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Climate Change Solutions need adaptive management

Climate change solutions desperately need bipartisan political will and the input from the right collaborative experts, led by highly competent project managers – in order to deliver the outcomes needed in a specific time frame.

A multi disciplinary  systems thinking approach is needed

This will require an adaptive management method and a multi-disciplinary approach, just as  that applied by Gene Krantz from NASA when his astronauts’ lives were threatened by mishaps, during the Apollo missions –  Apollo 13 being the most dramatic.
Space ship earth’ needs people who are going to apply systems thinking to a total system overview.

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How Greenies Became Watermelons…

Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth will play host to a thought-provoking series of free public lectures with Naomi Oreskes, Professor of History & Science Studies, University of California, San Diego, and co-author of the new book Merchants of Doubt: How a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming. In these lectures, Naomi discusses her latest book (co-authored with Erik M. Conway), as she rolls back the rug on a dark corner of the American scientific community, showing how ideology and corporate interests, aided by a too-compliant media, have skewed public understanding of the some of the most pressing issues of our time, including climate change.


If you can’t get there, go to http://www.merchantsofdoubt.org The video on the home page is a compelling history of both climate change science and it’s ugly sister, climate change denial. And it answers in a most surprising way ‘how greenies became watermelons’…

Details of the free events are here http://www.asc.asn.au/2010/10/australian-tour-by-naomi-oreskes-author-of-merchants-of-doubt