Walter Cronkite, on …
Walter Cronkite, on renewable energy (from his endorsement of the GENI Initiative):

Many years ago, I was honored to spend time with a true visionary of our time, Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller. He preferred that I call him Bucky. This renaissance man gave us the geodesic dome, the Dymaxion map (a very accurate and unique view of our planet), synergetic mathematics and the World Game — a global simulation tool that posed the following question: How do we make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological damage or disadvantage to anyone?

The answers to this provocative inquiry have given me hope. In particular, the premier solution offers the most thoughtful strategy towards peace and sustainable development that I have seen. Simply stated, the proposal is to interconnect the electrical energy networks between nations and continents, with an emphasis on tapping the abundant renewable energy resources of our planet. In today’s terms, we might call this a world wide web of electricity using green energy resources. Bucky saw this possibility decades before the rest of us.

Walter Cronkite, on renewable energy (when it comes right down to actually doing something about it):

Legendary newsman Walter Cronkite, a part-time resident of Martha’s Vineyard, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., whose famous political family has a compound in Hyannis, began campaigning against the renewable energy project [on Nantucket Sound] last year.

Cronkite, who has sailed in the Sound and owns a second home on the Vineyard, appeared in a television advertisement in opposition to the project earlier this year.

Once again, for the liberal elite, feelings and visions trump actions.

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