Years from now we will be looking back at the failure of Rio+20 as The Great Abdication. This phrase was coined by from Paul Krugman’s (OP-ED columnist, NYT). He uses the phrase to describe the world economy and the dangers...
This article is one of an eleven part series on Shifting Society's Goals.  The human presence has grown to where we are stretching planetary limits.  It is time to find an equitable way to build physical maturity into our societies...
Prince Charles I am quite impressed with the stance taken by Prince Charles on the 'critical issues of the day' in a video address about the Rio+20 world summit starting this week. He says that we cannot continue to ignore...
Twenty years have gone by since the first Rio Earth Summit. Not much progress has been made to address the global issues discussed in 1992. The pace of destruction is increasing and little progress is evident on previously agreed-to...
Mike Nickerson - Sustain Well-being Mike Nickerson is an accomplished author and speaker. He has recently  published the second edition of his most recent book  Life, Money and Illusion: Living on Earth as if we Want to Stay. He is...
Jim Harris is an internationally renowned business and environmental speaker. You can watch a video of him speaking about some of these issues at IdeaCity, the Canadian equivalent of TED. He is the author of Blindsided, a #1 international bestseller published in...
Recent food consumption wisdom would suggest that Locavore Eating – eating local foods – is the way of the future. It seems perfectly logical that eating local food will reduce our emissions footprint. With a world population now over...
Just when you thought that things couldn’t get much worse, along comes Fracking – the practice (also referred to as hydraulic fracturing) of using high-pressure water to unlock oil and natural gas deposits that were uneconomic to tap only...