David Suzuki: Not looking away…We can and must stop dramatically cut down on our use of fossil fuels and plastics

By David Suzuki, EcoWatch, 24 May 2017 People who deny that humans are wreaking havoc on the planet’s life-support systems astound me. When confronted with the obvious damage we’re doing to the biosphere—from climate change to water and air pollution to swirling plastic patches in the oceans—some dismiss the reality or employ logical fallacies to discredit the messengers.  It’s one …

Next System Project Comparative Framework

By The Next System Project.  These questions were developed to guide authors in our “New Systems: Possibilities and Proposals” series. Core Goals. Briefly, what are the principal, core goals your model or system seeks to realize? [Partly, this is a question about the scope of the conceptualization you have developed, so be sure to note whether it speaks to economic, …

Leading for Well-being: it’s time to become leaders ourselves! To dream (and organize) bigger: to address climate change and inequality on a deeper, structural level

By L. Hunter Lovins, Spring 2017.  It’s time to become leaders ourselves, to dream (and organize) bigger: to address climate change and inequality on a deeper, structural level. It’s time to re-think work and security and the value of life. To reject blind pursuit of growth. It is time to build an economy that provides well-being to all—people and species—rather than …

Kate Raworth offers reasoned, illustrated, and documented debunking of the fatally flawed theory behind economic policies that drive financial instability, environmental collapse, poverty, and extreme inequality

David Korten on Kate Raworth, in Yes! Magazine, 3 May 2017.  Kate Raworth will be at the Regenerative Future workshop in Boulder, CO next week. I see a lot of books presuming to explain what’s wrong with the economy and what to do about it. Rarely do I come across one with the consistent new paradigm frame, historical depth, practical …

The climate responsibilities of industrial carbon producers: starting places

Peter C. Frumhoff Email author, Richard Heede, and Naomi Oreskes. Climatic Change, September 2015, Volume 132, Issue 2, pp 157–171, The climate responsibilities of industrial carbon producers  First Online: 23 July 2015 DOI: 10.1007/s10584-015-1472-5 Cite this article as: Frumhoff, P.C., Heede, R. & Oreskes, N. Climatic Change (2015) 132: 157. doi:10.1007/s10584-015-1472-5 Responsibility for climate change lies at the heart of societal debate over actions to address it. The United Nations Framework Convention …

Growing inequality in US and China, but worse for middle and lower classes in the US, and how we assess the growth of poverty worldwide

John A. Powell and the Haas Institute are suggesting Targeted Universalism as a different way—a powerful way—to make the transformational changes we need. Changes we need to improve life chances, promote inclusion, and enhance and sustain equitable policies and programs. To better understand a targeted universalism framework, please enjoy this brief animated video, which explains the difference between targeted universalism and more …

Eight fossil fuel majors emitted as much pollution as the U.S. did

By Jess Shankleman on Bloomberg News, 8 March 2017, Eight Fossil Fuel Majors Seen Polluting as Much as the U.S. Eight of the world’s largest oil companies are responsible for as much of the climate-damaging pollution spewed into the atmosphere as the entire U.S.  Exxon and Saudi Aramco are among these. CDP calculates direct and indirect contribution to pollution A small …

An Economy in Service to Life

Published on People-Centered Economic Development, 03/03/2016 by admin This is the title of an article on Natural Capitalism Solutions offering an accurate account of how our current economy developed post war to create the asymmetry of wealth we know to day as the 1% vs the 99% “Natural Capitalism Solutions is convening an international team of business people, thought leaders, scholars, …