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What one skill = an awesome life?

By |2018-10-09T17:43:50+00:00October 17th, 2018|Adaptation, Climate Change, TED|

Dr. Shimi Kang is an award-winning, Harvard-trained doctor, researcher, media expert, and lecturer on human motivation. She is the author of the #1 Bestseller, The Dolphin Way: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Motivated Kids Without Turning Into A Tiger (Penguin Books 2014). Her articles appear in major media outlets including the Huffington [...]

waste-to-energy…

By |2018-10-09T17:33:36+00:00October 15th, 2018|Book Excerpt, Climate Change|

Energy | WASTE-TO-ENERGY RANKING AND RESULTS BY 2050 #68 1.1 GIGATONS REDUCED CO2 $36 BILLION NET COST $19.8 BILLION NET SAVINGS Some call this a solution, while others call it pollution. It is certainly the latter. Waste-to-energy is detailed here as a transitional strategy for a world that wastes too much. In Drawdown, there are [...]

Daisaku Ikeda’s – 2018 peace proposal excerpt on climate change…

By |2018-10-09T17:28:41+00:00October 14th, 2018|Climate Change, United Nations|

Daisaku Ikeda’s 2018 Peace Proposal Excerpt on Climate Change Local governments unite for climate action The third and final thematic area I would like to address is how to catalyze momentum toward meeting the seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to such global challenges as poverty, hunger, education and climate change. Among these, there has been [...]

competitiveness…

By |2018-10-09T17:10:13+00:00October 13th, 2018|Book Excerpt, Climate Change|

Competitiveness      Evolution favors winners. During our evolution people who successfully contended for food, shelter, mates, and other advantages produced more descendants than others. Competitiveness was thus strengthened and became an intrinsic trait of our species. We reinforce this quality today by further rewarding those who successfully compete with money, respect, and fame. Highly [...]

another powerful strategy is legal action…

By |2018-10-09T17:05:28+00:00October 12th, 2018|Book Excerpt, Climate Change|

The fact that no emergency response to the entrenched failure of governments is a crime against humanity and indeed all of life. [...] Given this availability of solutions (which are largely absent from the North American media), the political, media, and moral failures to act decisively have now become willful crimes against life itself. This [...]

our world will be very different than it is today…

By |2018-10-09T16:54:07+00:00October 11th, 2018|Climate Change|

Imagination      There are two ways we learn about the world beyond ourselves. Sensation, which tells us what is happening to or right around ourselves, is far stronger than intellectual perception, which tells us what is happening beyond ourselves. What we see and feel is stronger than what we learn secondhand from outside sources. [...]

in-stream hydro…

By |2018-10-09T16:45:45+00:00October 10th, 2018|Climate Change|

Energy | IN-STREAM HYDRO RANKING AND RESULTS BY 2050 #48 4 GIGATONS REDUCED CO2 $202.5 BILLION NET COST $568.4 BILLION NET SAVINGS Kinetic energy is energy in motion. The world’s waterways brim with it, as gravity draws water across watersheds, through rivulets and creeks, down larger tributaries, and into rivers flowing seaward. For millennia we [...]

the way we think about charity is dead wrong

By |2018-10-09T16:38:37+00:00October 9th, 2018|Altruism, Society|

Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big [...]

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