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October 14th, 2019

Moving to a Finite Earth Economy – Now!

[Welcome to all new subscribers!  We hope you enjoy receiving blog posts now and in the future!]   We face an accelerating climate crisis. Climate change is now.  This means that we have finally entered the “fight or flight” stage of human awareness about it.  It is no longer some possible catastrophe decades in the […]

 

 

September 17th, 2019

Historical Disruption in the Automobile Industry

 100 years ago, the automobile industry was rapidly expanding in America. The internal combustion engine [ICE] autos were rolling out of factories in ever greater numbers. The prices had just come down, installment payment plans were created to fuel the sales of the auto companies and the automobile started to become part of the American […]

 

 

June 18th, 2019

Moving to a Finite Earth Economy – Crew Manual

 This is the title of my new trilogy of eBooks. Book 1, subtitled “The Three Economies”, was published at the end of March. Book 2, subtitled “New Metrics and Technologies”, was published last week. Book 3, subtitled “Global to Personal”, will be published in early July. For information on the Finite Earth Economy and to […]

 

 

May 21st, 2019

The Three Economies

[ This is Chapter 4 of my latest book, which is the first of an eBook trilogy “Moving to a Finite Earth Economy – Crew Manual. It was first published at the Sarasota Institute, a 21st Century think tank two weeks ago. The subtitle of the first eBook is the name of this chapter, The […]

 

 

June 25th, 2018

Lower Carbon and Create Consensus in Congress – Really!

Finally, there is a groundswell for a unique, creative, possible piece of legislation that could have both a profound effect on reducing carbon and creating consensus in Congress.  Solving two of the biggest problems the U.S. has today. We simply cannot let this opportunity go away! Back in February of last year I wrote about […]

 

 

December 12th, 2017

It is Time to Talk Worst Case Scenario About Climate Change

[Note:  This post is much longer than usual.  It was first published at The Sarasota Institute where columns are 1500-2500 words.  I didn’t want to break the column in two.] The negative effects of fossil fuels have been speculated upon and known for a long time. The larger scale concerns, awareness, and now actions have largely […]

 

 

October 24th, 2017

State of the Future 19.0

The Millennium Project’s latest report – the State of the Future 19.0- has recently been published.  This publication is one of the few that looks broadly at the present and future of humanity. As a futurist, I find it has always provided a wider scope of analysis about the present issues than most other reports […]

 

 

September 12th, 2017

Houston: You Have Shown Us Our Problem

 “Houston, we have a problem”  – James Lovell, Apollo 13 “Work the problem people, work the problem”  Gene Krause, Mission Control Apollo 13   Hurricane Harvey was a huge disaster.  More than 60 people lost their lives.  There is and will be hundreds of billions of dollars in damages and lost business.  My deepest sympathies […]

 

 

August 7th, 2017

Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day was August 2, the earliest Earth Overshoot Day ever. This is the day when humanity’s consumption of natural resources officially passes the planet’s ability to replenish then in one year.

If humanity lived sustainably on Earth, then Earth Overshoot Day would be at midnight December 31, meaning we would not have consumed more than the finite resources the planet provides for us.  This is why the metaphor of Earth as a spaceship is the highest and best way to think about any aspect of climate change, sustainability, energy use and anything relative to the only place we have to live.

 

 

May 24th, 2017

Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise is about to become the phenomenon that will awaken humanity.  Awaken humanity to the absolute, no debate reality that we are the single largest cause of climate change.Climate change is not about “saving the planet” but about “saving ourselves from ourselves”.  The planet will go on for another several billion years.  Humanity might not make it out of this millennium.

 

 

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David Houle has been called “the CEOs futurist, having spoken to or advised more than 3,500 CEOs in the last 10 years.

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