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GENI Endorses GROCC Climate Statement
What's Needed — A Design Science Revolution

Dear GENI Friend,

The Global Roundtable on Climate Change (GROCC) met for the past 2 years to address how large corporations could positively influence this critical issue. Hosted by Jeffrey Sachs of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and President Olafur Grimsson of Iceland, publicly traded companies are making significant commitments to reduce their carbon footprint.

The consensus Summary Statement is attached, signed by leading corporations, academic institutions, the President of Iceland and GENI. We were honored to join with the GROCC members, as we shared our energy strategy with hundreds of executives from the US, Europe and Asia. You can add your signature to this growing global commitment at: http://www.nextgenerationearth.org/signatures/add/

Just weeks — ago, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their 4th report stating that climate change is very likely caused by human activities. The report warns of increasing storms, agricultural dislocations, spreading tropical diseases, melting glaciers and rising sea levels. It's sobering to realize that climate change will affect the lives of everyone on the planet — now, and for generations to come.

The National Day of Climate Action is planned for Saturday, April 14. If you'd like to host or join an event in your community, sign up at: http://www.stepitup2007.org

On occasion we write articles and editorials that we deem important to the debate. "What's Needed — a Design Science Revolution" is our urgent statement on the climate issue, advocating solutions based on Comprehensive Anticipatory Design Science. We all need to do "more with less" — creating tools that are faster, cheaper, use less energy and resources to meet the needs of society in a sustainable manner. The final paragraph highlights what you can do right now.

In partnership for the 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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