“Science has a simple faith, which transcends utility. It is the faith that it is the privilege of man to learn to understand, and that this is his mission.” – Vannevar Bush
About Ideas and GEM (mostly subjective):
Say around 1965 to the late 70’s we (my siblings, cousins, and friends) were raised with access to nature. We were so used to being in the woods playing drums, bottle digging, snake hunting, swimming at the creek, and hiking. We are like many who carry truly wonderful memories in nature and this has instilled in us a tremendous amount of appreciation and love for our natural environment.
In time we realized that for humanity there are possessions in life money simply should not gamble with; the top three most important being of course our health, our environment especially now in the age of Climate Emergency, and most of all our children which includes their future (families) existence on this planet.
With nature deteriorating and animals dwindling due to extinction it was as if ‘Mother Nature’ was talking to all of us to please be aware of what we are doing and curtail it, however many who matter in terms of politicians and financial power do not care, not all but many. This is the nature of ‘greed’ and ‘need’ (to hold on or attain power).
What is the GEM? (Green Emergency Manuscript):
Well, GEM is not an actual green emergency manuscript but basically a bunch ideas I entertained that could possibly help all of us face and tackle this Emergency. Like many others when we see children we at times sense sadness because of the condition of Earth Exxon, ‘Shell, and many other unethical individuals and companies like them created, knowing that the children at that time (which is us and our children now) would have to deal with it.
In asking who is affected now by the Climate Emergency? Both those who had little to no effort in creating it and our children and their concern for their future, which includes families to come. Yes, the most precious species on this planet—our children are in peril and actions exist albeit under-handed in some cases to increase carbon for profits. Our lack of mindfulness for our children’s future and the families to come needs to be strictly transformed as part of our tackling the Climate Emergency.
Aside from taking a home-study copy-writing class and the fact that I am not a writer, I have written everything in an easy to understand format since I am also not that accomplished, so for those who are very educated please note that this is written for people like myself or basically that like to read without continuously running to look into a dictionary as one reads.
“Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour of his great adventure down to the day when he shall no longer cast a shadow in the sun. For if he dies without a question in his heart, what excuse is there for his continuance?” – Frank Moore Colby
I believe we can create a better planet!
What drives me like many others is our intense concern to realize a safe and stable climate and environment for our children and their future, to see us live in harmony not always based on getting over, getting rich or getting even. When all the Biden’s/Harris climate appointments were made I assure you that was yet another dance waiting to happen from many of us. Thank you President Biden and Vice-President Harris as many of us are blown away by your immediate attention to our Climate Emergency.
Yes at first I constantly questioned myself about my choice of Climate Action, but now I am totally motivated by both the stark reality that is in front of us and observing others working to see a future that is brighter than the track we were on by speaking out one way or another.
A really big thank you to people like Greta Thunberg, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Bill McKibben, David Attenborough, Naomi Klein, Rhiana Gunn-Wright, Varshini Prakash, Alexandra Cortez-Ocasio, David Suzuki, Margaret Klein-Soloman, Al Gore, Daisaku Ikeda, Bill Nye, James Hansen, and the list goes on are those who are either directly on the front lines or have for years worked behind the scenes. Thank you and I believe we are wise to focus on them and others as they provide a great source of enthusiasm, encouragement, wisdom, know-how, and knowledge.
Adopting a role-model in the Climate World is very wise as it is prudent to be careful as the anti-science and climate deniers as they have setup websites, books, ill-informed individuals that try to pass as experts and/or greed based so called ‘authors,’ and even other venues that drive one completely in the incorrect direction even to this day. If in doubt find ways to confirm that your sources are trust-worthy as those with intentions of misleading others are very diligent, the names just mentioned and those I quote or mention throughout cCc sites.
In terms of my input please note that you are reading this by choice (not obligated to read further) and note this will not solve all the issues that come from our current climate crisis yet it will start solidifying in my opinion a united effort towards our collective goal of seeing us adapt to the damage willfully caused by the fossil-fuel industry and others.
So please keep in mind what I share here are simply ideas, and suggestion that I hope can benefit or contribute to the any type of viable Climate Action; such as the Green New Deal and United Nations SDGs for example. Nothing more!
Regarding the ‘Green Emergency Manuscript’ idea:
How can we bring this beast to its knees? I am not just talking about unethical capitalism here, I am also talking about greed and other human-natures that drive it and other transgressions. I am talking about how this avarice is threaded throughout our entire planet. We-the people are the proverbial elephant with the chain that is really easy to break yet we have been fearful of the effects or what freedom from it would feel like.
“We’re all so clogged with dead ideas passed from generation to generation that even the best of us don’t know the way out” – Peter Weiss
I had turned this idea over in my mind numerous times, wondering not so much if it made sense, I am confident it does, but moreover, the thought of how to present it. Then came the introduction of ‘The Green New Deal’ and so I thought this idea (formally idea #9) could one way or another be implemented into the Green New Deal as a way to help with the economy, organizing, communication, education, uniting us, the people and most of all diminish poverty not just here in the U.S. but world-wide on a grassroots level.
I literally read just about every book on the Green New Deal to date and this has helped me solidify many of my ideas and thoughts of what might have to be done or invented.
Just like the famous picture of that kid kicking that tin can as he walks; at this point you can keep reading or just simply kick this tin can to the side of the road and move on. It is important to me that one does not feel obligated or coerced to be here. It is always your choice. In this regard, in understanding some of these ideas there is always a method to the madness.
If you do not understand anything here I will always clarify what I mean if asked. Here is not just about encouraging people and communities to put up Renewable Energy methods, the intention is to go much deeper, meaning how we can learn from experience, grow and mature from these hardships, educate ourselves in order to improve our future, find ways to protect our children, this planet and how to take personal responsibility for our lives so that the effects will improve society.
We do not want to repeat what put us in this situation plus we must include science now instead deluded ideology in tackling what obstacles are in front of us. This might not be how we arrived here in some regards, but this is definitely one of the reasons we have been stuck or stagnant in terms of tackling this rival. Understand? Basically insist that science is also included in all future discourse and actions.
“Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.” – Theodor W. Adorno
I am a strong believer in the notion of the; I got mines, so the hell with you, mentality has come to an end and it is now the time of ‘we-the-people’ helping, supporting, and being there for each other world-wide – I think about it this way, the government cannot govern without the people, companies cannot survive without the people, and so on. This indicates that it is truly the ‘age of humanity’ as we can stop buying what unethical companies are selling (both materials and ill-ideas) and provide each other, companies, and the government(s) with viable and helpful suggestions and ideas.
Some of this information sounds like a broken record yet it is better to have a full understanding as one moves on.
The unethical corporations, the banks that are deceitful, the social media engines that smile in our faces but behind our backs sell our privacy and the media that live in the pockets of the wealthy; these cannot function without us, the-people. They will also be crippled unless they assist in tackling this Climate Emergency instead of giving priority to those that are causing harm to our planet, our species and ourselves.
“As you and I take Personal Responsibility for mending the things that are out of order in our community and nation in general, we would surely witness a transformed, developed and civilized society.” – Sunday Adelaja
We can say that ideas and solutions refers to beneficial resources for we-the-people world-wide and how we can all benefit from these plus using what some are going to suggest in the Idea Engine where your ideas or edits are inputted. Whether we want to accept it or not, due to our current climate crisis, we are now all global-citizens, the effects of climate change knows no boundaries and neither should we in dealing and combating it.
“Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.” – Elizabeth Harrison
I sense some of the steps we should immediately start taking as communities and this is based on information and acquired knowledge from several sources which includes developing ideas after reading such resources outlined throughout this and this site.
For example incredible ideas and suggestions can be found from places such as Daisaku Ikeda’s yearly Peace Proposals to the United Nations, The Earth Charter (such as the book The Earth Charter in Action), Noam Chomsky’s articles, Climate and Prepper’s Resources, Books, articles, and Videos by Bill Nye, Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, Greta Thunberg, Peter Seidel, Al Gore, Elizabeth Kolbert, Michael E. Mann, IPCC reports, United Nations, Sunrise Movement, Guy Dauncey, Margaret Klein-Soloman, James Hansen, Laurie David, Paul Hawken, Mike Berners-Lee, David R. Boyd, Dahr Jamil, Bridget Heos, Josh Fox, David De Rothschild, Have-a-Think, Dr. Peter D. Carter, Elizabeth Woodworth, Arundhati Roy, Patrick Mazza, and many, many others, so it is now crucial to make these resources accessible is one of the necessities.
(Hint: read anything by these authors, especially those with recently released books)
There are also other extremely informative and helpful climate websites and organizations that might not be so well known in the United States but this will change with your visiting this and other sites as I will point to every single ‘good’ resource I can find in time. I will point any resources that can help us at home, offices, mayors or governor’s office, in agriculture and more. This is part of my own 2030 goal, to provide a direction to ‘good’ truthful and helpful information. It is a hobby for me but also a salary (tips welcomed) in order to feed myself and pay my rent, not to mention the fees for running my site(s). More on that here – tick.
Focus is or should be:
“Working together should enable us to resolve a broad range of problems better than single individuals can, but sadly, we know this often is not so. When people work together more knowledge, more talent, and more ideas are available, however complicating factors such as groupthink, bureaucracy, individual stubbornness, greed, jealousy, destructive competition, and status seeking come into play. Rational, responsible behavior becomes even more difficult, and when we attempt to work together on a large scale as in a democratic government, decisions can be hard to reach or even be perverted.” – Peter Seidel
From this quote above, we should accept that although our actions differ at times from each other, our focus is or should be unified, the prime point of this focus being our children and their future enjoying a safe and stable climate.
If we keep this prime objective as a focal point then it will reduce all that yucky stuff like jealousy, animosity, arguments and so forth. All united working to keep ourselves, especially our children off the extinction list. This is the primary focus, which in a way is not business as usual, but a transition to a sustainable and safe environment.
As a result of not losing this focus, other areas of human suffering will decrease and resolution to other issues will start to diminish even when methods and actions differ, the focus remains the same. This I learned directly from those mentioned above.
Living species, the animal world, biodiversity, and our health is included in this goal or focus. It is all symbiotic meaning one relies on the other for humanitarian existence otherwise we simply revert to becoming beasts in the wild scavenging for food (this is the dreadful opposite end of this spectrum).
One of the most important effects of this GEM idea… is that ethical Firemen, Teachers, Law-Enforcement, Nurses, Emergency Services, Essential Support, and Youth with the Mayors and Governors overseeing will see relief to their financial woes. At the same time the public that participates will also benefit from this financially as well.
So from here on in, when you see Climate Warriors written here it refers to: Ethical Firemen, Teachers, Law-Enforcement, Nurses, Emergency Services, Essential Support, with support from ethical Mayors, Governors, Youth, and those we-the-people at the forefront of the Climate Emergency battle. (The term Climate Warrior as described here refers to cCc site(s) only, some other organizations, websites also use the words Climate Warriors differently.)
It will take a small financial sacrifice from each and every one of us; however, it will be a voluntary sacrifice where something very beneficial is gained in return, well actually two things are gained. Repeating, something is gained in return, actually, this is what will cement the idea in part two of GEM. After reading the idea it will not at all seem like a sacrifice at all.
We can criticize ideas such as this idea and others submitted in the idea engine, yet with that it would be great to see the ideas of those criticizing and condemning so we have other options, and if one is critical without offering alternative ideas (in regard to Climate Emergency), keep in mind that ideas, suggestions, and inventions is what helped us evolve and if following those that disagreed at the time (and all the time), yet had nothing to offer then we would probably be still swinging from branch to branch.
This also means that those with ideas let us hear them and do not get put off by those who criticize. That is how time is wasted, following long threads of critical arguments that lead nowhere, it is a form of delay and sometimes done by design. If you want an example see some of the comments from Climate Authors over at the Rolling Stone.
We-The-People in the Age of Humanity:
When we think in terms of ‘we-the-people’, we have to know from the bottom of our hearts and soul think about others compassionately, we can no longer fall into the mentality that has been not only prevalent but destroying us. We have to change our mindset, it is now ‘us’ and not ‘mines.’
This might sound contradictory to what I write on the ‘personal thoughts’ page, but I realize some people do not make it easier for us to care about them, we get that; some of us struggle with this ourselves, especially when we think of Climate Deniers and Anti-Science individuals, on one hand we might pity them and on the other hand we wish to educate them. Self-transformation is so key in our climate fight even if people change when they make up their minds to. I suppose dialogue and patience are also the key words here in regards to others transformations.
[Translated] The idea is to show that all citizens of the world are aware and the common environmental and ecological objective is not individualist, it is about solidarity and the sharing between populations, that we are all in the same boat. That is planet Earth. If each one of us accept taking one step forward to change little habits, which then evolves into systematic change, we will be able to solve the crisis of climate change which threatens the entirety of humanity. – Romain Porcheron
Personal Faith Aspect:
Keep in mind many thoughts and ideas are directed towards our collective climate adaptation efforts; however on an individual (subjective) level self-transformation is personal in which one undertakes through their own chosen beliefs; personal maturity and the former cannot or might not come to elucidation without the latter.
Basically it is also helpful that your faith or beliefs also works to enhance your efforts towards a sustainable planet, but this aspect is personal to you. Climate Change Community understands and respects this, however especially in regard to this emergency any religious self-transformation should always lead to enhancing our determination to see a healthy, secure and safe planet for our children and their families to come.
Repeating: Climate Change Community has no intention to impede on anyone’s faith but we are simply saying in a nutshell that due to the gravity of this Climate Emergency any faith should work towards securing a sustainable planet for our legacy, the children. That’s all!
“No one but a fool would measure their satisfaction by what the world thinks of it.” – Oliver Goldsmith
World-War III – The Battle!
In a sense, this battle against our climate emergency now is in reality like world-war III, but instead of fighting fellow human-beings, we have to fight the effects of greed driven corporations, individuals and their hired-hands. Not physically fight but not get pulled in the misinformation or misleading tactics.
It is as indicated in Bill McKibben’s book FALTER, — it can no longer be, ‘business as usual.’ By the way, the New Yorker Magazine has been publishing articles by Bill McKibben and we strongly suggest that one follows these and give them a read when they are released. This is crucial as his articles are like breaking news in regard to our Climate dilemma.
In every war there are sufferers, sacrifices and loss of loved ones. With our ongoing war with COVID we have already experienced the latter in multitude. In the Climate Emergency War, the names of those individuals and corporations who are directly responsible for the huge amount of damages that have cost people’s lives will be etched in the annuals of history, not to mention those complicit such as banks, news organizations, social networks, fossil-fuels hired-hands, unethical individuals/families and on. Even though they are coming on board now to a large extent they are 30 years or more late, this is large part due to either financial reasons or their owners, it boils down to avarice.
“We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.” – Denis Diderot
There is nothing great or good about the effects of our current Climate Emergency, however there is one important fact and that is we-the-people are all now in solidarity, it affects all of us world-wide, regardless of race, ethnicity, career, etc…
I keep going back to this term ‘solidarity’ as I really want to engrain that this is a key component in tackling this Climate Emergency; that we are all on the same page or swimming towards the boat (to be in the same boat). Some might not be good swimmers and might take a little longer time or need assistance, however we must help them understand this issue through education instead of letting them drown.
Since we are all in the same boat in this aspect minus those responsible and their hired-hands we can move in the same direction in this war together, unified and focused with clarity as to what we need to do. Now both acting locally and globally will have planet-wide effects.
Regarding to the axiomatic chained Elephant, what question comes to mind for me is; what is that very first step for us is to start breaking the chains? This is exactly what GEM #1 is, our very first step collectively. Instead know that we do not have to follow those who are both greed and ignorant based even if they hold both political and financial power. Without us they will not exist and with that we will definitely clean house in the 2022 elections, we have to, we must.
“The chains that break you, are the chains that make you. And the chains that make you, are the chains you break.” – Anthony Liccione
Why We Must Stop!
We always say that we will listen to the scientist, that being the case then we must realize that fracking, coal, and oil destroys water tables, air quality, and our health putting people/children basics rights in danger. Always putting more CO2 & Methane in the air is tantamount to moving us and the planet closer and closer to a roasting mode with millions of people/children saying they cannot breathe. Yes, the ‘roasting mode’ is a real thing I heard Noam Chomsky talk about, although it was called something like the ‘Roasting Effect,’ I do not remember.
Earth will become similar to the planet Venus (the CO2 planet which reaches 860 degrees Fahrenheit daily, we’ll reach 135 daily and then 300 daily which is extinction) or it will be safe based on the decisions and actions we take each day in the time of now. Putting more CO2 and Methane in the air is now a crime against humanity, unfortunately some in power have not awaken to this certainty yet.
Lastly as a note to world leaders please when addressing this Climate Emergency it would be highly advisable to select those that are going to run various aspects of it to appoint individuals that have zero affiliation with the fossil-fuel, unethical wealthy individuals and instead appoint those whose heart and actions have a track record in following science and not financial gain. We can proudly say that our President and his cabinet has led by example in this regard.
The Climate Emergency is like a monster that grows and the thought of us having to see millions perish due to a lack of appointing capable leadership is sobering to say the least. I strongly believe here in the U.S. we should now start learning from experience as opposed to repeating history. It is something we cannot afford and now a necessity.
In lieu of all of this, the ferociousness of this Climate Emergency when it does rear its ugly head does not mean everyone including us will not be out there with our sleeves rolled up helping in other ways. The idea in GEM #3 is mind-blowing in this regard as we all gain financially in just fighting this Climate Emergency. The Climate Emergency is now an opportunity to pull us out of poverty which is outlined clearly in GEM.
(Some of the paragraphs above or in other parts of GEM were written during the time of Trumpism and due to this the dynamics might be slightly different, meaning Climate Action might be expedited by the time you are reading this thanks to finally having a President, Vice-President, Climate Team, Cabinet, and others recently appointed that are on the ball in this regard.) Thank you so much!
Next Read the Introduction of GEM (un-subjective version).
“The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.” – Eric Hoffer
End of the Subjective Introduction!