Category Archives: Convergence 2050

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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India as Anthropocene

The choke points to global sustainable development are palpable here. The cities are already massive and choking, but 70% of the building stock needed to accommodate the hundreds of millions of rural poor immigrating to urban opportunity has yet to … Continue reading

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Leadership for the Anthropocene

We are living through something so rare that its frequency is measured in millennia, the emergence of a new geological epoch. Times of great change present great opportunities and challenges. Those who practice leadership can make a difference. See my … Continue reading

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Leadership 101 for Global Sustainability

2050 transitions require cross-sector leadership, collaboration and courage to fail Continue reading

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Exxon Advocates Climate Adaptation

Exxon and Shell conclude that society get serious about climate adaptation.  Mitigation just is not working.  These two corporations—two of the largest economic entities in the world with access to the best science and analysts that money can by—now admit … Continue reading

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Response to Climate Skeptics

Organizations around the world are adapting to climate change, lending credibility to climate science. These organizations buy, study, and use the best available science to inform their multi-billion dollar decisions and strategies. They not only have access to all the … Continue reading

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Conversations with Climate Skeptics

Climate is right up there with religion and politics as topics to be avoided at polite gatherings, but I still find myself talking with climate skeptics while passing time beside beer coolers at various events.  Regardless of the setting or … Continue reading

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