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It is really important that we can state the case for the planet being in peril very quickly without a lot of contentious data or opinion through a link very early in the home page and a few other places.
I think the most powerful data is conveyed simply through graphs but there needs to be some minimal narrative to tie things together. Since this will be early on the home page, it will be one of the most likely areas of the Library for new people to read, so it is important that it be succinct, powerful, and most of all the plain unadorned truth laid out in a simple unbiased manner.
The closest we come is on the [[Azimuth project goals]] page where we have this statement: "We're in serious trouble --- for a short rundown, read this." The link points to This Week’s Finds (Week 301) where John laid out the reasons he is concerned about the planet's health. I remember reading that post from the blog when it came out and thinking to myself: "Yikes! I knew it was bad but we really need to do something about this right now, and I don't see that happening."
I sort of wanted to put this link on the home page and the other few areas where talk about the planet needing saving. But the referenced article is from the Azimuth blog, was written before the wiki existed, and it seems like our succinct planetary problem overview ought to be part of the Azimuth Library instead where we can link it into the rest of the articles so readers can dig as far as they want into the various issues.
I'm willing to do the work to move the relevant sections of the blog post over. However, John, since you wrote the original blog entry, I thought you might want to do this yourself (or perhaps the first pass?).