Surfing around the internet looking for more information on ecological economics I came across the Ecological Economics weblog and a podcast by Josh Farley, assistant professor at the University of Vermont. In his podcast Farley talks about the unsustainability of the concept of indefinite economic growth: Beyond economic growth by Josh Farley.
I post this here on AFOE to encourage a debate on developing new economic models to deal with global warming and all its possible consequences. It is about time we, here on AFOE, start addressing something which may very well be THE issue in the coming decades. Where is the middle ground between maintaining our living standards and slowly destroying our world? Can we maybe develop new, sustainable economic models that will allow us to grow in a different way? In other words, are there ways to satisfy both the homo economicus and the homo ecologicus?