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→‎Pushing everybody into the Goldemberg corner: a technically correct, but awkward slogan
:Link is broken, but through archive.org & Google, I figured out that the text came from '''[[User talk:Curtbeckmann/Appropedia growth coordination]]'''. --[[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] 01:42, 23 May 2012 (PDT)
 
== Pushing everybody into the Goldemberg corner ==
 
This would be a technically correct slogan that neatly resolves the traditional contradiction between living better (as the result of consuming more material and energy) while trying to minimize the resulting destructive impact on self, others, and the environment. See the [[wikipedia:Preston curve]] (a plot of countries of the world by their average life expectancies vs. their per capita incomes) and variations on it, such as [[commons:File:Human welfare and ecological footprint sustainability.jpg]] which plots the countries of the world by their [[wikipedia:Human Development Index]] (a weighted combination of life expectancy, education, and income) vs. their per capita [[wikipedia:ecological footprint]]s. The Goldemberg corner is that square in the upper left of the HDI vs. footprint graph, labeled as "Meets minimum requirements for sustainability". That is, if we want to preserve a habitable planet and give everybody a shot at a decent life, we need to push everybody into that upper left-hand corner as soon as possible (i.e. give everybody a high HDI and a low ecological footprint at the same time). As these concepts are not widely known I need to collect my notes into a user sub-page about the Goldemberg corner and its implications for sustainability and development, with references to the various papers I have found. One of the many implications seems to be the need to largely eliminate the aviation industry, since it is nearly impossible for a person to fly much and have a low ecological footprint. --[[User:Teratornis|Teratornis]] 14:33, 11 August 2012 (PDT)

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