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Reconciling the Future: Planetary Boundaries, Sustainable Development and Participatory Democracy

March 6, 2014 by Tom Schueneman

Earth and Sustainable Development

In this second decade of the 21st century, humanity faces perhaps the greatest challenge of our long history. As noted economist and director of the Columbia University Earth Institute Dr. Jeffry Sachs points out, we live in an age of great promise and yet terrifying peril.[read more]

Doing Well by Doing Good by the Planet

January 27, 2014 by Jim Baird

Good for the Planet

The climate problem is real. The objective needs to be to make more and more salaries and more and more livelihoods dependent upon an accelerate progression up the global warming learning curve. This could be the best way to address the problem.[read more]

Is Petroleum Sucking the Life out of the Planet?

December 26, 2013 by Jim Baird

Petroleum and the Planet

It had to be either a Freudian slip or a moment of rare political candour when Alberta’s Municipal Affairs Minister related to an audience on the other side of the country that oil and gas wealth is sucking the life out of everything else in Alberta.[read more]