Monthly Archives: February 2014

UTSpeaks: Deluding Doubters – Is the media keeping us ignorant and aloof from the urgent warnings of science?

indexOn Wednesday 5th March, 2014 UTSpeaks will discuss the important role of the media spreading urgent scientific warnings and where this has fallen short in the past. Click here for the event brochure.

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When: Wednesday 5 March 2014 6:30 – 8:30pm
6.00pm drinks and canapés for 6:30pm Start.

Where: The Great Hall, Level 5, UTS Tower, Broadway, Ultimo
Parking is available for those with a disability or special need to drive: Peter Johnson Building, Basement Car Park, 702-730 Harris St. Ultimo.

RSVP: Tuesday 4 March 2014
Register attendance with Robert Button
Email: robert.button@uts.edu.au
Tel: 02 9514 1734

Science Explained

Graham H Pyke

Bee Foraging

Bee Foraging

What really is science, and the process whereby science is produced? Answering this question is fundamental to understanding and appreciating how science is incorporated into our lives.

Its consideration is also essential to evaluating criticisms that have been made, especially recently, with regard to both science and scientists. I here attempt to answer this question. Read the rest of this entry

A new website for education in sustainability.

Academics from the UTS Business School and UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) have come together to set up an educational website allowing for a range of disciplines to collaborate on sustainability education.

The initiative involves UTS academics such as Professor Sue Benn, Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at UTS Business School.

The website has gained widespread attention, with ‘Sustainability Matters’ writing an article about the site. Click here for the article

Visit the online portal at: www.sustainability.edu.au

Humanity’s Gamble

UntitledPaul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich

With more than a billion people going hungry and even more than that malnourished, This article warns that our current population growth cannot be sustained, that change is necessary to address world hunger and dwindling natural resources. Read the rest of this entry

Paul R Ehrlich in the news again.

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Paul Ehrlich

Sustainability Central Co- Founder, Paul Ehrlich is in the news again, this time for a public lecture he presented yesterday in the United States titled: “Can a Collapse of Global Civilization be Avoided?”

The story about his lecture and work was published in the Bloomberg Business Week, and can be seen by clicking here.

Sustainable Societies: The Australian Aboriginal Example

By Christine Turnbull and Paul R. Ehrlich

POst 32This fascinating article discusses the future of sustainability in Australia and how Indigenous Australians lived harmoniously with the land 45,000 years ago. Read the rest of this entry

Time for a New Environmentalism – by Erik Assadourian

Environmentalists can learn a lot from the successes of missionary religious movements – Erik Assadourian

photo 455555Since the early years of the environmental movement, some voices within the movement have pointed out that fighting power plants, dams, deforestation, mining, and roads is a game of defense, one that can never be won. As the late environmentalist Peter Berg used to say, such fights are “like running a battlefield aid station in a war against a killing machine that operates just beyond reach, and that shifts its ground after each seeming defeat.” In the 30 years since Berg uttered those words, the killing machine has only grown in size and power; meanwhile the environmental movement has mostly failed to evolve its tactics to go on the offensive. Read the rest of this entry

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