25 May '12, 3pm

Must-watch (slide-free) talk by Nobelist Daniel Kahneman on the trap of "Thinking That We Know"... #sackler

Must-watch (slide-free) talk by Nobelist Daniel Kahneman on the trap of "Thinking That We Know"... #sackler

Tomorrow, 25 May 2012, is the deadline for Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff to decide whether to accept or veto (in whole or part) the devastating new national Forest Code that was passed recently by the Brazilian Congress…. There seemed to be a hopeful change during the Lula Administration (2003-2011) as Environmental Minister Marina Silva and her colleagues put in place a new policy architecture of protected areas and sustainable development, and her successor Carlos Minc instituted a “shock-and-awe” campaign of aggressive enforcement of the Forest Code which resulted, along with mega-economic trends such as the 2008 crash, in dramatically reduced rates of new deforestation. But it also triggered a push-back from the “ruralistas” (the farm bloc in Congress) and their allies among the more unscrupulous developmentalists who were not offended by laws that were not enforce...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/

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