Making the World Work for All Humanity

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” — R. Buckminster Fuller   ()>)(      
“Imagine there’s no countries, it isn’t hard to do; nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too. Imagine all the people living life in peace.” – John Lennon ()>)(
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead   ()>)(
“Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction booklet came with it.” – R. Buckminster Fuller   ()>)(
“The finally victorious way of looking at things will be the most completely impressive way to the normal run of minds.” — William James    ()>)(
“The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating a problem in a way that will allow a solution.” – Bertrand Russell          ()>)(           
“The desire to question and change things comes from the healthiest part of you.” – Gene Tashoff           ()>)(
“The essence of The Coalescence is connectivity.” — Walter Szykitka                ()>)(
“The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.” – Bob Dylan                ()>)(
“This ain’t no foolin’ around.” – David Byrne                ()>)(
“Money is the root of all evil.” – Jesus                ()>)(
“Love conquers all.” – Virgil                ()>)(
“All you need is love.” – The Beatles            ()>)(
“Music will be thefinal uniter.” — Walter Szykitka


Welcome to the Health Care Workgroup.


This workgroup’s objective is to draw upon the knowledge and expertise of the many individuals and organizations around the world who are most knowledgeable about worldwide health issues to make a plausible estimate of what would be required to meet the one-time goal of elevating the health care system to a level where it is accessible to every individual on the planet, and what would be needed thereafter to maintain its availability at that level.

The first step, therefore, is to identify those expert individuals and organization. Below is the list as it has been developed thus far. If you happen upon additional information sources that you believe will assist in this effort, please let us know by way of the CONTACT form. Or, if you would like to engage in your own line of research, let us know the results. And finally, if you feel the concept of the Whole Earth Design Project is something that you may wish to become involved in, let’s get acquainted.

The situation now:

“The Earth is awash in energy.” — Steve Forbes

“Although the growth in the use of renewable energy sources has been spectacular, it will take decades
before renewables will be able to provide a sizeable contribution to meeting energy demand. In the meantime, the world should focus on increasing efficiency across the entire energy value chain. Improving performance of power plants around the world can make a significant contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions and other pollutants. A one percentage point improvement in the efficiency of a conventional
pulverised coal combustion plant results in a 2-3% reduction in CO2 emissions. Highly efficient modern coal plants emit almost 40% less CO2 than the average coal plant in service at the present time.” — World Energy Council

“Modern energy services are crucial to human well-being and to a country’s economic development. Access to modern energy is essential for the provision of clean water, sanitation and healthcare and for the provision of reliable and efficient lighting, heating, cooking, mechanical power, transport and telecommunications services. It is an alarming fact that today billions of people lack access to the most basic energy services: as World Energy Outlook 2012 shows 1.3 billion people are without access to electricity and 2.6 billion people rely on the traditional use of biomass for cooking, which causes harmful indoor air pollution. These people are mainly in either developing Asia or sub-Saharan Africa, and in rural areas.” — International Energy Agency

To let us know what you have to say on this subject, go to the discussion page where The Subject Is ENERGY.

Here are some of the experts:

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (http://www.eia.gov)

International Energy Agency (http://www.iea.org)

World Energy Council (http://www.worldenergy.org)

(http://www.off-grid.net) is a wide-ranging website for the off-grid energy community

Global Wind Energy Council: (http://www.gwec.net)

Bloomberg New Energy Finbancee: (http://www.bnef.com)

Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing: (http://www.americansolarmanufacturing.org)

Natural Resources Defense Council: (http://www.nrdc.org)

Environmental Protection Agency: (http://www.epa.gov)

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: (http://www.ferc.gov)

North American Electric Reliability Corporation: (http://www.nerc.com)

Jay Apt, Director of Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center: (http://public.tepper.cmu.edu/facultydirectory/FacultyDirectoryProfile.aspx?id=211)

Environment America: (http://www.environmentamerica.org)

Institute for Energy Research: (http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org)

World Nuclear Association: (http://www.worldnuclear.org)

International Atomic Energy Association: (http://www.iaea.org)

UN Environment Program: (http://www.unep.org)

NucNet, The Communications Network for Nuclear Energy and Ionizing Radiation: (http://www.nucnet.org)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) (http://www.nrel.gov)

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) (http://www.awea.org)

Center for Energy Economics (http://www.beg.utexas.edu/energyecon/)

IHS CERA: Energy Strategy (http://www.ihs.com/products/cera/index.aspx)

Solar Energy Industries Association (http://www.seia.org)

Vaisala (http://www.vaisala.com)

Renewable Energy Network (http://www.ren21.net)

Solar Reserve (http://www.solarreserve.com)

Energy Forum – James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy (http://www.bakerinstitute.org/programs/energy-forum/) Amy Myers Jaffe

Program for Human Environment (http://phe.rockefeller.edu/) Jesse H.Ausubel

Daniel Yergin (http://danielyergin.com) is considered by many to be the world’s foremost authority on energy. His important books are THE QUEST and THE PRIZE.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (http://www.ornl.org)

William W. Hogan, Harvard Kennedy School – Raymond Plank Research Professor of Global Energy Policy (https://scholar.harvard.edu/whogan)

Thomas Jaramillo, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, of Energy Science Engineering and of Photon Science (https://cheme.stanford.edu/people/thomas-jaramillo)

Erin Baker, Faculty Director of The Energy Transition Institute, Wind Energy Fellow (https://mie.umass.edu/faculty/erin-baker)

Vijay Modi, Columbia University – UN Millennium Project, Quadracci Sustainable Engineering Lab (QSEL) (https://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/2770)

Dr. Jonn Axsen, an Assistant Professor at the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University (SFU) (https://www.sfu.ca/rem/people/profiles/axsen.html)

Bruno Sarda, Arizona State University – Professor of Practice (FSC), School of Sustainability, and Professors of Practice, Senior Global Futures Scholar, Global Futures Scientists and Scholars (https://search.asu.edu/profile/230194)

Komal Habib, University of Waterloo – School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (https://uwaterloo.ca/school-environment-enterprise-development/people-profiles/komal-habib)

David P. Wilkinson, Canadian Research Chair in Clean Energy and Electrochemical Technologies (https://chbe.ubc.ca/profile/david-p-wilkinson/)

Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability (https://www.bu.edu/igs/)

Jefferson William Tester, Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems (https://research.cornell.edu/researchers/jefferson-w-tester)

R.L. Evans, Methanex Professor of Clean Energy Research (https://mech.ubc.ca/robert-evans/)

Dr Gang Kevin Li, University of Melbourne – researches clean energy technologies, recently authored study about a “solar-powered device that produces hydrogen fuel directly from moisture in the air” (https://findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/profile/488233-gang-li)

Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (https://epic.uchicago.edu/)

U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resources Program (https://www.usgs.gov/programs/energy-resources-program)

Nicolas Berghmans – Lead European Affairs, Energy climate Expert (https://www.iddri.org/en/about-iddri/team/nicolas-berghmans)

Vaclav Smil does interdisciplinary research in the fields of energy, environmental and population change, food production, history of technical innovation, risk assessment, and public policy (https://vaclavsmil.com/)

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