Monthly Archives: November 2014
Yet another disappointing speculation by the world’s population as they helplessly await their inevitable fate of sustenance on this planet through decisions chalked out by Experts from Worlds Nations at the Summits on Climate Change beginning with RIO. Continue reading
Stanford March 2014, the ushering of the spring is momentarily broken by a sudden shower of unpredictable rain. Sitting in a room full of scientist and delegates, hydrologist ,geologist and conservation biologists I intently listened to Professor Gretchen Daily Co-Founder and the Director of The Natural Capital Project introduce the objectives of this path breaking science to merge biological conservation and ecology with economics. A diva in the area of sustainability research Gretchen is the ruling proponent of the science of evaluating ecosystem services as a measurable economic deliverable service to people and communities. Widely influential, in the United Nations latest incorporation of the clause of Ecosystem services evaluation as a parameter in the environmental impact assessment Gretchen and her work mainly addressed economic invisibility of nature has steered contemporary discourse on sustainability.
Contemporary society is in a transition and deep into the making of the first universal society for mankind, creation of a ‘one world’ where human wellbeing can no longer be separated from other human beings or from planetary welfare. Given the borderless and limitless nature of human existence today, this stage of human history is no less significant than when Nicolas Copernicus (1473-1543) first elaborated his heliocentric model that was the genesis of a huge epistemological shift in human development with the sun at the centre of the universe.
14th september 2014, the Prime Minister of a nation addressed its youngest members for the first time not as a politician or national leader but as a mentor, teacher “marg darshak”. For a nation thirsting for direction and moral guardianship the role of educators is not to be trivialized.