Johan Rockstrom: Let the environment guide our development

I generally don’t like to repost something already posted by others, however, as this fits in with the videos I’ve been posting recently, articles I’ve mentioned and the Innovation series above, I feel drawn to include the following video (a big thank you to Richard Hawkins at Climate Shift for this post). I feel that we’re at a cross-roads now. It’s near laughable when someone you find yourself debate with mentions “Climategate” and the blogosphere is so saturated with information – both factual, evidence based climate science reality and dogmatic, conspiracy fuelled nonsense – that the so-called, “climate debate” has reduced itself to a stalemate hyperlink-a-thon. What seems clear to me is that we need again to focus, as many were a few years ago, on the problems at hand (ie. energy security, biodiversity resilience, food and fresh water security and suburban sprawl) or choose to continue to perpetuate with others of selective hearing and understanding, turning a blind eye to accelerating species loss. I, for one, am not willing to go down the latter road.

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One thought on “Johan Rockstrom: Let the environment guide our development

  1. This article was in New Scientist earlier this year. It’s now behind the paywall, but you might be able to get access. I’ve got the hard copy somewhere. One really good thing in it was a graphic – putting us still within reach of managing climate, but way over the edge on biodiversity / extinctions. It was the first thing I thought of when I saw this presentation earlier.

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18574-earths-nine-lifesupport-systems-biodiversity.html

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