This web log or "blog" contains selected product from the ongoing, formal and informal, intellectual and practical exploration of the problem of human ecological sustainability that my students at Unity College and I are engaged in, reported on a weekly and even daily and hourly basis.
Posts come primarily from me, Dr. Michael W. "Mick" Womersley, Professor of Human Ecology and lead faculty in the Sustainable Energy Management degree program at Unity College, but also from students, and collaborators around the world.
We have some Big Questions to try to answer.
As the 21st century enters its second decade, human population growth, and growth in the physical scale of the human economic endeavor on planet Earth continue apace. There are four primary questions that result: 1) How long can this growth continue before vital ecological life-support systems are damaged beyond repair? 2) How might that repair begin? 3) How can we trammel growth without also trammeling democracy and human freedom? 4) What are the institutions of a free and sustainable human world, and 5) what is the training required to participate?
If you'd like these questions answered, or, at least, if you'd like to follow us as we try to answer them, you can watch our daily progress in the main blog section to the left, or begin by reading one of the posts below. Mick Womersley's (somewhat) academic thought: A link to a blog post organizing some of the more original thinking on this blog.
Also, my most recent public profession is my MIT Climate CoLab submission on a Green Keynesian solution to Climate Change, available here. The Womerlippi Farm The small farm kept by myself and my partner Aimee