Unsustainable Development

04/11/2013 10:06

Paul J. Dejillas


In the past, “sustainable development” has not really been expressed as an explicit goal of development. And now we are suffering the consequences; the world is “under siege.” Acid rain, pollution, deforestation, desertification, flooding, global warming, hazardous wastes, extinction of several species, loss of ecosystem, ozone depletion, water shortages, and wetlands destruction are intensifying. But we are not too aware of these ecological losses because all we see around us are signs of progress and development: housing subdivisions, high-rise condominiums, hotels, parking lots, roads, factories, mines, shopping malls, schools, artificial gardens, and golf courses. [Read more] ...