Chesapeake Bay and the Myth of Endless Growth

December 6, 2008 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Tom Horton for this press release about his latest paper. The full paper can be downloaded from

“The restoration of the Chesapeake Bay is a failure after 25 years and will remain so until political and environmental leaders stop embracing rapid, unending growth,” says environmental writer Tom Horton.

In his study he argues: “A fatal blind spot remains in the best strategies to save the Bay. The blind spot is our allegiance–some would say addiction–to perpetual economic growth, and to encouraging an ever-expanding population of human consumers to support it.

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