There is no frontier

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Written by David Korten

Earth's frontier closed for humans sometime during the 1970s, when our consumption of Earth's natural regenerative resources exceeded the limits of what Earth could sustain and many natural systems began to collapse.  

Astronauts hurtling through space understand that their well-being depends on secure and adequate stocks of oxygen, fuel, food, water, and other essentials.  Minimizing flows and recycling everythin is essential to their long-term well-being.  Because nothing can be replaced, nothing can be wasted.  Consuming faster that stocks regenerate is actively suicidal. The frontier is no more. 

David Korten, Agenda for a New Economy, 2d ed.,  p.141

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