Book Review: A Careful Revolution

David Hall, editor of A Careful Revolution: How to Survive the Low-Emissions Transition and his co-authors are to be congratulated for presenting a comprehensive set of perspectives on the daunting task facing us as we embark on a low-emissions transition. The authors in this collection are mindful that this book, part of an ongoing series…

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What’s the formula for decision making about AI and other emerging technologies?

“AI is perhaps the most talked about technology of our time, promising to transform fundamental aspects of how we live, work and play. The capability of AI to perform increasingly more tasks that were previously the sole preserve of humans will free people up to focus on higher value, more fulfilling activities. However, this also…

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Thinking climate change: start here

Is the Labour-New Zealand First-Green government getting serious on climate change? Certainly, there have been some major pronouncements on the seriousness of climate change. Take for instance the Prime Minister’s comment delivered during the election that ‘climate change is the nuclear issue of our time’ or, in a more legislative vein, the Government’s intention to…

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