Tag Archives: Economic Growth

Stabilization of Additional Indicators

We have spent the last two weeks examining how to stabilize our main socioeconomic indicators in order to achieve a long-term sustainable existence. Since climate change is one of the main early signs of the emerging human-dominated geological era (Anthropocene), … Continue reading

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China – The Price of Progress: Inequality and Transparency

While I was in China (see last week’s blog), one of the questions that I asked most often – especially of those who mentioned that they have small children – was how people imagine China 20 years from now. This … Continue reading

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Back From China

In a previous blog (December 3, 2012) I described a common exercise that I give to students to highlight the important skill of scenario building: In the table below I ask undergraduates from my course (General Education – no prerequisites) … Continue reading

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Guest Blog by Denis Ladyzhensky: My 4 Hours of the 4 Day Forum on Sustainable Energy 4 All

I got involved in the second annual SE4All (Sustainable Energy For All) forum through an email from Brooklyn College’s Magner Center. The United Nations staff needed interns for the event so they asked for volunteers. Of course I agreed because … Continue reading

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Guest Blog Post: Christopher Bohl

Last week, I mentioned my class on Physics and Society, and the open blog where I have my students posting. This week, I thought I’d try something new, so I have invited one of my students, Mr. Christopher Bohl, to … Continue reading

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Sustainability – Through the Horizon

In the future we are all dead…the idea of the future being different from the present is so repugnant to our conventional modes of thoughts and behavior that we, most of us, offer a great resistance to acting on it … Continue reading

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Limit to Growth – Again?

The reason that I am writing this series of blogs is to try to do whatever I can to prevent what I previously called a “Self Inflicted Genocide” (April 22); one, which in my opinion, and that of many others, … Continue reading

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