“Transition Studies” … because extinction is not the goal…

Tim Weiskel   30 August 2018

[An excerpt from the final lecture in a series on “Climate Change and Transition Studies”  offered to a group of Chinese students known as the “Young Scholars’ Online Learning Initiative” organized by IvyMind Consulting, LLC.]

A related course on “European Colonial Expansion & Its Aftermath: The Historical, Ecological and Cultural Consequence of 1492” contains the historical background to the kinds of transitions that are now needed for human survival.

Program episodes related to both of these courses can be found at: “Conversations in Transition Studies.”   In particular, see:

We need to learn to run a finite system on the
infinite throughput of solar energy:

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