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I value market-based pricing and corporations’ profit motive. Their resource extractive (fossil fuels, mining, etc.) endeavors should speed up as growth demands. Their government partners should push "top down" approaches to meet big challenges:  climate change and need for new infrastructure / cybersecurity and “brittle” infrastructure. As we run into resource / carrying capacity limits, we need ambitious  (fusion, geoengineering, space-based solar power, asteroid mining, etc), capital & energy intensive, high tech solutions.

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a spade WV Theme...

...individual <---> nature

the theme is paired with: #40  Environmental Economics  to make Choice #52    in the Choices We Make cards 

this theme as presented in older version of theme structure:        is this theme new to version 4?--YES

click to look at the Project Worldview Cultural Literacy Encyclopedia Related Words, Beliefs, Background articles for the above choice 

 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  

Worldview Watch issue #7, posted 4/5/2010  Geoengineering, Economics, and Restraint

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

multinational corporations extractivism carbon capture and storage
hopes to delay fossil fuel phase-out  energy development mining
fusion power geoengineering   resource curse
asteroid mining   space-based economy rejects degrowth movement ideas

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#4 Spreading Disinformation / Tactical Deception #7B Magic #15   The Group Think Imperative #21B Service to Others
#23A  Sustainability 23B Enoughness   #27 The Small Producer   #36A Cynicism
#37B Global Citizen   #42   Ethical Orientation   #45B Work, Play,  Pay As You Go    #48B  Liking Co-operation-Based Communities  
#49A  Social Welfare Statism #49B Idealistic Socialism   #50B Left Anarchist   #51A Ethical Globalization  
#104B Respect for Nature #204B  Limits & Ethics      

More to Explore --Worldview Theme #51B: Big Business Pushes Limits 

Developing a Managed Retreat Toolkit   (how to abandon communities due to rising water)
The Infamous 1972 Report That Warned of Civilization's Collapse. How does it hold up 50 years later? (from Wired –July 2022)
Climate Change tick, tick, tick –on the latest IPCC Report (from The Economist   April 9 2022)
Green Commodities--The New Superpowers  (from The Economist March 26 2022)
“Nature crisis: Humans 'threaten 1m species with extinction'” By Matt McGrath  (from BBC News   May 6 2019)
"Fusion power is attracting private-sector interest" (article from The Economist  May 4 2019)
“Climate change: Scientists test radical ways to fix Earth's climate” By Pallab Ghosh (article from BBC News, May 10 2019)  
"Geoengineering Global Cooling: 'Insane, Utterly Mad and Delusional'" by Jon Queally (Jan 16 2014 article posted on Common Dreams website)
"Geoengineering and Climate Change: Stopping a Scorcher" (review of two books from The Economist Nov 23 2013)
"Geoengineering: Testing the Waters" by Naomi Klein (from October 27 2012 The New York Times)
The Fate of the Species by Fred Guterl (excerpt from this 2012 book re: "climate armageddon" and human extinction)
"News Scan: nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan could harm ozone layer"  (June, 2008 news item)
Asteroid and Comet Impact Hazards (brief summary and answers to FAQ from NASA scientist)
"What If the Biggest Solar Storm on Record Happened Today?" by Richard A. Lovett (news item from National Geographic March 2011)
Earth Impact Effects Program (web based program for calculating effects of meteoroid impact)
The Lifeboat Foundation ("helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of...technologies"

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"As you shop in "The Reality Marketplace" avoid spending your "reality cash" too early,  before you have seen everything. " 
from Coming of Age in the Global Village,  by Stephen P. Cook,  with Donella H. Meadows