May 23, 2013 Conservation International Blog - Human Nature
China and the United States must undertake joint initiatives as populations grow and increase their demands on nature.
The world is sitting on a consumption time bomb. More consumers, higher consumption and more material intensity, coupled with diminishing supplies of natural capital, add up to a planet that is dangerously overspent and veering towards ecological bankruptcy in the not-too-distant future.
China and the United States — the two largest consuming nations with combined GDPs comprising one-third of global Gross Domestic Product — find themselves at the center of a potential catastrophe, in which human demand outspends Earth’s supplies.... http://blog.conservation.org/2013/05/a-sustainable-future-relies-on-us-china-collaboration/
May 28, 2013 Scientific America
THE EMERGING FIELD OF HUMAN MACROECOLOGY : Macroecology considers the human species as functioning within the constraints of the natural world, rather than being uniquely divorced from natural resource limitations. This conceptual approach cuts across disciplines ranging from physics and ecology to anthropology and economics (Burnside et al. 2012), creating the opportunity for unprecedented synergy between fields... http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2013/05/28/the-emerging-field-of-human-macroecology/
May 27, 2013 Truthout
CONSUMERISM AND ITS DISCONTENTS http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/16582-consumerism-and-its-discontents
May 28, 2013 Common Dreams - Robert Reich
BEWARE CAPITALIST TOOLS http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/05/28-3