### 1.8 Sustainability and the Fractal

Sustainability and the fractal: This entry follows on from my fractal growth and development entries - published earlier. There is never one snowflake alike, but there are snowflakes. The fractal offers insights and helps us understand growth and development, change and evolution, then it should also help us understand sustainability . It should clarify what sustainability is. Is it real? Is it possible? Is it an illusion, or is it a delusion? Fractals, by definition are patterns that show: 'same' but 'different', or regular irregularity - at all scales. Fractals do support sustainability in one way; but not in another or the way 'we' currently associate sustainability with, the notion of keeping the environment or the economy today without compromising future generations. It maybe that the notion of sustainability is a (mathematically) non-sense. Here's why. Fractals and sustainability analysis To see why sustainability is a false statement - and