- Alice-Marie Archer
- Bristol, Uk
- United Kingdom
DIrector - the Schumacher Institute, The Schumacher Institute
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How is industry preparing for a resource scarce future?
I've been reading about trajectories for resource availability, and the geopolitical context for the extraction of certain nonrenewable natural materials. It has me thinking - wow so how are we preparing for this? Firstly I'm looking for ideas and examples of how industry is preparing for resource scarcity. I found the above TED talks but am surprised that there isn't more out there on this issue! I also want to be better able to gauge the whole issue - so your thoughts are welcomed!
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WOW Appreciating the comments!!!
I have some slides to share from a seminar we ran in Bristol on the subject and we are going to keep looking at this - I hope I can put together some sort of literature review and offer it up here too.
Slides - http://www.convergeproject.org/node/111
Eric - I think the slides might be useful for you - the source list is at the end.
Julie Ann - thanks very true - we've created so many convolutions in stuff-money system that I can barely follow the causalities. Capitalism (Edwin) might be better if we didn't keep creating these bizarre bypasses that don't suffer the normal feedbacks.
Edwin - a guy at the seminar (from whence came the slides) talked about how his phone had consumed his computer, calculator and various other devices - I guess that's progress fuelled by capitalism, so in some ways it does work.
Lindsay - I hear you on the energy for one world - that looks amazing - I'll look at this more with the CONVERGE project team as they are all about these fairness building mechanisms - also thinking about Edwin's comment on your capitalism post - did Oil bring the end of slavery then?
Brandur - I'm just starting to look at these types of substitutes - thanks for the heads up!
Matt - yes I'm inclined to agree - so far the lit review shows that industry is more reactive than strategic towards resource shortages.
Thanks all SO MUCH for participating in this conversation!