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Shades Of Green - Erik-Jan van Oosten

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Presentation given at the RUW Foundation opening activity of 2016

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Shades Of Green - Erik-Jan van Oosten

  1. 1. History of environmentalism Erik-Jan van Oosten Junior Coordinator RUW RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  2. 2. Content: • What are the “Shades of Green”? • The history of green thinking • Overview of current situation RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  3. 3. Lightest shade • Every problem can be solved with technology • The economy needs to grow forever • We can consume ourselves into sustainability
  4. 4. Darkest shade • Technology is the root of the problem • And so is the economy • Actually: civilisation itself is the problem • Capitalism (or more generally: Extractivism) need to be overthrown if we want to survive.
  5. 5. Timeline RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism Early history
  6. 6. “Activist” roots: Don Quichot RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  7. 7. Rousseau vs. Hobbes Before civilisation mankind lived in abundance and harmony with nature Life was solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short and in no way better before we became civilised. Noble wilde! Savage! RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  8. 8. Timeline Early history Essay on the principles of population Wealth of nations Jevons Paradox RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  9. 9. Thomas Malthus RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  10. 10. RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  11. 11. John miur RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  12. 12. Timeline 19th and begin of 20th century Essay on the principles of population Jevons Paradox Wealth of nations 1950’s Green revolution modernism
  13. 13. RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  14. 14. Timeline 19th and begin of 20th century Essay on the principles of population Jevons Paradox Wealth of nations 1950’s Green revolution modernism 1970’s Limits to growth Silent spring Small is beautiful Tragedy of the commons RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  15. 15. RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  16. 16. Limits to growth RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  17. 17. K. Hubbert, Peak Oil RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  18. 18. K. Hubbert, Peak Oil RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  19. 19. Determinist doomers: RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  20. 20. Determinist doomers: RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  21. 21. RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  22. 22. RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  23. 23. Timeline 19th and begin of 20th century Essay on the principles of population Jevons Paradox Wealth of nations 1950’s Green revolution modernism 1970’s Limits to growth Silent spring Small is beautiful Tragedy of the commons 1990’s Brundtland report Rio Summit Golden triangle RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  24. 24. RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  25. 25. The second-last successful global conference on climate change RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  26. 26. Timeline 19th and begin of 20th century Essay on the principles of population Jevons Paradox Wealth of nations 1950’s Green revolution modernism 1970’s Limits to growth Silent spring Small is beautiful Tragedy of the commons 1990’s Brundtland report Rio Summit Golden triangle Post 2008 Degrowth Sharing economy Climate justice ecomodernism RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  27. 27. Double crisis (1/2) RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  28. 28. RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism Double crisis (2/2)
  29. 29. RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  30. 30. RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  31. 31. Post 2008 environmentalism RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  32. 32. Post 2008 environmentalism RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  33. 33. Post 2008 environmentalism RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  34. 34. Post 2008 environmentalism: the Urgenda court case RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism
  35. 35. New era? RUW opening Activity – #ShadesOfGreen – The many colours of environmentalism

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