Questions towards Peace and Sustainable Development
do we make the world work for 100% of humanity in
the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation
without ecological damage or the disadvantage of anyone?
(click here for the answer)
How do you define adequate quality of life -- a decent
living standard for all?
A: Sufficient clean water, food, shelter,
sanitation/sewage, health care, communication, transportation,
education, security, economics.
What is the technology that supports or enables each
of the above systems to exist?
A: Energy, specifically electrical energy.
How do we supply electricity today?
A: By wires, generated from either renewable
or non-renewable energy sources. In the developed
world, supply is abundant, but energy sources are
80% from coal, oil, gas and nuclear -- causing the
majority of global pollution. 2 billion people, one-third
of humanity have no electrical energy. Unfortunately,
the growing economies of India, China and Southeast
Asia are following the same energy strategy as the
How do we provide sufficient electricity for everyone
in an ecologically sustainable way?
A: First, understand that there is no energy
scarcity. The renewable energies (wind, solar, hydro,
geothermal, tidal and biomass) are abundant far beyond
our needs -- and several are now cost competitive.
So, tap renewable resources in remote sites (where
they are usually found), and move the power via high-voltage
transmission lines, which now can reach 7000 kilometers,
connecting nations and continents.
What would be the benefits
of doing this?
A. Increased trade, cooperation and peace
between neighboring nations.
pollution and toxic wastes from fossil
and nuclear power generation.
hunger and poverty as 2 billion people
will have an electrical infrastructure necessary
for adequate food, water, health care and education.
population as birth rates fall when energy
use increases in a society.
to Question #1:
The electrical interconnection of power networks between
countries and continents, with an emphasis on tapping
remote renewable energy resources.
A World Wide Web of Electricity tapping clean energy
The World Game's highest priority objective
Path by Bucky Fuller)
problems of humanity threaten each of us -- yet our
ignorance makes us believe that somehow we can remain
immune. That just isn't so. The critical issues we
face; poverty, pollution, population growth and proliferation
of nuclear weapons, have time frames much longer than
any political term of office. These problems are interconnected,
which suggests that the solutions will also be interconnected.
We need more comprehensive thinking and long-range
global planning. I invite you to investigate The GENI
Initiative as I have. It offers hope for all humanity.
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support with enthusiasm your initiative. While directing
the Foreign Affairs of Egypt, between 1977-1991, I
have advocated the integration of the electricity
grids of all the African countries of the Nile River
using the Nile as the infrastructure of this project.
I believe, as you do, that electricity must be at
the service of peace and international co-operation.
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Secretary General, United Nations
can you do to help bring this vision to reality?
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