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The Sustainabilist View of Capitalism

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We offer a new equation for managing the world’s economies by valuing Natural Capital as the primary capital that Human Capital “values” into Financial Capital.  The full presentation can be found on SlideShare. The simple equations are presented below: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ … Continue reading

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Is Adam Smith The Founding Father of Sustainability?

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When I was working on my MBA in Sustainable Enterprise back in 2007 I remember the first time that Adam Smith popped into my consciousness.  It was a typical Sunday afternoon class. We’d been in classes since Friday morning at … Continue reading

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Josh Fox Gets Kicked Off of Fox News While Exposing Misleading Coverage of EPA Fracking Report

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Josh Fox Gets Kicked Off of Fox News While Exposing Misleading Coverage of EPA Fracking Report.

Varney said he wouldn’t frack his own land in upstate New York because it’s in a “watershed” but promoted, on air, last week (while not letting Sandra Steingraber finish a sentence) that we should frack the rest of New York.

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Coastal Commission Releases “Sea Level Rise Policy Guidance” | Sierra Club California

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Coastal Commission Releases “Sea Level Rise Policy Guidance” | Sierra Club California.

In the current document’s opening pages, California’s Coastal Commission sounds a warning about the urgency of addressing sea level rise. “Climate change is happening now. Rapidly melting ice caps, rising sea levels, floods, extreme heat waves, droughts, and fires are just a few of the effects of climate change. These effects are having profound impacts on our coast and are changing coastal management planning and decision making at global, national, state, regional, local, and individual scales.”

The scale of the potential environmental, economic and social impacts of sea level rise in California is massive, according to the document.   Slightly more than 21 million people live in California’s coastal counties, generating a $40 billion coastal and ocean economy, and holding an estimated $100 billion worth of property.

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Ditching Fossil Fuels and Switching to 100% Renewables No Problem, Says Stanford Study

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Ditching Fossil Fuels and Switching to 100% Renewables No Problem, Says Stanford Study.

Ditching Fossil Fuels and Switching to 100% Renewables No Problem, Says Stanford Study

“The main barriers are social, political and getting industries to change. One way to overcome the barriers is to inform people about what is possible,” Jacobson said. “By showing that it’s technologically and economically possible, this study could reduce the barriers to a large scale transformation.”

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What Is the TPP and Why Is it so Bad?

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What Is the TPP and Why Is it so Bad?.

The Sierra Club put together a video to help explain in simple terms why the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would threaten our ability to tackle climate change. The minute-and-a-half video, released yesterday, is part of the organization’s campaign to demand fair trade, not toxic trade.

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California Drought Tests History of Endless Growth – NYTimes.com

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Adam Smith wrote in The Theory of Moral Sentiments​, “The produce of the soil maintains at all times nearly that number of inhabitants which it is capable of maintaining.”  He wrote that 256 years ago…

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