scale is about how the physical size of the global economy has grown so much that it no longer allows critical ecosystems to provide the level of life support services we depend on.
A few basic concepts provide an important perspective on sustainable scale.
Sustainable scale issues can arise at local, regional or global levels. This website focuses on global scale issues; all are connected and important.
Scale issues are all about sustainability - whether economic activities allow ecosystems to provide the level of services we depend on. Certain scale benchmarks are important for scale relevant policies.
A variety of ways of measuring sustainable scale are being developed. Although they use different methodologies, they all indicate we are in trouble.
Sustainable scale is related to the spiritual concept of human stewardship of nature.
A Scale Synthesis
Sustainable scale is about whether the human enterprise will thrive or collapse.
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