Earth System Governance Project The Earth System Governance Project is a long-term, interdisciplinary social science research programme developed under the auspices of the International Human Dimensions program on Global Environmental Change, and started January 2009. It will conclude in 2018. The Earth System Governance Project currently consists of a network of ca. 300 active and about 1.700 indirectly involved scholars from all continents, and is the largest social science research network in the area of governance and global environmental change.
Top 8 Tips for Growing Organic Vegetables A lot of people, especially beginners, make quite a lot of mistakes in growing vegetables. Not even trying to be offensive here, they just do, and there are some rules you simply HAVE to follow in order to grow your veggies well. But fear not for I am here to spread knowledge and love! Being omniscient is a rather okay occupation. Resource-Based Economy The term and meaning of a Resource Based Economy was originated by Jacque Fresco. It is a holistic socio-economic system in which all goods and services are available without the use of money, credits, barter or any other system of debt or servitude. All resources become the common heritage of all of the inhabitants, not just a select few. The premise upon which this system is based is that the Earth is abundant with plentiful resource; our practice of rationing resources through monetary methods is irrelevant and counter productive to our survival. Modern society has access to highly advanced technology and can make available food, clothing, housing and medical care; update our educational system; and develop a limitless supply of renewable, non-contaminating energy.
Movement Goals The section About United People contains a description of what the statutory goals of the United People Foundation (UPF) are. In this section of the site, we will give a more detailed explanation. Financial systemThe way the current financial system works has a significant impact on almost all aspects of our lives. UPF, by its activities, contributes - while operating within legal boundaries - to the creation of a just, efficient, simple and transparent financial system, in which all our rights as stated in the New Declaration of Human Rights (NDHR) and in the UPF goals can be achieved. UPF will do this by creating cooperatives and other organizations that provide this for the members. Tax system and Social SecurityBy its activities, UPF contributes, while operating within legal boundaries, to the creation of a just, efficient, simple and transparent tax and social security system, in which all our rights as stated in the NDHR and UPF goals can be achieved.
How to Think Like a Futurist - MIT Technology Review Futurist and business consultant Amy Webb says that by asking the right questions, just about anyone can do what she does: separate real trends from hype and glean the paths that technologies will take. In her recently released book, The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream, Webb shares some of her methods for analyzing the impact of innovations. She spoke to MIT Technology Review’s executive editor, Brian Bergstein, in an interview that Insider Premium subscribers can listen to here. Highlights condensed for clarity follow. Why did you write this book? People pay you and your consulting firm for insights into the future.
International Human Dimensions Programme The International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) is a research programme that studies the human and societal aspects of the phenomenon of global change. IHDP aims to frame, develop and integrate social science research on global change, and promote the application of its key findings. It strives to develop research approaches that put societies at the center of the debate, looking at current global environmental problems as social and societal challenges. IHDP’s work brings together groups of multi-disciplinary and multi-national researchers to work on long-term collaborative science. Earth - Six bizarre things about fungi Fungi gave us alcohol It’s impossible to write an article praising fungi without first thanking Kingdom Fungi for getting early humans drunk. One group of fungi, the yeasts, generates their energy through a process called fermentation. Yeasts take sugar from plants, and break it down into a compound they can use for energy, along with the byproducts carbon dioxide and alcohol.
City Systems It would be far easier and would require less energy to build new, efficient cities than to attempt to update and solve the problems of the old ones. The Venus Project proposes a Research City that would use the most sophisticated available resources and construction techniques. Its geometrically elegant and efficient circular arrangement will be surrounded by, and incorporated into the city design, parks and lovely gardens. This city will be designed to operate with the minimum expenditure of energy using the cleanest technology available, which will be in harmony with nature to obtain the highest possible standard of living for everyone. This system facilitates efficient transportation for city residents, eliminating the need for automobiles.
B. of Joy Creating a sustainable abundant society Vision and mission Central to our vision is a Good Stewardship of All Life. This vision is based on the New Declaration of Human Rights (NDHR). Futurist Glen Hiemstra in the News An archive of articles, interviews and blogs featuring futurist speaker Glen Hiemstra. In The News 2010-2011In The News 2008-2009In The News 2006-2007In The News 2004-2005In The News 1998-2003 Taking Care of (Future) Business – PopSci Futuropolis Podcast Episode of PopSci’s Futureopolis Podcast Talks , December 2, 2015 Glen Hiemstra in a another podcast interview by Popular Science for their Futuropolis series. This one explored the prospects for super smart computing and AI to assist people in future work (more so than replace people). We had some AI experts, and I addressed potential future offices, and jobs, including a highlight on the possibility of working in space by the end of the century.
About the Conference Integral City 2.0: An Online Conference September 4 – 27, 2012 -- Live Event Presentations September 28 – Ongoing -- Resources, Action-Research, and Dialogue Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys © Derric Nimmo/Oxitec/AP Photo Undated handout image of a genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquito in an Oxitec lab in Great Britain. KEY WEST, Fla. — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to being set loose in a residential U.S. neighborhood. Housing The Venus Project recommends that the present state and aims of architecture be redefined to fit the evolving needs of individuals in this new, emergent culture. The architecture and individual dwellings of future cities will evolve on an entirely different basis from today’s houses. With the intelligent application of humane technologies, we will be able to provide and allow for a wide array of unique individual homes. Their structural elements will be flexible and coherently arranged to best serve individual preference. These pre-fabricated, modular homes, embodying a high degree of flexibility inconceivable in times past, could be built anyplace one might imagine, amidst forests, atop mountains, or on remote islands.
Fossil Free – This is people power rising The huge storms Super Typhoon Mangkhut and Hurricane Florence that crossed the Philippines and the East Coast of the US last week were among seven named storms simultaneously active across the globe. We’re thinking of everyone in the path of these storms. Climate change is putting people in the eye of stronger hurricanes and more extreme and dangerous weather, right now — and we have to take action. That’s why on September 8th, just before mayors and local leaders gathered for a global summit in California to discuss climate solutions, more than 250,000 of us in 95 countries took to the streets to push for real climate leadership. We know the future we want — and it’s powered by the sun, wind and water.