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News and forecasts of trends/experiments in Green Technologies, IT, New Models, Environment, community solutions, wikis.

Relates to: GTS, GreenTech, Sustainability News, Reports You Need, Community Development Solutions, Sustainability Research Group

TEACH-IN: Techno-Utopianism & the Fate of the Earth

TEACH-IN:  Techno-Utopianism & the Fate of the Earth

The International Forum on Globalization and the Techno-Utopia Project in collaboration with The International Center for Technology Assessment, The New York Open Center and The Schumacher Center for New [...]

Virtual numbers and the Young Billionaires

Virtual numbers and the Young Billionaires by G. Benjamin Bingham, author of Money:Upside Down and Backwards…a financial coming of age story for the planet and Manager of Scarab Funds October 2014   One of the characteristics of money is that it is virtual and almost unfathomable.  For the wealthiest and the poorest there is never enough. [...]

Other News: Saudis Deploy the Oil Price Weapon Against Syria, Iran, Russia, and the US

Other News: Saudis Deploy the Oil Price Weapon Against Syria, Iran, Russia, and the US

Saudis Deploy the Oil Price Weapon Against Syria, Iran, Russia, and the US   Posted by Yves Smith - Naked Capitalism   Asian stock markets continued to fall today, propelled at least in part by the adverse reaction to the Saudi announcement yesterday that they would let oil prices fall to $80 a barrel. And further reports indicate [...]

Recognising Risk, Perpetuating Uncertainty

Recognising Risk, Perpetuating Uncertainty

Baseline survey of climate risk disclosures by fossil fuel companies Recognising Risk, Perpetuating Uncertainty A baseline survey of climate disclosures by fossil fuel companies Today Carbon Tracker are releasing a new [...]

The World Future Society transformation has begun: An autumn letter from WFS CEO Amy Zalman

The World Future Society transformation has begun: An autumn letter from WFS CEO Amy Zalman

    October 10, 2014 Dear Fellow Futurists,   I hope that your autumn has started happily.    Here at the World Future Society, we have been busy laying the groundwork for a multi-year transformation of our organization into the world's premiere platform for nurturing and empowering futurists.    Today, I’m writing [...]

Friday Video: Brazil – Dragon Dreaming

With Brazil elections upcoming, it is heartening to see young community leaders engaged in moving Brazil forward, making connections as diverse as book clubs, vermiculture and entrepreneur hubs - all interrelated and serving  to improve quality of life. Pedro Arujo Mendes teaches a method called "Dragon Dreaming" to make environmentally [...]

EconoMatters Tax Carbon Consumption: Europe’s Best Environmental Strategy

EconoMatters  Tax Carbon Consumption: Europe’s Best Environmental Strategy

September 27, 2014 EconoMatters Tax Carbon Consumption: Europe’s Best Environmental Strategy Phillippe Legrain explains what Europe needs to do on climate change – and how. Texas and Germany: Energy Twins? Texas and Germany may hold the key to the future of world energy markets, says Ben Paulos. Filipino Climate Bonds, Here We [...]

PRESS ADVISORY: U.S. CO2 Emissions Increase but Renewable Energy also Expands

SUN DAY CAMPAIGN (a campaign for a sustainable energy future) 6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite #340; Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-270-6477 x.11 [email protected] Twitter: Follow @SunDayCampaign News Advisory LATEST GOVERNMENT DATA REVEAL U.S. CO2 LEVELS ARE 2.74% HIGHER THAN 2013 AND 5.96% HIGHER THAN 2012   EVEN AS RENEWABLE [...]

“What’s Possible” The U.N. Climate Summit Film

Below is the three minute film, titled “What’s Possible,” that was presented this morning to world leaders at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York. This inspirational film shows that climate change is solvable. We have the technology to harness nature sustainably for a clean, prosperous energy future, but only if we act now. [...]

Future of Cities – Surge in Emerging Markets

Future of Cities – Surge in Emerging Markets

We at Ethical Markets are wary of too much reliance on algorithms , unless frequently monitored and updated by  humans !  For example, the takeover of Wall Street by algorithms and high-frequency trading led to  the recent “ flash crashes” . Such  future events are  predicted by me and others  to  be global and already “ baked in”  [...]

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