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BG04:

Growth, Population, Resources, and the Meaning of Sustainability
  Location: SS Ballroom DE
  Date: Monday, Aug.1
  Time: 2:30 PM -3:00 PM
  Author: Albert Bartlett, University of Colorado at Boulder
303-443-0595, Albert.Bartlett@Colorado.EDU
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: Because they are used carelessly and indiscriminately, the words "sustainable" and "sustainability" have lost their meaning. The reasons for this loss of meaning range from simple carelessness to commercial greed. The ultimate contradiction is the oxymoron "sustainable growth." We will examine the definition of "sustainability" and then will look at what it has to mean in terms of growth, population, and the extraction of mineral and fuel resources from the Earth.
  Footnotes: None
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