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Wilfrid Laurier University Physical Resources
December 5, 2016
Canadian Excellence


Sustainability Office

Tom Rand Lecture


published: 2013 | Research publication | Poster

Tom Rand Lecture

It is clear to anyone who counts carbon levels and reads the business
pages that - despite good intentions - our global economy is on
a collision course with extreme climate change. Even the highly
conservative International Energy Agency recently confirmed
business-as-usual gets us to nearly 6 C of warming this century.
Yet we remain paralyzed.

TOM RAND gets at the underlying reasons that keep us from
acting with effort and on a scale relevant to the problem. From
the psychology of denial, to impoverished economic models, to
a misunderstanding of market dynamics, to a deep and inherent
conservatism in the business community.

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