Who Said It?

“In effect, we have to create a desirable ‘new normal’ that fits the constraints imposed by depleting natural resources. Maintaining the ‘old normal’ is not an option; if we do not find new goals for ourselves and plan our transition from a growth-based economy to a healthy equilibrium economy, we will by default create a much less desirable ‘new normal’ whose emergence we are already beginning to see in the forms of persistent high unemployment, a widening gap between rich and poor, and ever more frequent and worsening financial and environmental crises — all of which translate to profound distress for individuals, families, and communities.”

Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute, in Life After Growth http://www.postcarbon.org/article/80688-life-after-growth

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