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I spent this weekend with my grandson, Noah, in celebration of his upcoming first birthday.  Naturally, I think Noah is one of the cutest, most remarkable little people ever, and I relish every chance I get to be with him and to see him grow.  What a difference a year has made, as his actions […]
I’ve been busy putting up Christmas lights around the house and outdoors.  As long as the temperature isn’t below zero Fahrenheit, it’s a pleasant task.  I feel as though I’m creating something new and worth the effort.  It’s an advent in every sense of the word, and there is anticipation that something very good is […]
As I prepared for the Thanksgiving holiday this week and the arrival of at least some of our children for a short visit, I found myself in an introspective frame of mind and full of gratitude for my life’s blessings.  I suspect it was a reflective moment for many people in the U.S., or at […]
I subscribe to a newsletter produced under the auspices of an organization called Peak Prosperity.  The group is an offshoot from the book authored by Chris Martenson entitled, Crash Course.  In the most recent letter, Martenson revisits the data pertaining to energy availability and raises pertinent questions about what happens when we in the U.S. cross […]
Reinventing cooperativism for a world of migrants Rene Mendoza V., PhD[1] A thousand mile journey begins with a single step. Lao Tse Currently surprising is a type of migration, reverse migration, where the destination country is at war (Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan), and the country of origin is a developed country: more than three thousand children […]
Can societies counteract the environmental and climate crisis? René Mendoza V. and Peter Marchetti*   We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking that we had when we created them. Albert Einstein The Second Earth Summit in Johannesburg in 2002 ended with the Sustainable Development accords signed in the first Earth Summit in Rio […]
Collective action on terrain where things are getting complicated: Case of Peñas Blancas René Mendoza V.  The framework of coordination, science, ecology and economics, along with collective action, worked for reading the case of Miraflor in the last article. Now we are studying the case of Peñas Blancas (municipality of El Cuá), located over 1,000 […]
Collective action on terrain where things are getting complicated: Case of Miraflor René Mendoza V. *   In the previous article (“Coordination and collective action to mitigate the impact of climate change”) we worked on the framework of coordination, science, ecology and economics in the case of the CamBIO project in Central America. Now we […]

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WPF concept paper final Jan 2014

For an introduction to this Concept Paper,
see CEO Steve Sheppard’s Jan. 31, 2014 blog post titled
The Difficult Work of Bridges.

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