God the man´s a twat:
The consequence of which has been hardly any serious discussion about economic growth and sustainability since then. Unbelievable, in retrospect, as even a fool could tell you that if you continue to grow both the number of human beings and the volume of goods and services consumed by each of those human beings, on a planet with limited resources and stressed-out life support systems, then you are heading inevitably for a bust. Sooner or later.
Economic growth is neither described as or counted as an increase in the volume of goods and services consumed….nor even such volume produced.
Economic growth is described as and counted as the increase in the value added to the initial resources.
Thus, as long as technology advances, and new ways to add value to resources is a pretty good description of technology advancing, and new ways of adding value are found then you can continue to have economic growth whatever the limitations placed by the initial resources available.
If the head of the Sustainable Development Commission cannot even grasp that essential point, one that should be well within his intellectual capacity and professional purview, why in buggery are we all forced to pay his friggin´salary?