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6 Questions towards Peace and Sustainable Development
2. How do you define adequate quality of life -- a decent living standard for all?
A: Sufficient _____ ______, _____, _____(B), sanitation/sewage, health care, communication, transportation, education, security, economics.
3. What is the technology that supports or enables each of the above systems to exist?
A: Energy, specifically _________ ________(C).
4. How do we supply electricity today?
A: ___ _______(D), generated from either renewable or non-renewable energy sources. In the developed world, supply is abundant, but energy sources are 80% from ____, ____, _____ ____ ________(E) -- causing the majority of global pollution. 2 billion people, one-third of humanity have no electrical energy. Unfortunately, the growing economies of _____, _______ ____ __________ _____(F) are following the same energy strategy as the wealthy nations.
5. How do we provide sufficient electricity for everyone in an ecologically sustainable way?
A: First, understand that there is ___ ________ ________(G). The renewable energies (________, _________, ________, __________, _________, ___ ________(H)) are abundant far beyond our needs -- and several are now cost competitive. So, tap renewable resources in remote sites (where they are usually found), and move the power via ____-________ ________________ _______(I), which now can reach 7000 kilometers, connecting nations and continents.
6. What would be the benefits of doing this?
The ______________ _________________ ___ _________ ___________(N) between countries and continents, with an emphasis on tapping __________ __________ ___________(O) resources.
A World Wide Web of Electricity tapping clean energy resources.
Walter Cronkite (See photo with endorsement)
Boutros Boutros-Ghali (See photo with endorsement)
Former Secretary General, United Nations
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