Amazingly inspiring talk by the Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay: “This country isn’t just carbon neutral – it’s carbon negative” he says. He speaks of their carbon fund at the end of the talk.
Benjamin Barber, Walt Whitman Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Rutgers University, said in an interview with YES! Magazine that municipal leaders can’t afford to be ideologues. “Their job is to pick up the garbage, to assure fire and safety services, and to ensure that police and teachers do their jobs.” This pragmatism requires civility. “Mayors simply […]
The human quest for love, power, beauty, happiness, understanding, truth, and the like can be thought of from an ecological perspective: it is enabled by (low entropy) sources of plentiful energy (food, cooking and heating fuel, drought animals, hydro-electric power, fossil fuels, etc.) along with places to put the inevitable (high entropy) waste. As consumption and human numbers have risen, […]