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 Some of the citations date back twenty, thirty, or even more years. The same observations that we see today were seen decades ago as novel and urgent. My main point is precisely that regardless of the genius or the due diligence of scholars and researchers, the conclusions and solutions that are articulated are inevitably by-passed, without ever being applied in any meaningful way or on a significant scale.

This Bibliography was originally part of a lengthy paper intended for publication that was only submitted to one or two publications and not accepted. For the person who wishes to go to some of the sources that are considered invaluable in establishing this website and the associated nonprofit, there are many invaluable citations.