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VON BERNARD, Hugo  and  GORBARAN, Martha. Causes for unsustainability. Ecol. austral [online]. 2010, vol.20, n.3, pp.303-306. ISSN 1667-782X.

In this article we discuss the reasons that prevent societies from achieving an environmental, economical or social sustainability. Our conclusions are that human needs and desires do not allow them to reach this sustainability. Few works on sustainability consider the desire for consumption or the fact that reducing emissions to the environment requires re-designing the whole economy based on a model of low energy use and consumption. To our knowledge, there has not been a society that has survived in a sustainable fashion.

Keywords : Sustainability; Causes for unsustainability.

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