Futures and foresight are used to look at scenarios of the possible, probable and desired futures. Let's work towards a desireable future, where our children's children will have a real choice of clean air, water and food and a happy life. As for the picture in the header, a possible future?
Futures and foresight are used to look at scenarios of the possible, probable and desired futures. Bill has successfully completed both Graduate Certertificate in Sustainability and a Graduate Certificate of Futures and Foresight, online with Swinburne University and the Australian Foresight Institute.
His aim was, as a farmer dedicated to creating a sustainable future, to gain a better understanding of the science underpinning his experience in sustainable farming and the future of farming in a world dominated by climate change and diminishing cheap energy.
Let's work towards a desireable future, where our children and future generations will remember us as having the courage and foresight to ensure that they have real and meaningful choice of a good and happy life.
"The End of Suburbia, Oil depletion and the collapse of the American dream."
A film review (DVD) by Bill Hill
"The End of Suburbia, Oil depletion and the collapse of the American dream," is an insightful look at the impact of energy descent on the lifestyle of the 50% of Americans that live in suburbia.
The video begins with a powerful metaphor for energy descent, that of a fuel gauge running on empty.
I would like to highlight some of the environmental impacts particularly relating to our land and water assets and the effect on native biodiversity in our farming systems.
If global warming and climate change really matter and we don't do anything to make our environment more sustainable, the results could be catastrophic.
The Tipping Point Could Come Earlier.
Inter Press Service, 11 August 2005 - A significant rise in temperatures across European cities suggests that a crucial two-degree rise in global temperature could come earlier than feared.