No 130 Posted March 7, 2011
This is an important update to my 13-part series on Univ of British Columbia Biology / Ecology Professor William Rees’ lecture, Is humanity inherently unsustainable, which continues to remain available on this blog.beginning here Is Humanity Inherently Unsustainable? By Prof Wm Rees: Pt 1/13 Summary.
UPDATE: I have recently discovered that a full transcript and mp3 audio recording of Rees’ lecture is available on The Radio Ecoshock Show. Click here to access these free downloads. The audio link appears at the end of the transcript.
I mentioned in my original posts that my blog entries were selected transcriptions from YouTube’s 8-part video presentation of Rees’ lecture. Moreover, I also noted that the video editing between the parts was very sloppy, resulting in a loss of some content.
Now, thanks to the excellent work of Radio Ecoshock, and the transcription by Alex Smith, we have complete print and audio versions of this important presentation by Dr. Rees.
Owing to the ongoing huge popularity of my presentation of the Rees’ lecture, I decided to add this post as a separate update.
Incidentally. you may want to browse Radio Ecoshock’s offerings and listen in. Here’s a teaser of what’s available now:
We’ll start with a snapshot of the wicked problems we face, with one of my favorite synthesizers, Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon. He’s the author of “The Ingenuity Gap” and the “The Upside of Down“. Homer-Dixon points out a failure of group consciousness, of our mind as a species.
Add in Australian community leader Valerie Brown. She explains “Transition Science” – the kinds of integrated knowledge and action we need, just to cope with the crisis of a complex society in trouble.