Brad Fregger, futurist, businessman, author, professor, international speaker, publisher, father, grandfather, and soon to be great grandfather, shares his solutions for many of the world's global crises. I haven't seen many reasonable solutions coming from those in charge, it's time the rest of us let them kw what we think. The world my great grandchild will inherit depends on the decisions we make (or refuse to make) today. I feared the future, feared my children's world, the outcome of the massive changes taking place in our country. My imagination runs wild with visions of the breakdown of society, millions dead and dying, cities empty and decaying, our way of life gone for centuries. The future like a steamroller rushes madly downhill one at the controls. Doubt and fear of things to come still haunt me . As I move forward into the unkwn, Hope beckons. Brad Fregger Is there hope? Can we, as a society escape this pessimistic future and instead begin the century with hope and faith as we enter a new age of plenty, where the challenge of preserving our world and its ecology becomes a goal consistent with the survival of humanity and our way of life? My Thinking Cap - Chapter 1 In the following chapters I will, at times, point an accusing finger at the media, because their fixation on 'bad news' is creating a negative image of the future-in large part, the global crises we are experiencing are due to the stories being told. My Thinking Cap - Chapter 2 So, how do we become energy independent, ... while minimizing pollution, especially carbon-based pollution, and creating an environment where individual choice is a commitment, business can thrive, and our nation can look forward to decades of socio-ecomic health? My Thinking Cap - Chapter 3 .. . the belief that polar bears are endangered because of global warming is truly an igrant belief . or, one held by those, with their own agendas, who are using the polar bear and spinning its story, in order to accomplish something else, ... My Thinking Cap - Chapter 4 The idea that the United States is somehow t living up to its heritage of welcoming immigrants is very wrong; the United States is, in fact, continuing to be the most welcoming nation in the world. ... accepting almost as many immigrants as the rest of the world combined. My Thinking Cap - Chapter 5 .. . from all appearances, the media sees only two choices, you are either a Darwinist/Atheist or a Creationist. In other words, you either believe that God doesn't exist w and has never existed, or you believe that (God created the world) between 6000 and 10000 years ago. ... There is place for those of us who believe that something is going on that can only be explained by a conscious force in the Universe. We may t be able to define that force, but we have faith that it exists. My Thinking Cap - Chapter 6 This is a taste of what My THINKING CAP - Solutions for Global Crisis is all about. If you're concerned about any of these issues ... this is a book you want read. Brad's style of writing is entertaining and conversational, I'll never win a Pulitzer, but there's a real good chance that you'll understand what I'm trying to say.