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  • #991
    Avataremmetb
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    This might fall in the category: “great cry and little wool”. Yet they have a snazzy video, which, among other highlights, features a pinch that brings down CO2 levels… 😉

    http://coalitionofthewilling.org.uk/

    #8652
    AvatarRezwan
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    That was subtle! Subliminal “pinch” messages : )

    Great animation.

    Video is geared towards a narrow segment of the population, however, drawing inspiration from 60s counter culture. And it doesn’t seem to be proposing much in the way of policy. It’s describing things that are ongoing. Networking and open source efforts are well under way, and there are a lot of great projects taking place. And I don’t think they are a product of the 60s. They’re very much a natural phenomenon of networking, amped way up by technology.

    No, I change my mind. There is a takeaway here – leveraging open source networking as a main solution to environmental problems.

    Compare with this “Post Partisan Power” policy proposal: – a great proposal, but it dismisses subsidies and the green movement in favor of massive spending in technology R&D by government and private sector which will solve the problem.

    These two proposals could be combined effectively. What seems missing from the “Post partisan” policy is application of emerging open source and collaborative initiatives. Add in more tools for open source collaboration (micro-financing of high tech projects, for example, and allowing people to rank projects on which they want to pay taxes, and so forth) and I think you’ll have something very cool.

    #8670
    AvatarHenning
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    Behind that video there is a community. Check out the projects they support: http://www.coalitionblog.org/category/campaigns-we-support/

    For one, there is a wiki where solutions asked for and can be collected. They got an Energy section: http://www.appropedia.org/Category:Energy
    Warning: Don’t just add links and marketing-speech to a focus fusion entry. Same thing as on Wikipedia might happen. It got deleted.

    Please check out these communities yourself. At the moment it’s just too much input…

    #8672
    AvatarRezwan
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    Henning wrote:
    Warning: Don’t just add links and marketing-speech to a focus fusion entry. Same thing as on Wikipedia might happen. It got deleted.

    Another reason why our “fusion in general” approach is the way to go, and not trying to sell an unproven technology, but to sell exploring an idea.

    #8673
    AvatarRezwan
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    Also, what was the specific text that was deleted? Did you submit it? What was objectionable? It is probably easily modified.

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