Yesterday, I flew over a beautiful, wild landscape – the snow-capped ranges of central Norway. Barren rocky plateaus and melting icy lakes gave way to impossibly deep gorges filled with improbably blue water. It was breathtaking. Yet today I am sad. I am sad that… Read More
What does it mean to be a citizen? It might seem like a simple question, with a simple answer. If you are a citizen of a country, you receive certain rights, such as being allowed to vote. You also take on certain responsibilities, like obeying… Read More
Last night at the Australian Museum, Clive Hamilton gave a blistering speech on the ethics of climate change. Hamilton has little time for those who deny the scientific evidence of climate change. In a particularly memorable part of his speech, he said that: To turn away… Read More
It is regrettable that many still view these debates as ideological. There is no ideology involved in survival of people. Let us put the people and the science available to improve the lives of people at the centre of climate change.
My presentation at the Integral Theory Conference 2010 in Pleasant Hill, California grappled with two possible strategies that change agents can employ to facilitate large-scale behaviour change in response to climate change. First, translation is the strategy of designing messages to motivate people just as… Read More
For decades now, our politicans, business leaders and economists have argued that responding to climate change will hurt our economy. They tell us that limiting greenhouse gas emissions will slow economic growth and harm our industries. In troubled economic times, some argue that we cannot afford… Read More