Create a Ning Network!
compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
With humor and compassion, this film gives voice to our legendary Mother, who has been so graciously providing for LIFE on Earth. Now she is asking us for a little cosmetic surgery a restoration of.... Employing concepts of sustainability, ecological economics, and natural capital, the film shows how conventional economics encourages exploitation of our natural resources, ignoring the value of critical goods and services like clean air and water, fertile soil, and other natural assets. We hear from economists who propose a new model that puts a hard currency value on the virgin resources, considered Natural Capital, being harvested from the earth, and impose a value on the burden of squandering these resources in the forms of waste, byproduct and pollution. Mama Earth dispels the myth that being eco-friendly is merely an
altruistic endeavor. In the future, it will be the way businesses not
only positively impact the environment, but their bottom line as well.
First posted by Michael Grove on March 16, 2009 at 12:00
When it comes to the more long-term threats,
businesses that put climate risk at the forefront of
their strategy and decisions are effectively taking a
longer-term view of their market than businesses
that don’t. This arguably sets their managers apart
from those who prioritise short-term profits and
earnings targets. That longer-term perspective
in itself can make for an attractive investment –
particularly for long-term investors, such as
pension holders. ESG CREDENTIALS need to [BE]
STRONG on CLIMATE SCIENCE
... and as Menas C. Kafatos has so succinctly
proposed in his role as Fletcher Jones Professor
of Computational Physics at Chapman University
in Orange, California ...
"Science advances by dialogue, inquiry and the
exchange of ideas. Today dialogue is even more
important than in the past, the entire community
problems and issues that science is facing need
the best of minds, and hearts, to come together.
Science and philosophy, science & philosophy
science and metaphysics, are complementary
activities. Diverse fields like global climate,
neuroscience and consciousness and even
quantum field theory, advance through the
very intersection of ideas and methodologies,
not by censorship."
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