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Category Archives: Uplifting/Inspiring
Today, all Brazilian children awaken to a new reality, where their rights and integrity are respected in a whole new way. This largest (huge!) of South American nations has just become the 38th nation to completely ban all corporal punishment of … Continue reading
A new city: built of recycled materials, 95% of building waste is reused or recycled. Even the concrete used is very low carbon. Recycled water. Entirely, 100% solar powered, everywhere. Public transport is electric cars, all solar energy. Leading the … Continue reading
Here is my new task chair. First product ever to be ‘Cradle-to-Cradle’ certified. That means it is at least 98% recyclable. As it is, it is built from 38% recycled content. When I am ready to recycle it – in about … Continue reading
One step at a time, maybe, just maybe, social evolution inches the human family closer to a harmonious and just global village. One: the UK just allowed gay marriage. Two: the International Court of Justice just declared Japan’s whale … Continue reading
(Part 6 of a 6-part series) So, is there really an ‘overpopulation’ problem? Sure, some places are way too crowded, but that hardly means we have a global overpopulation problem. ‘Overpopulation’ is the wrong way to frame the nature of … Continue reading
Overpopulation Myth Number Four: “If we all have less babies, then the old people will overwhelm us and blow economies to smithereens. So, either way we are all screwed. I mean, really reeeeeeeeeeeally screwed”!
(Part 5 of a 6–part series) OK, sorry grandma and grandpa. We like you and your cute purple hairdos and fluffy slippers and everything, but we think you are, well… useless. Sorry! But where are we going to put you … Continue reading
Overpopulation Myth Number Three: “Unless the whole world gets tough and enforces a one-child policy as they do in China, we are all screwed. Population growth will keep accelerating until we completely gobble up the entire planet, regardless of how ‘sustainably’ we live”
(Part 4 of a 6–part series) Yeah. People actually say that. Only…that is one big load of donkey shyte. In fact, not long from now, folks will start fretting about population shrinkage. Around the world, as millions continue to climb … Continue reading
Overpopulation Myth Number Two: “As more people make more money and want more stuff, we will deplete all resources and fill all waste dumps”
(Part 3 of a 6–part series) How does the story go? By the most conservative estimates, if we all keep consuming and rubbishing at current levels we will need one-and-a-half earths by 2030. In other words, we have 16 years … Continue reading
‘Overpopulation’ Myth Number One: “There is not enough food to go around” or: “Call Monsanto honey, and order up some GMOs!”
(Part 2 of a 6-part series) They said there is not enough food to go around. Sure about that? In Australia we waste at least 20% of the food we buy – $8 billion of edible food is chucked out. … Continue reading