The Cancun Compacts: Nations of world choose hope in face of climate crisis

“Confidence is back,” announced Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon at the conclusion of climate talks in Cancun at 3 am. “Hope has returned.” Restoring hopes crushed by the collapse last year of Copenhagen’s climate negotiations, the nations of the world have rediscovered consensus on addressing global warming pollution tonight in Cancun. …

Chapter 13: Good Polling to Keep Democracy Alive and Elections Honest

Chapter 13: Good Polling to Keep Democracy Alive and Elections Honest By Alan F. Kay, PhD © 2004, (fair use with attribution and copy to author) Sept. 29, 2004                     In Chapter 10, we saw the utility of often including authority figures in testing support for policy.  Since adequate questions …