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!
Should we be more worried about not having enough, or not having the right kind of energy? Energies like coal, gas and uranium are found only in a few places in the world and they require huge military investment to secure them. Distributive energies are everywhere in the world. The sun shines all over the world every day, and the wind blows. We have enough distributed renewable green energy to provide for our species until kingdom come.
Where does the main responsibility lie for cutting carbon: with consumers, business or government? We need political mobilisation. We need to have the narrative spread and we need to engage every community with business, society and government to make this happen.
New Statesman - Q&A with Jeremy Rifkin Must read!