The bigger picture – 1

I make all sorts of links that some might say are very tenuous but I see a connection between many issues that are not reported on.

So this phys.org link, https://phys.org/news/2022-05-record-breaking-cold-brazil-threatens-homeless.html is about the record breaking cold that parts of South America is experiencing at this time.

It discusses the effects of this cold period on crops. If you do a search you will find that around the world there are many places where crop production this year is in trouble due to extreme weather conditions, Morocco, Italy, California, Iraq, Canada to name but a few and due to extremes of cold or heat, drought or flooding. Main stream media do not appear to be bundling these individual reports into a, “we may be in trouble” year, in terms of food production. Many in the first world have little idea where their food comes from or that they too could be subject to shortages and rationing like many in the third world are most of the time. This article is part of the many stating that climate change is getting serious.

It also has a personal side for me. The article also states that in Sao Paulo a 66 year old homeless man died while waiting for food in a food distribution line and he had spent the night outside. I visited Sao Paulo in 1999 and am slightly younger than this man. We would both have been in our 40s when I passed through the same city assuming that he was a resident at that time. Was he homeless then or did he have a wife and children? Did he have any idea that his life would be cut short in 2022? How have the intervening 23 years treated each of us? I’ve been lucky and worked for most of that time but how did life treat him? The point is that his untimely death was so unnecessary but it is probably repeated almost countless times every day. Some people seem fixated on bringing almost infinite numbers of babies into the world but why would you want to do that to inflict suffering onto some of them as adults? Our societies need to change drastically or we will never earn the description of being civilised.

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A moment of our time – Part 1

This is the start of a piece of work I wrote on what happens in the briefest of moments. I’m re-blogging the different parts.

The moment passes quickly and another moment follows and then another.

Now read about what happened in that moment.

Did you define that moment by putting the human terms of a local date and time on that moment?

In that moment you and I shared it with billions of other humans but also countless other organisms and physical processes.

More to follow……….

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Most democracies are flawed

Why do I say that? Because they have stopped evolving. Part of that reason is that many people are fairly politically illiterate, they just don’t care or they are too busy to do anything about it. That’s just the way the political elites, the despots, the super rich and global corporations like it. We need system and economics change. There was a time and there still is in many countries that you were expected to fight for your country and maybe even give up your life for it. But what happened to your duty to make sure that your neighbour was OK or that the family two streets away were not suffering? We are divided by the political classes that rule over us and it is time for that to change. Switzerland has a system probably better than most but even there the number of people who vote is declining. Every human must have a right to have a say in their future so we must stop a small group of elites hijacking what is jokingly called a democracy.

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Humans. Are we that stupid?

The answer is yes we are. Here’s an example. We take H2O and ship it all around the world when the place it’s coming from is complaining that they are in danger from sea level rise. Do you see the irony here or just the business case for continuing? Putting aside the issues of climate change what of the micro and nano plastic pollution that was found in the human placenta and only recently in our bloodstream? How long will it be before someone discovers that these particles and whatever they are attached to can cross the human blood brain barrier because we already know that is true for mice.

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Individuals are still wasting food

Do you find it strange that even in these very difficult times that some people are still wasting food? Our food waste consists of cuttings and peelings. There seems to be a problem with certain individuals and their relationship with food. This has got to change. If you waste food then you cannot complain that it is too expensive.

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Quote by Edgar D. Mitchell

Since I first posted this these words seem even more poignant.

Originally posted 28th May 2021

I think I know how this very brave man felt.

“You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.”
― Edgar Mitchell

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Littering – a responsibility tax – “I” am responsible

First posted May 2021

Our environment is full of plastic waste. Every corner and huge numbers of drops of the Earth’s water has been contaminated with micro plastics. It may not be you or I doing this but it is our human primate species, of which we are all part of and that we are partially responsible for as conscious intelligent individuals, that is doing it. So this is my thinking of what “I”, that’s all of us “I”s consider normal part 10 and what we should do about it.

We need responsibility taxation throughout our consumption. There are few reasons to be drinking out of PFAS coated takeaway cups and not bringing our own refillable cups to a place where we purchase a takeaway drink. To curb the use of these environmentally and potentially health damaging cups there should be a tax on manufacturing them, a tax on corporations and other sized businesses purchasing them, a tax for branding and marketing them in any way as is the case here and of course a huge fining system for anyone who deposits a takeaway cup like this in the environment like this, with an additional fine on the company for allowing their branding to litter the environment. Take away cups must be driven if not to extinction then very close to it. The planet cannot afford our species convenience, stupidity and irresponsibility.

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Most democracies are flawed

Why do I say that? Because they have stopped evolving. Part of that reason is that many people are fairly politically illiterate, they just don’t care or they are too busy to do anything about it. That’s just the way the political elites, the despots, the super rich and global corporations like it. We need system and economics change. There was a time and there still is in many countries that you were expected to fight for your country and maybe even give up your life for it. But what happened to your duty to make sure that your neighbour was OK or that the family two streets away were not suffering? We are divided by the political classes that rule over us and it is time for that to change. Switzerland has a system probably better than most but even there the number of people who vote is declining. Every human must have a right to have a say in their future so we must stop a small group of elites hijacking what is jokingly called a democracy.

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Congratulations. We’ve done it – Environmental loading 12

I posted this in 2021 when we broke through 420ppm CO2 in the atmosphere. In 2022 this happened even earlier in the year. We are in big trouble. It might not seem like it to you at the moment but we are.

7th April 2021

It was going to happen before the end of May that was pretty much certain but here we are on April the 3rd and we’ve passed the 420ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere for the first time in probably over three million years. Aren’t we clever? Perhaps not. Despite a La Niña event we are seeing large high and low temperature records being broken and a very disturbed polar vortex. 2021 is shaping up well for some extreme weather events, snow, rain, droughts with perhaps some killer heat waves, forest fires and perhaps some price increasing crop failures thrown in for good measure. Welcome to the real scary amusement park of fossil fuel burning where the ride seems to be for free. Only your kids and grand-kids are going to have to foot the very, very expensive bill.

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“I” consider what “I” do normal – This thinking is a limitation of the moment in time and place you live in

First posted almost a year ago it’s very probable that little has changed in the thinking of the majority of people alive today. Many won’t be in a place where they could consider the question and many will not have had the education to question their existence and what it is doing to the planet’s systems.

1st April 2021

My ninth post of what many individuals have in their “I” view of the world. So here’s a thing for example of the way we as individuals think. If you have owned a car, got stuck in traffic jams and complained about the cost of fuel then you would probably consider all those things normal in your modern life, in this decade or century and your location on the planet and your financial status. Think though none of that or your way of thinking would have been normal in say 1900 and neither will it be at least potentially in the year 2150.

Why’s that? Our descendants, assuming we don’t become extinct before that year and remember there’s always the mathematical possibility that we will so please don’t scoff, would hopefully be more enlightened than we are and some of our ancestors have been. They would consider the driving around and intentionally polluting the lungs of other humans and filling the environment with microplastic pollution something of a horror story. We know that we need to change drastically in so many ways but there are 7,800,000,000 of us human primates currently alive today and many are in the “I” is normal mode of thinking. So what would an enlightened “I” think this is normal look like? It would be considered normal to live in a clean and safe town and city environment where most of the things that “I” require are within 15 minutes of walking or cycling. This is already starting to happen but we are a long way from converting everyone. Paris is making huge strides through the efforts of Anne Hidalgo and Carlos Moreno. So the question is do you care how our descendants see us? For many “I”s they probably just don’t care. https://www.ted.com/talks/carlos_moreno_the_15_minute_city?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_content=button__2021-01-25#t-459254

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