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StumbleUpon. Exponential Organizations | Exponential Organizations. O que são Organizações Exponenciais e qual seu impacto na economia? Minha leitura atual é o excelente livro “Exponential Organizations”, de Salim Ismail e Yuri van Geest. Cada capítulo desperta um insight instigante. O livro mostra claramente como uma inovação surge (através do conceito MTO - Massive Transformative Purpose) e provoca mudanças inesperadas em diversos setores da sociedade, cria novos negócios e muda hábitos.

E como, diante deste contexto, as empresas tradicionais não conseguem entender as mudanças e se apegam aos seus modelos de negócio, tentando resistir usando as armas que conhecem, ignorando as novas armas que entraram no jogo. O lançamento do iPhone é um exemplo icônico. Destruiu negócios como a indústria de GPS e câmeras fotográficas. Desmontou empresas extremamente bem-conceituadas e líderes de mercado como a Nokia, revolucionou a indústria de software com os apps e permitiu a criação de novos negócios como o Uber e o Airbnb.

O caso Nokia também é emblemático. A estrutura matricial impossibilita mudanças rápidas. O que são Organizações Exponenciais e qual seu impacto na economia? 1-2 Punch for the Amazon Rainforest. By: Thai Luong, Posted on: July 21, 2016 The Amazon rainforest- is a unique, mysterious place- some people say it’s the heartbeat of the earth. It is well known that a wide variety of wildlife lives in the Amazon and medicine can be found in the roots and leaves of the rainforest’s multitude of plants. It is also well known that the rainforest is quickly diminishing. In this post, we take a look on how the Amazon rainforest is continuing to take big hits from both Mother Nature and humans.

First let’s take a look at how Mother Nature is affecting the Amazon. Humans are also exacerbating this unique situation. The combination of climate change and increased human interaction with the Amazon rainforest has scientists and official on high alert to reduce the dwindling, fragile rainforest. If you’re interested in further exploring for research or just to feed your own curiosity, come visit the Elsevier Store to explore these or any other related titles below. O Brasil pode enfrentar a crise econômica sem devastar a natureza. Nos últimos 10 anos, o Brasil baixou pela metade as emissões de gases causadores do efeito estufa (foi a única grande economia global a fazê-lo), reduziu o desmatamento na Amazônia em 82%, iniciou diversos programas para recuperar florestas, criou regulações importantes para o uso da terra, como o Código Florestal, e ainda liderou as discussões globais sobre clima e meio-ambiente.

Como fez isso? “Os avanços são resultado de um trabalho concertado desde a Rio-92 por parte de todos os níveis do Governo brasileiro”, comenta Gregor Wolf, líder do programa de desenvolvimento sustentável do Banco Mundial no Brasil. O esforço inclui, por exemplo, políticas públicas para aumentar o número de áreas protegidas, melhorar a fiscalização (com o uso de satélites, por exemplo) e criar incentivos econômicos para que as comunidades explorem as florestas de modo sustentável. Essas e outras conquistas são reconhecidos e discutidos um estudo de diagnóstico realizado pelo Banco Mundial. Comunidades locais. The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here - Rolling Stone. Historians may look to 2015 as the year when shit really started hitting the fan. Some snapshots: In just the past few months, record-setting heat waves in Pakistan and India each killed more than 1,000 people.

In Washington state's Olympic National Park, the rainforest caught fire for the first time in living memory. London reached 98 degrees Fahrenheit during the hottest July day ever recorded in the U.K.; The Guardian briefly had to pause its live blog of the heat wave because its computer servers overheated. In California, suffering from its worst drought in a millennium, a 50-acre brush fire swelled seventyfold in a matter of hours, jumping across the I-15 freeway during rush-hour traffic. Then, a few days later, the region was pounded by intense, virtually unheard-of summer rains. Hansen's new study also shows how complicated and unpredictable climate change can be. Eighty-year-old Roger Thomas runs whale-watching trips out of San Francisco.

But their situation is precarious. We Need to Literally Declare War on Climate Change. This is, simply put, as wrong as Chamberlain’s “peace in our time.” Even if every nation in the world complies with the Paris Agreement, the world will heat up by as much as 3.5 degrees Celsius by 2100—not the 1.5 to 2 degrees promised in the pact’s preamble. And it may be too late already to meet that stated target: We actually flirted with that 1.5 degree line at the height of the El Niño warming in February, a mere 60 days after the world’s governments solemnly pledged their best efforts to slow global warming.

Our leaders have been anticipating what French strategists in World War II called the guerre du longue durée, even as each new edition of Science or Nature makes clear that climate change is mounting an all-out blitzkrieg, setting new record highs for global temperatures in each of the past 14 months. The Antarctic research did contain, as the Times reported, one morsel of good news. What would that “far more stringent effort” require? But what would that actually look like? War on Warming. World War Mentality Needed to Beat Climate Change. America’s next president must declare war on climate change in the same way President Franklin Roosevelt fought the Axis powers during World War II, climate activist Bill McKibben said in an article published today in The New Republic.

McKibben argued that the next president should harness the nation’s industrial might in exactly the same way Roosevelt did in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor and in the years following the U.S. entrance into the war. “It’s not that global warming is like a world war. It is a world war. And we are losing,” wrote McKibben, an author and activist who co-founded 350.org to fight the Keystone XL pipeline project. “Defeating the Nazis required more than brave soldiers,” he wrote. American scientists “have been engaged in a quiet but concerted effort to figure out how quickly existing technology can be deployed to defeat global warming,” McKibben wrote, calling it a “modest start ... for a mighty Manhattan Project.”

[Vídeo] – Bruno Latour – “Algo está vindo sobre nós e não estamos fazendo nada”. | Filosofia em Vídeo. Bruno Latour (1947) é um filósofo da ciência francês. É há anos professor visitante da London School of Economics e da Universidade Harvard. Doutor em filosofia e professor do Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). Foi professor da École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris (Mines ParisTech) e da Universidade da Califórnia em San Diego. Em setembro de 2007, Bruno Latour tornou-se diretor científico e vice-diretor da Sciences Po. Quando interrogado sobre tratar-se de superar o capitalismo, Bruno Latour responde: “Seja como for, o capitalismo não tem futuro e não tem nada a ver com o futuro. We Can Stop Searching For The Clean Energy Miracle. It's Already Here. Key climate solutions have been advancing considerably faster than anyone expected just a few years ago thanks to aggressive market-based deployment efforts around the globe.

These solutions include such core enabling technologies for a low-carbon world as solar, wind, efficiency, electric cars, and battery storage. That’s a key reason almost everything you know about climate change solutions is probably outdated. In Part 1 of this series, I discussed other reasons. For instance, climate science and climate politics have moved unexpectedly quickly toward a broad understanding that we need to keep total human-caused global warming as far as possible below 2°C (3.6°F) — and ideally to no more than 1.5°C. This post will focus on the light-speed changes in clean energy technology that have left even the most informed journalists and experts behind, which in turn means the public and policy-makers are receiving outdated information. The Clean Energy Miracle Is Already Here.

China is hitting its climate targets years ahead of schedule. China’s 13th five-year plan is quite possibly the most important document in the world in setting the pace of acting on climate change. With the first draft of the energy sector plan likely released in June, and the overarching strategy intriguingly promising to ‘enhance’ its climate contributions, the stakes are high. However, the kind of climate action once expected to be laid out in the plan is actually already taking place in the real world. Clean energy deployment is exceeding targets. The structure of the economy is changing rapidly, with services and private consumption – sectors with very low energy intensity in relative terms – growing while the heavy industry sectors responsible for most of the coal consumption and CO2 emissions are contracting. As a result we are seeing falling carbon emissions — and more blue skies.

The speed of change China’s National Energy Agency’s workplan for 2016 implies that coal use will fall and CO2 emissions will flatline this year. Just the beginning. Renewable energy smashes global records in 2015, report shows | Environment. An upsurge in new wind, solar and hydro plants and capacity saw renewable energy smash global records last year, according to a report on new supply. Some 147 Gigawatts of renewable electricity came online in 2015 - the largest annual increase ever and as much as Africa’s entire power generating capacity. Clean energy investment increased to $286bn (£198bn), with solar energy accounting for 56% of the total and wind power for 38%. Overall, more than twice as much money was spent on renewables than on coal and gas-fired power generation ($130bn in 2015), the REN21 global status report found. Christine Lins, REN21’s chief, said: “What is truly remarkable about these results is that they were achieved at a time when fossil fuel prices were at historic lows, and renewables remained at a significant disadvantage in terms of government subsidies.

For every dollar spent boosting renewables, nearly four dollars were spent to maintain our dependence on fossil fuels.” Os números da revolução das energias renováveis no mundo. São Paulo - As fontes renováveis estão mudando o tabuleiro energético mundial. O ano de 2015 foi recorde: a capacidade de geração a partir das energias renováveis registrou o maior aumento da história - 147 GW - e os investimentos no setor somaram US$ 285,9 bilhões, quase uma Dinamarca em PIB. É o que aponta a edição 2016 do estudo REN21 Renewable Energy Global Status Report, relatório de referência no desenvolvimento do mercado, da indústria e da política de fontes limpas. Segundo o estudo anual, a integração bem sucedida em larga escala das energias renováveis no mix energético foi impulsionada por vários fatores. Em primeiro lugar, as renováveis já são competitivas em muitos países, em termos de custos, com os combustíveis fósseis. Além disso, a liderança governamental continua a ter um papel importante na promoção do crescimento das renováveis no setor da energia, particularmente na eólica e solar.

Navegue pelos slides e confira os números da ascensão das renováveis no mundo. Recuperar as florestas do Brasil custaria R$ 52 bilhões em 14 anos - ÉPOCA | Blog do Planeta. Quanto custa recuperar as florestas desmatadas ilegalmente no Brasil? Essa conta precisa ser feita. Agora ela é ainda mais oportuna por dois motivos.

Primeiro porque o governo brasileiro se comprometeu a restaurar 12 milhões de hectares de florestas até 2030 como contribuição voluntária para reduzir as emissões responsáveis pelas mudanças climáticas. Esse compromisso faz parte do Acordo de Paris, firmado no ano passado. A crise hídrica deixou ainda mais evidente a importância da preservação e recuperação das florestas. A pergunta atual é quanto custa recuperar as florestas perdidas pelo Brasil. Segundo o estudo, recuperar as florestas custa de R$ 52 bilhões a R$ 31 bilhões em 14 anos.

>> Bastaria 2% do Plano Safra para reflorestar o país Em termos de ganhos econômicos, os pesquisadores fizeram um cálculo conservador. O primeiro desafio para fazer essa conta é imaginar que o Brasil nunca fez uma empreitada desse tamanho para recuperar florestas. From floods to forest fires: a warming planet – in pictures | Environment. This viral climate GIF offers an incredibly clear view of rising temperatures. This is one of the clearest visualizations of global warming I've ever seen. Ed Hawkins, a climate scientist at the University of Reading, recently made this mesmerizing (and now-viral) GIF showing world temperatures spiraling upward over time between 1850 and 2016: (Ed Hawkins) Each point on the spiral shows how a given month's average temperature deviates from the long-term average between 1850 and 1900 (the period before industrial activity really took off in the 20th century).

Global warming isn't a smooth process, and there are fluctuations from year to year due to internal variability (e.g., changes in the sun's intensity, volcanic eruptions, or shifts in the amount of heat stored in deeper layers of the ocean). But as we keep adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere and keep trapping extra heat on Earth, that effect eventually dominates, pushing overall temperatures higher and higher.

The spiral moves outward. The line for 2016 is especially striking. (Ed Hawkins) Further reading: Spiralling global temperatures | Climate Lab Book. Updates to this animation are now available The animated spiral presents global temperature change in a visually appealing and straightforward way. The pace of change is immediately obvious, especially over the past few decades. The relationship between current global temperatures and the internationally discussed target limits are also clear without much complex interpretation needed. Data: HadCRUT4.4 from January 1850 – March 2016, relative to the mean of 1850-1900, available here FAQ:1. Features you can see: 1877-78: strong El Nino event warms global temperatures 1880s-1910: small cooling, partially due to volcanic eruptions 1910-1940s: warming, partially due to recovery from volcanic eruptions, small increase in solar output and natural variability 1950s-1970s: fairly flat temperatures as cooling sulphate aerosols mask the greenhouse gas warming 1980-now: strong warming, with temperatures pushed higher in 1998 and 2016 due to strong El Nino events 2. 3. 4.

We are now witnessing Elon Musk’s slow-motion disruption of the global auto industry — Quartz. This is the first in The Vanishing University, a four-part series exploring the tech-driven future of higher education in America. Right now, this very morning, thousands of young adults in the United States are scrambling through the same minor hell. They’ve woken up to the very last in a series of half-futile phone alarms. Made, and likely abandoned, an attempt to shower. Skidded wet-haired and flustered into a cavernous lecture hall, flickering fluorescent, stuffed full with hundreds of teenagers yawning and jostling one another for space. An inevitable five minutes late, they’re barely able to squeeze into seats amid a sea of elbows and protruding laptops. Then, a bespeckled professor strolls up to a podium, clears her throat, and begins droning away to a PowerPoint presentation that only a third of the kids will remember in a week’s time.

This is all going away. ‘Diagnosis, not an autopsy’ A powerful lure exists to idea of the college lecture. More students, more learning—more data. Tesla confirms ‘increasing its production plans to minimize the wait for Model 3’ 100% Clean Energy Economy Is Much Closer Than You Think. Scientists puzzled by slowing of Atlantic conveyor belt, warn of abrupt climate change.