How to Save the World

How to Save the World

May 17, 2008 Saturday Links for the Week -- May 17, 2008 All Over But the Shouting: A new and exhaustive joint scientific study shows that species biodiversity on Earth has plummeted almost a third in the past 35 years , and the pace of extinction is accelerating. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Other Blogging Articles · Social Networking / Blogs in Business · Communications & Virtual Presence Technologies.

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List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

offers an award-winning platform that facilitates the creation and management of these private business communities with world-class, easy-to-use tools that visually display relevant matches between people, companies, products - virtually anything.

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Collaboration Loop - IBM Launches Tool to Help Businesses Visualize Social Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Miscellaneous No Comments yet Feb 13th, 2009 | Venkatesh Rao GTD Summit, A Parable 2.0 First, there’s a quick look at the GTD Global Summit, an opportunity to drink the Kool-Aid of productivity, 2.0 Feb 25th, 2009 | Irwin Lazar An Alternative to SharePoint?

Collaboration Loop - Social Networking in the Enterprise: Examples at Work

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Miscellaneous No Comments yet Feb 13th, 2009 | Venkatesh Rao GTD Summit, A Parable 2.0 First, there’s a quick look at the GTD Global Summit, an opportunity to drink the Kool-Aid of productivity, 2.0 Feb 25th, 2009 | Irwin Lazar An Alternative to SharePoint?

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Collaboration Loop - Collaboration is About More Than Just Technology

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Miscellaneous No Comments yet Feb 13th, 2009 | Venkatesh Rao GTD Summit, A Parable 2.0 First, there’s a quick look at the GTD Global Summit, an opportunity to drink the Kool-Aid of productivity, 2.0 Feb 25th, 2009 | Irwin Lazar An Alternative to SharePoint?

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Collaboration Loop - Exploring Google Docs and Spreadsheets

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Miscellaneous No Comments yet Feb 13th, 2009 | Venkatesh Rao GTD Summit, A Parable 2.0 First, there’s a quick look at the GTD Global Summit, an opportunity to drink the Kool-Aid of productivity, 2.0 Feb 25th, 2009 | Irwin Lazar An Alternative to SharePoint?

Collaboration Loop - Social Networks vs. Online Communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Miscellaneous No Comments yet Feb 13th, 2009 | Venkatesh Rao GTD Summit, A Parable 2.0 First, there’s a quick look at the GTD Global Summit, an opportunity to drink the Kool-Aid of productivity, 2.0 Feb 20th, 2009 | Janetti Chon Crowdsourcing the Enterprise 2.0

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Human existence, already grim in much of the world, will become grimmer, then desperate, and the expansion of regions where humans cannot live will accelerate. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Whatwould be interesting would be to project it forward, assuming ahundred-fold or thousand-fold acceleration of rate of change. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

This economic improvement for 1-5% has come at anastronomical environmental cost, a massive increase in pollution andwaste, the desolation of much of the Earth, surpassing the climatechange tipping point, increasing global indebtedness to staggeringproportions, pushing us over the edge to the End of Oil and Water,ruining ecosystems in much of the world and accelerating ten-fold thebiodiversity loss that heralds the sixth Great Extinction in theplanets recorded history.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

This economic improvement for 1-5% has come at anastronomical environmental cost, a massive increase in pollution andwaste, the desolation of much of the Earth, surpassing the climatechange tipping point, increasing global indebtedness to staggeringproportions, pushing us over the edge to the End of Oil and Water,ruining ecosystems in much of the world and accelerating ten-fold thebiodiversity loss that heralds the sixth Great Extinction in theplanets recorded history.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Here are some of the data I would show them: Large corporations have, for years, been eliminating more jobs than they have created, and this trend is accelerating. Virtually all the new jobs that will be created in the next decade (all by small to medium sized employers)will be low-paying clerical, administrative, and retail sales andservice jobs. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In a recent speech ,a former premier says Alberta will have to go to the Supreme Court todefend the oil industrys right to pollute when it accelerates tarsands development next year, because the environmental damage will belike nothing Canada has ever seen or imagined. The list of products connectedto chronic diseases runs the gamut of virtually everything we have inour homes and offices, including substantially all man-made chemicalsand plastics.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In a recent speech ,a former premier says Alberta will have to go to the Supreme Court todefend the oil industrys right to pollute when it accelerates tarsands development next year, because the environmental damage will belike nothing Canada has ever seen or imagined. The list of products connectedto chronic diseases runs the gamut of virtually everything we have inour homes and offices, including substantially all man-made chemicalsand plastics.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Changes are occurring much faster than they predicted even acouple of years ago, and accelerating. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Other Blogging Articles · Social Networking / Blogs in Business · Communications & Virtual Presence Technologies. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Here are what I think were the twelve most important areas of expert consensus about the next pandemic: Most people cannot be expected to plan ahead or prepare for it: It is not in our nature to plan for eventualities until and unless weare convinced they are virtually certain and imminent. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Other Blogging Articles · Social Networking / Blogs in Business · Communications & Virtual Presence Technologies.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Here are what I think were the twelve most important areas of expert consensus about the next pandemic: Most people cannot be expected to plan ahead or prepare for it: It is not in our nature to plan for eventualities until and unless weare convinced they are virtually certain and imminent. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Other Blogging Articles · Social Networking / Blogs in Business · Communications & Virtual Presence Technologies.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

I waslistening today to a speech by our ghastly prime minister Harper, whois misrepresenting what his government is doing to protect biodiversityat an international meeting somewhere (hes actually doing less thannothing, with policies whose effect is to accelerate loss ofbiodiversity). Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Other Blogging Articles · Social Networking / Blogs in Business · Communications & Virtual Presence Technologies.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Polar ice melt is accelerating at a rate that surprises even climate scientists. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Other Blogging Articles · Social Networking / Blogs in Business · Communications & Virtual Presence Technologies. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Other Blogging Articles · Social Networking / Blogs in Business · Communications & Virtual Presence Technologies. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

The disparity isexpected to increase, and accelerate. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Other Blogging Articles · Social Networking / Blogs in Business · Communications & Virtual Presence Technologies. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Given the accelerating footprint of the averagehuman on the planet, in every nation, none of us can imagine what aworld with 14 billion humans would -- will -- be like. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Other Blogging Articles · Social Networking / Blogs in Business · Communications & Virtual Presence Technologies. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Meanwhile, as globalwarming starts an accelerated melt of the arctic permafrost ,and Northern towns are wracked by crisis, guess what the governmentsprepared to do to help these mini-New Orleans disaster areas? Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Other Blogging Articles · Social Networking / Blogs in Business · Communications & Virtual Presence Technologies. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

As Liz Kolbert reports in the New Yorker thisweek, string theory, the wildly convoluted and complex theory requiring11 dimensions, is on the line when the hugely expensive new EuropeanCERN accelerator tries once again to prove the existence ofhypothesized particles. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Other Blogging Articles · Social Networking / Blogs in Business · Communications & Virtual Presence Technologies.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

And, just as astonishingly, so doesBushs 2004 win, and the terrifying prospect that Republicanarch-conservatives could be poised to establish a dynasty in the USthat will accelerate the Cheney-Bush regimes project for endless war,bankrupting and dismantling government, and ending the separation ofchurch and state, and which will last until that countrys final,ghastly unraveling occurs (Im betting that will happen later thiscentury). Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

And, just as astonishingly, so doesBushs 2004 win, and the terrifying prospect that Republicanarch-conservatives could be poised to establish a dynasty in the USthat will accelerate the Cheney-Bush regimes project for endless war,bankrupting and dismantling government, and ending the separation ofchurch and state, and which will last until that countrys final,ghastly unraveling occurs (Im betting that will happen later thiscentury). Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Those in the light green bands are scrambling frantically tograb the steering wheel, the brakes, the accelerator, trying to get itback under control, yelling at the rest of us to " Do something!". It is already well underway, and accelerating at arate we are only just beginning to realize. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Other Blogging Articles · Social Networking / Blogs in Business · Communications & Virtual Presence Technologies.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Our extravagant, unsustainable economy depends onwasteful, accelerating, mindless consumption, so realizing thesealternative choices can take some thought, some time, and someresearch. Communication and information media: The Internet, more for virtual presence and connectivity than forcontent. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Other Blogging Articles · Social Networking / Blogs in Business · Communications & Virtual Presence Technologies.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

There are ways to accelerate learning about this.But it takes time and experience to figure this out. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Other Blogging Articles · Social Networking / Blogs in Business · Communications & Virtual Presence Technologies. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

The continuation and rapacity of our industrial economy,and the continuing exponential growth of human numbers, depend utterlyon this disconnection, in lands that have been stripped of everythingthat made them natural places, and expecially our cities (including thesuburbs, the exurbs, and the monoculture farm hinterlands that sprawloutwards at an ever-accelerating rate, until only the deserts, thearctic, the mountain tundra and other natural wastelands unfit forhuman habitation are left.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Idlove to talk to U PEI and recommend they set up something like UTS(University of Toronto Schools) and say to kids in middle school(because its in middle school -- junior high -- where we lose them) --Id like to talk about early education in a second -- But if U PEIcould say "If you really want to have an accelerated path weve got theschool for you. Personal Productivity Improvement & GTD. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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