Paying Ourselves To Decarbonize As we transition to a green economy, we must compensate petro-states for their lost income. Otherwise, the world economy will collapse like a house of cards
What You Need to Know Episode #3: Why we should be optimistic about the future. New video by futurist Gerd Leonhard.
What kind of future do we want for our children? What kind of ancestor will we be? So you may ask: How do we maintain HOPE and a positive outlook in a world that (right now, in August 2022) seems to go from bad to worse - climate emergency, war, inflation, food crises, energy crises, fake news, disinformation and the global decline of democracy. Yet, riffing off Kevin Kelly's protopia I derive hope from the fact that while our problems seem to be increasing, our capacity to deal with them is increasing even faster.
This was a super-special Gerdtalks show with Aline Frankfort, Shapership Leader, Visiting Professor, Club Of Rome Member: Why there is hope for the future.
The Pandemic Year Marked a Turning Point in Climate Change. Must-read by David Wallace-Wells, NY Magazine (2021)
All year, a planet transformed by the burning of carbon discharged what would have once been called portents of apocalypse. The people of that planet, as a whole, didn’t take much notice — distracted by the pandemic and trained, both by the accumulating toll of recent disasters and the ever-rising volume of climate alarm, to see what might once have looked like brutal ruptures in lived reality instead as logical developments in a known pattern.
“People are exhausted by the pandemic, they’re terribly disillusioned by the government,” said Anusha Narayanan, climate campaign director for Greenpeace USA, the environmental group known for its guerrilla tactics but now struggling to mobilize supporters. She added: “People see climate as a tomorrow problem. We have to make them see it’s not a tomorrow problem.”
A special Gerdtalks show with Aline Frankfort, Shapership Leader, Visiting Professor, Club Of Rome Member: Why there is hope for the future!
In this interview, Gerd Leonhard points out that “the future is already here, we just haven’t paid enough attention to it.” He talks about how technology is making us superhuman, that we are in the biggest shift in history as far as energy and climate are concerned, and that machines and artificial intelligence are starting to emulate humanity.
William E. Halal in Fortune: The ‘democratic enterprise’ will redefine our society (Futurist Gerd’s high-lights)
Gerd highlights William E. Halal comments for Fortune, on democracy
The Economist: ‘How Asia is crucial in the battle against climate change’ Gerd’s high-lights and comments
My high-lights on this Important piece by 'The Economist' showing how whether the climate can ever be stabilised depends largely on Asia
In the survey, nearly two-thirds of respondents from Nigeria said that their feelings about climate change had negatively affected their daily life.
In this workshop I outline what the next 10 years may bring, and what the opportunities for Greece might be. I present my scenarios for a with/post-covid world, and explore how Greece could seize the opportunities that are arising.