James Robertson Newsletter No. 46 – The business-as-usual world of today shows symptoms of “madness”

James Robertson Newsletter No. 46 – April 2014 The full Newsletter can also be viewed at www.jamesrobertson.com/newsletter.htm.    CONTENTS A New Website Item 1. Introduction 2. Work – In Industrial Civilisation and After 3. Corporations Must Experience Austerity 4. Glimpses of a Possible Future 5. Money: Signs of Progress 6. …

Earth Policy Institute: Can the World Feed China?

Can the World Feed China?  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2014/update121 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update February 25, 2014 Overnight, china had a grain surplus and was exporting 10 million tons. What caused this dramatic shift? It wasn’t until 20 years ago, after I wrote an article entitled “Who Will Feed …

Investing in a Growing, Changing Planet

Dear Friends: Below please find a brief summary of a recent report by TerraVerde capital management outlining investment opportunities arising from population growth, climate change, and resource depletion. Investing in a Growing, Changing Planet: The Fund of Hedge Funds Opportunity   Since the integration of fossil fuels in the early …

Sustainable Development Update – 29 August 2013 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

  A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 29 August 2013 UNGA Resumes Consultations on Strengthening ECOSOC 28_August_2013: UN Member States have resumed consultations on the process to review implementation of UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution 61/16 on strengthening the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Delegates conducted a general review of the …

Earth Policy Release – Full Planet, Empty Plates Chapter Two

Chapter 2. The Ecology of Population Growth  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch2 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, Empty Plates May 9, 2013

Citizens Urge EPA to Finalize Cleaner Fuel Standards | The Energy Collective Daily

Citizens Urge EPA to Finalize Cleaner Fuel Standards | The Energy Collective Daily Citizens Urge EPA to Finalize Cleaner Fuel Standards Climate Change: Extreme Weather, Insurance Companies, and Taxpayers [VIDEO] Renewable Energy Standards: North Carolina 1, ALEC 0 Are Fossil Fuel Companies Pouring Money Down the Drain? Climate Change and …

Earth Policy Release – Full Planet, Empty Plates Chapter One

We also draw attention to the role of speculative long positions in commodity futures by institutional investors as tracked by the New England  Complex Systems Institute www.necsi.edu – Hazel Henderson ,Editor in Chief Chapter 1. Food: The Weak Link  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch1 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, Empty Plates April 9, 2013 …

THE FUTURIST: How to Make a Mind

February 2013 • Special Check out The March-April issue of THE FUTURIST magazine! How to Make a Mind By Ray Kurzweil Can nonbiological brains have real minds of their own? In this article, drawn from his latest book, futurist/inventor Ray Kurzweil describes the future of intelligence—artificial and otherwise.Read more.   …

Against The Grain

Farmland LP expects healthy dividends that are not correlated with oil by relying on the ultimate bio-fuel By Ellie Winninghoff While farmland is a hot alternative vehicle among institutional investors like Harvard University and TIAA-Cref, some wonder how alternative an investment it really is. “[The price of] farmland is traditionally …