Daily Archives: June 2, 2015

TED: Religions and babies

Population: the mother of invention in developing sustainable life systems on earth. Status quo thinking won’t cut it.  We evolve or die. Hans Rosling had a question: Do some religions have a higher birth rate than others — and how … Continue reading

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Glut of goods deflating global economy

It is not just oil that’s in a supply glut.  Plants the world over keep pumping out products as growth falls, fueling deflationary pressures world-wide.  See:  Glut of Chinese Goods pinches Global Economy “A tremendous amount of capacity came on … Continue reading

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After the oil rush

“In Saudi Arabia we recognize that one of these days we are not going to need fossil fuels.”–Ali Al-Naimi, Saudi Oil Minister, May 2015 King Fahd University of Petroleum Professor Mohamed Ramady discusses his outlook for oil. See: Saudi no … Continue reading

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Canada needs $70-$80 oil

Portfolio Management Managing Director Norman Levine discusses Canada’s connection to oil. Gluskin Sheff & Associates Chief Economist and Strategist David Rosenberg also speaks. Here is a direct video link. Interesting, David was wrapping himself in the Canadian flag as he … Continue reading

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Bringing the wisdom of sustainable systems into urban living

We humans can be brutally slow on the uptake. But so encouraging to see sustainable practices spreading through the world’s urban centers. Chulalongkorn University has opened an urban agricultural learning center called Siam Green Sky on the top floor of … Continue reading

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60 Minutes: Water

It’s been said that the wars of the 21st century may well be fought over water. The Earth’s population has more than doubled over the last 50 years and the demand for fresh water — to drink and to grow … Continue reading

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