Citizen Action Monitor

Is Humanity Inherently Unsustainable? Pt 13/13: We must create a new global cultural narrative

No 30, Posted by fw, June 23, 2010 In Pt 12, Rees cited evidence to show no positive continuing relationship between rising incomes and health indicators such as felt happiness, … Continue reading

June 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

Is Humanity Inherently Unsustainable? Pt 12/13: Trapped in a consumer cycle of unhappiness

No 29, Posted by fw, June 22, 2010 In Pt 11, Rees contended that if the developing world is to have its fair share of the earth’s finite resources, those … Continue reading

June 22, 2010 · Leave a comment

Is Humanity Inherently Unsustainable? Pt 11/13: Myth shattered — Economic growth does NOT reduce world poverty

No 28, Posted by fw, June 21, 2010 In Pt 10 Rees offered some examples of the cultural myth of perpetual growth and its horrific consequences. In Pt 11, below, … Continue reading

June 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

Is Humanity Inherently Unsustainable? Pt 10/13: Myth of perpetual economic growth in a finite world

No 27, Posted by fw, June 19, 2010 In Pt 9, Rees produced evidence of human over-exploitation of the world’s fishery, leading to the collapse of the cod industry. And … Continue reading

June 19, 2010 · Leave a comment

Is Humanity Inherently Unsustainable? Pt 9/13: Case study of collapse by resource over-exploitation

No 26, Posted by fw, June 18, 2010 In Pt 8, Rees traced the link between the explosive growth of human population in the past 150 years to the discovery … Continue reading

June 18, 2010 · Leave a comment

Is Humanity Inherently Unsustainable? Pt 8/13: Oil triggers population explosion

No 25, Posted by fw, June 15, 2010 Continuing his talk on the impact of humans on the planet, in Pt 7, Dr William Rees explained how two biological tendencies … Continue reading

June 15, 2010 · Leave a comment

Is Humanity Inherently Unsustainable? Pt 7/13: Over-populating. Over-consuming. Over-eating.

No 24, Posted by fw, June 15, 2010 In Pt 6 of my Bill Rees’ blog series, the professor provided evidence to affirm that humanity is inherently unsustainable. We have, … Continue reading

June 15, 2010 · Leave a comment

Is Humanity Inherently Unsustainable? Pt 6/13: Yes, humanity is inherently unsustainable

No 23, Posted by fw, June 14, 2010 Pt 5 of my Bill Rees’ blog series examined the mental tension and related inner conflict associated with our “three brains, all … Continue reading

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Is Humanity Inherently Unsustainable? Pt 5/13: Mental tension and conflict in the human brain

No 22, Posted by fw, June 14, 2010 Pt 4 of my Bill Rees’ blog series centred on the physical nature of our triune brain. In this post, Professor Rees … Continue reading

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Is Humanity Inherently Unsustainable? Pt 4/13: It’s our brain, stupid

No 21, Posted by fw, June 13, 2010 Continuing with excerpts from the You Tube video Part 2, which you can watch below at the end of this post or … Continue reading

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Is Humanity Inherently Unsustainable? Pt 3/13: Heading towards a 4°C world

No 20, Posted by fw, June 13, 2010 The following selected excerpts from Professor Rees address to a World Federalists’ Meeting in Vancouver on April 15, 2010, are from Parts 1 … Continue reading

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Is Humanity Inherently Unsustainable? Pt 2/13: We’re in a state of overshoot

No 19, Posted by fw, June 13, 2010 The following selected excerpts from Professor Rees address to a World Federalists’ Meeting in Vancouver on April 15, 2010, are from a You … Continue reading

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Is Humanity Inherently Unsustainable? By Prof Wm Rees: Pt 1/13 Summary

No 18 Posted by fw, June 13, 2010 On April 15, 2010, UBC Professor William Rees asked a gathering of the Vancouver Branch of the World Federalists this provocative question: … Continue reading

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Teachers Betsy and Terri “thrilled” with reception to Transition Peninsula Initiative

No 17 Guest post by teachers Betsy Burrows and Terri Munn of the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, June 7, 2010 Betsy Burrows, Terri Munn and I attended the same Transition Training … Continue reading

June 7, 2010 · Leave a comment