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The future 2012

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Slides for discussing the future in the humans+the environment class.

Slides for discussing the future in the humans+the environment class.

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  • 1. Thinkingaboutthe future
  • 2. What will / shouldthe future look like?
  • 3. EcotopiaErnst Callenbach
  • 4. You havea modelof wherewe’re headedor should head.
  • 5. Sign your portrait of the future.Leave yourselfa few notes about it.Give it to a classmatefor safekeeping.
  • 6. “Everythingwe think we knowis a model.”
  • 7. What is a model?
  • 8. Whether mentalor mathematical,models area simplifiedrepresentation.
  • 9. Models can help usto understand things.
  • 10. All modelshave limitations.
  • 11. Models can be refined.
  • 12. The world is at, nearing, or past the points ofpeak production of critical nonrenewableresources...The global climate is being destabilized...Freshwater scarcity is a real or impendingproblem...World food production per capita is declining...Earth’s plant and animal species are beingdriven to extinction... The Post Carbon Reader
  • 13. Rapidly reduce dependence of fossil fuels.Adapt to the end of economic growth.Design and and provide a sustainable way oflife for 7 billion people.Deal with the environmental consequences ofthe last 100 years of fossil-fueled growth. The Post Carbon Reader
  • 14. Stories...
  • 15. help us communicateinformation about...situations (context)modelsexpectationsand more
  • 16. ClimateWisconsin.org
  • 17. ClimateWisconsin.org
  • 18. vs.
  • 19. ClimateWisconsin.org
  • 20. Stories...explainengage the imaginationspark new ideascreate a shared understandingpersuade Storytelling for User Experience
  • 21. EcotopiaErnst Callenbach
  • 22. Chapter 6
  • 23. Thinkingaboutthe future thinking
  • 24. ReadingAssignment
  • 25. Introduction
  • 26. Chapter 1
  • 27. Assignment 3
  • 28. Pick a system.Think about it.