Jerry Mander is the founder, former director, and presently distinguished fellow of the International Forum on Globalization (IFG), a San Francisco “think tank” focused since 1994 on exposing the negative impacts of economic globalization, and the need for economic transitions toward sustainable local economies. In addition to his role at IFG, Jerry Mander is the former program director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology, and founder and director of the Public Media Center. Back in the 1960s Mander was president of a major San Francisco advertising company before turning his talents to environmental campaigns that kept dams out of the Grand Canyon, established Redwood National Park, and stopped production of the Supersonic Transport. His books include The Capitalism Papers; Fatal Flaws of an Obsolete System (2013), as well as Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television (1977), In the Absence of the Sacred (1991), The Case Against the Global Economy with Edward Goldsmith (1996), Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World is Possible, with John Cavanagh (2004), and Paradigm Wars, Indigenous Peoples’ Resistance to Globalization, with Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (2006). NY Times environmental writer Andrew Revkin called Mander “The patriarch of the anti-globalization movement,” and Resurgence Magazine (UK) called Mander “One of the 100 leading visionaries of the 20th Century.”
It is surely time to start exploring and outlining the ingredients of something new and relevant that starts with and is bound by respect for nature, its limits, and its wildlife, as well as people.
November 11, 2014
El informe explora alguno de los escenarios de transición de energía propuestos actualmente, mostrando por qué, hasta el momento, la mayoría son demasiado optimistas, ya que no tienen en cuenta todos los factores relevantes que limitan la expansión de fuentes energéticas alternativas.This is a Spanish translation of the Post Carbon Institute and International Forum on Globalization and report ‘Searching for a Miracle’.
February 22, 2012