[Pophealth] Joining the ROE caucuses
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Mon Apr 20 14:18:55 PDT 2009
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Joining the ROE caucuses
We have started a Running on Empty (ROE) caucus of Washington State Democrats . We have also started a national ROE caucus. The goal of this caucus is to bring more emphasis by our Party to the coming end of cheap oil and natural gas which will result in an extreme disaster.
To become a member of our caucus we require some more information from you. If you agree or basically agree with the following statements and you are a Democrat, then we will accept you into our caucus.
1. There are no sustainable energy sources that will rescue us at our current population levels.
2. Population reduction must be a part of any plan to rationally deal with peak oil (the end of cheap oil, natural gas, and coal), global climate change, biological/species decline, and natural resource depletion.
3. Global climate change will only be mitigated with extremely stringent emissions policies that reduce consumption rates and this must be done before fossil fuels are depleted.
4. Absent immediate attention to peak oil, our government and/or political system have no chance whatsoever to react soon enough to help us.
Books about Problem(s)
Richard Heinberg The Party's Over
Richard Heinberg Power down
James Kunstler The Long Emergency
Thom Hartmann Unequal Protection
David Korten Agenda for a New Economy
--- On Sun, 4/19/09, Jonathan Huang <jonhuang at u.washington.edu> wrote:
From: Jonathan Huang <jonhuang at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Pophealth] Together, We Make Better Decisions
To: "Population Health Forum Forum Health" <pophealth at u.washington.edu>
Date: Sunday, April 19, 2009, 2:47 PM
Discussions of population health are often hindered by the inability of individuals to perceive things in the same scope as the problem. That is, the disconnect between individual behaviors and societal health determinants. Environmental scientists have grappled with this same issue.
A recent article in the New York Times Magazine entitled, "Why Isn't the Brain Green?" discusses in simple terms the conclusions of social and behavior scientists in reference to the environment. There are many things to learn from this, one of the greatest being the need to build community capacity. Researchers have found, quite intuitively, that people are much more willing to make short-term, small-scale, sacrifices for more long-term, societal gain when they discuss and come to consensus as a group (especially when they are literally, at the same table).
A link to the article and more at our (developing) blog: http://populationhealthforum.blogspot.com/
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