"System change is now inevitable. Either because we do something about it, or because we will be hit by climate change. '...

"We need to develop economic models that are fit for purpose. The current economic frameworks, the ones that dominate our governments, these frameworks... the current economic frameworks, the neoclassical, the market frameworks, can deal with small changes. It can tell you the difference, if a sock company puts up the price of socks, what the demand for socks will be. It cannot tell you about the sorts of system level changes we are talking about here. We would not use an understanding of laminar flow in fluid dynamics to understand turbulent flow. So why is it we are using marginal economics, small incremental change economics, to understand system level changes?"

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Great Harvest on Twitter Today!

The most time-consuming find is this one: Montreal bagels! I have no choice but to try recipe and report. Cursed internet! http://is.gd/vePl via http://is.gd/ukmA

  • @johndcook Radiohead/Brubek mashup: http://www.johndcook.com/blog/2009/02/27/music-in-54-time/
  • RT @thegreengrok Obama has relaunched a Bush climate initiative by convening 17 biggest economies for a meeting http://tinyurl.com/cwmrr3
  • RT @AlexSteffen "Climate deniers spin geoengineering as answer" article http://tinyurl.com/c42bpl . Fine article at WorldChanging.com .
  • @abhishektiwari Liked "Scientific Blogging: Ignore It and Be Ignored?" http://ff.im/2qk4f
  • @TEDchris Today's fascinating #TED talk on brain plasticity is gaining ground at digg. Will you help? http://digg.com/d1podh
  • @timoreilly Excellent: Google book search settlement deadline extended to Sept 4. http://bit.ly/nNrTB
  • @abhishektiwari Liked "Check out this great post about science blogging by Jean-Claude Bradley "Is it becoming dangerous NOT to..." http://ff.im/2qOeQ
  • @LizNeeley Now I love fish (species, not food) but this NYT article on fishless lakes is very cool. RT @conservationmag - http://tiny.cc/VUIJ4
  • @ianbicking RT @mudstuffing Huge Mexican Clay Stamps made from tires.... http://tinyurl.com/cpnefp (via @potteryblog)
  • @grist How this little piggy got the flu? RT @tomphilpott: My update on possible Smithfield/swine flu link: http://tinyurl.com/c89apr #swineflu
  • @LizNeeley Great essay on Two Cultures: need to align science/gov/literary intellectual camps. RT @2020science via @sciandthecity - http://bit.ly/vq5tx
  • @radar Ignite Seattle (and elsewhere) Tomorrow, 4/29 http://tinyurl.com/dmyzod
  • @timoreilly The Economist makes sense on why electric bikes may be better than electric cars. http://bit.ly/OspAL (via Saul Griffith in email)
Too much! This is what I call wealth, and yet nobody will even let me pay for it.

Anyway, do follow me on Twitter...

1 comment:

Somnolent Aphid said...

Damn you and your twitter harvest. I have work to do. Places to be. People to meet. I can't spend time listening to great mashups or reading about science. Next time I'll have to report you to Glenn Beck.