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2017 Civilisation has been corrupted, would you like to open a new file?
"Moving Forward.

Moving forward in the 21st century requires us to systematically de-corrupt civilisation.

1. We need to collectively buy out legacy interests, dependancies, and blocks – like we did with slavery in the UK to allow us to all move forward, we will need to buy out and systemically make redundant our carbon economy.

2. We need to work to bridge the gap between the sense of justice and the law and reinventing regulation & Goverance to match.

3. We need a new governance model which acknowledges our global interdependence at all scales & focuses on the quality, diversity and integrity Of feedback in all its natures – & recognises the future of Goverance is realtime, contingent and contextual – for more see – Innovation Needs a Boring Revolution [ ]

4. We need to invest in a restorative justice national programme to acknowledge and respect the economic, social, gender and cultural violence many in our society have been faced.

5. We need to out forward a Grand Jubilee not of debt by transgression focused on establishing a fresh start with new ground rules and new social contract. Inviting us all into this new world.

6. We need to put Homo Cívica as the centre of our world as opposed to Homo Economicus – further explored here – Towards a Homo Civica Future [ ]

7. Structurally, this transition needs us recognise the progress in science of being human & the reality of a social injustice 2.0 – as outlined more fully here – Human(e) Revolution [ ]

8. We need us to democratise agency, care, creativity and innovation – as outlined here – Beyond Labour [ ]

9. Detox our emotional addition to a mal-consumer economy driven by Bad Work. Further explored here – The Case for Good Work [ ]

10. We need to embrace Moonshots and System Change – to misquote Cooper from Interstellar – “help us find our place in the stars as opposed to fighting for our place in the dirt.” Further explored here – Moonshots & System Change. [ ]

11. We need to break the duopoly of Market and State – rebuilding the role of Learned Societies, as decentralised agents for advancing the public good – driven by the legitimacy of knowledge, to compliment the legitimacy of the vote and the consumer. Further explored here – Remaking Professionalism. [ ]

12. We need to re-embrace freedom – a democracy of freedom. A freedom not just “to do”, but a freedom for all, where we nurture the conditions for all to be free, all to be intrinsically motivated, organised and purposeful. There can be no coercive pathway to a 21st Century. Further explored here – Democracy of Purpose [ ]

But perhaps, most critically of all, what this reboot requires is for all these programmes, activities and investments to be made together, simultaneously, and openly – a systematic reboot of our civilisation. This future cannot be crawled away from – it must be audaciously fought. It requires audacity, and a belief in a radically better tomorrow. A belief in our humanity, not a grudging nod to diversity – but our complete full on belief in humanity as a whole. This is a tomorrow which needs the future to not be a zero sum game but a world of great abundance. Let us reignite our democracy of dreams and fuel the audacity that is the antidote to fear and our zombie society.

I would put forward any viable new government wishing to take us into the real 21st century as opposed to sustain us in a zombie 20th century, must systemically de-corrupt society. If we are to rebuild a new inclusive economy, we must rebuild trust in ourselves – personally and also collectively – without this there can be no progress."
indyjohar  change  systemsthinking  2018  2017  civilization  society  democracy  governance  economics  carbon  regulation  reinvention  revolution  interdependence  gender  culture  violence  science  care  agency  consumerism  capitalism  work  meaning  purpose  moonshots  systemschange  markets  decentralization  audacity  abundance  inclusivity  corruption 
january 2018 by robertogreco
Call climate change what it is: violence | Rebecca Solnit | Comment is free |
"Stranded assets that mean carbon assets – coal, oil, gas still underground – would become worthless if we decided they could not be extracted and burned in the near future. Because scientists say that we need to leave most of the world's known carbon reserves in the ground if we are to go for the milder rather than the more extreme versions of climate change. Under the milder version, countless more people – species, places – will survive. In the best-case scenario, we damage the Earth less. We are currently wrangling about how much to devastate the Earth.

In every arena, we need to look at industrial-scale and systemic violence, not just the hands-on violence of the less powerful. When it comes to climate change, this is particularly true. Exxon has decided to bet that we can't make the corporation keep its reserves in the ground, and the company is reassuring its investors that it will continue to profit off the rapid, violent and intentional destruction of the Earth.

That's a tired phrase, the destruction of the Earth, but translate it into the face of a starving child and a barren field – and then multiply that a few million times. Or just picture the tiny bivalves: scallops, oysters, Arctic sea snails that can't form shells in acidifying oceans right now. Or another superstorm tearing apart another city. Climate change is global-scale violence, against places and species as well as against human beings. Once we call it by name, we can start having a real conversation about our priorities and values. Because the revolt against brutality begins with a revolt against the language that hides that brutality."
rebeccasolnit  climatechange  2014  violence  carbon  fossilfuels  peakoil 
april 2014 by robertogreco
The Great American Bubble Machine | Rolling Stone Politics
"From tech stocks to high gas prices, Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression -- and they're about to do it again"<br />
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"The new carbon credit market is a virtual repeat of the commodities-market casino that's been kind to Goldman, except it has one delicious new wrinkle: If the plan goes forward as expected, the rise in prices will be government-mandated. Goldman won't even have to rig the game. It will be rigged in advance."
carboncredits  carbon  carbonoffsets  goldmansachs  matttaibbi  2011  bubbles  finance  tarp  bailout  markets  manipulation  greatdepression  dotcomboom  technology  housingbubble  housing  energy  oil  gasoline 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Graphene Will Change the Way We Live | Dr. Kaku's Universe | Big Think
"Since then, in the past 6 years, scientists have discovered that the substance retains some amazing properties. Some say that it will be heralded as one of the materials that will literally change our lives in the 21st century. Not only is graphene the thinnest possible material that is feasible, but it's also about 200 times stronger than steel and conducts electricity better than any material known to man—at room temperature. Researchers at Columbia University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering who proved that graphene is the strongest material ever measured said that "It would take an elephant, balanced on a pencil, to break through a sheet of graphene the thickness of Saran Wrap.""
graphene  nobelprize  carbon  engineering  physics  materials  technology  innovation  science  future 
october 2010 by robertogreco
Natural Fuse : home / map
"Natural Fuse creates a city-wide network of electronically-assisted plants that act both as energy providers and as circuit breakers.

Every seemingly helpful device that a human being uses has its own carbon “footprint” which, in excess, can harm other living beings. “Natural fuse” is a micro scale CO2 monitoring & overload protection framework that works locally and globally, harnessing the carbon-sinking capabilities of plants.

Natural fuses allow only a limited amount of energy to be expended in the system; that amount is balanced by the amount of CO2 that can be absorbed by the plants that are growing in the system.

In the same way that circuit-breakers are useful for preventing excessive current use, so too can the Natural Fuse plants break the CO2 footprint “circuit”.

What would you do? Use less energy?Or supersize the fuse?"
usmanhaque  design  art  science  community  green  electronics  sensors  plants  city  network  carbon  situated  energy 
november 2009 by robertogreco
McKinsey: What Matters: Time to end the multigenerational Ponzi scheme
"Does the word postcapitalism look odd to you? It should, because you hardly ever see it. We have a blank spot in our vision of the future. ... Choosing not to study a successor system to capitalism is an example of another kind of denial, an ostrich failure on the part of the field of economics and of business schools, I think, but it’s really all of us together, a social aporia or fear. We have persistently ignored and devalued the future—as if our actions are not creating that future for our children, as if things never change. But everything evolves. With a catastrophe bearing down on us, we need to evolve at nearly revolutionary speed. So some study of what could improve and replace our society’s current structure and systems is in order. If we don’t take such steps, the consequences will be intolerable. On the other hand, successfully dealing with this situation could lead to a sustainable civilization that would be truly exciting in its human potential."
capitalism  postcapitalism  change  reform  climatechange  climate  environment  sustainability  futurism  poverty  carbon  economics 
march 2009 by robertogreco
Dopplr presents the Personal Annual Report 2008: freshly generated for you, and Barack Obama…
"We’ve generated what we call the Personal Annual Report for all our users. It’s a unique-to-you PDF of data, visualisations and factoids about your travel in 2008, that we’re delivering over the next week via email to every Dopplr user who travelled in 2008.

To give you an example, we thought we’d show you the Personal Annual Report of someone who’s had a very busy 2008 - President Elect Barack Obama."
dopplr  infographics  data  statistics  visualization  barackobama  2008  politics  maps  graphics  personalinformatics  travel  mapping  carbon  design 
january 2009 by robertogreco
The College Sustainability Report Card
" is the first interactive website to provide in-depth sustainability profiles for hundreds of colleges in all 50 U.S. states and in Canada. Information is based on extensive research conducted for the College Sustainability Report Card."
colleges  universities  green  sustainability  rankings  ecology  environment  education  footprint  carbon  academia 
october 2008 by robertogreco
An Island Goes Green - Dwell Blog - - "After winning a renewable energy contest in 1997, the residents of Samsø, a small, Danish island, began a slow but steady transformation toward carbon neutrality"
"as New Yorker contributor Elizabeth Kolbert writes, “Samsø transformed its energy systems in a single decade. Its experience suggests how the carbon problem, as huge as it is, could be dealt with, if we were willing to try.”"
denmark  sustainability  carbon  carbonneutrality  change  reform  time 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Inconvenient Truths: Get Ready to Rethink What It Means to Be Green
"Winning the war on global warming requires slaughtering some of environmentalism's sacred cows. We can afford to ignore neither the carbon-free electricity supplied by nuclear energy nor the transformational potential of genetic engineering. We need to t
environment  green  science  climate  globalwarming  climatechange  controversial  conservation  energy  transportation  sustainability  wired  worldchanging  cities  policy  future  carbon  earth  technology  development  nuclear  urban  urbanism  footprint  organic 
june 2008 by robertogreco
How to refill a "disposable" Brita brand water pitcher filter with activated carbon. - Instructables - DIY, How To, food, green - Entry
"All that you will need is an old cartridge, some activated carbon, a polyethylene plug, a sharp utility knife or Xacto knife. A 1/2" drill motor and 1/2" drill bit are optional, but can aid in rounding out the hole."
howto  diy  water  brita  filter  recycling  reuse  money  carbon  green  instructables  household 
june 2008 by robertogreco
The Question of Global Warming - The New York Review of Books
"Unfortunately, some members of the environmental movement have also adopted as an article of faith the be-lief that global warming is the greatest threat to the ecology of our planet. That is one reason why the arguments about global warming have become
environment  globalwarming  science  climatechange  politics  climate  economics  carbon  environmentalism  skeptics  socialism  sustainability  freemandyson  earth  religion  belief 
june 2008 by robertogreco
WorldChanging: The Geography of America's Carbon Footprint
"I think mapping out our carbon crisis will help us see what's working and where. Hopefully this information can help us continue the conversation in ways that encourage us work together to find the best solutions."
maps  mapping  sustainability  energy  carbon  cities  us  geography  losangeles  sandiego  west  americanwest  urbanism  footprint 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Airline Emissions: Even Worse Than You Think | Autopia from
"recently disclosed report finds that airlines are spewing 20% more carbon dioxide into environment than previously estimated...amount could hit 1.5 billion tons a year by 2025...far more than even worst-case predictions laid out by the International Pane
emissions  carbon  environment  airlines  flight  sustainability  travel 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Patagonia - The Footprint Chronicles
"Tracking the Environmental and Social Impact of Patagonia Clothing and Apparel"
apparel  patagonia  products  sustainability  environment  clothing  footprint  green  fashion  transparency  visualization  maps  mapping  carbon 
april 2008 by robertogreco
russell davies: stealth fun
"There must have been many ways of doing this, but they went for the way that allows them to make a little joke/movie reference. It doesn't impair the efficacy at all but it hides a little bit of fun for those that notice."
dopplr  play  transparency  transportation  sustainability  emissions  carbon  russelldavies  pmog  arg 
april 2008 by robertogreco
The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard
"The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to cre
environment  sustainability  consumerism  consumption  activism  materials  materialism  industry  globalization  globalwarming  plannedobsolescence  obsolescence  capitalism  carbon  conservation  consumers  simplicity  society  visualization  waste  pollution  trade  gamechanging  green  economics  global  us  production 
april 2008 by robertogreco
OpenSpime - project of WideTag Inc, technology infrastructure company providing hardware & software solutions for open Internet of Things
"Our technology enables individuals and corporations to better understand their environment, through the use of a series of GPS-enabled sensors. We provide a set of open APIs and communication protocols to manage the data collected."
geolocation  gps  spimes  rfid  sensors  climatechange  internet  network  hardware  brucesterling  ambient  location  locative  location-based  monitoring  everyware  future  ubicomp  ubiquitous  visualization  mobile  carbon  via:timo 
april 2008 by robertogreco
New High-Res Map of US Per-Capita CO2 Emissions | Wired Science from
"The new map follows a visualization released last week, which plotted total carbon emissions in 100 square kilometer chunks, and which some complained looked too much like a population density map."
carbon  environment  globalwarming  green  mapping  maps  visualization  emissions  us 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Scientists Unveil High-Res Map of the U.S. Carbon Footprint | Wired Science from
"A team of scientists has completed a carbon dioxide emissions inventory of the United States plotted down to 100-square-kilometer chunks."
carbon  environment  maps  visualization  us  globalwarming  climate  energy  mapping 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Dopplr Offsetr: Authenticate
"little tool that allows you to calculate the total mileage for your entire Dopplr Network. Based on that mileage, the tool then calculates the total carbon consumption for your network, and makes light of it by placing it in the context of a scoreboard.
dopplr  environment  sustainability  socialsoftware  social  green  carbon  calculator  travel 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Life Cycle Analysis Calculator
"provides a simple way to calculate the environmental impact of a product from the cradle to the grave. The LCA Calculator developed by IDC is a free, easy-to-use tool to estimate the carbon footprint and embodied energy of any product."
sustainability  cradletograve  calculator  environment  carbon 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Academic Travel Causes Global Warming -
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"How do we reduce our contradictions or, better yet, our carbon emissions? The solutions are obvious, which is why no one wants to talk about them. They would require sacrifice, or at least a new way of thinking about and conducting our professional lives
carbon  environment  globalwarming  planes  travel  academia  conferences  sustainability  green  climatechange  highered  education  highereducation 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Six Ideas That Will Change the World - Esquire
"six researchers with six ideas that will one day change the world. 1: Breaking Down the Firewall 2: Elctronic Skin 3: The Pollution Magnet 4: Machines That Fix Themselves 5: Burying Our CO2 6: The Next Plastic"
futurism  future  materials  freedom  internet  web  online  technology  climatechange  pollution  carbon  nanotechnology  science  environment  invention 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Jan Chipchase - Future Perfect: Reflective Moments, Carbon Footprints
"In what contexts is there a business case for travel agents to encouraging you not to fly? How about in a corporation trying to cut the frequency of employee travel. Or a health insurer who can offer discounts based on the correlation between sick days a
travel  future  flights  dopplr  carbon  sustainability  gamechanging  environment  work  green  consumption  economics  finance  insurance  markets  janchipchase 
october 2007 by robertogreco

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