Facebook Twitter



Environmental Crash Course

December 31st, 2008 |

Thanks to Fred Stanback for linking me to this crash environmental course that cuts to the real problem. Worth the time for educators and all others: See http://www.chrismartenson.com/environmental_data.

 

Comments

3 Responses to “Environmental Crash Course”

  1. Ken Wade Says:

    Thanks to you as well, Bill and Fred for sharing this link.

    I am charged with teaching capitalism, economic systems and environmental awareness next semester and this course should cover all three nicely. [g]

    I’m going to download the software to make the CDs, but I think the non-computer hobbyist should really consider buying the pre-burned DVDs from Chris Martenson’s distribution partners.

    Thanks again for bringing this fascinatating work to our attention.

    Ken

  2. Steven Earl Salmony Says:

    Resolution for 2009: SPEAK OUT loudly, clearly and often

    Dear Friends,

    In calling for change in our time, great scientists are speaking about what could somehow be true to wealthy and powerful people who prefer that the “business as usual” status quo be maintained. Industrial/big business powerbrokers and their bought-and-paid-for politicians want to keep things going along just as they are going now, come what may for the children and coming generations, for life as we know it, for the integrity of Earth and its environs.

    Many voices are needed to support “voices in the wilderness” like those of Jim Hansen and John Holdren, exemplary scientists who have been willing to speak truth to those with the power to make the kinds of necessary change that make belief in a good enough future at least a possibility. Assuring a chance of a good future for the children and for life as we know it is an achievable goal that will lead us to overcome the arrogance and avarice of many too many leaders of my “Not So GREAT GREED GRAB Generation” of elders.

    If too many leaders of the family of humanity choose to keep doing precisely the things they are advocating and doing now, and if we in the human community keep getting what we are getting now, then it appears a sustainable world for our children cannot be achieved. By so doing, the limited resources of Earth will be permanently dissipated, its biodiversity massively extirpated, its environment irreversibly degraded and life as we know it recklessly endangered. The current gigantic scale and anticipated growth of per-capita overconsumption of limited resources, global production and distribution capabilities, and absolute human population numbers worldwide are simply, clearly and patently unsustainable, even to the year 2050. Given Earth’s limitations as a relatively small, evidently finite and noticeably frangible planet, the projected increases in these currently unbridled consumption, production and propagation activities of the human species could soon lead the human family to come face to face with some sort of colossal ecological wreckage.

    Now is the time to speak out loudly, clearly and often about what is true for you. Forget about political correctness and convenience. Let go of economic expediency and greediness. Embrace necessary change rather than waste another day preserving the selfish interests of the small group of rich and powerful people, and their many minions, all of whom are adamantly and relentlessly defending an unsustainable, same old “business as usual” status quo.

    Steven Earl Salmony
    AWAREness Campaign on The Human Population,
    established 2001
    http://sustainabilityscience.org/content.html?contentid=1176

  3. Dave Gardner Says:

    Very impressive site, and what I’ve seen so far of the Crash Course video series is superb. Thanks for making us aware of this. You may want to share DVDs of this one with your friends.

    Dave Gardner
    Producer/Director
    Hooked on Growth: Our Misguided Quest for Prosperity
    Join the cause at http://www.growthbusters.com
    See our new Population Solution PSA

Leave a Comment