A UPEC pick!
Mark Thomas, Truth, Population, and Mormon Symbolism, August, 2014:
Former board member Mark Thomas’ updated essay on Truth and Population in Mormon writings and symbolism.
Another UPEC pick! – the SUNZEE Car: sunzeecar.com
Solar Powered Vehicles for a Sustainable Future – a project of UPEC Board Member, Dr. Andrew Schoenberg
And Another UPEC pick!
Alan Weisman, Countdown, Back Bay Books, 2013 (paperback 2014).
Countdown is a very recent, complete, and extremely well-written discussion of world population issues, challenges, and approaches. Weisman traveled to 20 countries over two years, talked with a great many people – many of whom are profiled, discussed, and quoted – then produced 500 fascinating, substantive, and readable pages.
I like to skim books (‘So many books, so little time!’), often reading only the first and last chapters – the ‘bottom line’ approach. But not this one. Every page was interesting, relevant, substantive.
Weisman examines population from every perspective – religious, cultural, national, regional, and planetary. He even covers Utah perspectives.
The book reflects great urgency, it is scary, but it is not a doomsday book.
The UPEC Board has been asked to read it – to provide a firm, current, comprehensive, and substantive foundation for UPEC’s activities, projects, and programs.
Please read it – and continue to act upon it.
Joe Andrade, UPEC Board, citizen activist www.2andrade.org