There are a wide variety of issues that drive our institutional response. In pursuit of achieving a significant difference on campus and community sustainability, the following resource pages are provided as an introduction to these sustainability drivers and a guide for choices in personal, professional, and civic life, as well as the best summary resources of the science and policy analysis behind the collective challenges we face.
The position of the SCISCD / Institute is relatively uncompromising. In fact, the data and trend analysis across the myriad of issues and drivers calls for an aggressive, pro-active response. It is now a matter of leadership in "the attempt to avoid un-sustainability," rather than whether sustainability is a matter of choice.
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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Wisconsin Global Warming Task Force
Paradise Lost? - Wisconsin Artists on Climate Change
"Tell Barack Obama the Truth – The Whole Truth" by James Hansen
Food Shortage & Pricing
USDA World Agriculture Supply & Demand Estimate
Organic Agriculture and the Global Food Supply
Threats to Drinking Water
Natural Resources Defense Council
Clean Water Action Council
World Health Organization
Global threats to human water security and river diversity