I'm a Futurist on the journey from Ego to Eco, Author of 5 books (see below), and a global keynote speaker and strategist on media, social technologies, communications, sustainability, and 'Green Futures'. My main site and Futurist blog is at www.futuristgerd.com I am also the CEO of http://www.thefuturesagency.com Here, I focus on green future scenarios and green business trends, sustainable economics and what has been termed Natural Capitalism, as well as on renewable and networked energy and the idea of adapting internet, networked-society principles to the planet's most urgent climate and environment issues. In the near future, this will also become the home of the GreenFuturists group - stay tuned!

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CO2 surge drove greenhouse gas levels to new high in 2013 - WMO

GENEVA, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse hit a record in 2013 as carbon dioxide concentrations grew at the fastest rate since reliable global records began, the World Meteorological Organization said on Tuesday.

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The sharing economy comes home in Cohousing

Copper Lane, a cohousing project in London, shows how design by committee doesn’t have to look like a camel.

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Why co-ops are the future of the American economy

When American politicians and commentators discuss inequality and poverty, they do so almost exclusively in ways that do little to empower workers. Instead the debates typically focus on what government can do in a top-down fashion to either diminish inequality or discipline the poor.

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Sharing Economy Leaders Will Be the New “Demons,” as Airbnb and Uber Leapfrog Over Traditional Hotels and Taxis

The sharing economy sector - where people with average holdings use their homes, cars, skills, and tools to make a living and pay their bills - passed a major milestone in 2014: it generated its first billionaires - the founders of room-sharing site Airbnb.

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Camera falls from airplane and lands in pig pen—MUST WATCH END!! (by Mia Munselle)

This is seriously funny - and can’t think of a better commercial for GoPro either!!! wow

RSA Shorts - How Cooking Can Change Your Life (by The RSA)

Great video, and be sure to read this Huffington Post piece on the same topic: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/16/michael-pollan-rsa-short-food_n_4604424.html

How The Corporate World Fuels Our Junk Food Addiction: “They don’t talk about addiction in the food industry even though they traffic in addiction. They talk about cravability,” explains writer and activist Michael Pollan in the latest RSA short.

The Joni Mitchell Interview- A CBC Music Exclusive (by CBC Music)

Amazing, still, at 70. I’m a huge fan


The Third Industrial Revolution An Interview with Author Jeremy Rifkin (by gh france)