Browsing All posts tagged under »environment«

The global paradox

August 21, 2011

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The strange paradox of our times is that, although we do everything we possibly can for the purpose of being secure, comfortable and happy, it seems that we tend to reach the exact opposite of what we are looking for. The figure on the right is an exponential curve – a curve representing a mode […]

Paul Hawken – 10years in/ten years out – Googlezeitgeist08

August 21, 2011

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Environmentalist, entrepreneur, author of the acclaimed Blessed unrest,  Paul Hawken speaks on the current global ecology of economy and the emergence of solutions worldwide – Googlezeitgeist, September 19, 2008

Measuring Real Progress by Ron Colman

August 20, 2011

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Measuring Real Progress by Ron Colman All of us— politicians, economists, journalists,  and the general public—have been completely hooked on the illusion that equates economic growth with well-being and prosperity. This was not the intention of those who created the GDP. Simon Kuznets, its principal architect, warned 40 years ago: The welfare of a nation […]

Global Organisations

August 20, 2011

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Official website of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change EarthTrends A comprehensive online database, maintained by the World Resources Institute, that focuses on the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world. The Worldwatch Institute The Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organization recognized by opinion leaders around the world […]

Johan Rockstrom: Let the environment guide our development, TED Global, Oxford 2010

August 20, 2011

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Acknowledging what everyone knows today, that human and industrial growth has strained the Earth’s resources, Johan Rockstrom identifies nine “planetary boundaries” that have been trespassed and says the changes they imply in terms of the behaviour of Earth’s ecosystems are unknown. Yet, we have the science to recognise this and change behaviour.