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EXTRACTED book cover SAVE THE DATE: Presentation of EXTRACTED in Brussels on June 12th, 2014

The English edition of the new Report to the Club of Rome “EXTRACTED – How the Quest for Mineral Wealth is Plundering the Planet” by Ugo Bardi will be presented at the 91st Aurelio Peccei Lecture in Brussels. [...] read more

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90th Aurelio Peccei Lecture BXL The Role of the Media in Boosting Action towards a Sustainable Society

Find out more about the the 90th Aurelio Peccei Lecture organized by the Club of Rome EU Chapter in Brussels on May 15. [...] read more

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Shale Gas Fracking – Bubble, Scare or Solution Shale Gas Fracking – Bubble, Scare or Solution?

Hydraulic fracturing – or “fracking” – of shale gas is a highly controversial contemporary topic in politics, society and business alike. As a main finance and trading hub for commodities, Switzerland plays a key role herein. [...] read more

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A New Story for a New Economy A New Story for a New Economy

Economists debate whether the economy is recovering from the financial crash of 2008. Scientists debate whether Earth will recover from an economy that is destroying Earth’s capacity to support life. [...] read more

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A Roman "Aureus" minted by Emperor Septimius Severus in 193 CE. At nearly 8 grams, the Aureus was truly an imperial coin - the embodiment of Rome's wealth and power. (image from Wikipedia). Why Empires Fall

Empires seem to be a typical human structure that reappears over and over in history. The problem is that empires are often so efficient that they tend to overexploit and destroy even theoretically renewable resources [...] read more

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KlimaLandsgemeinde 2014 Direct Democracy for Climate Protection in Switzerland

The Club of Rome is organizing partner of the “Klimalandsgemeinde 2014″, a project based on the traditional Swiss direct democracy approach, granting 10.000 Swiss Francs for the implementation of local climate protection initiatives. [...] read more