chapter  1
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Conflicting Imperatives

Wouldn’t it be great if any book dealing with sustainability could open with a resolutely upbeat account of the state of the planet? But that’s just not possible – not in this decade, at least. As this chapter confirms, things are going from bad to worse, and they’ll get worse yet. Despite a growing number of countervailing success stories, almost all of the trends are still heading in the wrong direction.