Archive for the ‘climate change’ Category
Posted in anthropocentrism, civilization collapse, climate change, conservation, consumerism, corporate crime, deep ecology, economic growth, environmental degradation, future, global collapse, health and wellness, materialism, nature's rights, resource depletion, systemic risk on March 7, 2016| Leave a Comment »
Posted in carbon emissions, carbon tax, civilization collapse, climate change, economy, global warming, industrial paradigm, tagged Naomi Klein, positive opportunism on April 8, 2015| Leave a Comment »
A very inspiring message and example of how we must learn to take advantage of the shifts we are experiencing today and turn them into opportunities to advance sustainability and resilience. I am proud we were just discussing this hot topic and strategy at the AMPY monthly meeting on Monday.
Adaptability, out of the box thinking and positive opportunism are becoming indispensable skills to survive and thrive in our exponentially shifting world.
Let’s replace dooms-day consciousness with creative emergence consciousness. No matter our intellect, the world will continue to be shaped by our most inner experiences. Never before have crisis and opportunity been so intimately close. I must admit they are becoming my favorite and most fertile couple.
In response to Guernica’s article God’s Creation Is Running a Fever, being a non-believer does not prevent me from having the highest respect for someone as devoted as Katherine Hayhoe. I would however be placing as much emphasis on climate change adaptation as on mitigation. I understand mitigation may prevent a further destabilization of the planetary cycles but at the same time even if we stopped all our emissions and metabolic activity tomorrow – something virtually impossible, we would still experience Climate Change.
Now we need to adapt to the new conditions of a change in the planetary ecosystem as it finds a new equilibrium after its anthropogenic disruption. If we just wait for society to act on emissions, we are going to loose our opportunity window to prepare for the growing global disturbances we are already experiencing.
Climate change is already here. We cannot afford to spend precious time debating “democratically” with the skeptics. If we do so, we will give into their stalling tactic and lose our opportunity to save considerable life and resources.
Posted in biomimicry, carbon emissions, climate change, ecodesign, global change, global warming, tagged Climate change, ecodesign, future, Global warming, green buildings, sustainability on March 22, 2014| Leave a Comment »
Posted in climate change, conservation, ecodesign, emergent technologies, future, global change, global warming, tagged climate change resilience, ecodesign, future, future cities, green cities on March 22, 2014| Leave a Comment »
Posted in carbon emissions, climate change, consumerism, environmental degradation, global change, global warming, human intelligence, systemic risk, tagged global crises, global system failure, systemic risk on March 17, 2014| Leave a Comment »