web site.