Posted on February 21, 2013 by jeremy
This is the slide deck I presented at the Asia Pacific Centre for Social Enterprise (APCSE), Griffith University, Open Lecture Series this week.
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Posted on April 2, 2012 by jeremy
This TED talk is a useful summary of Paul Gilding’s book, The Great DIsruption. Listening to the first half of his presentation, one could be forgiven for thinking that Gilding has thrown in the towel, based on his projected level of doom and gloom. This is not entirely the case. Yes, things do look grim, but Gilding is not nearly as pessimistic as James Lovelock or Clive Hamilton. The book goes into great detail as why he (and his collaborator Jorgen Randers) believe there is a future for humanity with their One Degree War Plan.
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Posted on August 8, 2008 by jeremy
Image source: bbc.co.uk
There is a characteristically controversial piece in The Guardian today by former NUM President, Arthur Scargill. While it is almost sacrilegious for me to say it — given my support for the miners during the famous 1984-85 strike — I’m unconvinced by his arguments. If clean coal technology were readily available this would be a no-brainer but, unless I am mistaken, there is a lot of work to do yet before this becomes a serious possibility. Unfortunately, as James Lovelock points out, we don’t have the luxury of time.
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