Green movement an “abject failure”?

A great, provocative opinion piece appears in The Age today by the online editor of The Monthly, critiquing the green movement’s failure to-date “to convert scientific consensus [about global warming] into action”. The opening two paragraphs provide a sense of the overall message: IF THE civil rights movement were as unsuccessful as the environmental movement … [Read more…]

Mixed feelings following the Asia-Pacific Foresight Conference

Last week I attended the Asia-Pacific Foresight Conference, held in Perth, Australia. It was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect, expand our networks, etc. (like all good conferences) but on the flight back I was filled with mixed emotions and concerns about the conference and the futures field’s evolution. This reflection tries to capture some central … [Read more…]

PhD Application: Institute for Sustainable Futures

I’ve recently applied to do a PhD in ‘Sustainable Futures’ at the Institute for Sustainable Futures (which is located at University of Technology Sydney). I’ll find out soon if I’m successful, including – I hope – in securing a scholarship so I can do the PhD full-time. Proposed topic: “Understanding, using, and influencing the future: … [Read more…]