"Over two centuries of economic growth have put undeniable pressure on the ecological systems that underpin human well-being. While it is agreed that these pressures are increasing, views divide on how they may be alleviated. Some suggest technological advances will automatically keep us from transgressing key environmental thresholds; others that policy reform can reconcile economic and ecological goals; while a third school argues that only a fundamental shift in societal values can keep human demands within the Earth’s ecological limits. Here we use novel integrated analysis of the energy–water–food nexus, rural land use (including biodiversity), material flows and climate change to explore whether mounting ecological pressures in Australia can be reversed, while the population grows and living standards improve. We show that, in the right circumstances, economic and environmental outcomes can be decoupled. Although economic growth is strong across all scenarios, environmental performance varies widely: pressures are projected to more than double, stabilize or fall markedly by 2050. However, we find no evidence that decoupling will occur automatically. Nor do we find that a shift in societal values is required. Rather, extensions of current policies that mobilize technology and incentivize reduced pressure account for the majority of differences in environmental performance. Our results show that Australia can make great progress towards sustainable prosperity, if it chooses to do so."
He was also a lawyer with a human rights support group, is an academic with the Global Terrorism Research Centre at Monash University, and is Muslim.
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I was with Paul Krugman on the TPP: it probably wasn't going to have huge effects either way. But when I heard the size of the text, I switched to against. There is just no way that code of that size can be checked for bugs in the time we have before deployment. And because treaties override local laws, bug fixes are really hard.
Please split your change into multiple parts for individual review...
But there are interesting edge cases. I think, but don't have references handy, that some red-light camera manufacturers have been required to produce source to their products in discovery during traffic cases. Other times they haven't been so required. Does a requirement that source be produced in this situation run afoul of the TPP?
Does a demand that VW reveal their source run afoul of the treaty?
However, now that there are more and more Type C products rolling out from Nexus, One+, Nokia, and more, this I have found painfully true : USB Type-C will only be as good as its ecosystem, and more specifically, the worst of its ecosystem.
I have started reviewing USB cables on Amazon because I have gotten fed up with the early cables from 3rd party vendors that so blatantly flaunt the specification and I want to hold them to task.
You may not just get weird behavior from your devices with these bad cables... What some these vendors are doing is downright dangerous.
I've been contemplating setting up a blog where I document bad cables and perhaps give some insights into USB Type C as well.
#USB #TypeC ,
#Nexus #ChromebookPixel #PixelC
Edit : Want to help check your questionable cables, and have a Pixel 2015?
- Software Engineer, 2013 - present
- University of New South WalesAdjunct Senior Lecturer, 2013 - present
- University of New South WalesConjoint Senior Lecturer, 2003 - 2012
- NICTASenior Researcher, 2003 - 2012
- Carnegie Mellon UniversityPhD (Comp. Sci.), 1995 - 2002Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning / Robotics
- University of New South WalesGraduate Diploma of Applied Intellectual Property, 2010 - 2013
- University of SydneyBSc. (Comp. Sci.), 1991 - 1994
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