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#ForewordFriday: Is Sustainability Still Possible Edition

This week's #forewordFriday selection comes fresh off a successful launch of the Worldwatch Institute's newest edition of State of the World. This 2013 edition asks the question: Is Sustainability Still Possible? Editors Erik Assadourian and Tom Prugh have brought together Worldwatch experts and other contributors including:
  • environmental thought leader David Orr on governance in the "long emergency,"
  • Sandra Postel on sustaining freshwater,
  • ecological economics pioneer Herman Daly on building a sustainable and desirable economy,
  • The Story of Stuff author Annie Leonard on individual and societal change, and
  • Science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson on imagining if it's already too late.
Together, they define clear sustainability metrics while examining policies in areas like geoengineering, cultural engineering, corporate transformation, and energy solutions. They also explore ways that governments and communities can cope with the likely consequences of failing to become sustainable. Enjoy!

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