Posted in climate change, deep ecology, global warming, politics, psychology, renewable energy, sustainable development, tagged climate change deniers, fossil fuels good for you, fossil fuels marketing, fossil fuels politics, materailism, Oil-addiction, The Cost of Global Warming on November 7, 2012|
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I would greatly appreciate if you watched this debate from last week between Bill McKibben and Alex Epstein on this fascinating topic and give me your opinion and questions.
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Posted in climate change, economy, global change, politics, tagged climate change deniers, climate skeptics, cost of Climate change, cost of climate inaction, Hurricane Sandy, Stern Report on November 1, 2012|
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New York’s devastation by Hurricane Sandy is the latest reminder of the cost of inaction when it comes to climate change. This is a great time to revisit the study performed in 2010 by Sir Nicholas Stern on the effect of climate change on the world economy.
As the effects of climate change pile up, I trust we will eventually see a shift in media and public opinion that will force corporations and politicians to address climate change. It may take too long and great losses before we as a society get serious about changing our current (collision) course and take decisive global and local action. Let’s challenge that scenario and help society wake up!
We are lucky to live in a time where we have an unprecedented potential to transform our relationship to Nature starting with our own human nature. We have at the tip of our fingers access to knowledge and communication our parents would have never dreamed of. We have human, technical and economic resources that can allow us to restore the environment and life itself. The human potential to co-create and co-evolve is still untapped and enormous. Now this opportunity is not without an equal amount of risk. We can also lose it all, if allow our lower instincts, fears and addictions take us through the wrong path or keep us long enough in the current collision path.
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