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Individual Endorsements

 

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Walter Cronkite

My endorsement for The GENI Initiative:

Walter Cronkite

"For most of my life, I was privileged to observe and report on the news that affected all of us. As a journalist, I was obliged to remain objective -- telling the truth as we knew it, being fair to all.

I feel free to suggest -- nay, urge -- that we give serious attention to an ingenious project that could help relieve much of the danger to our civilization posed by the modern four horsemen of the apocalypse: poverty, pollution, population growth and proliferation of nuclear weapons.

Many years ago, I was honored to spend time with a true visionary of our time, Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller. He preferred that I call him Bucky. This renaissance man gave us the geodesic dome, the Dymaxion map (a very accurate and unique view of our planet), synergetic mathematics and the World Game -- a global simulation tool that posed the following question: How do we make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological damage or disadvantage to anyone?

The answers to this provocative inquiry have given me hope. In particular, the premier solution offers the most thoughtful strategy towards peace and sustainable development that I have seen. Simply stated, the proposal is to interconnect the electrical energy networks between nations and continents, with an emphasis on tapping the abundant renewable energy resources of our planet. In today's terms, we might call this a world wide web of electricity using green energy resources. Bucky saw this possibility decades before the rest of us.

Today, the developed world lives very well, but creates tremendous pollution. In the developing world, 2 billion people have yet to even turn on a light bulb. Now, there is The GENI Initiative that is working to put this doable idea before the policy-makers and public in every nation. Bucky developed a comprehensive design approach to the world's problems, and I offer my support for this critical endeavor. It holds great potential for:

  • a universal increase in living standards
  • a reduction in atmospheric, land and water pollution
  • a reduction in hunger and poverty
  • a stabilization of population growth
  • and an increase in trade, cooperation and peace between nations.

The 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 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."

Walter Cronkite, News Anchorman


Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Former Secretary General, United Nations


The Dalai Lama

His Holiness, The Dalai Lama


Ragendra K. Pachauri

Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri Ph.D., Director General - The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Chairman - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)


Desmond M. Tutu

I wish you well with your efforts

The Most Revd. Desmond M. Tutu Archbishop Emeritus of South Africa, Chairperson of Truth & Reconciliation Commission, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate


Noel Brown, North American Director, United click here for entire letter)

Noel Brown, North American Director, United Nations Environmental Program


James M. Jeffords, U.S. Senator (Vermont)

James M. Jeffords, U.S. Senator (Vermont)


Bill Holmberg President of Global Biorefineries Inc. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the GENI initiative. ...As you know, bioenergy (the production of electricity and thermal energy from the combustion of biomass in solid gaseous form) can be a major contributor to the world-wide electrical grid. ...We also support a renewable portfolio standard and other provisions in proposed electric utility restructuring legislation that will advance renewable energy technologies....May I suggest our efforts have much in common with your determination to establish a world-wide electrical grid.

Bill Holmberg President of Global Biorefineries, Inc.


Frank Ogden

Frank Ogden, Author of "The Last Book You'll Ever Read." Canada's Leading Futurist


Jim Cathcart

Jim Cathcart, The Acorn Principle, Author, Speaker, Past President of the National Speaker's Association


Bobbi Deporter

Bobbi DePorter, A Quantum Business, President, The Learning Forum


Pobert Muller

Robert Muller, Chancellor, University for Peace


Dr. Rudd Lubbers

Dr. Ruud Lubbers, former Prime Minister of The Netherlands (1982-1994)


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Dan Cohen, President, Clear Thinking Technology


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