In the keynote address of the recent AMS workshop on Federal Climate Policy, Daly explores the distinction between economic growth — a quantitative increase in size that is constrained by the physical limits of the Earth system — and economic development — a qualitative improvement in our state of being. In so doing, he helps identify design principles for climate policy that can enhance environmental protection, benefit the economy, and promote political feasibility.
#HermanDaly should be known by everyone, but instead J.P. Morgan is the famous one. Morgan forced the system of NeoClassical Economics on us all in the last century (long story how). Herman Daly, a Senior Vice President at the World Bank for 6 years, came up with
which is a whole different way of looking at the human economy. Problem is, Morgan’s system was tailored to benefit the banks and already rich aristocracy.
Daly’s is implicitly fair to both, people and Nature. So I am on a one-man crusade, with a wonderful FacingFuture.Earth team supporting my work, to get Ecological Economics widely understood, and see that Ecological Economics is what we end up if this pandemic ever ends, or when our current economy collapses under the weight of its own internal contradictions… the main contradiction of which is that the current system (which we unquestioningly accept as the only one possible after it being ‘the only game in town’ for 100 years or so) denies that there are any planetary
#LimitsToGrowth, limits to how big the human economy can grow, limits to the amounts of resources we can extract from the planet, and limits to the Earth’s ability to assimilate our waste. NeoClassical economics, which has conveniently become known simply as ‘economics’, refuses to recognize its flaws. Ecological Economics corrects these flaws. Watch, share, subscribe, and ‘ring the bell’ for notifications. For more information on the state of our planet visit the
Herman Daly is an American ecological economist and professor who discusses in this fascinating interview the economy and the environment; the concept of as steady state economy and how the economic system is a subsystem of the Earth’s ecosystem. The interview helps shift thinking on how the world can work. For more information on these interviews as well as more interviews: http://www.treemedia.com/#!11th-hour-…
Watch and share this discussion between Herman Daly, founder of Ecological Economics, and Stuart Scott, the dedicated eco-warrior.
Our addiction to growth economics in the industrialized world continues to push us over the edge. Do we succumb to dejection and a different kind of denialism (that we can do anything about the situation), or do we respond with resolute action and the knowledge that it is our moral, ethical responsibility to do everything we can to change society’s direction? Look what Greta Thunberg did. One little girl moved mountains. Are we any less capable than she is?
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Americans generally like to hear good news. They like to believe that a new president will right old wrongs, that clean energy will replace dirty oil and that fresh thinking will set the economy straight. American pundits tend to restrain their pessimism and hope for the best. But is anyone prepared for the worst?
Meet Michael Ruppert, a different kind of American. A former Lost Angeles police officer turned independent reporter, he predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter. From the Wilderness, at a time when most Wall Street and Washington analysts were still in denial. Director Chris Smith has shown an affinity for outsiders in films like American Movie and The Yes Men. In Collapse, he departs stylistically from his past documentaries by interviewing Ruppert in a format that recalls the work of Errol Morris and Spalding Gray.
Sitting in a room that looks like a bunker, Ruppert recounts his career as a radical thinker and spells out the crises he sees ahead. He draws upon the same news reports and data available to any Internet user, but he applies a unique interpretation. He is especially passionate about the issue of “peak oil,” the concern raised by scientists since the seventies that the world will eventually run out of fossil fuel. While other experts debate this issue in measured tones, Rupperts doesn’t hold back at sounding an alarm, portraying an apocalyptic future. Listening to his rapid flow of opinions, the viewer is likely to question some of the rhetoric as paranoid or deluded, and to sway back and forth on what to make of the extremism. Smith lets viewers form their own judgments.
Collapse also serve as a portrait of a loner. Over the years, Ruppert has stood up for what he believes in despite fierce opposition. He candidly describes the sacrifices and motivators in his life. While other observers analyze details of the economic crisis, Ruppert views it as symptomatic of nothing less than the collapse of industrial civilization itself.
With an ongoing Russia-Ukraine war that sees no end, an alternative gas supplier to Europe is paramount; such historic opportunities don´t come along often; Nigeria wants to make history and step in as an alternative supplier.
There seems to be an indifferent attitude from Oil and Gas companies such as Shell, Eni, or Total Energies in the gas sector towards Nigeria’s development. #nigeria #MegaGas #superpower 0:00 Intro 0:57 We Need Funds 2:15 Russian 240 Billion Hit 3:28 The Nigerian Paradox 4:36 Lacking Infrastructure 5:47 A Pipeline of Hope 7:00 Always Diversify 8:33 The Unveiled Faraon 9:33 Conclusion
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.
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