Patterns and Trends

If you do not know where you come from, then you don't know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you're going. And if you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong

~ Terry Pratchett


In order to understand where we are now, we need to ‘see’ the nature of our impacts and discern the patterns that contribute to both unsustainable and sustainable pathways. We need to be able to appreciate both the trees and the forest simultaneously. Patterns of Our Footsteps, part of the CRC blog, statistical and trend analyses, is an attempt to illuminate these patterns and emerging trends on critical sustainable development issues and public policy directions.


Food and Health



Rethinking Growth and Prosperity




Energy and Climate Change




Science, Research, and Decision-making




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