Quest for Purpose

Here’s one of the healthiest questions we can ask. From experience, I know we can create elegant environments that are also totally sustainable.  And I know that “sustainability” is more than “survival.”  As we see new strides being achieved in robotics and artificial intelligence, at some point we need to ask the question that we should have been asking all along:

What is our purpose?

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The meaning of life in a world without work

 

As technology renders jobs obsolete, what will keep us busy?Keep reading

Record-Breaking Climate Change

While we see all sorts of debates about whether or not climate change is real, what the cause is, or what the outcomes might be, here’s a blog that’s longer, but with detail and with a solid scientifically-accurate base of information.

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Climate breaks multiple records

in 2016, with global impacts.

 

21 March 2017

World Meteorological Organization

 

Extreme and unusual trends continue in 2017

The year 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).… Keep reading

21st Century Challenges

MIT’s Technology Review just completed a survey of 50 experts about challenges they see in this century. The result was over 9,000 words; I try to keep blogs to 1,000. I culled interviews based on what seemed most relevant to sustainability, and tightened some copy without losing content. It’s long, but less than half the original, and with some profound thoughts.

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50 grand challenges

for the 21st Century

We asked experts from the world of science and technology

to describe the societal challenges that they think

matter in 2017 and beyond.Keep reading

Sustainable Living

Around the turn of the century, when I ventured into developing a small sustainable development, I made a list of the considerations that should be included in defining “sustainability.” They were the “usual” … heating, cooling, electrical power, water, air quality, waste management, etc.

And how would I measure to see if I was being sustainable?

Net Zero … which essentially can be defined as 100% of that aspect plus storage. Nature provides heat or light or rain when it pleases. … Keep reading

HOPE

Here’s an article done as a blog that provides an excellent “big picture” view of how our world is evolving, with a perspective about what will promote truly sustainable living.

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Where is the hope?

 

Blogpost by Rex Weyler

30 November, 2016

 

I’m not sure we can win with logic.

How do we reverse species loss, climate change, toxins, general overshoot of Earth’s generous habitats? We have the science, but humanity at the large scale does not appear to have the political will.… Keep reading