|CWR Presents: : Building Global Resilience: Recognizing There Is A Next Generation.
This talk is about the importance and suggestions for building global resilience for the benefits of our next generation and us. The content is effectively addressing the four focuses summarized below,
The History of life: 5 Million years of building the DNA inventory
* Responding to the interglacial periodicity: building the world
* The stability through diversity; filling habitats
* Last ice age: tempering our genes
* Warming since last ice age: Switching on aggression
Change in the name of progress, technologies of the 1900's
* Anthropogenic emissions have triggering new carbon emission loops
* Homogenization of habitats is leading to species instabilities
* Globalization is leading to economic chaos & preventing sustainability through wealth inequality
* Drugs, sex and earphones are leading to social, mental and cultural instabilities
The challenge for the 21st Century: The consequences of simplification
* Global warming abatement requires carbon sequestration, not only emission reductions
* Biodiversity needs to be restored to ensure sustainable carbon cycles
* The movement of capital needs to constrained to benefiting productivity.
* Multiculturalism & globalization needs to be slowed to re-establish icon of life
Moreover, where there is a will there is a way! Ten suggestions for building resilience are given at the end of the talk.
The talk is an opening address given by Prof. Jorg Imberger in the International iesp-Workshop, from which resilience as requirement for sustainable development has been discussed. The workshop is aiming to provide a contribution to tackle the earth crises and was held at Munich, Germany 28-30 March, 2012.
PS* This seminar is free and open to the public, no RSVP required.
Jörg Imberger, Professor of Environmental Engineering, Centre for Water Research, UWA,
Blakers Lecture Room, Ground Floor, Mathematics Building, University of Western Australia
: 6488 7565
Wed, 18 Apr 2012 16:00
Wed, 18 Apr 2012 17:00
Askale Abebe <[email protected]>
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:08
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