World Sustainability Link and Note Tracker
Summary: Assembles links and notes via
topics for disbursement to build. Includes eosy within ww 2.0 and hws.
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Started 10/31/2010. Divide into sections but monitor growth. Spin off,
cull as needed. Link above.
I merge my writing and study with my course development:
- An overview of my upcoming Sabbatical project offers a synthesis
that attempts to ground sustainability within
an ontology and also tries to invent strategic sustainability interventions
through civil society organizations, public policies, and green business
models and practices. See the Anthropocene:
The proposed epoch of Earth history provides context and urgency
to the introductory section of World Sustainability. This framing
updates and envelopes the paradigm of Sustainable Development.
- As part of the effort to rethink the social ecology of sustainability,
I will offer an upcoming course as part of the Master of Arts in
Sustainability Studies at Ramapo College, Economics
- The BP oil spill in
the Gulf of Mexico: This anthropogenic ecological calamity
raises energy, drilling, and sustainability to the national policy
agenda, precisely as President Obama seeks to relax rules on
off-shore oil drilling. The is perhaps the worst ecological disaster
in American history. This crisis will be placed in the agenda
section of the Public Policy Cycle.
- My native home for composition, hypertext, opens up possibilities
not enabled by conventional text. The Institute
for the Future of the Book catches on to what Tim Berners-Lee
envisioned. He, and others like Mark Zuckerburg got it. The guru
of practice is Jakob Nielson.
Jesse James Garrett takes html
structure further with Ajax.
Both of these important topics, one centered on Earth history and the
other on immediate events, demonstrate the temporal span of sustainability.
Economics of Sustainability
austerity and Heritage
Cull to add links or background:
- Heinberg on end
of growth captures a main eos theme. Timely and representative.
- CRS long term economic forecast (2006). Starts:"The rate of long-term
economic growth is the salient measure of the nation’s
ability to steadily advance its material living standard."
long term trends miss global aspects and global crisis. Newsweek
crows about Great
Reset, comback. See economic
outlook for 2010.
- Jay Hanson on primitive economics. Capital
as Power pdf. And what
good is Wall St.?
- Wiki on (real) economics: Economics is
science that analyzes
the production, distribution,
and consumption of goods and services."
Which gets to the Story of Stuff. FT
part of the economy that is concerned with actually producing goods
and services, as opposed to the part of the economy that is concerned
with buying and selling on the financial markets." See Costanza and visions
speech. See Solutions
- Ecological services planning: Everglades,
Chesapeake and adaptive
- Commons: Barlow
on water. See on the commons group.
ends cap and trade; see Green
Street Report, important resource | CA
law upheld but weakened by reg. So, cap and trade alive but barely
in CA, still imporant at state and regional level. (Shows how industry
lobbyists will gut cap and trade.)
- Singapore: firms
issue sustainability reports 10/31/2010 | Supports point
to monitoring (stage 5 ppc) is crucial, ala Larry Susskind. 10/31/2010
sustainability vision 10/31/2010
- Grist on carbon
tax and discuss Clean
Energy NOW, a short video
- advice to graduates
re green careers 10/31/2010
and munis face fiscal crisis (ala Jim O'Connor). AZ no longer pays
for organ transplan: poignant
story. See gov
report. Christie did not pay pension.
put economy "under water" NYT 10/31/2010
- WB will help fund
- transitioning to green
Election for pp course:
district guide to elections: track for Public Policy and Inside
$ GOP will come
down on Tea Party (TP). Will TP prove ephemeral, like so much that
evaporates into meaninglessness in ppc? TP agenda: lower taxes, cut
deficit, smaller gov, anti-corporation(?). Rich notes that Pledge
to America does not cut earmarks. McConnell's professed goal: Obama
one-termer, party above nation. TP is camaflouge of corporate GOP agenda
ala Kochs, Chamber, Rove. 10/31/2010
Strategy for project and beyond, basis for mission
statement. Includes plan that defines WebWorks: web site,
book, Facebook group, Twitter, Wiki. Integration of social network
is essential. Best models now Bill McKibben and Robert
Kates. Must discover how social networks form around causes.
Green proposal furthers the strategic plan:
- Find business card of Meadows editor.
- online outline 3.0, TOC
- master lecture
- letter of intent;
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