Lifeboat Show: Our Ecological Footprint


17 Apr 2006 |
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Dr. William E. Rees is an ecological economist and professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning and co- creator of the Ecological Footprint Analysis. The footprint model calculates the area of the Earth’s productive surface necessary to support a particular lifestyle or level of consumption. Dr Rees explains that our present level of resource consumption, coupled with our current population growth, exceeds Earth’s carrying capacity and, therefore, is not sustainable. Unless we change our consumption patterns now, modern civilization as we know it is doomed to collapse.

The Lifeboat Show is a monthly radio program that airs on the third Monday of every month at 9:30 AM on on KMUN 91.9 FM in Astoria and KTCB 89.5 FM Community Radio in Tillamook. Also simulcast live on Featuring interviews, book reviews and banter about sustainable living, Caren Black and Christopher Paddon, of TLA, discuss life after Peak Oil with a little humor thrown in. You can purchase CDs of the programs at the Lifeboat Show website.

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