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10 Reasons to Build Resilience

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“Whether it is natural disasters, economic instability, resource constraints or unpredictable and damaging climatic events, the need for local resilience is becoming increasingly evident today. We have moved from a relatively localised economy to a largely global economy. Supply chain disruptions and geopolitical events make this system interdependent and highly vulnerable.“    Rethink Consulting Resilience […]

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The Real Energy Story

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Article by:  Gail Tvberg from Our Finite World The “standard” approach is to start from the amount of resources that we have of a particular type, for example, oil in the ground, and see how far these resources will go. Growing development of technology seems to allow increasing amounts of these resources to be extracted. Thus, […]

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Our Climate and Energy Dilemma

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Ian Dunlop: What we need is a Government of National Unity The Below excerpts are from Ian Dunlop’s keynote address at Engineers Australia  To listen to and watch the entire presentation visit the Climate Emergency Declaration  site. “We have to change the fundamentals of society in a way which is much deeper than we are currently thinking. We […]

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5 Biases We Need to Overcome to Prosper

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It seems everywhere we turn there is bad news — our economy is lagging, our political institutions are failing us, and environmental destruction and climate change are upon us. With such uncertainty and confusion as to where we are headed, it is difficult to navigate the world and make sense of why and how we have […]

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Energy is the Economy

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Why energy prices are ultimately headed lower; what the IMF missed Originally Posted by Gail Tverberg from Our Finite World We have been hearing a great deal about IMF concerns recently, after the release of its October 2016 World Economic Outlook and its Annual Meeting October 7-9. The concerns mentioned include the following: Too much […]