a lot can be said about the terrible fire last week
but pictures are louder than words
so, here is an interesting photobook done by
which is an interesting site on its own
always wanted to visit IceLand (Island in some languages)
always seemed a pristine place. hard working people, basic values: simple.
unlike Israel, where things are complex.
today Danny sent me this quote:
“First Iceland burnt our money, now they are sending us the ashes”.
not so simple any more
Ever got one of those ‘consider the environment’ cards while staying at an hotel? usually it is on your hotel bed or next to the sink in the hotel bath room asking you to consider mother earth?
And unless you throw the towels in the toilet or write a note on the linen they will not be changed?
Ever saw a hotel:
after a few days at TED, here are my key takeaways:
discussion on environment. capitalism, regulation and policy.
no one simple solution, but a portfolio
where does the money come from
key issues, terms
density – america – the Marlboro man. UK garden
life strives in the messy areas between extremes. book, pulse, robert frenay
NSMD – non state, market driven initiatives. binding and costly through market.
who pays for climate change reduction investments?
CDM clean development mechanism
a highly developed mechanism for carbon trading. developing countries only
Benjamin W. Cashore
Professor, Environmental Policy & Governance & Political Science
Director, Program on Forest Policy & Governance
Lisa M. Curran
Professor of Tropical Resources
Director, Tropical Resources Institute
Bradford S. Gentry
Senior Lecturer, Sustainable Investments & Research Scholar
Co-Director, Center for Business & the Environment at Yale
Director, Research Program on Private Investment & the Environment
Sheila M.C. Olmstead
Associate Professor, Environmental Economics
discussion with author on his book, the bridge at the edge of the earth
can capitalism sustain the environment? can the environment sustain capitalism?
must see movie documentary. ‘the corporate’. corporates are sociopaths. book by UBC professor bakan. read review. if corporate was a person it would be:
only major success to today is CFC
ozone was depleted greatly before that effect was discovered, and it was discovered by accident.
Key terms and ideas:
Leiserowitz, values attitude and behavior discuss five value required for sustainability and has some good graphs and notions
According to Lawn’s model (no wiki, University of Southern Australia), the “costs” of economic activity include the following potential harmful effects:
income vs capital depletion
Hicks (1946) pointed out that the practical purpose of calculating income is to indicate the maximum amount people can produce and consume without undermining their capacity to produce and consume the same amount in the future. From a national income perspective, it is necessary to answer the following question: ‘‘Can a nation’s entire GDP be consumed without undermining its ability to produce and consume the same GDP in the future?’’
enjoyment of life vs production of goods
Fisher (1906) contended that “economic welfare depends on the psychic enjoyment of life,” not just the production of goods.
an interesting measure of environmentally friendly countries is misnamed – happy planet index. take a look at rankings. surprising. perhaps we should travel to countries according to this index.