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5 transformational policies for a prosperous and sustainable world | Johan Rockström

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In a talk about how we can build a robust future without wrecking the planet, sustainability expert Johan Rockström debuts the Earth3 model — a new methodology that combines the UN Sustainable Development Goals with the nine planetary boundaries, beyond which earth's vital systems could become unstable. Learn more about five transformational policies that could help us achieve inclusive and prosperous world development while keeping the earth stable and resilient.

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38 Comments on 5 transformational policies for a prosperous and sustainable world | Johan Rockström

  1. Kacper Pawlikowski // 7th November 2018 at 3:55 pm // Reply


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  3. Paris agreement failed politically motivated people work

  4. DiscoverYourAwesomeness // 7th November 2018 at 3:56 pm // Reply

    *We are all born mad. Some remain so.*
    *–Charles Bukowski*

    • DiscoverYourAwesomeness // 7th November 2018 at 5:09 pm // Reply

      +Bikiron Just trying to promote my channel bro. 🙂

    • +DiscoverYourAwesomeness , I love your quotes . I just made a simple joke . Just a small advice , plz also write the name of that person who quoted the lines.

    • DiscoverYourAwesomeness // 7th November 2018 at 5:27 pm // Reply

      +Bikiron You are right, I will. I am editing this post as a matter of fact. All the best! 🙂

    • +DiscoverYourAwesomeness , Bro ,Charles Bukowski was so right when he quoted those lines. The world actually is an asylum where majority of us are infected by this disease ” Material Madness “.

    • DiscoverYourAwesomeness // 7th November 2018 at 9:15 pm // Reply

      +Bikiron Yes, that’s serious illness.

  5. יובל זרצקי // 7th November 2018 at 3:56 pm // Reply


  6. The Blood Of Ogun #AfricanGodOfWar #B1 // 7th November 2018 at 3:57 pm // Reply

    Should change the name of this YouTube channel from TED to “PED” (As in PEDophile).

  7. Jim Griffiths // 7th November 2018 at 3:59 pm // Reply

    Can they fit more Agenda 21 trigger words in the title?
    _EDIT: __00:56__ – Oh, I see. More trigger words here._

  8. Goood video

  9. I want to clear my throat.

  10. Joshua Boutilier // 7th November 2018 at 4:15 pm // Reply

    I love this. Having a real model with predictions for various paths we can take into the future does so much to take the hand waving out of conversations about which policies we should advocate for. I would love to see this, or similar work, become mainstream knowledge. It would do so much to help pressure our policy makers to make good decisions if we pushed for their adherence.

  11. Central planning by unelected bureaucrats.

    • Good comment, we can’t stand the Koch brothers, american enterprise instute, cato institute, federalist society, hoover institute, or the other unelected bureaucrats either! Welcome aboard dear brother

  12. Lvl99 WhiteMage // 7th November 2018 at 4:22 pm // Reply

    This is what happens when ideology trumps science. So many of these policies would do the OPPOSITE of what they are trying to accomplish like redistribution schemes and investing in wind and solar. Why wont these guys see that top down solutions do not work.

  13. Capitalism (aka FREEDOM) solves all those issues, BTW.

    • Divergent Evolution // 7th November 2018 at 4:42 pm // Reply

      You do realize that capitalist nations have killed far far more people than communist or socialist nations have, right? I mean, imo, they are all obvious wrong and failures, especially capitalism, but I mean, who do you think you are? How dare you sit there soaked in the blood of your ideology and call out others for having blood on them as well. How dare you.

    • Lets just all agree that Stalin fucked up an ruined the term communism, we need a new label

    • Agree, unfortunately we dont have capitalism in the US. We have an oligharcy of .01% running the entire planet. Politians in the pockets of owners of antiquated business models. Capitalism unleashed on this prolem (which is an opportunity in disguise) would be much more effective. Solving this puzzle will create the greatest increase in jobs & wealth for the greatest number of people in history. The nation that figures it out earliest will reap the greatest reward. In the late 1800’s the majority hated trains, electrticity, autos. They often considered them the devils business. Same thing for oil coal natural gas.

    • +Divergent Evolution capitalism is what people make it to be. It can and has been pointed in different directions. Re-orient capitalism to the monumental task in front of us wind it up and let it go.

    • Leo Schlichter lol, we haven’t even scratched the surface of the Earth and you think we have depleted its resources already. Then again, capitalism doesn’t require infinite growth, just freedom. Another lie told by commies.

  14. Nikola Demitri // 7th November 2018 at 4:53 pm // Reply

    I’m not even going to look through these comments, not that I typically do anymore, anyway.. I’m quite certain that there will be plenty of hardline right wing ppl freaking out, calling climate change a hoax, calling this dude an “SJW” bc he dared to talk about equality, and calling him a social bc he dared talk about wealth redistribution. You can settle down, my fascy friends, he’s clearly still talking about economic growth within a capitalist paradigm.

    Speaking of capitalism, I wonder if the model accounted for the crises of capitalism we’re seeing right now: the rise of hardline, authoritarian far right, and yes, fascist leaders and movements, across the globe. By the sounds of it, the economic goals that the model seeks to hit wouldn’t be workable within the current neoliberal economic era, and I do think moving towards a social democrat state would improve economic conditions in such a way that would push back against this far right movement, but economics aren’t good enough to account for the problem. He mentioned education, and a lack of education definitely accounts for the problem to a large degree, but that’s only going to be especially effective on future generations, and much less effective on folks currently brainwashed by these movements.

    This is not a small problem, it’s an existential threat to life on this planet (eg – Bolsonaro’s privatization of the rainforest, Trump writ large, etc), and it absolutely has to be addressed/extinguished if a plan like this is ever going to work. Let’s just hope that can happen without serious war, maybe world war, maybe even nuclear war, taking place. I’d really like to know if this model accounts for all of these things, bc if it doesn’t, it seems rather incomplete.

  15. Soooo many assumptions in this talk. I wonder if anyone is considering that if we rebuild lost soil in brittle climate regions (80% of land mass) we can sink all the carbon spewed out since 1900 in one inch of topsoil and it’s bio matter.

  16. This is a very fascinating topic, more people should be talking about this

  17. Proving the Left is truly psychotic.

  18. That people like this guys team, and many other unsung heroes who are working to try and save the earth and all that dwell therein is encouraging and inspiring. I’m doing my best as a Feijoa plant breeder to lift yields, increase nutrient and bio actives content in what often feels like a lone mission. Unfortunately many people with disposable income spent it on vanity projects like an overseas trip, or remodeling their kitchen, instead of helping solve real world problems – even in their local community. We all have choices every day, even the poorest of us, and each choice can place our actions on Johans final chart as part of that green arrow towards survival, or all those red ones towards death.

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