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How can we address the demographics of climate change?

On Tuesday I wrote about how our changing demographics could reduce our per person carbon emissions by 20% by 2060 but our increasing population will wipe out the per person benefits creating a two fold increase in carbon emissions if we do nothing. But this demographic analysis of carbon emissions highlights an interesting fact – the greatest […]

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10 Sustainable Business Stories Too Important to Miss from HBR

A great article on the 10 sustainable business stories from 2013 from Harvard Business Review. For those who are time strapped this time of year, below are the snippets of the hbr article, if you have more time or need something to read over the festive break read the full article. Here are the snippets […]

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Australia’s Fuel Security Risk – 3 days of hospital pharmacy and 7 days of food

I thought it might be timely to highlight the risk of our liquid fuel security, it is a “high risk, high likelihood” that we still aren’t taking seriously. Why is it timely? Asia Pacific extreme weather events. In February this year the NRMA (yep, the stalwart of liquid fuel use) produced an excellent report that […]

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Crickets versus Synthetic Meat – Now is your chance to try it

I have extolled the virtues of crickets as a protein source a few times in the past, and in my extensive survey of crickets versus synthetic meat 69% of the respondents said they would rather eat cricket than synthetic meat, 19% said they would rather be turn vegetarian than eat synthetic meat and only 11% […]

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What is sustainability – Ocean Fish Farming

Depleting fish stocks, super trawlers, fishing rights and increasing demand for fish to eat have all led to new forms of ‘farming’ fish. It makes sense – confine the space to an area that can be easily managed, net the farms to avoid other fish entering the enclosures, no need for trawlers and it avoid […]

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Environmental impact of synthetic meat and cricket flour

From the votes in so far, over 50% of voters would chose cricket flour over synthetic meat or being vegetarian. But what about the environmental impact? Well, not surprisingly synthetic meat has lower carbon emissions – synthetic cows don’t fart or poo! It has less land grab – synthetic cows don’t need to eat grass, […]

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Cricket flour or synthetic meat – which would you chose?

Food prices have increased astronomically, beef and lamb costs have grown due to costing externalities, fish stocks are depleted and we still need protein – would you chose cricket flour or the synthetic meat? This scenario is likely only 10-15 years away so it’s worth considering your answer now. I wrote a post last week […]

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