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Perfect storm approaching the United States while leaders snore and citizens sleep

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In this ongoing series with Dr. Jack Alpert, we hope to educate, enlighten and activate American citizens toward a sustainable future. In all great social change, it takes an educated citizenry to create "consciousness shift" which moves to "critical mass shift" that ends with a paradigm shift via "tipping point."

When you look back on history, the good things that made your life better started with the Magna Carta for human rights. From there, humans fought and died to establish the U.S. Constitution. Gandhi guided India and all humanity toward peace. Susan B. Anthony won the right to vote for women in the United States. In most of the Middle East with their ancient cultures, women cannot vote, drive or enjoy an education. Martin Luther King marched for equal rights for people of color. Yes, the human race faces a great deal of educational challenge to move past antiquated paradigms.

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But along the way, we need to change our energy, population and environmental paradigms sooner rather than later.

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In Dr. Jack Alpert's, "Civilization's Perfect Storm", he illustrates our current dilemma with the movie starring George Clooney, "Perfect Storm". www.skil.org

"The "Perfect Storm" is a movie about down-on-their-luck fishermen who went fishing in a storm because they needed to make a living," Alpert said. "Unfortunately it was not just a simple storm. It was a perfect storm. A perfect storm forms at the intersection of several colliding weather fronts. High winds and gargantuan waves sank the boat and drown the crew.

"Is it possible that global problems could join together to make a perfect storm and sink human civilization? Could fights over hunting grounds, famines, mal-distribution of wealth, slavery, genocide, ethic cleansings, religious or economic competitions, deforestations, fishery depletions, oil exhaustion, climate change, species extinction and global terrorism, combine to make the perfect storm that kills the human experiment?

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"On fishing boats, people take precautions to weather storms. They close watertight doors, and wear safety harnesses and cold water survival suits. And they usually come home safe even in bad weather. However, in the "Perfect Storm," none of these actions were enough to save their ship or their lives.

"Maybe we should ask, "Will our recycling, driving a fuel efficient car, insulating our house, sequestering our CO2, having only two children, and investing in technology to produce more with less, be enough to get us through a perfect storm of global problems?" Is it possible that if everyone copied our behaviors, "It would not be enough to survive that storm?"

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Frosty Wooldridge Bio: Frosty Wooldridge possesses a unique view of the world, cultures and families in that he has bicycled around the globe 100,000 miles, on six continents and six times across the United States in the past 30 years. His books (more...)
 

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