Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

Do the Math Tour: We Are Greater Than Fossil Fuels

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: November 29th, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

2,500 people came to Boston to hear Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein speak (Image credit: 350.org) If Bill McKibben ever gets tired of the author/activist life, he should consider becoming a math teacher. I’ve certainly never seen anyone else create as much interest as he has in three simple integers. This past July, McKibben introduced the world to these three numbers in [...]

24 Hours of Reality for the Climate

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: November 14th, 2012

Q: What do an Oklahoma farmer, a polar bear, and a Wall Street banker have in common? A: Climate disruption affects each of them. And it affects everyone else, too. Today, we’re all experiencing the negative effects of a changing climate. Rising pollution, rising consumption, and rising dependence on dirty energy sources have changed Earth’s atmosphere and changed our weather. Droughts, storms, [...]

Managing Complexity: A Simulation’s Insights into Climate Change

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 19th, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

Using the En-ROADS simulation tool to visualize our energy choices and understand their implications Elizabeth Sawin When we talk about climate change, we’re really talking about systems—a whole web of linked issues. We can’t really discuss the eroding health of our planet without bringing up the causes of that decline, such as habitat destruction and resource extraction. Mention of resource extraction brings [...]

From Sustainability Science to Real-World Action: A Short History of the Balaton Group

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 15th, 2012

By Neils Meyer, Alan AtKisson

The Balaton Group is named for Lake Balaton in Hungary, where meetings have been held for most of the past 30 years. In the 1980s, Hungary proved an informally neutral ground between the Soviet bloc and Western nations. (image credit: Zsolt Halasi) The Balaton Group has been responsible for the creation or accelerated development of a number of innovations in the [...]

Slow Ride Stories: Perspectives on Climate Change

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 12th, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

Erik Fyfe studied environmental management at the Yale School of Forestry before embarking on Slow Ride Stories “Climate change has become such a hot button issue in the United States that people are uncomfortable talking about it,” states Erik Fyfe. ”I imagine that the only time that the average person hears anyone talk about climate change is if it comes up in the [...]

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The mission of the Donella Meadows Project is to preserve Donella (Dana) H. Meadows’s legacy as an inspiring leader, scholar, writer, and teacher; to manage the intellectual property rights related to Dana’s published work; to provide and maintain a comprehensive and easily accessible archive of her work online, including articles, columns, and letters; to develop new resources and programs that apply her ideas to current issues and make them available to an ever-larger network of students, practitioners, and leaders in social change.  Read More

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