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If you’re serious about stopping “climate change”please read this: All of it.

Source: The Activists Who Embrace Nuclear Power | The New Yorker

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.

Lebanon: from Ponzi to Antifragility | by Nassim Nicholas Taleb | Jul, 2020 | Medium

And, I can’t be happier to see the antifragility spreading everywhere. Including those areas where the Altresco collaborative is preparing the “new” economies made possible by the disruption and failure of what has been the existing reality.

What we see in Africa is an opportunity, through reorganization, to open the doors for 350 million new consumers, which will be helping reduce CO2, through drawdown that today’s consumer consumption by combustion approach to the existing reality has been stomping into the dirt and hopelessness of abject poverty.
And we don’t plan to be bragging about “how” we’re doing it, although I’m open to some public speaking as people began to “notice” that something seems to be changing for the better.

Source: Lebanon: from Ponzi to Antifragility | by Nassim Nicholas Taleb | Jul, 2020 | Medium

Africa Doesn’t Need More Development Aid, It Needs More Capitalism

This is what decades of aid have accomplished. It’s called dependence.

Now, Altresco has joined an alliance with Kenyan entrepreneurs to bring the regenerative capitalism that will turn large parts of this desert green.

Source: Africa Doesn’t Need More Development Aid, It Needs More Capitalism

Panic Turns to Patience: Day 4 of Quarantine in Spain

Apartment Courtyards in Barcelona

Covid 19 is starting to bring out the best in people. This article is an encouraging read.

Source: Panic Turns to Patience: Day 4 of Quarantine in Spain

“What else has to happen in Italy for Spain to close everything down? Have they not learned anything from us?” This past Friday, March 13th, on my way home from running one last errand in Barcelona…

Supply chain experts: Foods that could be less available in pandemic

I appreciate this pragmatic observation. Those who take the time to think do have an advantage in surviving crisis without suffering needlessly.

Stuck rationing toilet paper because you didn’t stockpile during coronavirus panic? Don’t worry, it will soon overflow in grocery stores aisles, according to supply chain experts. But a few food items may start to dwindle.

Source: Supply chain experts: Foods that could be less available in pandemic

The agricultural opportunities and challenges in Kenya are enormous.

And so is the need, but we have to create a massive paradigm shift with a very small core of people.

It could be intimidating to a point of paralysis, but I’m helped by an attitude that is bolstered by stories like this.

The Mississippi Effect.

Systems sometimes stand balanced precariously on the cusp of change. We may return to the river analogy by noting some interesting facts about the Mississippi. Basically, the river meanders through its last several hundred miles before spilling into the Gulf of Mexico in a general course that could not be altered by any event of less than cataclysmic proportions. But its local course is subject to drastic alteration by remarkably trivial events. A person with a shovel can, at the right place, start a small cut that gets bigger and bigger until the whole river flows through the new channel and an entire curve of the river is obliterated. (This fact was an ever-present consideration to nineteenth-century owners of river-front property, who often hired men to shoot on sight any suspicious persons caught upriver in the possession of digging implements.)  Ross, Lee. The Person and the Situation

In Kenya, the “river” is an agricultural and cultural paradigm, but in addition to shovels we have one other “Power tool.”

It will soon become apparent that it’s genuinely in everyone’s best self interest to make the shift, and it will literally lead to “greener” pastures.

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.

Source: John Lennon’s “Imagine” Was Turned Into a Comic Strip, and the Result is Incredibly Beautiful. | The Unbounded Spirit

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…”

Source: 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