Could Britain become a fully sustainable country?
- random_manLv 71 month ago
It depends on how you define "sustainable".
If you mean self-sufficient in food, British agriculture would have to become much more intensive, and even that still would probably not be enough to support the population at it's current lifestyle.
- ZirpLv 71 month ago
To a large extent yes, but that would probably require a smaller population (especially in the big cities) and a reduction in average "living standard"
- LudwigLv 71 month ago
Not since the middle ages. This did not cause us any problems though.
- martinLv 71 month ago
Yes, but they lack the discipline of the Japanese, a country of equal size and double population. They could, but odds are against them succeeding.
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- 1 month ago
Yes, in the same way that North Korea is a fully sustainable country. We cannot produce enough food or manufacture sufficient goods to satisfy demand. Instead we provide financial services and oil and sell them abroad so that we can import what we need. Would you rather be an investment banker, a farmhand or a machine minder?
- jimanddottaylorLv 71 month ago
It was for centuries, then learned of all the benefits of trade. Life would have to go back a few hundred years.