FUTURIST UPDATE: The Fungus That Captured the Gold

May 2014 • Volume 15, No. 5 In this issue: To Spot Trends before They’re Trends, Follow the Friends The Fungus That Captured the Gold Of Mice and Men and Women: Gender Bias among Lab Rats? WorldFuture 2014 Speakers Bookshelf What Future Do You Favor? A LinkedIn Discussion In Memoriam: …

WRI Digest: State of the Union, Davos, and more

                   WRI Digest: State of the Union, Davos, and more STATEMENT: WRI Response to the 2014 State of the Union Address.In his State of the Union address, President Obama asserted, “The debate is settled. Climate change is a fact,” and called for greater urgency to tackle climate change. WRI’s President Dr. Andrew …

Other News: How Much Are the NSA and CIA Front Running Markets?

   How Much Are the NSA and CIA Front Running Markets? naked capitalism* A 2008 paper by Arindrajit Dube, Ethan Kaplan, and Suresh Naidu (hat tip MS) found evidence that the CIA and/or members of the Executive branch either disclosed or acted on information about top-secret authorizations of coups. Stocks …

Stakeholder Forum Network News: Engagement in post-Rio+20 and post-2015 processes

     www.stakeholderforum.org   Stakeholder Engagement in post-Rio+20 and post-2015 processes     Participatory democracy is the idea that involving all stakeholders, at every level, will result in better informed, and more thoroughly deliberated, decisions being taken. It means that all stakeholders will thereby take greater ownership of the outcome …

Represent.Us: Uniting To End Government Corruption

The past week blew away my expectations. Our Represent.Us campaign launched last Tuesday to unite left-right-and-center in the fight against government corruption. Since then we’ve reached 250,941 people on Facebook. That blows my mind. But with your help, it’ll be just the beginning. Will you take 1 minute to help …

Essential viewing for UNEP-FI delegates

What’s The Connection? What’s the Connection – between the March tsunami disaster and Japan’s first ‘smart city’? Find the connection and then explore magnificent Masdar, a city that’s breaking the boundaries to going green. Read more The Power Of Wind How do we turn wind energy into green energy to …