Category: Environment & Energy

New video in German language: Zurück von der Zukunft – Digitale Transformation 2020 (Keynote at RWE Forum Essen, 11/2015)

Finally, here it is Please visit my German site for more details   Hier sind die Slides von diesem Event in Essen Der Futurist Gerd Leonhard zeigt, wie technische Neuerungen in der Robotik unseren Alltag ebenso verändern werden, wie die gesellschaftliche Werteverschiebung hin zu mehr Nachhaltigkeit. Gerd Leonhard lebte 15 Jahre lang in den USA und ...

RadioLiveNZ Interview with Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard on the hard futures: work, jobs, government, humanity, and more

Here is a nice interview with RadioLiveNZ, from my last trip to NZ, a few weeks ago. A big thank you to RadioLiveNZ! International technology futurist and author Gerd Leonhard talks about the big themes in technology right now and some of the trends that are beginning to shape the future

PDF with my slides: presentation at the FCC event in Chicago, today (BGM Strategic Planning Summit). The world in 2025

More about the event As promised, here is the PDF with my slides: FCC Chicago world in 2025 Public-web  16MB PDF 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. General Session: The World in 2025: Part 1: Understanding Exponential Technological Change Gerd Leonhard, The Futures Agency 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. General Session: The World in 2025: Part 2: Understanding Its Impact on Humanity Gerd ...

This Changes Everything: the upcoming book by Naomi Klein (teaser video)

This Changes Everything is Naomi’s new book.  The really cool video trailer is below. I’ve been reading Naomi’s books for some time now, and have become a bit of a fan, I guess. Pre-order the book here.

Climate Change and Financial Instability Seen as Top Global Threats | Pew Research

Climate Change and Financial Instability Seen as Top Global Threats | Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project. It’s about time we get this.

US Report Projects High Toll on Economy From Global Warming (via the NYT): Ego-to-Eco shift is finally happening?

Interesting to see that now that Global Warming (or rather, its consequences) has become a serious business issue, everyone is much more open to discussing it…? If greenhouse gas emissions continue at a rapid pace, the report said, the global sea level could increase roughly a foot by 2050, and double ...

The clean energy transition is unstoppable, so why fight it (must-read by Chris Nelder)

Just ran across this interesting piece by energy analyst Chris Nelder, in the Huffington Post  More about Chris The clean energy transition is unstoppable, so why fight it? Within days of my February article, CEO Peter Terium of the German utility RWE, called the clean energy transition in the electricity markets “unstoppable” and “irreversible… Nafeez ...

Good piece via quartz: When global warming finally gets going, it could last for 200,000 years

New evidence shows that, while we may not see severe climate change in our lifetimes, global warming could snowball into catastrophe in the distant future—and once the climate has shifted, it might not go back to normal for a very, very long time. Read more at quartz

Natural capital and economics: stealing the future, selling it in the present, and calling it GDP (Grist post)

Just ran across this; really made me think. Some pretty harrowing facts here. You tell me what’s next. “None of the world’s top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use” (via Grist.com) Trucost’s third big finding is the coup de grace. Of the top 20 ...

How oil-producing countries stacked up in 2012 | SmartPlanet

Some good stats here How oil-producing countries stacked up in 2012 | SmartPlanet. And the world’s largest petroleum producer and net exporter in 2012 is … drum roll, please … Saudi Arabia. OK, so we already knew that. The country has reigned over the oil-producing world for some time. Still, there’s some interesting ...

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