Tag: Climate change

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 ...

Paul Gilding on business vs. business and the real climate change battle

Says Paul Gilding: An increasing number of companies and business leaders are beginning to recognize that climate change threatens their economic success, in some cases their survival. As a concept this is not new. The negative economic impacts of climate change have long been clear, both broadly and on specific sectors. ...

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

Jeff Jarvis: consumption now is creation, too

Jeff Jarvis said in 2005 (!): "In fact, the act of consumption is now an act of creation. There are so many examples. When I search on Google, I am finding stuff for me but when I click, I am adding to the wisdom of the crowd that makes Google ...

New video of my keynote at EcoSummit 2012: from Ego to Eco

Here is the complete video from my March 24 keynote at EcoSummit 2012 in Berlin (http://ecosummit.net/) speaking on “the journey from Ego to Eco”, see the slideshow here (slideshare); also embedded below. More on the Ego To Eco topic can be found here. It would be great to get your feedback ...

From Ego to Eco: the Future of Energy and Business. My presentation at EcoSummit 2012 in Berlin

The EcoSummit 2012 in Berlin  was my first speaking gig with an entirely new slide design and branding, created by AlpernCreative in Switzerland. Please let me know how you like it (and yes, the content, too:). Hopefully we will have a video soon, as well. See some related resources, here. ...

Video interview, review of my talk at Digital London: from Ego to Eco (Futurist Gerd Leonhard)

Here's a brand-new video from DigitalLondon 2012; good interview with many key topics covered such as sustainability, making money in a networked society, control versus trust, access versus ownership, future of content,  climate change and global warming, how to become a networked company, why interdependence is the future, and much ...

Read this manifesto for sustainable capitalism (good Al Gore quote)

Manifesto for sustainable capitalism | Climate Spectator "We are once again facing one of those rare turning points in history when dangerous challenges and limitless opportunities cry out for clear, long-term thinking,” Blood and Gore argue in their Wall Street Journal article. “The disruptive threats now facing the ...

Article: Five Resolutions for Aspiring Leaders – HBR

Some good points here, see below. "Asking more questions than you answer" is a good way to put it – certainly not an easy position when everyone demands to 'hear the future' but still, a good motto for my 2012 work I think. Five Resolutions for Aspiring Leaders – John Coleman ...

Blood & Gore’s Manifesto For Sustainable Capitalism – must read (and chew:)

“We are once again facing one of those rare turning points in history when dangerous challenges and limitless opportunities cry out for clear, long-term thinking,” Blood and Gore argue. “The disruptive threats now facing the planet are extraordinary: climate change, water scarcity, poverty, disease, growing income inequality, urbanization, massive economic volatility ...

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