Would you spend your holiday exploring peatlands? Names like bogs, peatland, fens, and marshes are waterlogged landscapes that have been ignored for years. Ignored and dug up and drained. Parts of peatlands have been planted with Christmas trees in attempts to not only earn money but also to make the place more beautiful. Images of …
Where is the climate changing? If you put the words climate change into your search box and look at the images. We suspect that often you get images of polar bears standing on a small iceberg surrounded by open water, images of dry soil with cracks and crusts, and dramatic images of hurricanes, storms, bleached …
Science rarely looks to non-scientists for ideas and solutions. But on this occasion, the nuns have helped scientists to understand more about the achoques and how to breed them. The nuns gained lots of their understanding from the indigenous people who know where to find the salamanders.
Looking at nature for solutions and inspiration is a wonderful step towards solving these problems. Nature uses ingenious ways to solve many of the problems that we are facing.
How many alternative explanations can you come up with for UFO´s?
If we could slow down the need for speed and efficiency, we could reduce the need for fossil energy.
We assume that the cause of the Global Warming and reduction of sustainability lies in typical Western mono-causal, unilateral, individualistic thinking. New concepts as have emerged in biomedical sciences and cellular biology as in physics are currently lacking in business and the public domain, let alone on an individual level.
Fortunately, there are some initiatives to arrive at healthier economic theories. With difficulty, because there are hardly any media that write about these new quests. Names such as ecological economics, bio-economics, eco-economics or eco-capitalism characterize them.
“Learning about the natural world is one thing. Learning from the natural world—that’s the switch. That’s the profound switch.”
* How does Nature ¨thinks¨? What is the difference with human thinking? Where comes that difference from?* How forces neo-liberal economic behavior that is destructive for humans and nature? * How can we shift from classical Western habits of thinking in entities to thinking in relations between entities?
What have we taken for granted the last 50 years in the way we thought about how to counter global warming and increase sustainability? What can we learn from that to NOT do? What can we learn from that to do otherwise? What has been a seemingly ineffective mechanism for change?
We need desperately better strategies to scale up ideas regarding global change and sustainability. We present some.
What curriculum changes are needed for schools, regarding global changes and sustainability? Current Approach The European Commission's climate plan is limited to reducing carbon emissions by industries. It has goals, but not strategies on how to reach those goals. It covers sectors such as electricity, mobility, industry, built environment, and agricultural and land use. However, …
We got a list of twelve unrelated, parallel statements about the problems of global warming.
What to do with meaningless but well intended moral calls for action?
We make complex things, Nature makes them work.
What if we think as a quantum physicist? What if we introduce distributive justice instead of using Cost-benefit Analysis for decisions??
It is easy to use a similar type of thinking that lead to the problems with climate change. Economic benefits such as subsidiaries are tempting to use but we need to ensure that the risks involved with any solution are carefully explored. Sustainably managed forests to combat cllimate change is not as simple as it might first sound.
You can safely assume that information, any information, they present you with has some relevant information “Left Out”. The originator’s perspective, the logic bubble in which she perceives the world, and how the information is applied are some reasons for the missing information. Also, we may unconsciously miss the presented information because it doesn’t fit …
Having summarized existing approaches, could we escape from those and find fresh approaches to mitigate or even counteract the effects of climate change? Try to come up with at least three ¨escapes¨: alternative approaches to mitigate global warming.