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. 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.
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.
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.
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. 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. [Vídeo] – Bruno Latour – “Algo está vindo sobre nós e não estamos fazendo nada”. 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. 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. Renewable energy smashes global records in 2015, report shows.
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 ($130bn in 2015), the REN21 global status report found. Christine Lins, REN21’s chief, said: “What is truly remarkable about these results is that they were achieved at a time when fossil fuel prices were at historic lows, and renewables remained at a significant disadvantage in terms of government subsidies. For every dollar spent boosting renewables, nearly four dollars were spent to maintain our dependence on fossil fuels.”
Os números da revolução das energias renováveis no mundo. Recuperar as florestas do Brasil custaria R$ 52 bilhões em 14 anos - ÉPOCA. From floods to forest fires: a warming planet – in pictures. 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. Spiralling global temperatures. We are now witnessing Elon Musk’s slow-motion disruption of the global auto industry — Quartz. In 2007, Nokia was the biggest and most fashionable name in cell phones, with an unassailable lead in hand-held technology.
Things had been so good for so long that company executives saw little chance for any competitive challenge–phones were a tough business, they said, and Nokia was reaping the harvest of decades of hard work that no one else could hope to match. That June, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone. And seven years later, Nokia—worth a quarter of a trillion dollars at its apex—abjectly sold off its much-diminished phone division to Microsoft.
Tesla confirms ‘increasing its production plans to minimize the wait for Model 3’ In an email sent out last night (see below), Tesla confirmed that following the overwhelming number of Model 3 reservations it received, the company is currently “increasing its production plans to minimize the wait for Model 3” – something Elon Musk hinted Tesla was looking into after witnessing the long lines of people waiting at Tesla’s stores to reserve the $35,000 long-range all-electric vehicle. The automaker added that it set the record for “the highest single-day sales of any product of any kind ever in world history” after receiving over 180,000 Model 3 reservations in the first 24 hours. Update: Tesla is claiming this achievement based on what it calls “implied future sales” – with now 325,000 reservations with an estimated average sale price of $42,000 after options and by assuming that everyone who placed a deposit will convert it to an order, which adds up to $13.6 billion.
For the first 24 hours: 180,000 x $42,000 = $7.5 billion. . / 100% Clean Energy Economy Is Much Closer Than You Think. Imagine: Your workday is done and when you walk to the parking lot, the first thing you do is unplug your vehicle from the office building where it’s been soaking up electricity from rooftop solar panels all day. You hit the road and, as usual, there are no delays. With all the cars networked together, traffic moves seamlessly, like a flock of birds, using as little energy as possible. On the ride home, you switch to autopilot so you can check your phone to see how your house has been performing. The rooftop panels there have also been cranking all day, but a lot of their power has gone to the grid, so the home battery isn’t fully charged.
Scientists puzzled by slowing of Atlantic conveyor belt, warn of abrupt climate change.