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Jerome:
Maybe I'm just feeling discouraged, but I don't see any signs of the global paradigm shift needed to address the worldwide issues.

When I wrote my version of what you are trying to do:
Goals for the 21st Century
I tried to include as much discussion on implementation and opposition issues as on the goals themselves.

The issue with the the Gulf Coast is a perfect example.
The problem was well known (weak flood controls). The solution was proposed (detailed plans to improve the levees). The funding was not provided. The disaster happened. And now even having seen all that, the remediation plans are still not in place. New flood control plans are non-existent as are rebuilding or resettlement plans.

There is just something lacking in the current world leadership. What is missing is vision, or competence, or the ability to rouse the populace to sacrifice, or perhaps only rich, self-centered people can get into top policy positions in modern society.

So, please continue with your energy policy efforts, but keep in mind that unless you have a plan which will counter the power of the world oil industry/government alliance it has little chance of having a major impact.


Policies not Politics
---- Daily Landscape

by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Sun Feb 19th, 2006 at 12:56:42 PM EST
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