Posts tagged climate change

The world’s current economic model is an environmental “global suicide pact” that will result in disaster if it isn’t reformed, Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, warned today.

Hans Rosling on population growth and climate change

marizannek:

Recorded Jan 18, 2013, in Mill Valley, CA, this is Part 3 of a conversation between me and Futurist Dr. James Canton. This video is part of the new MeetingsOfTheMind.tv series (launching soon). Topics discussed include general sustainability trends and predictions, ‘green future’ opportunities, the future of capitalism and ‘growth & profit economics’, accountability and social innovation, renewable energy, Jeremy Rifkin’s Intergrid, and much more. Apologies for the low audio output, btw; try the MP3 version via the link below for better sound.
As our friends at 350.org like to remind us, climate change really comes down to math. Put x amount of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, see y degrees of warming. Our goal — meaning, our goal as an evolved, aware species that would rather not be plagued by droughts and megastorms and constant flooding and armed conflict — is to reduce how much carbon dioxide we’re putting into the atmosphere each year instead of continually increasing the amount.

Your 2012 climate change scorecard | Grist

Good piece, really made me think… Climate Change is the #1 issue now, for sure

Join Global Power Shift (v2) (by 350org)

Global Power Shift (GPS) will be a multi-pronged project to scale up our movement and establish a new course, like never before. In June of 2013, 500 people will gather in Turkey — from leaders to engaged community members.

Gerd comments: I plan to be there. Think about it, as well?

(via Charts: Gen Xers Say “Meh” to Climate Change | Mother Jones)
Generation Xers grew up with MTV, Nirvana, and the dot-com bubble. Today, Americans born roughly between 1961 and 1981 are better educated and work longer hours than their parents, sit on their children’s school boards, and take active roles in their communities. But when it comes to climate change, Gen Xers voice a resounding “meh.”

(via Charts: Gen Xers Say “Meh” to Climate Change | Mother Jones)

Generation Xers grew up with MTV, Nirvana, and the dot-com bubble. Today, Americans born roughly between 1961 and 1981 are better educated and work longer hours than their parents, sit on their children’s school boards, and take active roles in their communities. But when it comes to climate change, Gen Xers voice a resounding “meh.”

As many Americans already know, not one of the four men currently vying to lead the nation over the next four years — not President Barack Obama; not Vice President Joe Biden; not Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney, nor his running mate, Paul Ryan — has mentioned climate change during the debates…
underpaidgenius:

Global Warming’s Six Americas. Which one are you?

underpaidgenius:

Global Warming’s Six Americas. Which one are you?

Given this hard math, we need to view the fossil-fuel industry in a new light. It has become a rogue industry, reckless like no other force on Earth. It is Public Enemy Number One to the survival of our planetary civilization. “Lots of companies do rotten things in the course of their business – pay terrible wages, make people work in sweatshops – and we pressure them to change those practices,” says veteran anti-corporate leader Naomi Klein, who is at work on a book about the climate crisis. “But these numbers make clear that with the fossil-fuel industry, wrecking the planet is their business model. It’s what they do.”

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math | Politics News | Rolling Stone

Bill McKibben says it like is: the fossil-fuel industry is  It is Public Enemy Number One to the survival of our planetary civilization

(via Why Climate Change, Our Biggest Moral Challenge, Doesn’t Act Like One | ThinkProgress)
Totally spot-on!
One of my key topics this year, whether it’s for the future of media, business or energy: we are going from independence to interdependence. Watch this interview.


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One of my key topics this year, whether it’s for the future of media, business or energy: we are going from independence to interdependence. Watch this interview.

futuresagency:

This is a new video with a short and to-the-point interview with TFA’s CEO, Gerd Leonhard, produced by marketing magazine The Drum at Digital London, about the future of social media and how it will impact us. Most important: in a digital society, you can’t FORCE people to pay, you can only ATTRACT them to pay.

greenfuturist:

One of my new presentation slides


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greenfuturist:

One of my slides showing the four different (but intertwined) approaches to possibly stopping the imminent collapse of our ecosystems…
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greenfuturist:

One of my slides showing the four different (but intertwined) approaches to possibly stopping the imminent collapse of our ecosystems…