Sustainability

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Sustainability refers to the idea of (human) business and personal/cultural practices which can be continued (sustained) indefinitely without causing irreversible damage to the environment and without using up resources which cannot be replaced in the forseeable future.

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  • If humans are at all responsible for global warming (a point currently under debate), then by definition global warming is a sustainability issue.
  • Oil dependence is a sustainability issue due to human inability to synthesize oil products (mainly fuels) at a sufficient rate to sustain current usage.

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