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BlindSpot think tank

Spectacularly innovative research, advice and talks about rapidly reversing all the big problems. Please support  this work which would create the conditions for a rapid transition to sustainability in every locality everywhere!

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Latest Activity: Dec 15, 2011


Links: follow blindspotting on twitter. Like BlindSpot on facebook. Join BlindSpot's group Fixing Systems Not Symptoms on wiserearth. Connect withJames on linkedin. 

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The missing systems approach that explains why famines keep getting worse

Started by james greyson Aug 20, 2011. 0 Replies

The last thing you need when people are starving is a metaphor. Except this simple metaphor shows why decades of effort to tackle world hunger gets run down by the magnitude of the problem. And why…Continue

Planet scale systems thinking for Rio+20

Started by james greyson Aug 20, 2011. 0 Replies

World has spent 40 years w/ 1 problem-solving approach when 2 are available - OOPS! Op-Ed for @ESG_IEG…Continue systems thinking in the news

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Comment by james greyson on August 31, 2011 at 12:41pm
Please visit the MIT Climate CoLab where there are now 27 national and global climate proposals ranging from recharging groundwater supplies to reshaping the global economy. This is crowd-sourcing climate solutions so you can provide input to proposals and also add your own ideas as a new proposal. Top proposals will end up under the noses of policy makers in Congress and the UN. Here is the link to see and create proposals,

Please check out my proposals in the CoLab, 'Fix the system not just the symptom' and 'Carbon-negative biocharring economies. New supporters and comments very welcome. If you have any questions or need help you can find me there as 'blindspotter'
Thanks, James

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Comment by Charley Quinton on March 2, 2011 at 10:21am
Thanks for setting BlindSpot up here, James and Les. I hope you two get involved in the cotw conversations and vice-versa. The focus, needs and skills ought to mesh well, imo. Looking forward to some very productive discourse and action.
Comment by james greyson on February 6, 2011 at 1:52pm
Looks great, many thanks Les!
Comment by Les Squires -- Webmaster on February 5, 2011 at 9:11am
Hi James,

Please see what I've done with your last entry to the Comment Wall. As the group creator, you can put info, links, graphics, etc. etc. into the Edit Box -- as I did. In addition, I've activated your RSS feed and called it Blindspot.Org.UK News. Articles on Blidspot will automatically appear here also. Let me know when you have questions.
Comment by james greyson on February 4, 2011 at 2:08pm

Thanks Les! There is a 'Systems Thinking in the News' blog with tweets if that helps?

Imagine if the news helped people to see problems as symptoms of systems that can be fixed?

The news could build people's innate curiosity about how snippets of information link together. We could rapidly become a society in the habit of seeing issues as aspects of a global whole. The news could raise debate about how to fix the small number of systemic errors that cause almost all the negative news we hear every day.

So far the news works the other way, hiding the links between issues and leading the public to imagine that rapid whole system change is either impossible or easily achievable by following some narrow reductionist 'patchwork policy'. The blog on this page brings global-scale systems thinking and practical policy options into the news.  


Please follow this blog at blindspotting on twitter.     A short link for the blog page is

Comment by Les Squires -- Webmaster on January 19, 2011 at 2:56pm
Welcome James.  Welcome Blindspot.  Great to see you both here.  Your focus on Blindspot should be interesting to many of our members.  Please invite some of your key participants to sign up on this "bridge" between our two organizations.  Use TEXT BOX to highlight some essentials you believe our members should know.  Does Blindspot have an RSS feed we can publish to this page?  That would be super!

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