Action Resources

This section contains a range of resources that have either been recently published or developed for conferences or workshops I’ve been involved with.

Descent Pathways – Special issue of Foresight Vol 16 No 6 2014

Guest Editorial (Floyd and Slaughter) (To open click here)

The denial of limits and interior aspects of descent (Slaughter) (To open click here)

Sense-making and acting for descent futures (Floyd) (To open click here)

Also see: The next 20 years (Taylor) (To open click here)

Apollo Course, Australian Defence College, Canberra, May 2014

H.G. Wells, Wanted, professors of foresight (1932) (To open click here)

Ugo Bardi’s Critical Summary of the Limits to Growth Project (2011) (To open click here)

The Planet Talks, Womadelaide, March 2014

Brief overview of the event (2pp): (To open click here)

Griffith University, 16th October, 2013

Can the fall of civilisation be avoided? Press release (2pp): (To open click here)

Socratic Lecture, Thirroul, Illawarra, 20th March, 2013

Caring for future generations – Why a wise culture trumps the growth economy (To open click here)

Recommended reading. If there is one single source that summarises the essentials of what I refer to as the global emergency it is this recent overview by Paul and Anne Ehrlich:

Ehrlich, P. & A. Can a collapse of global civilisation be avoided? Proceedings of the Royal Society, Biol Sciences, 2013 280, 20122845, 9 January, 2013.

Australia Pacific Foresight Conference, Perth, November 15th – 18th, 2012

Keynote address: Making Sense of the Global Emergency (To open click here)

Education Bootcamp (from WFS, Toronto, with Jay Gary): (To open click here)

Lists a variety of you tube clips on: journey as a futurist; defining ‘foresight literacy’ and ‘foresight methodology'; creating programs at a variety of levels, and obstacles, challenges and outcomes.

ProDev Session outline (Assoc. Prof. Futurists, Toronto) (To open click here)

Two main themes: (1) Implications of integral futures for professional practice and the evolution of our craft, and (2) understanding and responding to the global emergency.

Handout (To open click here)

Overview of main sources and themes in To See With Fresh Eyes (FI, 2012). Examples of how different values and world views ‘construct’ different versions of, and responses to, climate change. Overview of current thinking about revising the Knowledge Base of FS.

‘Megacrisis’ session: Responding to a global megacrisis  (To open click here)

Short paper published in JFS 16, 2, December 2011, pp 111-114.

Responding to a planetary emergency (To open click here)

Short but deeper piece from Futures 44, 2012, pp 273-276.

Bio: Brief bio (To open click here) Sydney Morning Herald Interview, News Review 28 & 29 April, 2012, p. 8. (To open click here)

You Tube resources: Futures Studies and Applied Foresight You Tube Resources (To open click here)

Recent Books: Introduction to The Biggest Wake-Up Call in History (FI, 2010) (To open click here) Introduction to To See With Fresh Eyes: Integral Futures and the Global Emergency (FI) 2012) (To open click here) To See With Fresh Eyes… Foreword by Andy Hines (To open click here)