Great points Schalk.

It is commonly ignored in all financial calculations and political debate that how changing a single parameter can make so much of a difference.

Everyone talks about saving future generation, but no one (or few) actually understand the significance of the discount rate. In real world, it is not the emotions, but the discount rate that is the main decision parameter through which we assign importance to our future.

A simple, yet effective way of preserving future is often lost in financial spreadsheets.

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Excellent points Baird.

I completely agree that we are taught results and outputs of what others have already done. While this important, the most vital part of science education is developing a scientific mindset, which includes motivation, perseverance, patience, grit, etc. Learning how to get results in a scientific way…

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You mentioned quite relevant point. All the sustainable development discourse has been created and advocated mainly by a few in wealthy countries or their representatives everywhere else. It is like they define the problem and solutions on behalf of 99%.

The issue is that local action cannot take place without…

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Sourabh Jain

Sourabh Jain

Postdoctoral scholar who applies systems thinking to model circular economy running on 100% renewable energy systems and zero waste.