Today we reproduce the paper by Jesse Ausubel (Rockefeller University) that presents a thoroughly contrasting and generally positive view to that we reviewed last week from Pope Francis encyclical Laudato Si, which presented the meme in today’s world that we are slowly (or perhaps even rapidly in some instances) destroying our global environment. The positive trends Ausubel analyzes and presents are compelling considered in themselves, but leave out the higher recursion level, which is no doubt present in the context of massive degradation, not only of oceans which ausubel recognizes but also of most natural systems despite the positive afforestation and return of lands to nature that do exist.
Dear Future Ready Now co-design Lab guests,
It is with much regret that we are forced to move the dates of our work session to September 19-22, 2015.
All of us, organizers, conveners, co-founders and guests alike have worked hard and adjusted our schedules to be able to join forces in Milan and be part of this important work session. World Expo organizers have been a backbone of the effort, working behind the scenes to support the execution of this program, providing access to the public event, key in raising awareness and positioning our session, and also facilitating the venue and some funding to make it happen. Recent developments and conflicting high level events with World Expo made it necessary to reschedule their public event of June 22, and therefore their support of our associated June program as well.