Michael Marien

Marien, Michael

Marien, Michael

WAAS Fellow; Director, Global Foresight Books
Email: mmarien@twcny.rr.com
Website: www.globalforesightbooks.org

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WAAS Fellow; Director, Global Foresight Books
Email: mmarien@twcny.rr.com
Website: www.globalforesightbooks.org

Michael Marien founded and edited Future Survey, a 24-page monthly guide to futures-relevant books, reports, and articles, published by the World Future Society (Bethesda MD) in the 1979-2008 period.  During its successful 30-year run, more than 21,000 abstracts were published in FS.

Marien earned a Ph.D. in social science and national planning studies from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.  He is a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, and has published some 100 articles in futures-relevant journals and magazines.  He lectures and consults occasionally.

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

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Get Full Text in PDF The Collective Leadership Paradigm Shift The Art of Leading Collectively: Co-Creating a Sustainable, Socially Just Future. Petra Kuenkel (Founder/Director, Collective Leadership Institute, Potsdam, Germany). Foreword by Ernst Ulrich von Weizsaecker (co-president, Club of Rome).White River Junction VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, Jan 2016, 290p, $29.95. (www.theartofleadingcollectively.net) Anyone reading this book review is very likely to advocate “...
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Get Full Text in PDF An Introduction to Ecological Economics (Second Edition). Robert Costanza (Professor of Public Policy, Australian National University), John Cumberland (Senior Fellow, Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Maryland), Herman Daly (Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland; Former Senior Economist, World Bank), Robert Goodland (deceased, 2013; Former World Bank; World Resources Institute), Richard B. Norgaard (Professor Emeritus of Energy/Resources, University...
Sustainability, Past and Future - Ten Propositions on the Emerging Organizational Macro-System
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract “Sustainability” did not appear in any book title until 1976, but there were many related ideas in the 1970s. A marked transition toward sustainability is now underway, driven by worsening climate change, with roughly 5,000 books and some 500 international organizations calling for sustainable societies, cities, businesses, and economies. This “horizontal” exploration is based on current mapping research for a “Security and Sustainability Guide” to the...
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Get Full Text in PDF 1. Columbia University Press: Spring 2014 The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet. Arnold van Huis (Prof of Tropical Entomology, Wageningen University), Henk van Gurp (Cooking Instructor, Rijn IJssel Hotel and Tourism School, Wageningen), and Marcel Dicke (Prof of Entomology, Wageningen University and Cornell University). NY: Columbia University Press, March 2014, 216p, $27.95. Two entomologists and a chef make the case for insects as a sustainable source of...
Book Review - What Could Change Everything?
Get Full Text in PDF This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate.Naomi Klein (Toronto). New York: Simon & Schuster, Nov 2014, 566p, $30. This very readable and fact-laden book is something else! The reviewer in The New York Times Book Review (9 Nov 2014) calls it “a book of such ambition and consequence that it is almost unreviewable,” concluding that it is “the most momentous and contentious environmental book since Silent Spring.” It is included in the Book Review’s roundup of “...
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span.char-style-override-2 { font-family: "Times New Roman", serif; font-style: normal; font-weight: bold; } Get Full Text in PDF Climate Concerns Expanding in 2014: The CNA/MAB Report and Six Others. National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change. CNA Military Advisory Board. Foreword by Michael Chertoff and Leon Panetta. Alexandria VA: CNA Corporation, May 2014, 37p.(download at www.cna.org/reports/accelerating-risks). Review by Michael Marien   1. Introduction The...
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Get Full Text in PDF State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible? Worldwatch Institute (Erik Assadourian and Tom Prugh, Project Directors). Washington: Island Press, April 2013, 441p, $22 pb. (www.sustainabilitypossible.org) State of the World is an annual publication begun in 1984 by Lester W. Brown, founder of Worldwatch Institute and now heading the Earth Policy Institute. SOTW 2012: Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity (Island Press, 2012, 241p; GFB Book of the Month, April...
Book Review: Megachange: The World in 2050
Get Full Text in PDF The Economist. Edited by Daniel Franklin (Executive Editor and Business Affairs Editor, The Economist) with John Andrews. London UK: The Economist and Profile Books, 2012, 304p, L15pb. A broad-ranging survey by past or current Economist editors, seeking “to identify and explore the great trends that are transforming the world… (and) how these developments might shape the world in 2050.” According to Franklin and Andrews, who also edit the annual The World In… Special...
Book Review: Dancing at the Edge
Get Full Text in PDF By Maureen O’Hara (Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science; Professor of Psychology, National University, La Jolla, CA; Director, IFF-US) and Graham Leicester (Director, International Futures Forum, Fife, Scotland) Axminster, Devon UK: Triarchy Press, Nov 2012, 165p, $18pb. Are you a “person of tomorrow”? Such people thrive in the contemporary world, and inhabit “the complex and messy problems of the 21st century in a more expansive way than their colleagues.” They take...
Book Review — Bankrupting Nature: Denying Our Planetary Boundaries
Get Full Text in PDF A Report to the Club of Rome By Anders Wijkman (Co-President, Club of Rome; Senior Advisor, Stockholm Environment Institute) and Johan Rockström (Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre). NY: Earthscan/Routledge, Nov 2012, 206p, $44.95.   It is sometimes said that you can’t tell a book by its cover. Or by its title, or sub-title. This 33rd Report to the Club of Rome is a case in point. The sub-title indicates that “planetary boundaries” is the major theme,...