The 21st Century: Our Journey to Immortality or Extinction

October 15, 2016 – It is the Ides of October and I have resolved after seven years of writing this blog to attempt a synthesis of much of its content into a book which will bear ... Continue Reading →
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Three “Ps” the World Needs to Master in the 21st Century – Part 2: Politics

August 29, 2016 – There was a time in the 20th century when democracy faced its biggest challenge. It was the Second World War and totalitarian states wielded significant power ... Continue Reading →
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3 “Ps” the World Needs to Master in the 21st Century – Part 1: Population

August 28, 2016 – The climate change we are observing today is anthropogenic in origin. It is by far the most formidable challenge we humans face in the 21st century and beyond. ... Continue Reading →
how much food can cities produce

David Suzuki Asks How Much Food Can Cities Produce?

August 26, 2016 – In the latest email from the David Suzuki Foundation, it looks at urbanization, climate change, and food production pointing to a future where cities become ... Continue Reading →
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Byproduct of 21st Century Technology – A Rising Class of Precarious Positioned People

August 7, 2016 – The word that describes these people is precariat and they have been referred to as “the dangerous class” by British economist Guy Standing, from ... Continue Reading →
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David Suzuki Talks About Feeding Humanity in a Warming World

May 30, 2016 – The David Suzuki Foundation focuses on the environment and sustainability. In this piece farming is the focus and there are some surprising issues to which we on ... Continue Reading →

What Happens if Climate Change Impacts Food Production In Vulnerable Countries?

May 19, 2016 – To adapt to temperature rises of 2 Celsius we will have to change the way we produce food. That has economic consequences. The most likely one we are already seeing ... Continue Reading →
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From Farm to Fork – How We Can Feed 9 Billion by 2050

January 15, 2016 – The challenge that lies ahead for humanity is simple. By 2050 be able to produce food and deliver it to a population of 9 billion plus. I call this act “from ... Continue Reading →
China's population

Population Tinkering: Why China Abandoned its One Child Policy

November 3, 2015 – When China decided to implement a one-child per family policy in 1979 it was seen by some as the first serious attempt by a government to stop runaway global ... Continue Reading →

What is Sustainable? – David Suzuki Weighs In on the Subject

October 30, 2015 – “Sustainable development” is the byword phrase of those seeking a way forward for the world economy in light of the need to reduce our global carbon ... Continue Reading →