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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 13 2013: We should, but humans are too short sighted. This prevents us to create effective policies for alternative fuel, clean water, etc. So much about being now. I feel bad about the generation below us.
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      Jun 13 2013: yes, short sighted, especially when it has something to do with interest. think about oil, how many countries benefit from it. 不过考虑到经济能力和科技水平,全面应用清洁能源短期内也不太容易实现。部分发达地区应该能应用得不错了。

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