'Books and Reviews'
Science behind energy needed by every fossil-fuel and renewables investor.
Review of MIT physicist's prediction for sustainable energy future.
Extends the energy discussion to efficient design and technologies and 100% renewable energy.
Energy Revolution: The Physics And The Promise Of Efficient Technology by Mara Prentiss. Belknap-Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2015.
Harvard physicist Mara Prentiss joins a widening group of experts who now see the current global transition from the fossil-fueled Industrial Era to the next stage of human societies based on efficient design and technologies and 100% renewable energy. I have been tracking this global transition for decades as a science policy wonk, recently summarized in my 56-page e-book Mapping the Global [...]
Review by Hazel Henderson
Hope and the Future, by futurist Charles M. Johnston, MD, is concise and very nourishing to me and in my work. Promoting my model of cultural maturation in the economic and financial sectors always needs lots of reinforcement! My mantra: “Breakdowns drive breakthroughs, since stress is evolution’s tool!”
I would enjoy discussing with Johnston his book and how his view of Cultural Maturity and Creative Systems Theory compares with Stephen Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature”. Another point to explore is whether “we can afford” to scale up renewables, as our Green Transition Scoreboard<http://www.greentransitionscoreboard.com>® shows is possible by 2020, why I believe that we do not need nuclear power and my general agreement [...]
Dear Friends of the Earth Charter,
We hope this message finds you well, energized and motivated to continue doing the work you are doing to foster peace, justice, and sustainability. We would like to draw your attention to several books and publications that may help your efforts towards these ends.
First, have a look at "The Earth Charter, Ecological Integrity, and Social Movements".This book offers a variety of perspectives through a collection of 19 chapters written by scholars from universities situated in different parts of the world. It provides a series of analyses of issues of concern in terms of ecological integrity, international law for human rights and social movements and it relates them to the Earth Charter.
Another recently published book by Noel [...]
by Hazel Henderson for SeekingAlpha.com
The Systems View Of Life: A Unifying Vision by Fritjof Capra and Pier Luigi Luisi, Cambridge University Press, UK 2014
This hefty volume, The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision, is a tour de force and will be a perennial textbook for decades for multi-disciplinary researchers worldwide. Authors Fritjof Capra, a physicist, and Pier Luigi Luisi, a biochemist, transcend their original scientific pursuits, arriving at systemic overviews of life on Earth, synthesizing research from complexity and chaos theories, cybernetics, thermodynamics, geology, fractal geometry, biology, ecology, genetics, epigenetics to sociology, anthropology, psychology, economics and finance. Their damning critique of economics and global finance [...]
“Thanks to colleague Ben Bingham for this review of the new book The Nature of Investing from Ethical Markets Advisory Board member Katherine Collins, Honeybee Capital.” ~Editor
The Nature of Investing by Katherine Collins... a Review
You might ask why a very successful professional at the top of her game might leave the comfort and prestige of a hard-won executive role leading the largest research team in the world to go on a pilgrimage, build houses in 20 remote countries for Habitat for Humanity all while roping in a degree from the Harvard Divinity School! You might wonder further: how in the world did she re-orientate her approach to her vocation, which is investing, from the dark pool of massively efficient number crunching to a more effective and rewarding approach [...]