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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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    The future 2012 The future 2012 Presentation Transcript

    • Thinkingaboutthe future
    • What will / shouldthe future look like?
    • EcotopiaErnst Callenbach
    • You havea modelof wherewe’re headedor should head.
    • Sign your portrait of the future.Leave yourselfa few notes about it.Give it to a classmatefor safekeeping.
    • “Everythingwe think we knowis a model.”
    • What is a model?
    • Whether mentalor mathematical,models area simplifiedrepresentation.
    • Models can help usto understand things.
    • All modelshave limitations.
    • Models can be refined.
    • 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
    • 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
    • Stories...
    • help us communicateinformation about...situations (context)modelsexpectationsand more
    • ClimateWisconsin.org
    • ClimateWisconsin.org
    • vs.
    • ClimateWisconsin.org
    • Stories...explainengage the imaginationspark new ideascreate a shared understandingpersuade Storytelling for User Experience
    • EcotopiaErnst Callenbach
    • Chapter 6
    • Thinkingaboutthe future thinking
    • ReadingAssignment
    • Introduction
    • Chapter 1
    • Assignment 3
    • Pick a system.Think about it.