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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Quote by Edgar D. Mitchell

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

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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Congratulations. We’ve done it – Environmental loading 12

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

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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Christmas card and microplastic pollution – Environmental loading 11

Take a look at this Christmas card and the small specks on the table. That’s glitter, it’s plastic, it’s pollution. It’s from the oil industry. Those small specks and countless billions like them are out there in the environment on the highest mountains and in the deepest ocean trenches and they are in you and I. They were found in the placenta of women having given birth in Rome. That means ladies that if you haven’t had children yet you’ll be passing on the microplastic in you to your future kids with all the potential adverse effects on their endocrine systems and other functions. There’s also the possibility that nanoplastic and microplastic particles could be able to pass the blood brain barrier. We really have messed up this planet big time and we therefore need to change. Don’t believe me, just do a search. Or perhaps you would rather not know and pretend everything is fine when it’s not. If that’s the case you are abdicating your responsibility to future generations and the environment.

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420ppm CO2 and the climate change causing crisps – Environmental loading 10

In the next couple of months we will almost certainly break through that little round number of 420ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere. It’s just a number and it will increase but we ought to remember why that number is so high because its consequences are going to be far reaching. Part of the reason is the humble potato, not the potato itself but the snack food crisps derived from them. It would make sense to ship potatoes where they are needed but to cut them up, fry them, put them in a plastic bag full of air, put a number of plastic air filled bags in a box and ship a large number of boxes to wherever may make monetary sense but it’s an environmental disaster. Crisps, like many other products need to be made locally, sold locally and consumed locally. Economics must not be allowed to destroy the environment and our shared future. (Yes, this was in an airport, Geneva and it was me with a packet of British crisps which I’m sure the Swiss are equally capable of making.)

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Pure Swiss air, the insanity of the human primate – Environmental loading 9

I don’t know if this start up is still going but it does highlight the utter stupidity of the human monkey species if it is. We face a climate and resources crisis and we want to do what? Ship Swiss air to other countries. Truly this is fruitcake economics. Any intelligent alien species visiting Earth would not contact us for fear of catching the insanity that plagues us with our limited myopic thinking.

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This is not my beautiful house, Switzerland and anywhere – Environmental loading 8

With a title borrowed from Talking Heads this article is in French unfortunately for those that are not French speakers but it highlights the environmental poisoning that our dream houses are doing to the natural world. While it might seem normal for you or I in our tiny life bubbles imagine the house scaled up for 7.8 billion people. That’s a lot of pollution.

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Waste of resources, London building site

This building site hoarding represents a great waste of natural materials and a source for long term damage to the environment. It’s single use for a start and will either end up in landfill or be incinerated. The materials used are not just natural wood as in previous times but are covered in all sorts of glossy materials which are most likely not natural and that will pollute the environment for possibly a long time into the future. Hoardings should be reusable. These are just an example of a rich society that just throws away and therefore, if used, should carry a large environmental loading tax.

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