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Is It Too Late to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change?

clive hamiltonClive Hamilton, Professor of Public Ethics at the Australian National University spoke in October 2010 at a meeting of the Royal Society of the Arts on the catastrophic consequences of climate change if the earth reaches a tipping point that leads to runaway global warming that cannot be controlled.  Professor Hamilton's analysis in this 19 page paper that is taken from Chapter 1 of his forthcoming book, Requiem for a Species, is sobering and suggests an indeed grim future for coming generations if governments do not take action soon.  The middle of the paper has more technical details so if you are in a hurry, read pages 1 to 5 and from the last paragraph on page 16 to the end of the paper:

Is It Too Late to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change?

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In June 2012, Think Again MN launched a history series that examines politics and policy-making in Minnesota during the last century from the immediate post World War II years up through the 1990s. That era witnessed fierce legislative battles at the State Capitol but it was also a time of shared values that cut across partisan lines. 

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MN's Leading Election System

MN's Leading Election System

With Secretary of State Steve Simon


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Listen to Secretary of State Steve Simon's excellent presentation on MN's outstanding election system emulated by many other states at the Think Again Brooklyns forum January 19, 2016.  Secretary Simon includes ways in which it can be improved, and he explains why it is important to vote.  He concludes with a quote from a tee shirt:  "Failure to vote is not an act of rebellion.  It is an act of surrender."

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Oregon's Automatic Voter Registration

How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in the US

By Lornet Turnbull
YES! Magazine
October 8, 2016

In January, Oregon became the first state in the country to begin automatically registering eligible citizens to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's licenses or state IDs, completely shifting the burden of voter registration from the individual to the government. 

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