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Vale, Oregon, USA
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I am interested in public policy planning for and adaption to climate change. I have served on a technical planning transportation committee so far for my hometown. I have encountered resistance to ideas that the future will be different and that any planning is necessary at all, even for population changes, modernization, etc. Since that experience I have taken online science tutoring, read many transition books, shared views online, attended many legal and climate conference and toured permaculture sites. And I have studied philosophers such as Ken Wilber, Paul Shepard, Gregory Bateson, William Irwin Thompson, and Dorothy Dinnerstein. And I have also undertaken a study of European common law through the writing of Joseph Strayer and Arthur Hogue. I hope to synthesize the insights of these writers into a theory of state development which preserves freedoms while meeting the challenge of climate transition.

I have BAs in History and Art and a minor in Anthropology from the University of Oregon. I have coursework and experience in Archaeology.

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At 1:37pm on February 23, 2012, Sharon M. Meagher said…

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