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This article is as close to “Truth” as any I’ve read in many years. Without criticizing any of the “mythology” presented regarding energy over the last 40 years, it tells an objective story about how we’ve been convinced that the “boogieman” stories about nuclear power are true.
The overarching message is that we do have the technologies and tools to support the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” and its need for absolute electricity reliability.
Among the “Stakeholders” I’ve always been devoutly loyal to are the environment and reduction of the air pollution that’s killing ten times as many people as Covid.
I’m also a huge fan of wind, and solar generation, because it can reduce pollution by using it in ways that are still considered “heresy” by the same interest groups promoting nuclear fear.
The nature of “stakeholder” capitalism starts by identifying fundamental truths, then examining those truths in the light of “will they be transparently beneficial to all of the stakeholders,” then assembling the businesses and elements in a way that will capture those benefits.
It starts as a seemingly impossible maze and results in harmony that all stakeholders, including the audience, will enjoy participating in.
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John Lennon’s “Imagine” Was Turned Into a Comic Strip, and the Result is Incredibly Beautiful. | The Unbounded Spirit
My long-time friends of every culture, continent, and religious sect on 5 continents, where very few of the international people are American, and the demographics are tp t bottom, economically can understand how this powerful illustration brought tears to my eyes.
Yes, I am one of the “dreamers” who has met and knows loveworthy beings across the spectrum and can “Imagine” why it should be.
And, I post this with a personal love for each and every member of our “community.
This is easily the best comic strip ever made.
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I love these pictures of “scale, “and how microscopic Earth is relative to the Cosmos.
One of my most profound moments of humility was when I was up below Manaslu Peak in the Himalayas, where the night skies were unimaginable.
And a day was trekking up a very steep path, cut into high canyon walls with a sheer drop of about 1000 feet, to a raging glacier-fed river. A momentary loss of balance would be the end of me.
(At that time, I was the CEO of an eighty million per year company, with complex revenue relationships which felt like a lot of responsibility.)
The “moment” was when I paused, glanced down at the river, and, with absolute clarity, realized that were I to slip and fall to my death, the world, as I knew it, would take about three to five days to resume, as though I’d never existed.
Today, I know that I still have lots of reasons to be alive and have impacts, but relative to the universe, even that is negligible.
And, I know that our planet is all we have, or ever will have.
We are evolved from the bacteria in the Earth’s seas, and truly are “earthlings.” Moving to Mars,or elsewhere definitely a delusion.
We need to get over our “Constellation” size egos and start taking care of our microscopic size piece of the universe.
We’re the only ones that can, and failing that, the total annihilation of humanity would not even be noteworthy to the balance of the universe.
©William Ross Williams 2020 All rights reserved
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A Brave and Startling Truth: Astrophysicist Janna Levin Reads Maya Angelou’s Stunning Humanist Poem That Flew to Space, Inspired by Carl Sagan – Brain Pickings
Some days, as I contemplate the machinations of the human species, with the core Amorality of human nature, commerce, and the capitalistic style rationalization of the continuing destruction of our planet, I wonder if we’ve even evolved enough to deserve to survive.
Then I’m led to work like this poem, and the overall efforts of the “Brain Pickings” writer and my spirits are lifted.
“Out of such chaos, of such contradiction / We learn that we are neither devils nor divines…”
- Exploring the Link Between Pollution and COVID-19 Mortality | Department of Biostatistics | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
- If you’re serious about stopping “climate change”please read this: All of it.
- The question “Can Technology alone define the future of renewables?” is indicative of how much value is hiding unnoticed.
- An Agenda for Genuine Financial Reform – CAPITAL INSTITUTE
- A Blueprint for Rural Electrification: Building a Market for Mini-Grids in Niger | by Power Africa | Aug, 2020 | Medium
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