The Resilience Science weblog is operated by Garry Peterson, a professor at the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University in Sweden. It was started in early 2005 by Garry Peterson and Marco Janssen as an experiment to communicate recent work by and of interest to those interested in resilience in social ecological systems.
With efforts to halt climate change on life support, scientists are looking at some radical options to save our planet. But could the cure be worse than the disease? …(more).
BY GERNOT WAGNER , MARTIN L. WEITZMAN | OCTOBER 24, 2012
Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Daniel Yergin for a discussion of his new book, “The Quest.” Tracing his intellectual odyssey, Yergin reflects on the challenges of writing a comprehensive account of energy, and he highlights the importance of storytelling in crafting a powerful narrative. He then analyzes the role of creativity, technology, markets, and geopolitics in shaping the unfolding story of energy. The conversation moves on to three important questions: whether there will be enough energy to meet the world’s demands, whether the security of the energy system will be insured, and what will be the future mix of energy sources. Series: “Conversations with History” [12/2011] [Public Affairs] [Science] [Show ID: 23053]
This week, a Brazilian court ordered members of the indigenous tribe to vacate the Cambar’s farm immediately, but some 100 adults and 70 children said they would kill themselves en masse before leaving the farm, a Press TV correspondent in Brazil reported on Tuesday……(more).
Robert D. Bullard has been described as the nation’s leading authority on race and the environment. In this presentation from UC Santa Barbara, Bullard takes a look at the connection between human rights and the politics of pollution. Series: Voices [8/2006] [Public Affairs] [Show ID:
The Great Transition, Part I: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy
Lester R. Brown
Earth Policy Release
Plan B Update
October 25, 2012
The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way. As fossil fuel prices rise, as oil insecurity deepens, and as concerns about pollution and climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new world energy economy is emerging. The old energy economy, fueled by oil, coal, and natural gas, is being replaced with an economy powered by wind, solar, and geothermal energy. The Earth’s renewable energy resources are vast and available to be tapped through visionary initiatives. Our civilization needs to embrace renewable energy on a scale and at a pace we’ve never seen before…..(more).
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
This weblog explores the transition to a sustainable future on our finite planet. It provides links to current news, key documents from government sources and non-governmental organizations, as well as video documentaries about climate change, environmental ethics and environmental justice concerns.
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