Fracture

“Serious environmental damage has been caused by pumping water underground at high pressure to release trapped gas.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/24/lib-dems-damage-fracking-shale-gas-revolution)

A fartaclysm like we’ve never seen.

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Eco-nomics

Using monetary terms as the only lever human society seems able to grasp, “we are getting serious about quantifying the value of nature’s stocks (natural capital) and nature’s flows (ecosystem services) … Why, for example, continue to source a raw material such as cotton from an agricultural ecosystem where soil is eroding and aquifers are d[r]ying up when there are sustainably managed ecosystems in other parts of the world?” (http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/news/article/natural-capital-debt-bubble/)

Controversially they also suggest that money doesn’t buy happiness.

Development

“There’s no longer any reference to sustainable development in any part or stage of the [school] curriculum.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/news_feed.cfm?6741/New-school-curriculum-includes-climate-change-but-not-sustainability)

The last thing we want in the classroom of the future is any reference to sustainability or development.