Robert Louis Shepard, PhD
Change: It's Constant
Updated: Oct 4, 2018
No Blog Posts were entered between April 2015 through August 2015. Reason. Was in the midst of a change involving selling the house that was home for the past 35 years and purchasing a new dwelling. WHAT A MAJOR CHANGE PERSONALLY!
Change is constant. The global population is changing rapidly. In 1950, New York City was the ONLY city in the world with a metropolitan population in excess of 10 million people. Today there are 35 such cities and forecasters predict the number will top 40 by 2050. The city that once was the only one of its kind ranked #4 in 1995 and now #7 (click here to see definition and list of megacities).
The population explosion brings about other changes: congested living space, crowded roads and bridges, environmental degradation, trash-filled landfills, and tremendous strain on water supplies, just to name a few. And some things that once epitomized the American Dream has changed so drastically that it too is in reverse: click here and here and read these two articles).
The strain on the global water supply is causing places to square-off in major disputes over drinking water. Some rank the water problem on the same scale as climate change.
A 3-part YouTube video series written and produced by my son Shawn E. Shepard shows the long-running water fight that's been ongoing for more than 20 years between Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. Part 1 of the series is included here on the Blog. Parts 2 and 3 of the series can be accessed by clicking here and here.
Since change is constant, it would be beneficial to develop in the tool kit the required skills to "Manage Change."
Water Wars Part 1