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Solving the Sustainability Crisis: Our Job and Technology's Job

By Steven Cohen Last week, we celebrated the tenth anniversary of Columbia’s doctoral program in Sustainable Development, and at one session an undergraduate asked a central question that I thought cut to the heart of the matter. He asked if the crisis of global sustainability would be solved by technology alone, or would it require changes in human behavior and patterns of consumption? This past weekend, while attending a conference on the climate crisis hosted by the University of California at Santa Cruz, I heard the same question. It’s a key issue and I thought I’d do my best to address it here.

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Source: Huffington Post Green