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    How do we go about educating the progressive's in congress to the fact that they can fiddle with the economic knobs and levers all they want, but if they don't directly address the critical problem of critical resource depletion, the economy will NEVER recover to an acceptable level?

    You've made a great start at informing this community, how can we get many more involved?

    So my approach has been to try to get meetings with my representatives / local officials, but that's slow going and I only ever get to meet with staff (who probably don't pass the word on).

    First I think we might need to get one national Democrat on board.  My understanding is that Tom Udall is a member of the (very tiny) congressional peak oil caucus.  I don't know, though, if he understands the broader limits to growth issues.  Might it be a better bet to find a progressive dem who is energy-conscious and really hammer away to get them on board?  I don't know which approach is better.  From there, they can reach out to Carter to get him to brief them all.

    I remember someone posting this comment that they spoke with Carter at his church:

    Since Jimmy Carter is much being mentioned here, let me relay a recent crossing of paths with him that I was privileded to enjoy after attending church services at Plains, Geogia Baptist Church.One of the highlights of so attending is to have your picture taken with President Carter and his wife, Rosalyn after the service. Participants are told not to interact with either,and not to touch either, but to look into the camera, smile, click and move quickly on. I could not resist doing otherwise. being in presence of the only President ever to actually try to deal with our energy situation.

    My words to Mr. Carter, “Thank you Mr. President for having the courage to raise the issue of oil field depletion at a time when this country could have still done something about it.” He quickly reached across his wife, looked me straight in the eye, and said, “It’s going to get a lot worse.” - thoughts on energy, the environment, and society.

    by barath on Mon Oct 03, 2011 at 10:34:34 AM PDT

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