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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: November 14th, 2012
Q: What do an Oklahoma farmer, a polar bear, and a Wall Street banker have in common?
A: Climate disruption affects each of them. And it affects everyone else, too.
Today, we’re all experiencing the negative effects of a changing climate. Rising pollution, rising consumption, and rising dependence on dirty energy sources have changed Earth’s atmosphere and changed our weather. Droughts, storms, [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 19th, 2012
By Sarah Parkinson
Using the En-ROADS simulation tool to visualize our energy choices and understand their implications
When we talk about climate change, we’re really talking about systems—a whole web of linked issues. We can’t really discuss the eroding health of our planet without bringing up the causes of that decline, such as habitat destruction and resource extraction. Mention of resource extraction brings [...]