Category Archives: population

Imagining the world ahead of us

The artist’s vision is an invaluable tool for comprehending what lies ahead [4 August 2015 | Peter Boyer] The 21st century, as one futurist website has it, will bring wondrous advances in medicine and energy but also economic hardship, resource … Continue reading

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Consumerism, the real meaning of Christmas

We consume because of biological imperatives. So how do we stop it being so destructive? [2 December 2014 | Peter Boyer] You’ll need to know this: including today there are just 23 days left in which to buy your Christmas … Continue reading

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Wanted: A political leader with a vision for a sustainable future

28 August 2013 | Helen Camakaris* This article first appeared in The Conversation on 28 August 2013. A sustainable future remains within our grasp but – thanks to the way human brains work – only governments can implement many of … Continue reading

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