September 25th was Earth Overshoot Day. Just over three weeks ago, humanity began
living beyond its ecological means for this calendar year. Since that day, we are in the ecological equivalent of deficit
spending, using up resources at a rate faster than what the planet can
Today is Blog Action Day – the annual event that unites the world's bloggers in
posting about the same issue on the same day – and this year's issue is climate change. For my post, I'm going to point at an interesting initiative from those smart guys at IDEO to apply 'design thinking' to help imagine what life will be like 20 or 30 years from now. Thanks to global climate change this is a question we all think about, but the talk about our impact on the environment is often framed by abstract statistics. Living Climate Change is described as an "open forum for sharing solutions to
these problems". What I like about it is that, as Tim Brown describes in the short video below, it moves the conversation away from what we have to give up, and toward what we can create. It attempts to "ask the good questions an then bring them to life in an optimistic and real-world way", which is no bad thing. Go take a look.