How do we nurture and scale up the seeds of the better Anthropocene?
On one hand I saw how wonderful people are when they gather to save patients with cancer – which was my job – and on the other hand that same species was destroying their own habitat, making doctors like me helpless if this was allowed to go on.
I value my kidneys, but I have no intention of selling them. But for some reason when we look at wetlands that function as the kidneys of our ecosystem, they are for sale. There’s something wrong there.
We sell electricity in units, rather than as a service – so the electricity companies want us to buy more. So the market is diametrically opposed to energy efficiency. Every time we use less energy they make less profit.
My analogy is saying that you’re going to do something about the road toll, that you’re addressing road safety, and shifting the speed limit from 50 km/h to 690 km/h. And conning the country that this is a fresh start for fresh water. That’s wrong in so many ways, but this is the reality for […]
Giving students a holistic view – how we’re both interdependent and integrated is essential both for their futures and their ability to positively impact the world.
There’s a strong technical solution bias – ICT is the new technical fix that will allow us to not change our lifestyles in order to achieve sustainability – and of course that’s hard to say no to, it’s very tempting to believe in such a narrative.
Over the long term a pillars model is intellectual nonsense, you cannot have a little bit of sustainability on a finite planet.
How to use narratives as a way of exploring possible futures – both desired futures and frightening futures.
If a country can afford to keep its population healthy, then it should do so.
Wake up each day and salute the sun if it’s out, appreciate the natural processes around you, We’re here for a short time on this beautiful planet and we’re here in a caretaker role.
The role of the scholar, the engaged scientist and the engaged citizen are compatible, complementary, and in fact necessary.
We need infrastructure and systems to support positive environmental outcomes.
Create new conversations
My miracle would be a very big thing, but would require a lot of small things.
We have a lot of fun in what we do in trying to save the world.
The single most powerful thing we can share with kids – they’re the custodians of the land – they have to take care of it, and here are some ways how.
Everything around you is an engineered system – start demanding of the engineers to change things.