- 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.
- A geologist’s view on climate change: we are not going to destroy Earth, it has gone through bigger shifts before. That is why Sustainability has to be people focused.
- Raising the tax on gasoline would be the best solution for so many different reasons yet instead
congress is moving to further de-link highway funding from driving.
- Biking and walking are most popular among the lowest income groups in America: one can really see this to an extreme here in Leon where biking is essential for the poor but unheard of once a car can be afforded.
- A new report out from the UN lays out a serious global roadmap for how we can decarbonize our economies and stave of the more drastic possibilities of climate change. The New York Times has a good summary
- One thing that we could all do is eat less meat, as a new study dramatically points out.