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    About Finite Earth Economy

    Moving to a Finite Earth Economy by 2030 addresses two critical human issues: the existential threat of climate change, and the fact that Growth Economies are the root cause.


    Moving to a Finite Earth Economy by 2030 is our crucial strategy for successfully facing climate change. It delivers the plan for the necessary re-invention of capitalism. Nothing less than these bold actions will be sufficient.


    Capitalism has served its purpose. It has improved the quality of life for billions. But it has reached the end of its road. Continued growth is too much of a good thing. The greenhouse gas emissions, plus the industrial waste, plus the loss of habitat are killing life on the planet. We are at the beginning of a mass extinction which is affecting the bottom of the food chain first.



    David Houle


    David Houle is a futurist, strategist and speaker. Houle spent more than 20 years in media and entertainment. He worked at NBC, CBS, and was part of the senior executive team that created and launched MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 and CNN Headline News.


    Houle has won a number of awards. He won two Emmys, the prestigious George Foster Peabody award, and the Heartland award for “Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream.” He was also nominated for an Academy Award. He is the Futurist in Residence at the Ringling College of Art + Design, the Co-founder of The Sarasota Institute – a 21st century think tank, and the Honorary Futurist at the Future Business School of China.


    He has delivered 1000+ speeches, presentations and corporate retreats on six continents and sixteen countries. He is often called “the CEOs’ Futurist” having spoken to or advised 4,500+ CEOs and business owners in the past eleven years. He was invited to present “This Spaceship Earth” to scientists at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and at the EPA.


    Houle coined the phrase the Shift Age and has written extensively about the future and the future of energy. This is his eighth book. His primary web site is



    Bob Leonard


    Bob is a researcher, editor and ghostwriter. He works with David as Editor and Researcher. He’s also the Chief Content Officer at This Spaceship Earth, a climate change nonprofit founded by David Houle and Tim Rumage.


    Following a career in B2B technology marketing at GTE and EMC, Bob decided to follow his passion and focus his attentions on the existential crisis that is climate change. Hired as the Director of Operations at This Spaceship Earth, Bob was subsequently promoted to Chief Content Officer, and is the co-author of this book.


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