The fossil fuel era is a hang-over from the hunter-gatherer era. Finding fossil fuels is something that is a bit speculative – a form of hunting, and digging it up is a form of gathering. We’ve moved away from that, most of us, 10-12,000 years ago in relation to food, we just haven’t done […]
As a society we are currently at 14% energy efficiency – most of what we use we waste. This is the major barrier to development.
Environmental/economic tension is rising and this overlaps with questions of social equity – who is benefiting from extraction and who is suffering ills from that?
Values are malleable, the more we are exposed to “it’s good to care”, the more likely we are to care that way. The more we pander to the selfish – “acting this way is protecting your wallet”, this is distracting to the cause.
Some technologists want to create a seamless future…I ‘m not one of those, I think it’s useful that parts are nubby – some parts leave room for error or space for adjustment, some room for learning behaviour.
There’s a real problem for sustainability when you start using all of the resources – you have no capacity if something goes wrong – because then if it goes wrong it goes very wrong.
No matter what role we have in life, we all have the ability to contribute to changing the world for the better – so we should always look for opportunities to do that and go for it as hard as we can.
Every little step, every little change that you make is huge.
What are those things that qualify human beings as having rights? What are the things that qualify an entity as a person? It’s extraordinary, a corporation can be a person and can have rights, and yet there are lots of species that might be able to suffer quite extensively but yet don’t yet have rights. […]
Not so much about saving the animal as the ecosystem where they live – habitat destruction is the biggest threat to almost every animal on the planet