Article Summary Notes by Jan Norris
Jan Norris argues that a sustainable environment is one that is in balance –that is, it is in a state of dynamic equilibrium. As technology has become more powerful, she argues that people’s role in the environment has increased dramatically and dangerously; in fact, the author suggests that human activity is so vast in scale that it threatens to knock the planet’s environment off-balance. According to Norris, it is not an exaggeration to say humans are in grave danger of destroying the life support systems upon which they all depend.
Norris looks at ways the people of Saskatchewan can help develop a sustainable environment, in terms of energy, small farms, transportation, forestry, and genetically engineered crops. She concludes that by making the changes she recommends -- such as getting serious about wind and solar power-- the economy will also benefit from job creation and transition programs.
|Publisher:||Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives [ Visit Website ]|
|Year Published:||2003;||Publisher Type:||Research Institute|
|Publicly Available:||Yes||Research Focus:||Provincial;|
|Payment Required:||No||Publication Format:||Adobe PDF|