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It’s a debate that’s been with us since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution: Is economic growth sustainable, or at some point will we run up against resource scarcities? The debate has taken on new urgency as climate change and an ever-increasing human population put new strains on ecosystems and resources. What do you think?

pie chart of response percentages

  • I think that the economic growth required by markets is irreconcilable with a finite planet. — 52 votes
    (70.27%)
  • I think that we can balance a growing economy with the needs of the planet’s ecosystems. — 22 votes
    (29.73%)

Total Votes: 74

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