Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

Donella Meadows Honored at Atlas Awards Ceremony

Posted by Kindle Loomis, Published: October 4th, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

Donella Meadows and her Limits to Growth co-authors will be among the 100 “climate heroes” recognized this week at the inaugural Atlas Awards. The event aims to honor recipients for “their leadership in influencing Americans towards more caring and sustainable lives that could ultimately stabilize Earth’s climate.” It will feature a keynote address from Boyd Cohen, co-author of Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age [...]

Last Call: A Documentary Film About The Limits to Growth

Posted by Kindle Loomis, Published: September 20th, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

“There are physical limits to growth which, given current trends, are very likely to be encountered even within the lifetime of our children…The most likely outcome of running into these limits if we continue to ignore them is that we’ll overshoot those limits and collapse…Every year we delay decreases our ultimate options.”   –Dennis Meadows, 1972   While this warning has been [...]

The Social and Psychological Foundations of Climate Change

Posted by Kindle Loomis, Published: September 17th, 2012

The problem of climate change has been defined and diagnosed predominately through scientific measurement, as with these atmospheric mapping instruments. Greater inclusion of the social sciences is needed to deepen insight into the relationship of these scientific findings to their broader social context.Image credit: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego In Brief The debate over climate change has come largely from [...]

Can We Avoid the Perfect Storm?

Posted by Kindle Loomis, Published: September 10th, 2012

By David Orr

It is quite possible that by the year 2100 human life will have become extinct or will be confined to a few residential areas that have escaped the devastating effects of nuclear holocaust or global warming. —Brian Barry1 Evolution equipped us to deal with threats from dependably loathsome enemies and fearsome creatures, but not with the opaque and cumulative long-term consequences of [...]

The Economic Case for a Green Economy

Posted by Kindle Loomis, Published: August 28th, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

We know that the earth is warming. We also know why the earth is warming. The question, then, is what can we do about it? Is it really possible to curb emissions without crippling our economy and our society? The answer is yes according to Paul Krugman, an internationally recognized economist and winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. [...]

About The Donella Meadows Project

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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