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Club of Rome’s “Reinventing Prosperity” Challenges Prevailing Notions of Socioeconomic Development

The Club of Rome’s ¨Reinventing Prosperity¨ challenges the conceptual and institutional frameworks that have supported socioeconomic policy-making and development over the course of the past 30 years and goes on to offer 13 ¨radical policy solutions¨ that address three of the most pressing challenges in industrialized and industrializing countries: inequality, employment and climate change.

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Video: Business Profitability and Climate Change

Andrew Winston is an environmental strategist and author of The Big Pivot, a book advocating a “green-shift” in business priorities, away from short-term profits toward long-term economic, social and environmental sustainability. In this YouTube video from the Big Think channel, Winston speaks of the need for a transformative shift in business. A shift toward meeting the challenges we all face in the 21st century:…

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Exxon Knows Global Warming is Real, But Doesn’t Want You to Think So

Speaking at a Climate One event at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Steve Coll, author of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, discusses the lengths Exxon has gone to cast doubt and suspicion on climate science, all while preparing their future business model for the warming world they know, just like the scientist they defame, is coming. Related articles…

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Clashing Waves of Change Evident in Current Energy, Transport Policy Battles

In Revolutionary Wealth, renowned futurists the Tofflers–Alvin and Heidi–continue their exploration of how “knowledge-intensive” technological, socio-economic and political change is fundamentally redefining the nature of wealth and how it’s created. As it sweeps across the globe, this “Third Wave” is altering deep fundamental aspects of societies while clashing up against previous First (agrarian) and Second (industrial) Wave analogs, they write….

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Book Review: A World Without Ice by Dr. Henry Pollack

“Ice asks no questions, presents no arguments, reads no newspapers, listens to no debates. It is not burdened by ideology and carries no political baggage as it changes from solid to liquid. It just melts.” —- Even in its absence, ice rules land and sea. The unmistakable signs of its power and influence are seen in the planet’s landscape, and…

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Scientific Study Warns that Global Warming May Be Destroying Nature’s Greatest Greenhouse Gas Absorber

Forests, considered to be a major partner in fighting greenhouse gases, are now at the center of a new study being released to the United Nations Forum on Forestry over the next two weeks. The United Nations Forum on Forestry will meet April 20 – May 1 at UN Headquarters in New York City to discuss various forest related issues.

Is a Green Job in Your Future?

The green job sector can be the engine to move the economy out of recession. Find out how to take advantage of the growing green job market.