Natural philosophy for sustainability – science must recombine with its philosophical component to deliver the future we want.
Unless we ask the big questions, we won’t find the answers which meet the scale of the challenge we face.
A sustainable future depends upon our ability to perceive the limits of certainty, and to embrace the uncertainty that has always been there.
The motivation behind multi-capitals approaches is to highlight their value to the economy. Why not focus upon the value of the planet as a going concern?
The discount rate makes a lot of sense but it also acts to restrict adequate investment in sustainable change. How might we compound future value?
Entropic Valuation is a “solar unit in – utilisable energy unit out” approach. It can compare how efficiently sunlight transforms to usable energy.
Humans unconsciously tend to assume that the status quo is somehow right and natural. How might this affect our ability to build a sustainable future?
Optimism for a sustainable future might be pointless in cosmic terms but then so is pretty much anything when viewed in this light.
Scarcity may be a simple and effective way of generating price but it is fatally flawed as an approach to delivering a sustainable future…
The link between short termism and unsustainability is clear and well established – Lustrum trading may provide an answer.
We don’t always have to think of time as a linear pathway towards the future. Many millions of years are lived by humanity every day – just imagine if we could harness and make use of that time …