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Responsible Tourism by Harold Goodwin
February 7, 2024
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

It was Abraham Lincoln who warned, “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” In David Copperfield, Dickens wrote, “Never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.” That was the nineteenth century. Just as we speak of “common sense” failing to recognise that it is not […]

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February 4, 2024
‘Tourism and The Doughnut Economy’ by Harold Goodwin

TOURISM IN A FINITE, CLIMATE-CHALLENGED WORLD Travel & tourism — and humanity — is faced with perhaps its greatest challenge: the existential threat of climate change. The travel & tourism industry contributes to climate change via its GHG emissions, and is adversely affected by the extreme weather events that are the products of climate change. […]

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February 1, 2024
Responsibility is being taken, progress is being made

Mark Jones posted in early January, “Things can only get better”, and warned, “Pessimistic readers may want to look away now.” Mark points to the work of Hans Rosling, who, in  Factfulness, reminded us that “health, but income inequality, child mortality, population growth, education, violence, crime and conflict and dozens of other topics” are better […]

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