Saving Humanity

In July I found this Kim Hill Interview enlightening. Made me see how we have claimed half the earth and now need that other half to sustain us. We must not touch it!

Johan Rockström – planetary boundaries

“Professor Johan Rockström led the team of scientists who worked out the planetary boundaries framework – nine environmental lines we cannot safely cross if human life is to be sustainable on Earth.”

He won the Hillary Award, and is from the Stockholm Resilience Centre

That must be quite a place! It seems another speaker on Kim Hill recently is also connected with the place:

Will Steffen – the beginner’s guide to the Anthropocene

“He says scientists were “staggered” to discover this acceleration was not related to population growth, but to consumption by the world’s wealthiest countries.”

What a great interview. Cuba avoids its carbon production by investing in health and education!

Linking here as I want to listen again.

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Psyche & World – Resources

Politics and psychological explorations, climate and psychodrama, politilal dialogues; links to items of that nature.

Resource post.

Cognitive and Behavioral Challenges in Responding to climate Change.pdf

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Climate change – Malcolm Turnbull MP (Aust)

Is the proposed ETS in Australia any better than the NZ one, which the NZ Greens say is a scam to make the rich richer & won’t do anything for climate?

Are the NZ Greens right?

Malcolm Turnbull makes sense, (who thought I’d be quoting an Aussie Liberal!)

http://malcolmturnbull.com.au/MalcolmsBlogs/tabid/105/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/702/Time-for-some-straight-talking-on-climate-change.aspx

First, let’s get this straight. You cannot cut emissions without a cost. To replace dirty coal fired power stations with cleaner gas fired ones, or renewables like wind let alone nuclear power or even coal fired power with carbon capture and storage is all going to cost money.

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