Welcome to the website of Our Future

On this website we try to explain the science behind climate change, sustainability and human involvement through the use of a simple formula, stating that the impact (I) humanity has on the planet is determined by three main factors namely, population (P), affluence (A) and technology (T).

The layout of the website is based on the “I = P × A × T” equation which is explained under “intro” and then select “impact”.

Look around and get familiar,

The Our-Future team.

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Post Carbon Institute

The Post Carbon Institute is focussing on the future with the main question:
How do we manage the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world?

They made a very clear documentary regarding the problems we are facing and will be facing in the future.
We recommend watching this documentary

Link YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOMWzjrRiBg

Link to website: http://www.postcarbon.org/

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Nice movie about environment

This short slide show film was spotted by a college of mine at Philips, and it explains the future problems were facing in a very clear and understandable way, so have a look.

link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkkKZgKmdP4

The slide show is made by the University of Minnesota, Institute on the Environment.
For more information about the environment

With thanks to Joanna Wortel.

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Interview Jeremy Rifkin, EenVandaag

A very clear and eye opening interview from EenVandaag interviewing Jeremy Rifkin.
Jeremy Rifkin has a very strong opinion regarding the future that really fits in the “Yes” choice in the global change risk analysis, which states that we have to change towards a sustainable sociality.

See what Jeremy Rifkin has to say:

Source: Nederland 1, EenVandaag

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Climate risk analysis

The climate change problem is debated intensively, it is clear that the climate is changing but it is unclear which part men plays in this and how fast climate is changing. The following approach displayed in the YouTube video might help in the childish discussion of true untrue.


With special thanks to: Philips GreenSite Drachten

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The construction of the first Dutch LNG terminal

At this moment work is being done on the first LNG terminal in the Netherlands, located on the Maasvlakte near the port of Rotterdam. It is scheduled to be operational in the year 2011.

LNG is a short term for Liquid Natural Gas, it is made liquid by using very low temperatures and high pressure to make it easy to transport on ships from locations not connected to us by gas pipeline.

The imported natural gas will be injected into the national Dutch gas grid for consumption. Plans arise to import around 12 billion cubic meters per year equivalent to a volume of 48 million Olympic sized swimming pools.

More information can be found at: www.gate.nl
Source: Technology magazine  De Ingenieur
With special thanks to: Kivi Neria

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National coverage of biogas in the Netherlands

OrangeGas, supplier of green gas for passenger cars will enlarge its network to around fifty gas stations in the coming one and a half year to achieve national coverage in the Netherlands.

Web link: http://www.orangegas.nl/
Source: Technology magazine Technisch weekblad.

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