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Date: 2019-03-24 Page is: DBtxt001.php L0500-Breakthrough-Institute


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Breakthrough-Institute

Most financial metrics show growth and are therefore considered better

Stock market

Intangible value

Money supply

World GDP growth

US GDP growth

GDP v GPI
... while metrics for social and environmental impacts trending dangerously worse

Value of $ down

Wages flat
CO2 concentration
Temp v CO2

Sea level rise

CO2 emissions

Breakthrough Institute / Modernising Liberalism
Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus ... November 2011 ... To retain relevance in the 21st century, liberals in the US will need to revitalise their ideology.
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About the Breakthrough Institute / Ted Nordhaus
Massive amount of writing ...
https://thebreakthrough.org/people/profile/ted-nordhaus
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The following was written by Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger in 2007
Consider China. Today, the country is rumbling with rising prosperity, rising expectations, rising demands for freedom— all fueled by cheap, dirty coal energy. This year or next, China will surpass the United States as the world’s largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions. And yet, the average Chinese still consumes less than 20 percent of the energy consumed by the average American, meaning that the Chinese contribution to global warming is going to grow tremendously. After all, neither the Chinese people nor the Chinese government will accept any solution that does not allow energy consumption comparable to our own



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