The well-being of our children!
“Humanism is the only – I would go so far as saying the final- resistance we have against the inhuman practices and injustices that disfigure human history.” – Edward W. Said
Note: If you are receiving a printed copy of this please see the electronic version online at climatechangecommunity.com.
Living sustainable and adapting includes a vast knowledgebase that already exist yet are not always known or easy to find. Tips such as building your own dept-free home, heating your water with the sun, pruning for small space fruit trees, attracting beneficial bugs to your yard, non-toxic cleaning, safe sunscreen, growing your own food, zero waste techniques, natural dental care, going solar for free hot water, building a basement root cellar, panel choices for green houses and more are out there. Resources and solutions abound, awareness unfortunately not. (Excerpt of tips from a Mother Earth’s magazine)
First and foremost I am in total accord with The Climate Mobilization. This plan would be the very first place to start in my opinion. Please visit these two sites for more details: theclimatemobilization.org and theclimatemobilization.org/our-plan
I have read just about every single document on their site, most are linked on this site in the ‘news’ page section. They provide the blueprint for moral and reality based acton. The urgency of expedient action cannot be overstated at this point. Yes, things are moving and the future looks bright, but at a very small snail speed and awareness.
Our planet is radically changing and this requires a radical rethink by all of us. It requires an economic, social and environmental revolution.
Each day we delay bold climate action, sea levels continue to rise, forests continue to burn in record-breaking heat and the fossil fuel industry continues to put profits ahead of human health and safety.
We need to think big if we are to have any hope of preserving a habitable planet, and that begins with taking action for climate justice right now. We cannot wait another year, or two years, or pin our hopes on just the presidency. – Naomi Klein
I am sure many of us have ideas we can put out there so others can take and build on them. Hence the reason for this post one of my ideas is as follows:
One idea I have is for each Law-Enforcement, Nurses, Emergency Services, Teachers, Mayors and most of all Firemen for each city (larger cities can break it down by area) to create teams and it could be in the form of a socail media online community that is fee based, as an example perhaps maybe $120 a year, allowing members who are struggling to pay either monthly ($10), six month ($60) intervals or just yearly. This is suggestive only, it does not have to be online but would help, this idea focuses on the online option though.
– The funds would go to increasing both necessary equiptment, supplies and salary regardless if they are part of the online community or not.
This would entail that each of these different agencies have thier own social media community and in addition could also serve as a local intranet for posting updates and giving and receiving feedback with the community. Making a forum or membership community is not difficult and I would be happy to make a base one upon request. You can see some examples at climatechangecommunity.com.
Then these agencies would work with youth and teenagers in educating and actviely learning basic rescue procedures, basic first-aid tips, building community edible gardens, vertical food gardens in vacant buildings, growing, planting trees, and plants througout the community and starting local mini horse and animal farms and more. Note that manure in the future will definitely become a comodity and in regenerative agriculture serves to bring down a substantial amount of carbon from the atmosphere.
I also think that in the near future, automobiles will be useless in some areas, they will not be able to handle the climatic changes in terms of increased wind and heat that are destined to approach. Also at risk for are home and business rooftops. This stark reality is actually now factual in many parts of the planets.
– The horse and animal farms would be both for evening transportation (this doesn’t or might not make sense now but it will in the future) and manure procurement. Most of all though these mini horse and animal farms would provide manure for clean organic fertilizer for people’s backyards and the various food gardens to grow clean vegetibles and fruit foods.
– The communities could be managed through the mayors office who would also have they own community site for both the agencies and parents to colloborate. See examples at climatechangecommunity.com.
– The benefit of this local action is that one can bypass hackers and bring or mail their subscription in. In terms of security there are many feasible and affordable ways to secure this. In fact, there might be ways working with the local ISP to cap the IP address to those within the community only. There is also a way that changes at the back-end would require a password to be entered, which is something that is a big plus.
Facebook would still be there for world-wide connectivity, we are not trying to compete here, it is about fighting extinction. These mini-communities also has the added benefit of serving as a community communication portal for the various departments or sharing photos of accomplishments. The communities could be set to dialogue only and can have a Facebook page for the media and photo aspects cutting down on both bandwidth and space.
– Another big plus is that advertisments by ethical and responsible companies could be posted by the the site webpage designer or webmaster like I have it at (or here at) climatechangecommunity.com. This will add extra income and it would strongly suggested that caution with this is taken, in fact, posting the ads oneself, keeping advertisments on a single page or a few pages without cookies or pingbacks might be the way to go. (Think revenue here)
Everything would be not only solution based but both state and govenment incentives for those who come to 80% or more independent or unrelient on state and govenment financial support. These incentives of course could be in the form of a generous tax break.
I know this sounds far-fetched for some but evenutally in some areas we might have to be daytime sleepers and active at night due to the climatic changes. We have to start acclimating to this as well.
The future of our Youth should be the overal empahsis and there are not a few other websites that are leading the way in this regard. ‘EARTH GUARDIANS’ being one of the major ones that I can think of. Their statement from their website reads as follows:
Earth Guardians is growing a resilient movement with youth at the forefront by empowering them as leaders and amplifying their impact. We invite you to join us in our mission to protect the planet for future generations. Our age doesn’t define our ability to create change.
There are many other options and steps we are going to have to take to keep humanity moving in the right direction. Please visit some of the organizaitons that are listed on the ‘News’ page especially consider becoming a member of a leading climate change organizaiton.
Since everything is at stake, the oceans, the air, our health, then we must without hesitation learn about eating in a climate adaptative sort of way. Our soil is at stake as well and this means without food we will not survive for sure. Regenerative agriculutre will have to be a solution. Farmers are needed badly now, since they are a disapearing rapidly as well.
Regarding regenerative agriculture, I’d like to share a quote by Josh Tickell’s book – ‘KISS the GROUND’ if I might:
Ultimately, a vanguard of concerned consumers and maverick farmers and ranchers must lead the charge toward regenerative agriculture. Knowing that there are farmers and ranchers like Gabe who can meet demand is important. But making the shift ultimately rests with consumers. With the food habits of 98 percent of the population dictating what the other 2 percent grows, it’s up to us, the eaters, to change the system that brings us noursihment.
It’s time for us to redeine food.
I strongly suggest giving this book a read, it will not only enlighten you but show you how by simply destroying the Tantanka (Bison/Buffalo) played a big part in climate change in the United States and you will learn about our close friend Mycorrhizal fungi. It contains also a resources of how to initiate regenerative agriculutre and how to become a farmer.
– Again! One thing evil or predatory capitalism fears most of all are those who have total faith in in humanity, who haven’t lost hope in the fact that humankind can still transform for the better. That there is time, short as it might be, if we can expedite some of those amazing efforts that are already underway.
What is humanity by today’s standards?
It is those who care deeply about the person right next to them regardless of who they are. Those who embody a tenacious level of empathy for everyone and every species on the earth including nature herself.
Predatory capitalism itself still has time to transform to that of ethical or responsible capitalism. Investors in the former take heed as consumers are already on board with the latter.
Note this quote from From Robert Jay Lifton’s book – ‘THE CLIMATE SWERVE’
“No one claiming to be an intellectual or a concerned citizen can avoid confronting either the nuclear or the climate threat. But because the climate problem is all-enveloping, no individual person can adequately encompass it.”
Actions to improve the planet rests on all of us especially those whose sense of responsibility are rooted in the moral and reality of this crises as mentioned by The Climate Mobilizaiotn especially world citizens.
The well-being of our children, their children and seven generations and more should be one of our motivating factors if nothing else.
Investors of fossil fuel and chemical companies, please be aware that those who continue to harm our planet, our home primarily for financial gain are also making it uninhabitable for you and your family, wealth and life-style as well. I believe Thom Hartmann covered this in great detail in one of his recent shows.
The time for renewable energy as being the primary source of energy has long gone past yet time remains for you to divest completely from fossil fuels.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin
Again, the entire intent of ‘climate adatation’ is the desire of enhancing our youth to survive in a world where strong enviornmental change is inevitable.
I’d like to conclude with some quotes I am very fond of:
When human beings live together, conflict is inevitable. War is not. “We are in conflict” can be interpreted to mean “we share a problem.” A shared problem can best be met and resolved through shared efforts. Rather than facing off in confrontation, we should turn together to face our common future, united in a shared commitment to the flourishing of youth. – Daisaku Ikeda
“If intelligence is the ability to adapt to change, then wisdom is to know how and why to adapt for more than personal or economic gain.” – Ivan Urlaub
“The human brain is still undergoing rapid adaptive evolution,” – Howard Hughes
“Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.” – Jane Goodall
“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” – Nathaniel Branden
“When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.” – W. Clement Stone
“The presence of even a single poor child on the street means a million defeats for mankind.” – Mehmet Murat ildan
“Mostly a faith in climate normality has been a given for humans, for how we eat, how we heat and cool our homes, how we produce, build, and travel—for we exist in our habitat. It has done much to define who we are ahow we navigate our individual collective lives. We are born into climate normality and have great difficulty breaking out of it.” – Robert Jay Lifton, from his book – ‘THE CLIMATE SWERVE’
Thank you and have a great day.
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