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David Hodgson
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The United States did it once, but could we do it again? The Manhattan Project in World War II pulled together some of the smartest minds in the country to work together in a very short time to solve a huge challenge to America and the world.

Today, could we fundamentally repurpose the Los Alamos National Lab and the other two national nuclear weapons labs, and redirect some of the smartest minds in the country in a short time to solve other huge challenges? This roundtable will look at alternative roles the labs could play that would help redirect the United States from our default strategy of developing next-generation nuclear weapons systems. 

Participants include:

Adam Steltzner - Engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
+Peter Schwartz - Renowned Futurist & Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning at Salesforce.com
Elizabeth (Libby) Turpen - Executive Vice President at Octant Associates & Non-Resident Adjunct at the Institute for Defense Analyses
Gregory Benford - Professor of Physics at UC Irvine & Sci-Fi Author
+Paul Carroll - Program Director at Ploughshares Fund

More more info. on the roundtable, visit: http://reinventors.net/roundtables/national-labs
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"I realized after we finished recording the EP that all of the songs were about a Robot stealing peoples hearts and about questioning the worth of the human race as a whole. It was fucking depressing...which doesn't usually bother me, but this time, I was thirsty for something positive. And thus came the idea of ANTHEM - as a reminder that yeah, we can be assholes at times – but as a race, we are in charge of our own lives – and ultimately we can make a difference in the lives of others through generosity and compassion."
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Recurring growth theme

As recent reports by various organizations conclude persuasively and authoritatively that the world is running out of time -- fast! -- to solve the climate challenge and save humanity from calamity, one question that keeps popping up is whether we can pull it off in a way that will allow companies and economies to keep growing, though sustainably.

Here's one article that presents quite a bit of evidence showing that we can. And indeed, we have no choice to but approach the 10-15 years we appear to have left to fall short of 2C, from this perspective. One of the contributions of this particular piece that I find quite novel is the author's statistical correlation of growth, environmental performance and inequality.

From the conclusion: "There are two paths nations and cities can take when it comes to economic growth, environmental performance and inequality. There is a low road, taken by nations like the U.S., the U.K. and Canada, where economic growth comes hand in hand with higher levels of inequality and poorer environmental performance. But there is also a high road, taken by Northern European and Scandinavian nations, where economic growth goes along with lower levels of inequality and greener environmental outcomes. If we want a future where the rapid development of emerging nations and cities is sustainable and continuous, we’re all better served by taking that high road."

Here, here!

#sustainability   #climate   #climatechange   #globalwarming   #carbon  
Countries can be economically lean and environmentally green, but there are other costs to consider.
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Thanks David , Christie loves this. List into it in the car heading to the heirloom seeds festival :-)

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convene, connect, catalyze
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  • Hummingbird Labs
    2013 - present
  • Global Leadership Lab
    2012 - 2013
  • EdgeLab
    2012 - 2012
  • The Idea Hive
    2012
  • Microsoft
  • Electronic Arts
  • Sony Electronics
  • Farmsreach
  • Microsoft
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San Francisco
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Wolverhampton - London - Seattle
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Accelerating World Changing Initiatives
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  • Imperial College of Science, Technology + Medicine
  • Dominican University of California
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