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 February 19, 2011 by jeremy
Image source: The Economist
Here is an interesting chart if ever there was one. The Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) — a reliable source, one would think — has published data on the annual rate of deforestation over the past decade which shows that some countries are bucking the trend and have become net reafforestors (if that is a word) between 2000 and 2010. Amazingly, among the largest reafforestors are China and India. Everything I read suggests the opposite should be true. A classic case of misreporting by government agencies perhaps, or have I just become way too cynical? Australia, meanwhile, is in the same bracket as Brazil and Indonesia, which is not something to be especially proud of.
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