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letter clever cleaner cars needed in utah

Letter: Clever, Cleaner Cars Needed in Utah

UPEC's Andrew Schoenberg concludes that "the prediction of the Utah population doubling makes it even more important that most of us reduce our additions to air pollution and global warming gases by switching to fuel efficient vehicles such as EVs and PHEVs."

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UPEC Picks

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

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