G-20 Thursday – CAN The World Govern Itself?
By Dave Johnson
September 24, 2009 - 5:33pm ET
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A while back I read a blog post by Kim Cranston, of Transparent Democracy, Humanity's Greatest Challenge and Its Solution. That post stuck with me. Kim wrote,
Climate change is not humanity's greatest challenge…
Neither are pandemics, nuclear proliferation, water scarcity, the Middle East conflict, or many other things you might think.
Our greatest challenge is that our institutions can't resolve any of these challenges, let alone prioritize climate change as the challenge that poses the greatest threat if we don't act immediately. Until we address the crisis of the failure of our institutions to resolve the significant challenges we face, don't expect progress on any of them.
Read his post for the rest.
This is peak week for the world’s leaders. Leaders from many countries gather in New York for the UN General Assembly. Across town the Clinton Global Initiative connects world leaders with business, philanthropy and non-profit leaders, and the G-20 comes to Pittsburgh to work on economic problems.
Let’s see what they come up with.
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