Critical Thinking, Constructive Action, and the Climate Crisis

The Cooperative Society Newsletter November 2018, Issue 12 by E.G. Nadeau, Ph.D. As I thought about what to write in this November article, two topics came to mind: critical thinking and the climate crisis. Choosing a topic The focus on critical thinking results from my fear that the ability, or at least the tendency, toContinue reading “Critical Thinking, Constructive Action, and the Climate Crisis”

Can We Electrify the World by 2030?

The Cooperative Society Newsletter September 2018, Issue 11 by E.G. Nadeau, Ph.D. A little over a billion people have no access to electricity. That’s 1/7th of the world’s population. There are hundreds of millions more whose energy is unreliable, dirty, unhealthy, inadequate, unsustainable, and/or expensive – for example, kerosene, diesel, wood, and candles.[1] At theContinue reading “Can We Electrify the World by 2030?”

Are You Searching for an Antidote for Doom and Gloom?

The Cooperative Society Newsletter July 2018, Issue 10 By E.G. Nadeau Civil wars, cyber wars, trade wars, inhumane treatment of migrants, right-wing nationalism. The earth is heating up—and it’s not just the climate. Many of us are deeply concerned—but there’s a good chance of a much better future ahead. That’s the perspective of the 2018Continue reading “Are You Searching for an Antidote for Doom and Gloom?”

Is life getting better all the time? A comparative review of three new books that say “Yes”

The Cooperative Society Newsletter May 2018, Issue 9 By E.G. Nadeau Three books by well-known authors hit the shelves in early 2018. Taken together, they make a convincing case that the world is becoming a better place for human beings. In the face of daily bombardments in the media and from dystopian politicians and punditsContinue reading “Is life getting better all the time? A comparative review of three new books that say “Yes””

Climate Update: A Race Against Time

The Cooperative Society Newsletter March 2018, Issue 8 By E.G. Nadeau In the July 2017 issue of The Cooperative Society Project newsletter, we wrote an article entitled “Trump Withdraws from the Climate Change Agreement, but the Rest of the World Is Still In.” A lot has happened in the last six months – ugly, bad,Continue reading “Climate Update: A Race Against Time”

Businesses With A Heart

The Cooperative Society Newsletter January 2018, Issue 7 E.G. Nadeau The underlying theme of the first Cooperative Society newsletter article of 2018 is that private-sector organizations can do good and do well at the same time. Companies in the Forbes Global 2000 can create social and environmental benefits as well as provide financial returns toContinue reading “Businesses With A Heart”

An Introduction To Community-Based Healthcare In Developing Countries

The Cooperative Society Newsletter November 2017, Issue 6 by E.G. Nadeau The major challenges facing access to healthcare in Africa and other developing countries include: a shortage of doctors and other health professionals, a high percentage of people living in rural areas, and a shortage of funds for services and treatments. As a result, manyContinue reading “An Introduction To Community-Based Healthcare In Developing Countries”

Tax and Spend – Fairly and Effectively

The Cooperative Society Newsletter September 2017, Issue 5 by E.G. Nadeau Did you know that the United States has one of the highest educational costs per student of all of the countries in the world? Despite these big expenditures, American kids score badly on literacy, numeracy, and problem solving compared to most other developed countries.[1]Continue reading “Tax and Spend – Fairly and Effectively”

Trump Withdraws from the Climate Change Agreement, but the Rest of the World Is Still In

The Cooperative Society Newsletter July 2017, Issue 4 by E.G. Nadeau I felt physically ill when Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. By doing so, he demonstrated his abysmal ignorance of, or worse, indifference to, the devastating, long-term consequences to the planet from continued global warming. He also gave the fingerContinue reading “Trump Withdraws from the Climate Change Agreement, but the Rest of the World Is Still In”

Population Change and The Cooperative Society

  The Cooperative Society Newsletter May 2017, Issue 3 by E.G. Nadeau The Capital Times (or Cap Times), a Madison, Wis.-based newspaper, published my op-ed, “A sustainable planet needs a sustainable population,” on Earth Day, April 22. You can read it in the sidebar at right. I’m following up on that article with a more detailed analysis ofContinue reading “Population Change and The Cooperative Society”