ISS Intermountain Sustainability Summit - Morning Keynote
From Taylor Hepworth  Created from Intermountain Sustainability Summit - Morning Keynote by Bonnie Christiansen
March 17, 2022
UNBREAKABLE: What We All Need to Understand about Physics and Economy
Rob Davies, Physicist and Climate Communicator
Fundamental to reshaping our future, is re-formulating the economic foundations of our present.
Fossil fuels are not driving climate change… our economics is.
Agriculture is not driving the Amazon to the brink… our economics is.
Reckless pollution and extraction are not driving a massive biodiversity crisis and the Sixth Great Extinction… our economics is.
Avarice and sloth are not driving hyper-inequity across the globe… our economics is.
But when the talk turns to economics, eyes glaze over as "macro-this" and "micro-plasticity-that" drag us all into an intricate world of Nobel Prizes and game theory. But one needn’t understand the first thing about economics, to understand the main thing about economics: Physics. Easy physics. Clear physics. You’re gonna love this physics, physics. I’m going to tell you a clear, simple story about economics. Using physics. It’s going to hurt a little… and it’s going to help a lot.---
Zoom Recording ID: 91406007034 UUID: dLzcVJIMQlm99TxJvJf97A== Meeting Time: 2022-03-17 01:52:45pm