The end of the world as we know it

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This article is a work in progress that describe the challenges and opportunities that we are posed by climate change and the need to live sustainability.

The topics to be expanded upon will be:

  • Where are we at?
  • Where do we need to get to?
  • Human behaviour and the psychology of change
  • Democracy and the failure of representation
  • Party politics
    • The source of party policies
    • The vagaries of pre-selection and factions
    • Elections - substance or sideshow?
    • The party line in parliaments
  • The blame game and adversarial contests
  • The tendency toward incrementalism and compromise
  • Case studies in perverse outcomes
    • Water resource management and supplies
    • Power generation and usage
    • The logging and woodchip industries
    • Transport - excessive carbon emissions
    • Housing and buildings - energy efficiency is still seen as optional and costly
  • Stakeholders and their interests
    • The Legislature (parliament)
    • The Executive (government departments)
    • The Judiciary
    • Education
    • Industry
    • NGOs
    • Scientists
    • Unions
    • The public (you and I)

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