Climate Change: The Facts – how it falls short

This is a really informative and inspiring documentary on climate change, presented by David Attenborough. While it mentions the decades-long influence of the fossil fuel industry in sowing doubt around the science, it goes on to focus on what we can do personally about climate change. Perhaps a political statement is too sensitive for a … Continue reading Climate Change: The Facts – how it falls short

Goodbye ‘Shop Til You Drop’ Mentality: Renegade Band of Economists Call for ‘Degrowth’ Economy | Alternet

An article on Alternet giving a backdrop to the ecological economics movement, and the person credited with starting it, Herman Daly. He advocates a steady-state economy that accounts for nature, as opposed to the dominant economic ideology, which presumes technology will overcome all barriers, ecological or otherwise.Goodbye 'Shop Til You Drop' Mentality: Renegade Band of … Continue reading Goodbye ‘Shop Til You Drop’ Mentality: Renegade Band of Economists Call for ‘Degrowth’ Economy | Alternet

Sustainability hinges on local policies, not global goals – SciDev.Net

Sustainability hinges on local policies, not global goals - SciDev.Net: 'via Blog this'This is an interesting piece that suggests domestic politics is the primary motivator for action on sustainable development, environmental protection and poverty. The authors suggest that in some arenas global meetings and agreements count for very little, while in other arenas they achieve … Continue reading Sustainability hinges on local policies, not global goals – SciDev.Net

How might we start to incentivise lower birth rates?

In response to the need to feed more people in the future - feeding more people, without any incentive to reduce birth rates, leads to population increases. This in turn leads to unsustainable resource use rates.Are they doing something like this already? Do they quantify how much of a burden in food and environmental terms … Continue reading How might we start to incentivise lower birth rates?