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Could we ever temporarily freeze development to protect the environment?

Some day, whole world determine to stop developing and lead a low consuming life like freezed and try to give time to recover the environment... is that possible?

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    Jun 11 2013: We don't necessary need to stop development to recover environment. Making development SMARTER and respectfull would be sufficient , and even useful to IMPROVE environment. That's a good point, Yang!
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      Jun 12 2013: Thanks for your answer. I think the environment is going worse little by little, no matter how do we protect. (in some regions people don't protect it at all) What i think is more like a science fiction: in the future we have to decide to give up part of right of developing and try to fix them otherwise we couldn't survive on the earth any more.

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