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Wonder who has the best historical example of a benevolent dictator?

It's clearly much simpler if one individual could be counted on to make the correct, best decision.

Unfortunately most of  our collective attempts at action produce the opposite

Does anyone believe that a national summit on climate change will work ?

Well, we can hope, but there is something else that can be done.
Some encouragement could be a good thing

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/...

This whitehouse petition is designed to promote getting us off fossil fuels in 40 years, using an emergency national plan which includes a carbon tax, duties on imports from countries that don't impose a similar carbon tax, and incentives for the emergency development and deployment of renewable energy sources
Please sign it to promote realistic discussion of what is really needed.

thanks
Barry Allen

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