Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

Last Call: The complicated story of a study’s simple findings

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 8th, 2014

Dennis Meadows presenting Challenging the Existing Paradigm— The message of Limits to Growth is disarmingly simple: we cannot have infinite growth on a finite planet. Earth’s supplies of habitable land, fresh water, arable soil, mineral resources, and more will not be able to continuously satisfy the needs of a rapidly expanding global population and its increasing material demands. Dennis Meadows addresses the audience at an [...]

Upcoming Lectures in Energy, Sustainability, and Security

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: July 9th, 2013

Join the Dartmouth community to engage with a spectrum of voices offering potential solutions to our common climate challenge! Starting July 11, Dartmouth will host the Leading Voices Series in Energy, Sustainability and Security. This series of six free lectures is open to the public and will provide good discussion focused on solutions and engaging young minds and community. Anyone interested [...]

Help Last Call “Change the Ending!”

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 30th, 2013

Last Call, a new documentary film, revisits the message of The Limits to Growth and shares a compelling vision of a sustainable future. It’s been forty years since Donella Meadows and her team at MIT published The Limits to Growth, but their message still needs to be heard–today more than ever. When their groundbreaking book first came out in 1972, the [...]

New Year’s Resolutions for the Environment

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: January 2nd, 2013

The following piece was written by Donella Meadows and published December 29, 1988. Twenty-four years later, her simple, practical suggestions for what we as individuals can do to contribute to the health of our planet still ring true. The year 2012 was marked as a year of unprecedented environmental disasters, but we can all work to make 2013 the year [...]

Do the Math Tour: We Are Greater Than Fossil Fuels

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: November 29th, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

2,500 people came to Boston to hear Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein speak (Image credit: 350.org) If Bill McKibben ever gets tired of the author/activist life, he should consider becoming a math teacher. I’ve certainly never seen anyone else create as much interest as he has in three simple integers. This past July, McKibben introduced the world to these three numbers in [...]

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