provocation 206 . Conflict of goals: jobs, climate, equality I am stuck on the idea that creating jobs and dealing with climate heating are mostly in conflict with each other. We can let them play out in parallel with disruptive encounters, or use the apparent conflict to develop a more coherent set of approaches. But … Continue reading Post 2029. Conflict of goals: jobs, climate, equality
I am continually struck by the few inquires into the way the market would function without fossil fuels. For example, what would be the impact on the making of computers? Chips? transportation, platic - ah, plastics and zero carbon? How to think about these issues?
There are three obvious sets of actors corporate state decentralized Unknown 4th? What will happen is likely to be a mix with one dominant. Four obvious approaches/strategies Stop co2 and shrink the economy Stop co2 and innovate green like mad to expand the economy Just invent new technologies Do nothing Those who prefer decentralization with … Continue reading Post 2027. Strategy and climate – by whom? What?r
Some recent thoughts. The focus on the artist and the work is unbalanced. Thee should be much more attention, especially in teaching, on the expanding experience of the viewer. The work of art is purposed as an encouragement to greater depth of experience by the viewer. For poetry, the poem should be taught as "What … Continue reading Post 2026. Poetry and art.
This is a bit of a repeat of past provocations but to me it is so interesting. Economics is filling up with discussions and proposals about energy. The typical model is that solar panel kw costs are moving below that of coal, gas, shale so adoption should quickly follow. But using only solar or wind … Continue reading post 2025. Global heating and micro economics.
Any politics which does not aim at the the humanization its people and the gardening of the world is an inadequate politics. What we should do is a combination of thought, intent, design and action. For whom are we designing gardenworld? Start with belief: what do you believe in and what can be done to … Continue reading post 2024. We could, but will we. We must try.
Those who are marginalized and vulnerable need to be reintegrated into a caring society. They will, in migrations driven by temperatures already unendurable and unlivable, overwhelm us. We can either respond with violence or care. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-climate-change-report-human-civilization-at-risk-extinction-by-2050-new-australian-climate That is a powerful video on methane release from Permafrost in Alaska. Houses already falling in and forests bent … Continue reading post 2023. Vulnerable populations
The current progressive attempt to reconstitute a more progressive program is going to be crushed by the urgency of environmental projects to cope with warming and its consequences. which will be system wide and filled with the emergence of new (and old) ideas, new (and old) alliances, and possibly some development of a progressive compassionate … Continue reading Post. 2022. Problem – Progressive approach crushed by climate urgency.
The Healing Power of Gardens: Oliver Sacks on the Psychological and Physiological Consolations of Nature https://www.brainpickings.org/2019/05/27/oliver-sacks-gardens/?mc_cid=fe0000ac33&mc_eid=75ccb786ee From Brfain Pickings. “I work like a gardener,” the great painter Joan Miró wrote in his meditation on the proper pace for creative work. It is hardly a coincidence that Virginia Woolf had her electrifying epiphany about what … Continue reading post 2021. Oliver Sachs on Gardens
Humanity lived off th surface of the earth for thousands of years to maybe a billion people. The breaking of the crust say in about 1500 to dig out coal and pump out oil made it possible, with the fossil sources, to increase to 8 billion now . The future projections ot 9, 10 or … Continue reading Post 2020. Who will do what and when will they do it.