Green Emergency Manuscript Introduction!
“Thoughts are things; they have tremendous power. Thoughts of doubt and fear are pathways to failure. When you conquer negative attitudes of doubt and fear you conquer failure. Thoughts crystallize into habit and habit solidifies into circumstances.” – Bryan Adams
Green Emergency Manuscript, a new way of doing things, it is a few ideas and perhaps it might also be a way to decrease or end poverty which currently is very much like a spider web in that it extends and attaches us to many other issues that are difficult to see or even worse to free ourselves from without help. In any event, these ideas might even be a necessity or not, they could change the nature of our Climate struggle or not–it is always your call.
You might not be welcomed here:
Let’s begin, but first a very important quote on the gravity of this crime from a “Book review a few years ago, (edited) – I set the main point in bold:
Our society spends an enormous amount of time, energy, and money to deal with crimes of various types, such as the potential crimes studied by the Mueller Investigation, and rightly so. But however serious these crimes turn out to be, they will not compare with the seriousness of the crimes against the climate – which means, crimes against us, our children, our grandchildren, and eventually the human race and life in general. And yet there have been no comparable investigations of the major climate criminals – such as the CEOs of ExxonMobil, which did more than any other corporation to promote climate denial, even though ExxonMobil’s scientists had warned the front office decades ago about what the continued burning of petroleum and natural gas would do to the climate. Equally responsible are the bosses of the major media corporations, which have hidden the seriousness of global warming from the general public. – David R. Griffin, ‘Unprecedented Crime’ book review.
How do we start?
It is truly depressing to see what is happening in terms of this current issues especially COVID-19, this Climate Emergency and what is even worse was the slowness of leadership response world-wide coupled with willful ignorance on the side of those in political power that can push the necessary buttons towards expedited Climate Action. It is truly disheartening, thankfully now the new administration will go beyond the obvious and along with us tackle the yet unforeseen threat that is growing.
On some levels, I must say Climate Emergency is on the verge of being addressed finally here in the United States and this was the motivation for many of our dances when it was clear Biden/Harris would be our new President/Vice President, so who knows my ideas perhaps might not be needed so this site will now just be for family, friends and the truly curious. A good time to stop reading and leave if you do not fit into one of these criteria.
There are so many plans on the plate via the new administration and around the world even. I am confident and happier every time I see good ‘Climate’ news as I have been noticing an increase of in just the last week. It is truly encouraging. I am very pleased President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Special Envoy John Carey, and the Climate Team are on the ball about this. So content even for very small measures in the right direction for once.
All ideas found here presented by us can be used, adjusted to fit your venue or just ignored, but note that you will not find any ‘violent’ call to action, judgments, criticizing outside of highlighting some of our struggles with climate deniers and anti-science here at all.
We are still strong believers in us ‘Citizens of the United States’ helping the government and instead of us always asking for the government to help us we can help each other. We think because of all the damage that was done by the last administration, we might have to be a little patience and offer this assistance to our government in the form of ideas and suggestions. In return we will be affected in a good way; 0f course this is our opinion which we sense this Climate Emergency requires this now.
Based on underlying action of the fossil-fuel and other unethical corporations, they are still thwarting necessary action as they wants us to believe they are on board with reversing their own mess (since they knew way beforehand) yet from what we can gather by watching what they do as opposed to what they say they are doing, it becomes very clear that they are just giving lip service due also to their continuation of financial support of misinformation, denialism, and oil subtraction work (or future projects).
We are sick, our planet is sick, our children and future generations will be even more adversely affected by this reality and we will present them (our children) with the possibility of Earth becoming the sister of the planet Venus (around 860 degrees Fahrenheit daily as we learned in high school), unless we expedite the realization of the Green New Deal and other emergency measures. The writing is more than just on the wall.
Action has to be expedited in a really big way now and we are not just talking about the Green New Deal, we are talking about taking viable steps to end the misinformation, point out social distractions, and keep the public better informed as to what exactly is happening. Allowance of misinformation and lack of valid information are two of the primary collusion of some of the more dominant news and social media outlets.
Time is coming to the point where living on a sustainable planet will be extremely difficult and inadequate, so necessary climate action from leaders is now or never since we will either succumb to the coming disasters. We will have to fight side-by-side with our elected leaders for our future existence. We must put down some of our personal diversions and unite to end many of the social media distractions and its sneaky domination in our lives. Self-Transformation and self-discipline are two of the main keys in tackling this.
“Here’s the deal: Forget that this task of planet-saving is not possible in the time required. Don’t be put off by people who know what is not possible. Do what needs to be done, and check to see if it was impossible only after you are done.” – Paul Hawken
Many of us are extremely scared after delving into the harsh conditions due to this Climate Emergency as it is now more than obvious that we face reality and act immediately or ‘Billions’ will be affected in very severe ways that we cannot even imagine. It is not our intention what-so-ever to instill panic, however without accepting how dire the outlook is we will find it much more difficult to deal with the consequences.
We can no longer allow those whose fundamental nature of avarice to call the shots especially from those unscrupulous politicians (we were not able to remove from office this go around). The reality is that we can no longer afford those unprincipled and dangerous old laws, leaders and corporations to put in jeopardy the future of mankind. What a legacy we would leave behind as adults, if there is a future for us. It would be truly shameful in the annuals of history. This is exactly what wake-the-hell-up means.
I have watched the worries about climate change for thirty years. Initially it seemed almost impossible to do anything about it but gradually this has reversed. Now it is that the politicians that must change. Yes it will require an increase in energy prices. Yes it will require people to accept putting up with things they are not used to e.g. insulation, wind turbines. The people can do this to save the planet but where are the politicians? – Steve Dealler, Lancaster
The state of our Climate World-Wide is extremely dire, there is no doubt about that now. In fact it is an outcome that now requires an immediate response from both our government and ourselves. We must vote in every single election henceforward not by party but for those with character, integrity, are honest, compassionate, empathetic, ethical world-citizens, and support immediate Climate Action so this expeditious feat can become a reality. Supporting for the Green New Deal and the SDGs appears to be mandatory requirement now whether leaders want to accept this or not.
Science has no agenda, no borders, — only truth. – Vwars Excerpt (not verbatim)
Together we are tackling this ‘Climate Emergency’ in the best way we know how, by sharing ideas and creating outlets for these ideas to be available to the world. Our children/babies should receive the highest protection at this point in history. They should be our number one priority.
Now Climate Emergency literally means working to protect ourselves from extinction at this point and if one does not think that potential (to go extinct) does not exist than we must inform you that it not only does but know we are on that highway right now. It is time to exit this highway turn around and seek the right exit to take us towards a much more stable and sustainable planet. As the Sunrise Movement says, ‘We Must & We Can’ for ourselves, our children, animal species, and the planet’s sake.
Look at every single child you see, right now where ever you are and think carefully about their future and; Voila! Congratulations! You now know exactly what the definition of both the Green New Deal and United Nations SDGs are in regard to expedited action.
Climate refugees, those in Africa, Asia, California, disappearing islands, those who are at the effects of dangerous weather, drought, fires, and flooding are the first to experience the effects of this Climate Emergency. They will tell you that we are very late in tackling this emergency, yet we have leaders and companies who rather deny the truth of this Climate Emergency via wilful ignorance, enrich themselves, or just plainly care only about their own self-interest.
By uniting world-wide and working together, sharing ideas, supporting new innovations, and educating ourselves and much more we might just be able to minimize the impacts based on how quickly we can move now.
We cannot allow ourselves in the United States to ever elect leaders again that are unqualified, have fascist tendencies, have the potential to be a dangerous dictator or just plain apathetic as we see now in some venues. The planet and our children simply cannot afford a lack of qualified and capable leadership at this point. We are sure the new administration will create new laws that prevent this based on the experiences of the last four years.
“The really dangerous American fascist… is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way. The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power… They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They demand free enterprise, but are the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective, toward which all their deceit is directed, is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection. – Henry A. Wallace, – quoted from the New York Times, April 9, 1944”
Many of us sense and think it is healthy to read how others in our past history thought, their frame of mind, perception and wisdom. We strongly believe we can realize the Green New Deal a lot faster as a result of this in many areas. Since we are home and time is of essence now perhaps we can develop ideas based on this (see GEM #3/4).
If you agree so far, then consider yourself as the ‘We’ as you read on…
Wearing a mask, washing your hands or social distancing will not be what will be required to transform the current Climate Emergency, what will be required is to be proactive or rather getting us to the place where we should have been like 30 or more years ago in terms of preparation, adaptation, and mobilization, and since we are very late we are literally in the ‘age of necessity’ now. Many scientists and climate authors have been pushing us to wake-up for more than 30 years now.
The other very important aspect of this Climate Emergency here and world-wide is the extent of how our elected leaders act. We have amazing leaders in our government (world-wide also) that are willing to do whatever it takes, however not all of them are on board and in the United States these leaders (that are not on board) are paid and brought for by various corporations, not just the fossil-fuel industry. We cannot wait for them to wake up in time to realize that the Climate Emergency will bring more than daily disasters to their doorsteps as well, before they even think of acting.
This is one of the reasons why some of us need to halt our individual and collective climate denial right now (note that this is finally changing quickly now). We have to also stand up to those Climate Deniers, Anti-Science and minions of the fossil fuel industry who are tirelessly walking around in all layers of society with wrenches in their back pockets. Whenever progress begins towards stronger renewable energy and Green New Deal efforts they immediately throw a wrench in the gears of progress. This I know first-hand experience from my own struggles to run my climate company.
On the flipside, what some larger companies, shareholders, investors and wealth driven people tend to not take into consideration is by not taking action is as the environment worsens so does their financial bottom line (this is also finally changing now due to Climate Disasters). Even before COVID-19 these investors and shareholders are (still) losing up to four trillion investment dollars due to the growth of renewable energy. (Source: ‘Unprecedented Crime’ book)
“I don’t know what to do!”
Do we want to wait to we arrive at this very point before it dawns on us that we should have been aggressively proactive – this moment in history will definitely be a strong sign of what we have at the inception selected due to lack of both political and moral will. It will be a record for the children of tomorrow in which they either pity or honor us.
There are literally billions of people who are represented by leadership that purposely dismisses the direction we are headed in. They do not want to accept that this Climate Emergency will not just go away. Otherwise why are we demanding action from our leaders, if they were on the ball we would not be doing this but supplying ideas and suggestions.
The Global Situation
The dominant patterns of production and consumption are causing environmental devastation, the depletion of resources, and a massive extinction of species. Communities are being undermined. The benefits of development are not shared equitably and the gap between rich and poor is widening. Injustice, poverty, ignorance, and violent conflict are widespread and the cause of great suffering. An unprecedented rise in human population has overburdened ecological and social systems. The foundations of global security are threatened. These trends are perilous—but not inevitable. – Excerpt from ‘The Earth Charter’
Learning is a hobby for us:
I’d like to stop here and remind you that this is basically a club site of Climate Emergency proactive measure using ideas, suggestions and more. We have learned through my experience and conviction that the very best revenge strategies one can take against someone/those such as the Climate Deniers, climate bullies, attackers, critics and Anti-Science groups or individuals aside from praying for them to realize self-attentiveness in regards to others is for us to vastly improve ourselves in both self-education and to develop a stronger humanistic approach to them and others.
Self-improvement to me is hands-down one of the best revenge, not hurting or getting back on them, but improving oneself to the point that it simply blows them away and hopefully sets an example of the correct path for them. Basically not reacting to them but leading through example even those who are the worse trouble-makers..
There is absolutely no way that one can discuss Climate Change in the United States without going to the depth and scope of willful ignorance, denialism and anti-science as well as other mechanisms of the hired-hands of the fossil fuel. This is now changing more and more with each election.
They are without a doubt extremely destructive in that they hinder the efforts of those working towards mobilization, adaptation, transitioning to renewable energy and brining the Green New Deal to the forefront. Of course this also includes the interference and lack of will of those in power both politically and financially as well.
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” – Isaac Asimov
Until this new administration the denial and anti-science hired-hands worked in tandem with our government, from within the unethical division of Justice Department, EPA and throughout (age of Trumpism). I certainly hope that the new administration continues to addresses this as what you will see from all of our blogs is that our children are fighting for their life and for the continuation of humanity, this should be given precedence as opposed to those who foundation is financial gain over humanistic qualities such as compassion and empathy. This is a stone cold fact.
Earth, Our Home
Humanity is part of a vast evolving universe. Earth, our home, is alive with a unique community of life. The forces of nature make existence a demanding and uncertain adventure, but Earth has provided the conditions essential to life’s evolution. The resilience of the community of life and the well-being of humanity depend upon preserving a healthy biosphere with all its ecological systems, a rich variety of plants and animals, fertile soils, pure waters, and clean air. The global environment with its finite resources is a common concern of all peoples. The protection of Earth’s vitality, diversity, and beauty is a sacred trust. – Excerpt from ‘The Earth Charter’
This ends the GEM Introduction section!
“That’s always an interesting concept when you try to make your dream into a reality and you come up against the facts of exactly what it is you’re attempting to do.” – Karl Urban