Talk:Outline of sustainability

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This page is in "in progress" please contact me before doing anything drastic - assisting with the edit is, of course, welcome. Granitethighs (talk) 11:51, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

I have now completed a rewrite of Sustainability and that will have to do for a while. Someone else can continue with this enterprise here. I may return to it at a later date, but not for a while. Granitethighs (talk) 10:56, 15 August 2008 (UTC)
The sustainability page now does all this work. I recommend this article for deletion. Granitethighs (talk) 21:44, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
Oh ... things have changed ...for the better. Perhaps there is life in the old dog yet. Thanks Transhumanist. Granitethighs (talk) 01:04, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Guidelines for outlines[edit]

Guidelines for the development of outlines are being drafted at Wikipedia:Outlines.

Your input and feedback is welcomed and encouraged.

The Transhumanist 00:31, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

1. If an environment is not sustained then the ecosystem will overtime fall apart.

2. Overusing one part of and ecosytem can cause the ecosystem to eventually fail.

3. when you overuse one part of an ecosystem then it has dramatic results on the whole ecosystem.

Apart from the typographic errors, I find these three statements confusing and misleading, and not up to the standard needed for a Wikipedia article on such an important issue.

1. There are two problems with this statement. First, what is a "sustained environment"? All environments are constantly changing, not least because organisms evolve, populations move, and weather, disease and various stochastic events alter things. Second, are there any documented examples of ecosystems "falling apart"?

2. As it is drafted, this statement seems at best meaningless, and at worst wrong. For example, overusing one part of a forest might conceivably cause the remainder of the forest to "fail", but it would need an odd combination of circumstances.

3. Seems to repeat the second statement.

I'm not at all sure that this kind of statement is needed for such a summary, but if it is, then it should be much more carefully thought out. Kalense (talk) 12:35, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

The "History of" section needs links![edit]

Please add some relevant links to the history section.

Links can be found in the "History of" article for this subject, in the "History of" category for this subject, or in the corresponding navigation templates. Or you could search for topics on Google - most topics turn blue when added to Wikipedia as internal links.

The Transhumanist 00:31, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Include Portal:Environment and Portal:Sustainable development[edit]

Include Portal:Environment and Portal:Sustainable development (talk) 22:59, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

Quick explanation of Wikipedia outlines[edit]

"Outline" is short for "hierarchical outline". There are two types of outlines: sentence outlines (like those you made in school to plan a paper), and topic outlines (like the topical synopses that professors hand out at the beginning of a college course). Outlines on Wikipedia are primarily topic outlines that serve 2 main purposes: they provide taxonomical classification of subjects showing what topics belong to a subject and how they are related to each other (via their placement in the tree structure), and as subject-based tables of contents linked to topics in the encyclopedia. The hierarchy is maintained through the use of heading levels and indented bullets. See Wikipedia:Outlines for a more in-depth explanation. The Transhumanist 00:10, 9 August 2015 (UTC)