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Jason G. Brent is a member of the MAHB community with degrees in Engineering, Law and Business.
Since the earth is finite and the resources it can provide humanity are finite, economic growth will cease and no power on the earth or in the heavens will prevent that from occurring. Compound growth will cause that cessation to occur in the very near future. Read the rest of this entry
UTSpeaks: Deluding Doubters – Is the media keeping us ignorant and aloof from the urgent warnings of science?
On Wednesday 5th March, 2014 UTSpeaks will discuss the important role of the media spreading urgent scientific warnings and where this has fallen short in the past. Click here for the event brochure.
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When: Wednesday 5 March 2014 6:30 – 8:30pm
6.00pm drinks and canapés for 6:30pm Start.
Where: The Great Hall, Level 5, UTS Tower, Broadway, Ultimo
Parking is available for those with a disability or special need to drive: Peter Johnson Building, Basement Car Park, 702-730 Harris St. Ultimo.
RSVP: Tuesday 4 March 2014
Register attendance with Robert Button
Tel: 02 9514 1734
Academics from the UTS Business School and UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) have come together to set up an educational website allowing for a range of disciplines to collaborate on sustainability education.
The initiative involves UTS academics such as Professor Sue Benn, Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at UTS Business School.
The website has gained widespread attention, with ‘Sustainability Matters’ writing an article about the site. Click here for the article
Visit the online portal at: www.sustainability.edu.au
With more than a billion people going hungry and even more than that malnourished, This article warns that our current population growth cannot be sustained, that change is necessary to address world hunger and dwindling natural resources. Read the rest of this entry
Sustainability Central Co- Founder, Paul Ehrlich is in the news again, this time for a public lecture he presented yesterday in the United States titled: “Can a Collapse of Global Civilization be Avoided?”
The story about his lecture and work was published in the Bloomberg Business Week, and can be seen by clicking here.
By Christine Turnbull and Paul R. Ehrlich
This fascinating article discusses the future of sustainability in Australia and how Indigenous Australians lived harmoniously with the land 45,000 years ago. Read the rest of this entry
Environmentalists can learn a lot from the successes of missionary religious movements – Erik Assadourian
Since the early years of the environmental movement, some voices within the movement have pointed out that fighting power plants, dams, deforestation, mining, and roads is a game of defense, one that can never be won. As the late environmentalist Peter Berg used to say, such fights are “like running a battlefield aid station in a war against a killing machine that operates just beyond reach, and that shifts its ground after each seeming defeat.” In the 30 years since Berg uttered those words, the killing machine has only grown in size and power; meanwhile the environmental movement has mostly failed to evolve its tactics to go on the offensive. Read the rest of this entry
William E. Rees – Professor Emeritus Human Ecology and Ecological Economics at the University of British Columbia
Do Canada’s stance on climate change and the nation’s current economic development plan constitute moral negligence? Read the rest of this entry
Paul R. Ehrlich & Anne H. Ehrlich
Paul and Anne Ehrlich discuss the concept of “Folly” and governments short comings in listening to informed advice on how to address issues of sustainability and population growth. Read the rest of this entry