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Resource Wars: Water, Oil, Fisheries
Finding Solutions that Meet Everyone's Needs

Dear GENI Friend,

The war with Iraq has begun and the world is divided. We can only hope that the conflict is short and that fears of more terrorism are unrealized. Many national economies remain weakened as these uncertain times persist.

The root cause of so many conflicts arise from the rich/poor gap that exists around the world. This imbalance is exacerbated by the unequal distribution of resources between nations. Natural systems of rivers, forests, minerals and arable land are blind to political boundaries. Yet nations claim rights to all of those resources within those map lines. As in any random distribution, some regions are blessed with abundance while others must deal with scarcity.

The "market" is meant to deliver capital, labor, goods and services in the most efficient manner — yet it clearly has not been sufficient. There must be a better way.

For years, the Worldwatch Institute has been a leader in global education — offering numerous reports on global issues, trends and strategies. Attached is a letter from their President Christopher Flavin, discussing the root causes of conflict in the Gulf region. Two-thirds of the world's oil lies beneath that desert, in a world that is addicted to oil for its societal needs. Even when this present war ends, the resource imbalance remains. In two decades, experts predict wars over water in the Middle East.

We believe the only way out is to have all nations develop the renewable energy potential in their own regions. GENI's research shows that every continent is blessed with at least three of the six prime renewables: hydro, wind, solar, geothermal, tidal and biomass. When linked together, there is more than enough renewable energy to meet the needs of every nation.

GENI will be hosting a Global Game event (the "Global Situation Room") with the charter school High Tech High next month. This simulation seeks answers to make the world work for everyone. Our goal is to turn the event into an ongoing curriculum so students see options for a world beyond war.

Please vote with your dollars by investing in the sustainability of our planet.

Peter Meisen


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The Global Energy Network Institute focuses on the interconnection of electric power networks between nations and continents, with an emphasis on tapping abundant renewable energy resources. This strategy is the highest priority of the World Game simulation developed by Dr. Buckminster Fuller three decades ago.

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