Planetary Economics

Energy, Climate Change and the Three Domains of Sustainable Development

Author: Michael Grubb

Publisher:

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Category: Political Science

Page: 520

View: 774

How well do our assumptions about the global challenges of energy, environment and economic development fit the facts? Energy prices have varied hugely between countries and over time, yet the share of national income spent on energy has remained surprisingly constant. The foundational theories of economic growth account for only about half the growth observed in practice. Despite escalating warnings for more than two decades about the planetary risks of rising greenhouse gas emissions, most governments have seemed powerless to change course. Planetary Economics shows the surprising links between these seemingly unconnected facts. It argues that tackling the energy and environmental problems of the 21st Century requires three different domains of decision-making to be recognised and connected. Each domain involves different theoretical foundations, draws on different areas of evidence, and implies different policies. The book shows that the transformation of energy systems involves all three domains - and each is equally important. From them flow three pillars of policy – three quite distinct kinds of actions that need to be taken, which rest on fundamentally different principles. Any pillar on its own will fail. Only by understanding all three, and fitting them together, do we have any hope of changing course. And if we do, the oft-assumed conflict between economy and the environment dissolves – with potential for benefits to both. Planetary Economics charts how.

Planetary Economics

Energy, climate change and the three domains of sustainable development

Author: Michael Grubb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 548

View: 837

How well do our assumptions about the global challenges of energy, environment and economic development fit the facts? Energy prices have varied hugely between countries and over time, yet the share of national income spent on energy has remained surprisingly constant. The foundational theories of economic growth account for only about half the growth observed in practice. Despite escalating warnings for more than two decades about the planetary risks of rising greenhouse gas emissions, most governments have seemed powerless to change course. Planetary Economics shows the surprising links between these seemingly unconnected facts. It argues that tackling the energy and environmental problems of the 21st Century requires three different domains of decision-making to be recognised and connected. Each domain involves different theoretical foundations, draws on different areas of evidence, and implies different policies. The book shows that the transformation of energy systems involves all three domains - and each is equally important. From them flow three pillars of policy – three quite distinct kinds of actions that need to be taken, which rest on fundamentally different principles. Any pillar on its own will fail. Only by understanding all three, and fitting them together, do we have any hope of changing course. And if we do, the oft-assumed conflict between economy and the environment dissolves – with potential for benefits to both. Planetary Economics charts how.

PLANETARY ECONOMY

Author: FRASER MURISON. SMITH

Publisher: Springer Nature

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Planetary Rent

As an Instrument for Solving Global Problems

Author: Aleksandr Bezgodov

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 540

View: 771

The research monograph Planetary Rent as an Instrument for Solving Global Problems is by Professor Aleksandr V. Bezgodov, Doctor of Economics, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and General Director of the Planetary Development Institute in Dubai, UAE. It is a logical follow-up to the humanitarian manifesto Planetary Project: From Sustainable Development to Managed Harmony. The second Planetary Project book focuses on the economic mechanisms of implementing managed harmony. The monograph spells out an innovative theory of planetary rent as an instrument for building a planetary budget, which would provide funding for addressing global challenges. It would lay foundations for a new economic system, which meets the standards of biocompatibility and the fair distribution of world income. A universal civilization would be created built on harmony between nature and society. Rent evolution and types are analyzed. The need to institutionalize planetary rent is advocated that would contribute to the universal unification of norms and regulations of resource management based on the principles of saving nature, optimization, equality and symmetry. Planetary rent is the next historical phase of the institution of rent in which its innate contradiction of excess income is removed. Several scenarios of global economic development are investigated. A model of the planetary economy is described that is the result of the transition to the biocentric paradigm of human activity and Sixth Techno-economic paradigm technologies. The place and role of planetary rent is examined in a new reality.

The Origins of Planetary Ethics in the Philosophy of Russian Cosmism

Author: A. Bezgodov

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 704

View: 199

In this book, Aleksandr V. Bezgodov and Konstantin V. Barezhev formulate planetary ethics—the most important part of the philosophy of the Planetary Project. Planetary ethics represent the moral basis and value code for building a biocompatible, harmonious, and manageable civilization. They analyze the moral and ethical views of those Russian cosmists who belonged to the natural science branch of this unique philosophical, scientific, and cultural phenomenon. Looking at the world through the prism of a planetary-cosmic consciousness, cosmists developed a system of biocentric and humanistic values. Russian cosmism is a spiritual rebellion of life against chaos, death, and limitation. A combination of science, philosophy, poetry, and a certain utopianism extended on a universal scale makes Russian cosmism a prologue to the modern nonclassical, science-based worldview that emphasizes synergy and globalism. Back in the late nineteenth to early twentieth century, cosmists focused on a united humanity and the principles of a close relationship between man and the universe. This monograph lays the groundwork for the planetary ethics that originated in the philosophy of Russian cosmism. The monograph continues the series of books of the Planetary Project, Planetary Project: From Sustainable Development to Managed Harmony and Planetary Rent as an Instrument for Solving Global Problems.

New Approaches to Economic Challenges Beyond Growth Towards a New Economic Approach

Towards a New Economic Approach

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 45

View: 405

As the world’s leading intergovernmental forum on economic policy, the OECD has a central role to play in creating a new economic narrative. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría therefore invited a high-level group of experts to contribute their proposals on what needs to change in economic policy and policymaking. This report summarises their conclusions.

Teachings from the Sacred Triangle ? Volume 2

Author: David K. Miller

Publisher: Light Technology Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page:

View: 761

Good questions--Intriguing answers. The teachings continue . . . Your planet is at a dire crossroads from a physical standpoint, but from a spiritual standpoint, it is experiencing a great awakening. Never before have there been so many conscious lightworkers, awakened spiritual beings, and masters as there are on this planet now. A great sense of a spiritual harmony emanates from the many starseed groups, and there is also a new spiritual energy and force that is spreading throughout the planet. We want to send this special Arcturian frequency to Earth, because it will suddenly release energy toward higher light. It is a throbbing, pulsing frequency that will bring you into alignment with the Galactic Council, Andromedans, Pleiadians, and many higher levels of etheric energy. Together, we will help you to remove a very powerful block from within your mind, opening you very quickly and directly to receiving the light and consciousness from these other beings. You will then receive ideas and images about how to do certain things and how to heal certain things in the physical. Material problems, business problems, medical problems, and political problems--all aspects are now going to be open to the fifth-dimensional energy and the fifth-dimensional realm. Be prepared for the possibilities of disruptions in your life from various sources such as political upheavals and storms. As you prepare, know that you are going to be sheltered and protected. You will find that maintaining the energy contacts with Arcturian starseeds will create energy bridges of support that will sustain you through anything that will happen on this planet. The more bridges you create, the stronger your Group of Forty is going to be. It is important for all of you to focus on the bridges--the energy bridges that you have made in the group and the energy bridges that you make with us as a group.

The Sacred Universe

Earth, Spirituality, and Religion in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Thomas Berry

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 842

“Dedicated readers of ecology, theology, or religious philosophy will want to savor each one [of these essays]” from the renowned environmental thinker (Library Journal). A leading scholar, cultural historian, and Catholic priest who spent more than fifty years writing about our engagement with the Earth, Thomas Berry possessed prophetic insight into the rampant destruction of ecosystems and the extinction of species. In this book he makes a persuasive case for an interreligious dialogue that can better confront the environmental problems of the twenty-first century. These erudite and keenly sympathetic essays represent Berry’s best work, covering such issues as human beings’ modern alienation from nature and the possibilities of future, regenerative forms of religious experience. Asking that we create a new story of the universe and the emergence of the Earth within it, Berry resituates the human spirit within a sacred totality. “This book addresses how the history and diversity of world religions offer ways to engage with Earth; how it is necessary to connect with a spirituality that is Earth derived; how science can be in conversation with the religious sensibilities of wonder and awe; and how our relationship to the natural world is crucial to our spirituality. In the earliest essays, Berry sounds most optimistic and urges readers to reconcile modern impulses and technology with religious traditions.”—Publishers Weekly “Thomas Berry demonstrates in these papers the qualities he calls for: humanist vision and imagination.”—Resurgence

Colonialism, Han, and the Transformative Spirit

Author: Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 102

View: 843

Globalism, colonialism, and consumerism have caused unjust suffering (han), for the earth's exploited peoples and the exploited lands. To reverse this tragedy, we need to work for a safer, sustainable planet and renew our inspiration from God as the transforming Spirit who gives, sustains and empowers life to all.

Ascension Light Codes

The Will of Fire

Author: Greg P. Clarke

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 468

View: 746

The journey is fraught with many dangers; the chances of success are slim. But the servants of the Earth spirit know that they are the only hope for the planet’s ascension. To succeed, they must find the sacred Golden Spiral and the Earth’s light codes before the scheming Destroyer does. The quest will take them to the spiritual dimensions of other worlds aboard a soul ship called Auroras, chartered by High Command. The servants come from all different walks of life. They have been visited by the celestial spirits of their families’ spiritual DNA, in preparation for the task ahead. The group must travel to the Spiritual Emperor’s palace, and then on to Warrior Mountain, where the supreme Shakti Angel guards the sacred gemstone known as the Will of Fire. Back on Earth, the clock is ticking. The world’s portals have been shut down by terrorists, leaving soul ships backed up with their cargo. Meanwhile, Earth’s precious resources of love—which it sells on the intergalactic markets and relies on for trade and security—have been suspended. Only the team aboard the Auroras can restore balance to the world and prevent the Destroyer from claiming victory over light itself.

Contours of the World Economy 1-2030 AD

Essays in Macro-Economic History

Author: Angus Maddison

Publisher: OUP Oxford

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 436

View: 474

This book seeks to identify the forces which explain how and why some parts of the world have grown rich and others have lagged behind. Encompassing 2000 years of history, part 1 begins with the Roman Empire and explores the key factors that have influenced economic development in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. Part 2 covers the development of macroeconomic tools of analysis from the 17th century to the present. Part 3 looks to the future and considers what the shape of the world economy might be in 2030. Combining both the close quantitative analysis for which Professor Maddison is famous with a more qualitative approach that takes into account the complexity of the forces at work, this book provides students and all interested readers with a totally fascinating overview of world economic history. Professor Maddison has the unique ability to synthesise vast amounts of information into a clear narrative flow that entertains as well as informs, making this text an invaluable resource for all students and scholars, and anyone interested in trying to understand why some parts of the World are so much richer than others.

Hostage Spaces of the Contemporary Islamicate World

Phantom Territoriality

Author: Dejan Lukic

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 339

How is hostage space constructed? In this age-long procedure found in conflicts around the world, strange forms of terror and intimacy arise, particularly in the contemporary Islamic cultures of Chechnya, Albania, and Bosnia. This book investigates the modes of desire and politics found in kidnapping, in order to reveal the voices of victims and kidnappers that often remain closed up. Dejan Lukic explores the spaces where hostages and hostage takers come into contact - spaces of accident, sacrifice, hope, and catastrophe - or, in other words, the spaces that announce utopias bound to fail. In this book, the figures of the victim, the terrorist, the sovereign, the resistance fighter and the witness – among others – emerge with a new face; one that will contribute to our understandings of what it means to act politically and ethically today.

A New Economic System: Guide to Debt Elimination and Wealth Creation

Author: Yusef Rashid DeLaine

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 40

View: 294

The masses of human-beings on earth are struggling and suffering with poverty because the financial system of Capitalism is a pyramidal structure based upon "divide and conquer" that permits the top 5% to become wealthy at the expense of 95% of the masses of people thereby creating a working poor middle class and a permanent underclass through trickledown economics and debt accumulation. Conversely, Karl Marx's financial system of Socialism (Communism) redistributes wealth equally among the members of Society and eradicates poverty, but puts a ceiling on the amount of Wealth and Prosperity of its citizens; and does not eliminate debt for all of humanity. Furthermore, the financial system of Capitalistic-Socialism permits certain members of Society to become Wealthy, yet some of this wealth is also distributed among the less fortunate through the taxation of the wealthy, but this still does not create total wealth and prosperity and elimination of debt for all of humanity.

Helfort's War Book 3: The Battle of Devastation Reef

Author: Graham Sharp Paul

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 857

If he survives, hell just may freeze over. The savage Hammer Worlds are not only near invincible but almost certain to win their war to crush the Federated Worlds and control humanspace–unless the Feds can find and destroy their secret antimatter warhead facility. Only dreadnoughts, the lone Federated ships able to withstand antimatter missile attacks, can do the job, and only Lieutenant Michael Helfort has the skill to lead them. But skill may not be enough, because Helfort is more than the newly appointed captain: He’s a hero, and this means that his own senior officers want him to fail–and that the enemy’s kingpin wants him dead. Helfort’s early victories merely intensify everyone’s determination. No action is too low, no price too high, to bring him down–with treachery, or betrayal, or an offer he can’t refuse, even if it means selling out his own side.

Voices from the Environmental Movement

Perspectives For A New Era

Author: Donald Snow

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

View: 335

Reflecting upon a movement in transition, the authors conclude that only through a transformation among its leadership will the environmental movement meet the challenges of the coming decade effectively.

Time and Money

The Economy and the Planets

Author: Robert Gover

Publisher: Hopewell Publications

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 377

View: 159

Can the planets predict economic conditions? In Time and Money, best-selling author Robert Gover links the planets to major economic turning points in US history, going back to Columbus. Using planetary patterns that coincide with past economic hard times and social upheavals, Gover reveals why the 2000-teens are going to be the most horrendous decade in US history.

Beyond Profit and Self-interest

Economics with a Broader Scope

Author: Robert Scott Gassler

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 333

View: 240

Gassler (economics, Vrije U., Brussels) tries to establish some order in the chaos he sees resulting from economists expanding their portfolio to deal with just about everything in society. He does not offer a new theory, but reformulates existing theory to make it more applicable across disciplines, illuminate its limitations and point out necessary extensions, show its successes, and provide some new extensions of his own. First he sets out the scope, method, foundations, and taxonomy of the theory; then he surveys applications in such contexts as interactions, non-profits, and planets. He writes for upper-division, graduate, and professional economists who are conversant in intermediate microeconomic theory, multivariable calculus, and statistics. Annotation : 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Green Cities

Ecologically Sound Approaches to Urban Space

Author: David Gordon

Publisher: Black Rose Books Limited

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 299

View: 526

This anthology presents visions ecological urban models. "carves a scholarly depth into the radical changes needed to diffuse our urban crisis."--"Montreal Mirror" "the ideas it contains are so sane and sensible you'll end up wondering why civic politicians and officials have been dragging their heels on green issues"--"Books in Canada"

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

Author: Chris McCubbin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 320

View: 354

This strategy game comes through with brand new decisions to make, new technologies, and new elements that subtly enhance the basic premise of the Civilization genre. The new features include custom military units, terraforming, a new government model, and the alien landscape itself.