Monthly Archives: October 2011

A better way to price the future takes hold – physics-math – 21 October 2011 – New Scientist

My thing is sustainability.  One problem is that standard economics strongly discount future costs.  The argument is basically that growth will give future generations the ability to solve any problems we cause.  Ethically a dubious position to take. However, there … Continue reading

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BBC News – China ‘won’t follow US’ on carbon emissions

This is good news.  Maybe! We  definitely need to make progress at the macro-political and macro-economic level and it is very clear that the United States of America is not going to lead in any sensible way.  So this is … Continue reading

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Curiosity as Cure | drawing life

Fruit tree by Fred Hutt This is a posting from Fred Hatt an artist I follow. He is very aware of the contradictions between consumption and materialism, and sustainable ways of life.  His conclusion is that as we move to … Continue reading

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Short Sharp Science: Early western childbirth image found by blind student

I am finding this note in Newscientist striking and the image beautiful. I recommend a look. Short Sharp Science: Early western childbirth image found by blind student. Certainly there is beauty; more than that, it is dated to more than … Continue reading

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A wonderful green roof: sustainable in the city

This is amazing.  Sustainable cities is one thing-to-do for the future.  We have these now,  a step on the way.   Green roofs: cool the building in summer, keep it warm in winter, slow the runoff to rivers, and are parks … Continue reading

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Hello world!

I am Maurice I am a passionate advocate for beauty and sustainability, or is that sustainability and beauty.  I teach sustainability at the postgraduate level and I  am  an artist as a passion.   We need positive visions of an eco-friendly … Continue reading

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