Re: Re: What is the world's biggest challenge in the coming decade?
I agree with your posit that our energy policy stalemate is caused by extreme views on the right and left of the political spectrum. Several years ago at a telecom conference held by David (Rise of the Stupid Network) Isenberg we were exposed to an energy/oil expert who stated that we were at or within a year or two of peek oil. What was an oil expert doing at at telecom coference? Well, David likes to mix things up.
The speaker made it very clear that the mideast oil fields were all past their prime and it was therefore not possible to increase production. He also predicted $100 per barrel oil with in 5 years (oil was priced in the $20 range at the time). Since that time his predictions have proved to be very accurate. OPEC often talks about reducing the flow but they do not talk about and can not increase production beyond their past peaks. You are right in that most people, even the supposed experts, either do not know or do not want to talk about it.
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
The famed author headed to the pond thanks to Indian philosophy.
- The famed author was heavily influenced by Indian literature, informing his decision to self-exile on Walden Pond.
- He was introduced to these texts by his good friend's father, William Emerson.
- Yoga philosophy was in America a century before any physical practices were introduced.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
A little goes a long way.
- A recent study from the Department of Health and Human Services found that 80 percent of Americans don't exercise enough.
- Small breaks from work add up, causing experts to recommend short doses of movement rather than waiting to do longer workouts.
- Rethinking what exercise is can help you frame how you move throughout your day.
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