Dr. Kaushik Sridhar

Sustainability

Growth Is a Habit, but Not the Answer

Reading Time: 3 minutes In 1968, when Apollo 8 broadcast the first images of Earth from space, millions of Earth’s citizens observed their planet in all its glory and beauty; blue, white and breathtaking. Even trained astronauts were stunned! That beautiful and breathtaking sight is rapidly changing, and nearly gone today. Its rich blue oceans are darkening and turning …

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Food for Thought

Reading Time: 4 minutes Is globalisation a threat to current generations? Possibly. In future globalisation will be accepted as an economic and social norm; our future generations will view globalisation as an essential component of doing business. This will happen despite increases in protectionism to mitigate decline in resources, such as agricultural resources in some countries. An increasing population …

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A Thirsty World!

Reading Time: 2 minutes The global appetite for energy is immense – and growing. Each day, the world consumes “85 million barrels of oil, 240 billion cubic feet of natural gas, 14 million tons of coal and 500,000 pounds of uranium.” The numbers are growing. Given China’s awakening economy, soon mankind’s thirst for oil will surpass 1,000 barrels a …

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We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Martin Luther King Jr. said  “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope!” Geologists have a habit of thinking that a million years is a short time – and in a sense it is. After all, the earth has existed for about 4,500 million years. For four-fifths of that time, single-celled organisms ruled …

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Global Impact = Corporate Success + Social Progress

Reading Time: 2 minutes The world faces numerous seemingly intractable economic, social or environmental problems. Poverty makes lives miserable for more than one billion people. The divide between rich and poor grows greater daily. Global warming and environmental degradation continue unchecked. Fragile ecosystems suffer unrelenting attacks from business and population expansion. Millions of people have no health care, and …

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