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Sustainability 2.0 doesn’t add up

March 31, 2009


Sustainability =  a good thing that requires a radicial shift in thinking Enterprise 2.0  = a good thing that requires a radical shift in thinking. Unfortunately, as every Year 9 student knows, these two statements do not necessarily prove that  Enterprise 2.0 = Sustainability. This elementary mistake in logic undermines the value of the otherwise […]

Climate Change Unfinished or Too Late?

September 24, 2008


The second Lonnie Thompson and Ellen Mosley-Thompson talk this week was a panel discussion titled “Climate Change: Unfinished Business”.   Two locals, marine ecologist Steve Wing and geologist Garry Wilson) were also panelists but it was clear who the big crowd had come to hear.     Here’s my notes (apologies to the participants if I scribbled anything misleading).   Brief introductions from the […]

Lonnie Thompson conveniently in Dunedin

September 24, 2008


We’ve been to two Lonnie Thompson and Ellen Mosley-Thompson talks this week.    I was very impressed.  The first “Climate change: past present and future” was an overview of their thirty years of research into icecores.   The talk took an interesting approach.  Thompson didn’t muck around.  Two slides at the start cover the contributing factors […]

Seeing the slightly dulled light in Opoho

September 2, 2008


When I was at school those who didn’t feel inclined to be at school could sneak off through the bush, slog up the hill and half an hour later turn up in Opoho. Logan Park is in a hollow and Opoho is renowned in Dunedin for its sunshine. Stuck in the gloom of Mr Tobin’s […]

Michael Braungart bumper stickers

August 31, 2008


Michael Braungart is in NZ for the Better-by-Design CEO summit. He was in an interview with Kim Hill on Saturday (audio from RNZ). Kim did a fabulous job and the interview was highly entertaining. Braungart must face a lot of inane questions from other interviewers, at the end of the interview he thanked her her […]