Category Archives: Convergence

What to Do About Climate Change?

The most contentious thing about climate change is not the science explaining its causes but rather the politics of what to do about it. Popular but polarizing personalities such as former Vice President Al Gore claim climate change is nothing … Continue reading

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Collaborate, Fight, or Move?

The rise of urban independence and the devolution of authority from nation to locales provides a glimpse into a possible future that bridges political divides. Continue reading

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Why India Matters

India is becoming the most consequential country in history (again). Over a million people a month are joining its workforce. Almost as many are moving into its cities. The bulge in educated and motivated people provides a “demographic dividend” with … Continue reading

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The End of Expertise: And Why That Is A Giant Problem for the Anthropocene

The impacts of confirmation bias, identity protecting reasoning, and information access are combining to undermine rationality, expertise, and ultimately threaten democracy. Continue reading

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Population is Not the Problem

The “population bomb” narrative is problematic for sustainable development professionals and advocates. Continue reading

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Earth Day 2013: The 2050 Convergence*

What does Earth Day mean to you? To me Earth Day is about the future, having a future, enjoying the future, creating a future in which we thrive. I want to celebrate Earth Day 2013 by looking into the future.  … Continue reading

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