Michael Pawlyn debate with Bjorn Lomborg at the BCO 2009

Michael Pawlyn, founder of architectural practice Exploration, delivered this robust response to Bjorn Lomborg at the BCO's 2009 Conference. The talk is in three parts:

The Story of Stuff - Cap and Trade

An interesting take on Cap and Trade via Story of Stuff:

Welcome to Engineering 350

We are a collaborative, interdisciplinary and innovative firm of building services engineers and consultants. Our goal is to seek solutions that find an optimum balance between environmental benefit, social well being and financial viability both for the client and the global community. In every project, we encourage the architectural and engineering teams to understand and explore the unique challenges presented by the design brief.

Why 350?

The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth. Since the pre-Industrial Revolution and for the entire evolution of the human species, concentration of carbon in the atmosphere remained roughly 275 parts per million. Now, according to NASA scientist, James Hansen, the bottom line for the planet is 350 parts per million carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. We are currently at 383 parts per million.