Lester Brown: Perspectives on Limits to Growth / World on the Edge

We are facing issues of near-overwhelming complexity and unprecedented urgency. Can we think systematically and fashion policies accordingly? Can we move fast enough to avoid environmental decline and economic collapse? Can we change direction before we go over the edge? I will look at the economic future through and environmental lens to fashion a plan…

The Secret of El Dorado (The discovery of Biochar)

In 1542, the Spanish Conquistador, Francisco de Orellana ventured along the Rio Negro, one of the Amazon Basin’s great rivers. Hunting a hidden city of gold, his expedition found a network of farms, villages and even huge walled cities. At least that is what he told an eager audience on his return to Spain. http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2002/eldorado.shtml…

James Hansen: Tipping Points, Carbon Tax and organized Denial

Interview with James Hansen (NASA Goddard Institute) recorded at the UN University G8 symposium on innovation and climate change held 4th July, 2008 Tokyo. Wikipedia: Carbon tax Frontline: Climate of Doubt http://youtu.be/A5GVHqlnPAc Answering Climate Change Skeptics, Naomi Oreskes http://youtu.be/XXyTpY0NCp0 Test trial convicts fossil fuel bosses of ‘ecocide’ Top lawyers put fossil fuel bosses on trial…