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  1. Apr 2023
    1. To determine the impact that this nonproductive time has on the staffing demand, divide the average number of nonproductive hours per FTE by 2,080 hours (number of hours one FTE would work in 1 year without taking any time off). The resulting number is the Figure 4: Add percentage of nonproductive time

      Formula is incorrect. Applying the ratio of nonproductive to total time to only the productive FTEs will produce a shortfall in expected total FTEs needed to meet the budget assumptions for patient care, time off, and education

  2. Jan 2023
    1. Wealthy countries can create prosperity while using less materials and energy if they abandon economic growth as an objective.

      !- related to : Post Colonialist Unequal Exchange and drain - As per Jason Hickel et al article "Imperialist appropriation in the world economy: Drain from the global South through unequal exchange, 1990–2015" - https://hyp.is/go?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sciencedirect.com%2Fscience%2Farticle%2Fpii%2FS095937802200005X&group=world

      !- Wealthy country degrowth : comment - From the findings of the related article above, the Global North has a very compelling responsibility to degrow AND to help the Global South develop within planetary boundaries. - This is all stated in the climate justice argument, but, as mentioned by Prof. Kevin Anderson in a passing comment, 100 billion is a drop in the bucket. Transfers will need to be in the trillions - Kevin Anderson talk: CO2 budgets 2022: Allocating Global Carbon Budgets to Nations - https://hyp.is/go?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdocdrop.org%2Fvideo%2F35-1n1ZowvM%2F&group=world - Still, the term degrowth is unpopular with mainstream economists. Perhaps a better strategy is to frame it as simultaneous degrowth of MATERIALISM of Global North countries but regrowth of NON-MATERIALIST wealth of Global North Economies and both MATERIALIST and NON-MATERIALIST growth of Global South countries.

  3. Mar 2022
    1. If humans, some humans, start making bad decisions and start destroying the institutions that kept the peace, then we will be back in the era of war with budgets, military budgets going to 20, 30, 40 percent. It can happen. It's in our hands.

      An economic diversion of this scale would make it far more likely that humanity will not be able to prevent, but indeed accelerate planetary tipping points! Hence the urgency of this crisis for the climate movement. This implies that the climate movement and the antiwar movement must now synchronize resources and form a coherent, unified strategy

  4. Jan 2021
    1. In the context of net-zero targets, our 230-440bn tonne range would be consistent with a scenario where CO2 emissions decrease linearly from 2019 levels to net-zero by between 2032 and 2042. 

      Das ist die Begründung für die XR-Forderung nach Dekarbonisierung bis 2025 in den reichen Ländern.

  5. Nov 2020
    1. The road from the geosciences to climate policy is long and winding. However, carbon budgets provide one of the simplest and most transparent means of connecting geophysical limits imposed by the Earth system to implications for climate policy.
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  8. Oct 2017
    1. How library collections budgets work By Library Loon 27 October 2017 Library as organization, Scholarly communication 3 Comments “Why can’t open-access initiatives get some of that sweet, sweet library budget money?” the Loon was asked (well, entitledly whinged at, but it comes to much the same thing). Short answer: The librarians in charge of allocating collections money have no incentive to support open access, and the librarians (supposedly) in charge of changing scholarly communication have either zero budget or strictly-earmarked budgets that do not permit this use. QED.

      This is a great article on the structure of library budgets. I think one of the most interesting reflections is that the creation of buying consortia is a response to the structure of scholarly publishing, so the two kind of fit hand in glove. Moving away from that structure is going to be very challenging.