Keep humanity going 

Sustainability is slippery. It’s hard to define and even harder to achieve when the usual definition says “use a resource but also keep it for later”. Finding sustainability for food, ecology and diet is the only way to avoid humanity falling off a cliff of hunger, pestilence or worse. This sFED theme is about how we can become truly sustainable to 2050 and beyond.

Explore the posts below to restart your sustainability journey.

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What is good sustainability?

Sustainability…. good luck with that one. The ‘cake and eat it’ formal definition is near impossible given a planet full of humans. We have a slightly different take — solve FED and sustainability is possible...

Sustainability Topics

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Is the energy transition easy?

Few people alive today can remember when society ran on horsepower—power equal to 550 foot-pounds per second that an imaginary horse could muster. Such meagre power barely touches the sides today.

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Is development sustainable?

Sustainable development has been around for 35 years, and the UN has a whole set of poverty alleviation goals built around it. So why the question mark in the title of this post?

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Is coal sustainable?

When the Victorians discovered coal at the start of the industrial revolution, it changed the world. But was it a sustainable resource? Back then, they didn’t even think to ask the question.

Is your breakfast sustainable?

Hobbit meal times are breakfasting at 7 am, second breakfast at 9 am, elevenses, luncheon at 1 pm, then afternoon tea at 3 pm. What have Middle-Earth meal times got to do with sustainability?

Coal-fired Teslas

Electric cars are touted as the transport solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving the planet from excessive warming. If only it were so simple...

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How full is the food glass?

Many believe humanity continues inextricable progress. Others that we career towards a cliff of resource scarcity. Is the glass half full or half-empty? There is a way to find out...

wind farm on a hill for sustainable energy

What is sustainability?

Sustainability…. good luck with that one. The ‘cake and eat it’ formal definition is near impossible given a planet full of humans. We have a slightly different take — solve FED and sustainability is possible...

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