GEM #2 | A relevant point about Climate Warriors!
Rain-less days that cause droughts, heat that cause fires and exhaustion, rain that causes flood, saddening famine throughout the planet, and emergency conditions caused by lack of preparation, lack of mitigation, null adaptation measures and more, all due to our senate’s and other leaders lack of inaction or sense of obligation to the fossil-fuel industry and other unethical corporations. The mixture of these with the fact that some of our leaders are so beholden to power without responsibility and are always grasping to increase their wealth, which in time will be of little value due to the very efforts they make to cater to their dark side, will lead us to further hopelessness and devastation. We also cannot forget what the fossil fuel and their minions are doing to stall progress towards renewable energy.
My intent will be evident in the results.” – Thurgood Marshall
First and foremost, there is ‘HOPE,’ so we can reverse this situation. The planet can bounce back quickly from the damage that has been done. We have seen this in many instances. We, humans are the setback, not to mention those in power and those who are also driven by greed. Well not all of us are the setbacks of course, but those who are mentioned throughout this manuscript and now plastered by name all over social media to see and become aware of.
“Only a kind person is able to judge another justly and to make allowances for his weaknesses. A kind eye, while recognizing defects, sees beyond them.” – Lawrence G. Lovasik
I am not that educated about our current Climate Emergency, just like my other hobbies, reading, drumming and Petanque, I am directed more by passion as opposed to skill or education. With that in mind I can be viewed as a charlatan so simply move on, as I am basically a non-essential person. You are therefore reading the rants of a non-violent madman (mad about our climate predicament) then continue if you prefer or perhaps you might be better off just leaving instead.
Before going on I wanted to quote an excerpt from Bill McKibben’s article in the New Yorker entitled, ‘It’s Not The Heat—It’s The Humanity’
It’s hard to change the outcome of the climate crisis by individual action: we’re past the point where we can alter the carbon math one electric vehicle at a time, and so activists rightly concentrate on building movements large enough to alter our politics and our economics. But ultimately the climate crisis still affects people as individuals—it comes down, eventually, to bodies. Which is worth remembering. In the end, we’re not collections of constructs or ideas or images or demographics but collections of arteries and organs and muscles, and those are designed to operate within a finite range of temperatures.
I happened to be talking with Dr. Rupa Basu, the chief of air-and-climate epidemiology at California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, on Friday, a day after Palm Springs had tied its all-time heat record with a reading of a hundred and twenty-three degrees Fahrenheit. That’s hot—hotter than the human body can really handle. The day before, with temperatures topping a hundred degrees before noon, a hiker in the San Bernardino National Forest had keeled over and died. “We talk a lot about biological adaptability, but as humans we’re not supposed to adapt to temps that high,” Basu said. “If your core body temp reaches a hundred and five, that means death can be imminent. As humans, we can only adapt so much. Once the air temperature is above a hundred and twenty, there’s only so much you can do, except rely on air-conditioning and other mitigation strategies. And that puts a lot of pressure on the power grid, and that could result in brownouts and blackouts. It’s not really a long-term, chronic solution. It’s just living for the moment and hoping it works.”
And often it doesn’t work.
(I highly advise you to visit the New Yorker and read the entire article)
We probably do not want to think this way (what is in GEM #2 and beyond) yet conceivably we might have to.
Let us start with the idea of the ‘Climate Warriors’ that will be important, but just as important yet not mentioned here is the farmers (current and upcoming vertical farmers), communities and others such as those who work in collaboration with the ‘Climate Warriors’ and us Grass-Root Soldiers. Everything to be explained further as you read on.
Climate Warriors (six of them as defined by this site) are the front-line of this Climate War, in alphabetical order they are:
These are both first responders and/or trainers of first-responders. Very crucial now but much more as the ‘Climate Emergency’ worsens; something scientists are adamant about.
We are all now comrades in Climate Arms…
Eventually we hope to create an idea that involves both Parents and Scientists. (For the Climate Team I will write this idea up, perhaps this is something that can be implemented widely) For everyone else that is not a ‘Climate Warrior’ (except armed-forces of course) we can consider ourselves soldiers or as I like to say it G-Warriors, again short for Grass-Roots Warriors, that is the rest of us working behind the scenes in this war.
I am sorry but it is a war, whether you want to accept this or not, it is not officially labeled a war, as we have not declared a Climate Emergency. Yes, imaginably this is how many will be referring to our tackling of this Climate Emergency in the future, I know a few are already.
“Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back.” – Princess Diana
Basically we might always not always like each other, agree with each other, put up with each other and on, however, we have to now think of each other as comrades in arms, from grand-ma to the six year old.. This is a ‘Climate War’ now and many are already tackling it all over the war already as it is dangerous and therefore serious.
Since Climate Warriors are the front-lines, for many of us, not all, it is extremely important to transform our issues within/without the six ‘Climate Warriors’ – especially Law-Enforcement in particular if we are to deal with this Climate Emergency on the level that it needs to happen head-on!
Very important to say the least, not only that; it is a necessity (that is we get along even if we do not like each others company) .
As the Climate Emergency worsens as well as some of the solutions and ideas being suggested by many it now becomes clear that we work closely together with the entire Climate Warriors, this is so crucial and because of this very fact it is time we must stop hurting each other especially the younger generation. Part of the idea and solutions in the pipe from the government on down to grass-roots organizations and submissions of new ideas (such as my own) require that we all work together and put behind us the violence that had been so prevalent in our society.
In cannot be stressed enough that this is so crucial as the ‘Climate Emergency’ does not care how we treat each other so in order to tackle this emergency we must not only transforms ourselves yet assist each other at the same time. Just think about McKibben’s quote above, if this is not a motivating factor perhaps we need to ponder why.
.‘…the situation is not good for any one…’ – salsa song quote, Ruben Blades
Clarity now is in order when we stop and look in the same direction together, it is the type of clarity (not delusional or distorted) that we have a common goal now which includes:
a.) Keeping ourselves off the extinction list and
b.) Securing a sustainable planet for our children.
So then it beckons us towards a confrontation with the work required individually in transforming society, but more importantly ourselves by means of self-transformation and self-education.
“Getting what you want is not nearly as important as giving what you have.” – Tom Krause
The work in this endeavor shows maturity on our part yet most of all it is crucial because of this emergency now requires applying necessities quickly from all of us (all-hands-on-deck), meaning exactly that we must become something like ‘ants.’. Everyone no matter if you are a janitor, repairman such as myself, CEO, politician, police officer, nurses, etc… everyone is important in this battle against this Climate Emergency.
(Thought: If you notice that just about every book that comes out regarding the ‘Climate Crisis’ has a section within that focuses on solutions and ideas. The ideas and solutions are there, however applying them now is a definite necessity. It is definitely a battle now and this becomes all the more obvious just by seeing our reality as it is (in regards to our current Climate Emergency).
Regarding the Green Emergency Manuscript (GEM) idea:
Actually this idea might be a good one, it might not, it might work for some places or maybe not… yet somehow I think it will be of assistance around the world for some. I think ideas are our way of giving back to society and I also think it is very important that it happens now and that there are venues in which to drop these ideas.
This does not take away from the reality of what was outlined in McKibben’s article, ideas might not be important in regard to hitting the point where actions become irrelevant without a one particular action from each and every one of us.
What is that action? Keep reading!
Subjectively, at least I can tell my grandchildren and great grandchildren I did my best, I can also report to the children and young adults of today and tomorrow I did my best for them in the battle against the Climate Emergency created by the greed of the Fossil Fuel Industry and others. I can inform them I had no compunctions and I was always thinking about them, however this is not the only motivating factor on mine and others part.
Listen I am not an expert, not even good at remembering most details of what I read (I do a lot of underlining and highlighting because of this) and until recently I questioned myself as to why I was so fanatical about this Climate Emergency.
It might have been due to my connection to nature (raised with access to it) or it might be as I can see the entire beast and not just its tentacles. I do not know, but what I do know is that urgent action is needed if we are to leave a planet that is sustainable for our children. It is this simple at this, in regard to the latter.
“Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained.” – Helen Keller
What is that one action that needs to happen immediately, something some organizations such as NOW, the Sunrise Movement, and a few others are addressing? It is the importance of voting in those leaders who make our Climate Emergency a priority.
I will tell you right off the bat that because of our current Climate Emergency we cannot afford to elect in each and every upcoming election leaders in ‘ALL’ parties that are not going to make tackling our current Climate Emergency a priority. We simply cannot!
I’d like to close this section with a blurb about revenge for young people based on my own personal experience.
Some very bad things were done to me in life, from being traumatized as a child, to being intimidated and bullied as a young adult, to dealing with the Anti-Science, Climate Deniers and Fossil-Fuel hired hands currently, and the one thing I have learned from these and many other disappointing experiences that initially made me want one to react with violence or in a inhuman way (revengeful) is along with prayer is to self-transform.
It is the best revenge hands down, of course aside for praying for those responsible is to use this as an opportunity to improve oneself. In other words, one of the best revenge is to constantly improve and self-educate oneself, this does two things; one is that it makes those people harassing you an after-thought, you do not feel angry with them and they do not affect you in anyway and second it makes you more mature, more wiser (since not reacting is now not your primary reaction). So whether road-rage, at social gatherings or in your homes, try this instead of lashing out.
I stress this not to explain or complain about my past and current dramas in life, but to highlight in part the necessity of self-transformation that tackling the Climate Emergence in our own lives now dictates.
Elections, Justice, and Power:
“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” – Thurgood Marshall
To leaders, citizens (we-the-people), Judiciary, and others in Power:
Especially of importance to those who are leaders and authority figures that are beholden to make sure that we veer away from self-extinction, it is time to take responsibility. It is not a pretty thing to say, but it is the truth for those with authority and power. Time to let go egotistical attitudes at the top and from those elected to office. Time to act like people’s lives matter on this damaged and dying planet. Period!
When you give people ‘HOPE’ there is progress and evolution, however if you are engrossed on creating more financial gain then people become mere objects or impediments. We can no longer afford and accept this type of leadership and authority.
Remember that absolute ‘Climate Action’ now starts with those in power and their integrity to stop the manipulation from the fossil-fuel and other dangerous unethical corporations and lobbies from influencing our leaders, lobbyist, litigation, laws and ethics.
Now it is of grave necessity for each and every one of us to vote for those running for office that have as a priority the tackling in one way or another this horrendous dangerous Climate Emergency. This is an extremely crucial Climate Emergency – Climate Action!
It cannot be overstated at this point!
Anti-Science and Climate Deniers:
“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us” – Hermann Hesse
Regarding the minions, anti-science, climate-deniers and others displaying wilful ignorance please note that many of them not only cater to their handlers for financial and/or distorted ideology yet are so fearful that they do not know how to respond.
Until recently I did not realize that they are primarily ruled by fear most of the time.
Hey! All this time I was the one afraid of them and their actions yet now I realize they are the ones who are petrified. They are a part of my life and have been since August 2016, yet now my perception of them has changed. I am actually grateful now as this experience in dealing with them really matured me tremendously.
Now I desire to help them by creating quoted images and the like that leads them to self-education (see below), and by introducing them to the concept of self-transformation.
As a suggestion, I say to those that want to work through this fear to attend a Climate Awakening session on zoom and discuss this fear. You will find me there at times. It’s 100% free and for anyone and everyone.
To NY/NJ State and Local Law-Enforcement, thanks for looking out. I truly appreciate your response to my plea for help those numerous times. See next quote, my Uncle was a police officer so I know first-hand there are good and bad in every career. Weeding out the bad is monumental work yet can be done. Black Lives do matter tremendously, however as I always say, especially watching my late Uncle work – real cops do not need to be told this, it is already ingrained.
“Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood” – Lionel Trilling
“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.” – Hermann Hesse
Mad-man, yes, I am mad. What I do with this anger becomes the question. I speak-up and speak-out via my hidden desire to type what is on my mind and emotions through keystrokes. Since 2006, (my beginning year of learning about our Climate Emergency) I have been this way and it has increased over the years, but I have also matured in ways I did not see coming (good ways that is).
So now I do my best to keep creativity at the forefront and respond to my anger non-violently with quoted images, respond by prayer, respond by writing, respond by educating myself about the Climate Emergency, and most importantly self-transformation.
Heck! I am sure many of us say to ourselves at this point; ‘I’ll be dam if I let the circumstances that be destroy my and everyone’s children’s future, the future of animal species and let the biodiversity of our planet wither and die all because of ‘greed’ and ‘need’ (for power, to maintain or gain).’ It is only natural to want to protect those who you care about from danger, hence the level of ‘Climate Action’ that is now increasing currently from the Grass-Roots.
So yes, I am mad, angry yet a good mad and angry, meaning I use these emotions or conditions as energy to create ideas and creative expressions that help educate and encourage others not to give up, not to give in, to speak out, to speak up.
“It’s so important to believe in yourself. Believe that you can do it, under any circumstances. Because if you believe you can, then you really will. That belief just keeps you searching for the answers, and then pretty soon you get it.” – Wally Amos
This is so vital and needs to be mentioned. Self-education is key! Learning about what is happening to us, read, study, listen and most of all be persistent in these. Myself, I literally pray for wisdom and ideas, however I also spend an ample amount of time learning about the Climate Emergency.
Whenever those authorized and ethical scientists, Climate Authors (many have years of research and similar educational degrees to back their writings), Climate Activists (many are extremely educated about our situation), Philosophers (yes, we still have some very wise and profound philosophers on this planet), and others who are well known in authority or otherwise that are chock-full-of-know-how about adaptation and solutions speak they must be listened to.
We cannot allow ourselves to either be in the dark or ruled by ridiculous delusional ideology as we all know so well. Once we are on the path of becoming more educated, along with our actions because of our innate compassion and empathy then we see what needs to be done. We see the need to vote in leadership that is also on our page towards a sustainable planet and not those full of fluff and air that offer only broken promises.
So yes, self-education is a very strong Climate Action that can begin right now where you sit and this in turn works towards our reversing this mess.
“One’s first step in wisdom is to question everything – and one’s last is to come to terms with everything” – Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Some suggestions would be to consistently read Bill McKibben’s articles over at the New Yorker in which he is keen on keeping us abreast of what is currently happening, Naomi Klein, Michael Mann, the Guardian, BBC, the New York Times, Below2C, and a slew of others has been committed for a while now to keep us informed. Search and read.
Climate Authors abound but two books I highly recommend reading right now is Michael Mann’s ‘The New Climate War’ and Margaret Klein-Salamon’s ‘Facing the Climate Emergency’ book. There are also a bunch of others and I will do my best to point them out however a quick internet search will yield many results.
I find enhancing what you use or like to use to tackle the Climate Emergency from where you sit helps also for example since I am into ideas and solutions I read books about these topics. I am reading a book now on ‘ideas and creative expressions’ now that is hard to put down. It helps one on how to have great ideas. I am totally amazed at what I am learning from reading this book.
Educating yourself definitely plays a role in creating a critical thinker of yourself which leads to correctly electing principled and sustainable conscious leadership which as of now is one of the broken legs of the Climate Action table. Elections will help mend this broken leg providing we vote wisely, and this can definitely happen if you are educated about the person running and what they stand for as well as informed about their past record.
What makes civilizations progress and evolve I think is citizens who do not self-medicate so much or are engrossed in self-absorption, but those citizens who constantly self-educate. This formula I reason makes societies great and enhances culture.
“What is the quality of your intent?
Certain people have a way of saying things that shake us at the core. Even when the words do not seem harsh or offensive, the impact is shattering. What we could be experiencing is the intent behind the words. When we intend to do good, we do. When we intend to do harm, it happens. What each of us must come to realize is that our intent always comes through. We cannot sugarcoat the feelings in our heart of hearts. The emotion is the energy that motivates. We cannot ignore what we really want to create. We should be honest and do it the way we feel it. What we owe to ourselves and everyone around is to examine the reasons of our true intent. – Thurgood Marshall
Quoting Myself with something I wrote a while back:
I am changing the entire way of presenting the gravity of our global climate situation. I know things will work out for the best but we all must believe that and make efforts united towards this one direction, then we’ll be OK. We have to become united or the potential for crises to get unmanageable will manifest. Unless we start maturing in the direction of altruism, we will have the tendency to become hateful in a very brutal way. This type of life state does exist, history has proven this over and over. Our time, of letting special interest monies buy our elections has to an end! We the people, care more for the future our children and their children to come, NOT CORPORATIONS AND WEALTHY INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE THEIR OWN EGOTISTICAL INTEREST IN MIND.
Regards, be safe, non-violent and enjoy a peaceful time with your families.
(What I hate to say the most is that I work for tips so mailing a dollar (or more) in an envelope here would help me expedite my efforts in a really big way). Thanks!
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