While Sustainability could be defined by the complex nature of its problems1)See my thoughts on a Sustainability Science piece by Ben Warner., what distinguishes Sustainability from most other fields is the focus on solving those problems not just trying to understand them. Unfortunately what you typically see is a laundry list of solutions for Achieving … Read more…
Ever since Jimmy Carter’s infamous “Crisis of Confidence” speech calling on Americans to conserve energy, Sustainability has acquired an (undeserved) reputation of requiring a dark, sweater-wearing future. But that is thinking about it all backwards, Sustainability is really about achieving the future that we want. That is not is not to say that we can … Read more…
- Over at Ideas for Sustainability Joern Fischer identified some frameworks within which certain groups of sustainability scientists seem to be trapped 1)He calls them group-think but they seem to be more like frameworks for sustainability problem-solving within which some individuals seem trapped..
overview of the Santa Fe Institute and its potential in the Sustainability realm. With plenty of shout-outs to my Alma Mater.
- How much is clean air worth for you? Multi-national companies are giving hazard pay to get employees to move to some particularly egregious Chinese cities.
- Another great piece from Vox.com on a new paper pointing to “leverage points” for increasing the global food security. Research article is gated.
- The BBC details an “extreme” (and that is putting it lightly) idea for Achieving Sustainability. Actually probably a sensible thought if we ever decide to launch interstellar colonizing spaceships…for Sustainability here on Earth, probably not such a stellar plan.