Energy

What is the Great Simplification?

Wise Response recommends this website with a series of podcasts and episodes exploring themes around degrowth. The Great Simplification with Nate Hagens is a podcast that explores the systems science underpinning the human predicament. Conversation topics will span human behavior, monetary/economic systems, energy, ecology, geopolitics and the environment.  The goal of the show is to …

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Workshop – Are there biophysical limits to growth?

Slides and Video of the Worshop are available now: Recording of the zoom meeting is available from Victoria University here, or on Youtube here. The Speakers slides are available here:   Associate Professor Simon Michaux (Geology) – pdf.   Professor Steve Keen (Economics) – powerpoint.   Professor Tim Jackson (Economics) – pdf   Professor Susan …

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Wise Response Submission to the Infrastructure Commission of New Zealand

Wise Response has submitted on the Infrastructure Strategy to the Infrastructure Commission. The Submission is available as a PDF here. An excerpt is reproduced below: Worldview sets the context for this Strategy1.1. Our Society is heartened that key findings from “Our Aotearoa 2050” survey were “Our environment is the top priority when it comes to …

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WR Press Release: Growth Problem should be key issue for PM at Climate Summit

Wise Response Press Release 20 April 2021 WISE RESPONSE THINKS GROWTH PROBLEM IS THE ISSUE PM ARDERN SHOULD ADDRESS AT CLIMATE SUMMIT In meeting virtually with President Joe Biden and 39 other world leaders, PM Jacinda Ardern should press home the need to confront the current global economic model based on limitless growth.  ‘It has …

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WR Press Release: Bubble with Oz reveals the reality gap in tackling impacts of climate change

Wise Response press release 18 April 2021.  Full briefing to government attached. BUBBLE WITH OZ REVEALS THE REALITY GAP IN TACKLING IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE. Wise Response urges Government to create a Commission for the Future The travel bubble with Australia opens just as its Climate Council announces that keeping global temperatures under 1.5 degrees …

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Wise Response urges the Government to create a Commission for the Future

Quarterly Briefing – 2 Wise Response urges the Government to create a Commission for the Future. A Systems based approach to avoid piecemeal legislation. As the human enterprise has become ever larger, our planet’s ability to support and absorb it has diminished. There has become less and less room for error: at our present scale …

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Decoding the Hype Behind the Natural Gas Industry’s Hydrogen Push

By Justin Mikulka • Thursday, January 14, 2021 – 06:12 This article was published by Desmog t seems like nearly every day another hopeful article touts the potential of using hydrogen as a fuel to tackle climate change. What’s known as “green hydrogen” — which relies on renewable power for production — is getting the …

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