"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?"

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Planet 3.0

Please check out our new Planet3.0 sustainability news site.

I hope the quality of conversation that has emerged on this site, of which I am very proud, can be transferred and scaled up on Planet3.0. We have in mind a number of experiments to facilitate intelligent and informed conversation, but they need a nucleus of participants.

So especially if you have been a contributor at this site, I'd like to ask you for a modest if kind favor. Please sign in at the Planet3.0 site and participate in the conversation there. Let's show the world how it's done.


Rich Puchalsky said...

It's called Planet 3.0 because you need to go through three succeeding Email challenges, evidently.

Anna Haynes said...

Is "sign in" the same as "request an invite"?
(...which sounds like "request an invite to have my blog featured among the other P3 blogs"; esp. since it wanted a link to a sample of my writing; which put me off, at the time, as my blogs' caliber is not that of the extant P3 contributors'.)

i.e. a distinction between "discussion participant" and "presenter" might be helpful.

Anna Haynes said...

Also: I'm kind of down on commenting these days because it's evanescent (unless it's a faux pas in which case it'll be elevated & emblazoned in lights forever) - so - a) consider the opportunity cost of commenting; and b) consider increasing the value of commenting by recording/filtering the best of it for posterity (and easy access).

One way to facilitate ease-of-later-use might be with a custom comment form - taking the "title" field (that DeSmogBlog has, among others) and renaming it "In short:" or some such.

David B. Benson said...
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