Jonathon Porritt Summary

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After carefully analyzing the video that was shown in class, I was able to comprehend the topic of Jonathon Porritt’s ideas on a sustainable way of life. He discusses the impact of humans on the environment as well as fossil fuels and their impact. The definition that was used in class that explained the word sustainability was “meeting the needs of the present in an equitable and fair fashion without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” At first I could not imagine how one cannot compromise the ability of future generations, since the idea of cause and effect. Meaning we cause something whether it is environment or health issues due to some type of inventions or carelessness. Porritt talks about how humans

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