Growth Mania
220 views | +0 today
Follow
 
Scooped by GrowthBusters
onto Growth Mania
Scoop.it!

GDP: Vital Gauge or Testosterone Supercharged Distraction?

GDP: Vital Gauge or Testosterone Supercharged Distraction? | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Last Sunday’s New York Times made our Wall of Fame on Monday with an intelligent op-ed about how declining fertility rates is more good news than bad. Our global obsession with economic growth, however, joins overpopulation on the list of humankind’s suicidal behaviors. So my delight on Sunday was tempered somewhat by the Off the Shelf book review ...
more...
No comment yet.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by GrowthBusters
Scoop.it!

Acting Against Our Interests: Paul Ehrlich (#110 Encore) - Conversation Earth

Acting Against Our Interests: Paul Ehrlich (#110 Encore) - Conversation Earth | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Today it could be argued that human beings daily act against our own self-interest. How? Biologist Paul Ehrlich and fellow scientists tell us we are expanding our population and economy beyond the Earth’s carrying capacity– at our peril. Why do we insist on continuing? Humanity in the last few hundred years has become the dominant …
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GrowthBusters
Scoop.it!

Water Insanity in the West & Sustainable Ecological Footprint

Stream Water Insanity in the West & Sustainable Ecological Footprint by GrowthBusters from desktop or your mobile device
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GrowthBusters
Scoop.it!

A Cruel Hoax: Stephanie Mills (#106 Encore) - Conversation Earth

A Cruel Hoax: Stephanie Mills (#106 Encore) - Conversation Earth | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Stephanie Mills made headlines in the Spring of 1969 when she vowed, in her commencement address, to conceive no children. “Our days as a race on this planet are, at this moment, numbered,” she proclaimed, “and the reason for our finite, unrosy future is that we are breeding ourselves out of existence.” This is one …
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GrowthBusters
Scoop.it!

Ecological Amnesia: Winona LaDuke (#104 Encore) - Conversation Earth

Ecological Amnesia: Winona LaDuke (#104 Encore) - Conversation Earth | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
“I don’t think there’s a lot of excuses, frankly, for not doing the right thing.” Anishinaabe orator, author, economist and activist Winona LaDuke doesn’t mince words in her quest to light a path for us to “hang around another thousand years.” Winona observes that we are “doing things only addicts would do,” including sedating ourselves …
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GrowthBusters
Scoop.it!

One Action Reduces Your Carbon Footprint 100 Times More Than Driving a Hybrid | Growth Bias Busted

Would you be surprised to find that having fewer children is the most effective way to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions? I'm excited to honor Seth Wynes and
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GrowthBusters
Scoop.it!

Rare Good Coverage of Human Overpopulation | Growth Bias Busted

Wall of Fame honors all around for news coverage that tells the public what it needs to know about human overpopulation. Zoo’s Condom Giveaway Brings Awareness
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GrowthBusters
Scoop.it!

Richard Heinberg: Peak Everything

Great sneak preview of interview from upcoming The Local Food Summit
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GrowthBusters
Scoop.it!

Colorado Governor Needs 12-Step Program | Growth Bias Busted

While most politicians promise, pursue, and extoll the virtues of economic growth, they generally shy away from public admissions they’re chasing population
GrowthBusters's insight:
Governor actually admits he doesn't want the public to wise up about costs of growth.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GrowthBusters
Scoop.it!

Improved Reporting on Population Decline | Growth Bias Busted

I was prepared to slap this story onto the Wall of Shame when I saw the headline. After all, it’s just another worry piece about a “birth dearth” in a nation
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GrowthBusters
Scoop.it!

Bill Nye Actually Discusses Planet-Saving Policy | Growth Bias Busted

This is a first for Growth Bias Busted. We honor someone on the Wall of Fame and someone on the Wall of Shame in the same post. Kudos to Bill Nye, known as “the
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by GrowthBusters from Sustain Our Earth
Scoop.it!

It’s the end of the world and we know it: Scientists in many disciplines see apocalypse, soon

It’s the end of the world and we know it: Scientists in many disciplines see apocalypse, soon | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Stephen Hawking is one of many scientists who see the possible near-term demise of our species. Spend that 401k!
Via SustainOurEarth
GrowthBusters's insight:
Nice to see this kind of honesty and accuracy...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GrowthBusters
Scoop.it!

Collision Course: Kerryn Higgs (#211) - Conversation Earth

Collision Course: Kerryn Higgs (#211) - Conversation Earth | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
How and why did our society come to value economic growth so highly that we pursue it at the risk of our long-term survival? For some time scientists have warned that human civilization is living beyond the ecological means of our planet. Yet our commitment to economic growth is unwavering. Australian writer Kerryn Higgs chronicled …
GrowthBusters's insight:
This interviewee has thoroughly researched and documented the sources of spin and propaganda keeping us on a collision course with the laws of nature.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GrowthBusters
Scoop.it!

Running on Empty: Rex Weyler (#109 Encore) - Conversation Earth

Running on Empty: Rex Weyler (#109 Encore) - Conversation Earth | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Rex Weyler has lived the life dreamed of by those who want to make a difference. As a young man he joined early Greenpeace expeditions to document and stop commercial whaling. He went on to co-found Greenpeace International, and as a journalist has covered the subject of ecology extensively. The human machine is just steamrolling…toward …
GrowthBusters's insight:
Real wisdom about overshoot and sustainability
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GrowthBusters
Scoop.it!

Royal Couple's Third Child a Missed Opportunity | Growth Bias Busted

Royal Couple's Third Child a Missed Opportunity | Growth Bias Busted | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
I felt a pang of sadness Monday when Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton announced they're expecting a third child. A day later I was glad to learn
GrowthBusters's insight:
Would have been great to see the Royal couple stop at one, or even two.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GrowthBusters
Scoop.it!

Rewriting Our Cultural Narrative: William Rees (#105 Encore) - Conversation Earth

Rewriting Our Cultural Narrative: William Rees (#105 Encore) - Conversation Earth | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
How big is your ecological footprint? Probably bigger than you think. After all, out of sight, out of mind. As an originator of ecological footprint analysis, population ecologist William Rees knows a thing or two about our impact on the planet. In this interview he provides some fascinating, and surprising insights. This is one of …
GrowthBusters's insight:
This interview a great overview of limits to growth and why we ignore them so far.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GrowthBusters
Scoop.it!

Ed Begley Goes Where No Star Has Gone Before | Growth Bias Busted

Ed Begley Goes Where No Star Has Gone Before | Growth Bias Busted | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Two green thumbs up, kudos and thanks to Ed Begley, Jr. for daring to "risk" his reputation speaking up for a topic that has long been taboo. Ed puts the rest
GrowthBusters's insight:
Great to see a star with the confidence and courage to speak up for a cause that's long been taboo.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GrowthBusters
Scoop.it!

Ignorant Response to Good Reporting on Climate/Family Size Connection | Growth Bias Busted

Ignorant Response to Good Reporting on Climate/Family Size Connection | Growth Bias Busted | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Today we have a mixed bag. I have an example of outstanding media coverage of a growth issue, but – because of that excellent reporting, we also were treated to
GrowthBusters's insight:
Very aggravating to see such ignorant responses to an important story and good reporting.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GrowthBusters
Scoop.it!

If You Love Kids – Don’t Have Any More | GrowthBusters

If You Love Kids – Don’t Have Any More | GrowthBusters | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
July 11 is World Population Day. We recently passed 7.6 billion humans alive on the planet, while scientists’ best estimates place sustainable world population
GrowthBusters's insight:
This conversation a promising development!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GrowthBusters
Scoop.it!

Bill Maher Honors Childfree Choice | Growth Bias Busted

Bill Maher once again adorns our Wall of Fame, this time for his suggestion that we add another holiday on top of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, to honor people
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GrowthBusters
Scoop.it!

Near-Term Human Extinction: Guy McPherson (#218) - Conversation Earth

Near-Term Human Extinction: Guy McPherson (#218) - Conversation Earth | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
Award-winning scientist Dr. Guy McPherson has concluded that for human civilization, the end is near. He advises the rate of change of our climate is increasing far more rapidly than we are being told, and this puts us on his endangered species list. In this 2017 interview, McPherson reveals why the International Panel on Climate …
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GrowthBusters
Scoop.it!

Overpopulation is No Hoax (duh) | Growth Bias Busted

The long reach of the mega-capitalist Koch brothers makes the Wall of Shame today. One of their mouthpieces, Walter E. Williams, shares the shame with his May
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GrowthBusters
Scoop.it!

Webinar June 14: Great Transition Initiative | GrowthBusters

Learn about an exciting paradigm-shifting initiative at the next free GrowthBusters webinar. Please join me for an engaging conversation about how we can
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GrowthBusters
Scoop.it!

Everything You Want to Know About Population: Bill Ryerson (#213) - Conversation Earth

Everything You Want to Know About Population: Bill Ryerson (#213) - Conversation Earth | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
World population passed the 7.5 billion mark in the Spring of 2017, and it could rise to 11 billion by the turn of the century. If we keep adding over 200,000 to the population every day as we do now, and we don’t suffer a “massive die-off,” that figure will be closer to 30 billion. …
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by GrowthBusters
Scoop.it!

White House Celebrates Snail’s Pace GDP Growth | Growth Bias Busted

White House Celebrates Snail’s Pace GDP Growth | Growth Bias Busted | Growth Mania | Scoop.it
On Friday the U.S. Commerce Department reported: “Consumers pulled back sharply on spending in early 2017…reducing the economy’s quarterly growth to its
more...
No comment yet.