### ODT Online Thu, 3 Sep 2009
Warning of ‘catastrophic’ future
A think tank report on sustainability, released in Wellington today, calls for a radical overhaul of economic and environmental policies and practices to avoid a “catastrophic” future for the country.
### ODT Online Thu, 03/09/2009 – 6:54pm.
Comment by Duke of Ban Phai on Sustainability and local body leadership
This is an authoritative, milestone report with major implications for individuals and both national and local governance. It’s downloadable for free from: http://www.phase2.org/documents/SSFNZ_web_310809.pdf
### ODT Online Fri, 04/09/2009 – 4:04am.
Submitted by Al Bartlett on Sustainability
Dear friends, The new report on sustainability in NZ gives no hint of recognizing the First Law of Sustainability: Growth of populations and/or growth in the rates of consumption of resources cannot be sustained. Stopping population growth is a necessary, but not a sufficient, condition for achieving sustainability. Albert A. Bartlett Professor Emeritus of Physics [University of Colorado].