My Brief Time on Planet Earth, as a Human Being

24 05 2011

Stewardship

We hear all the time of this animal or that, the tiger, the rhino and so on, all now endangered. Why the big surprise? All creatures are slated for extinction. Since 1972 one percent of fauna has vanished off the surface of our home planet. Believe it? Well David Suzuki of Canadian broadcasting found the 2 scientists of Nova Scotia University who said that all fishing grounds will become underwater deserts by 2049. They corrected themselves. 2047 is their new date.
Stewardship: this has taken a back seat to somebody needing to make a mega-buck, somewhere. That is the all powerful driving force behind mass extinction.





My Brief Time on Earth, as a Human Being

24 05 2011

Having the Cake and eating it.

Society is propelled ever more rapidly by Growth. The most vital component for a modern Society is energy, massive amount of it, though much of course be wasted. A single weekend without energy equals immediate social collapse, kicking of in the USA, with its anti-personnel cities built entirely around long distance driving, and no other option.
Continued Growth can however come from the re-engineering of every manufactured product on the planet, and every system.





My Brief Time on Planet Earth, as a Human Being

22 05 2011

Beginning Answer

In the time available an immediate re-jigging of tax systems. Abandon income tax, corporate and VAT tax, them all. No change in revenue. Gear a Carbon Tax at all human activity injurious of the planetary environment. At this late stage defend what we’ve got left.
Lose this and it will be millions upon millions of years for Earth to once again to become habitable. And it will not be human beings back here then.





My Brief Time on Planet Earth, as a Human Being

22 05 2011

Then Coal?

This is raw carbon. Great US scientist James Hanson calls coal-powered power stations, “Factories of death.” Electric cars by the way are false. They are coal powered vehicles.





My Brief Time on Planet Earth, as a Human Being

22 05 2011

Nuclear Option

Three new nuclear reactors a day are necessary with a world population of 7-billion. However, since the dawn of the Atomic Age, 66-years now, no progress has got beyond temporary swimming pools at the site. These need constant maintenance. At Fukushima three maintenance workers have tragically died from horrible radiation sickness. This invisible, smell-less stuff remains dangerous for about 100,000-years. Wither the maintenance across 30-times the time duration that of us from the pyramids?





My Brief Time on Planet Earth, as a Human Being

22 05 2011

Politics – no hope there, not in the Time

Nothing indicates better, the dire state of the ongoing future than Al Gore’s climate change initiative, which has gone backwards. His ‘window’ has long gone. It seems impossible that politics can hope to deal with such a manifest threat, when you consider that as candidate for the US presidency, climate was not an issue, nothing at all.





My Brief Time on Planet Earth, as a Human Being

22 05 2011

A Quick Jog into the Sky

Under this relentless and increased pounding, surprise, surprise, the sky must pack up its oxygen supporting role. Maybe not today, but certainly tomorrow, or sometime. People, being people doubt the danger. Okay, put your mouth over the car tailpipe for a few seconds before you drive baby for her check-up. And remember sky is a very thin veneer. If you jogged straight upwards, within 30-minutes breathing would become laboured.





Does the temporary, dominant Species not consider this?

22 05 2011

880metric tones per second … and nothing much to check this. The hosepipe, with narr a pause, will blast relentlessly outwards, like that giant fountain on lake Geneva. In a bare one century and a half, people have about tripled CO2 gas, in the atmosphere. Targets then? Pretty meaningless, this stuff hangs around for thousand and thousands of years.





My Brief Time on Planet Earth, as a Human Being

22 05 2011

One sunny afternoon a Croatian professor suddenly switched conversation and asked;
“Can we make it?”

This is what she meant: So far as we know to date, this beautiful and (so far) unique place we all call home is all we’ve got. We can take it that we are alone. A mere floating rock spaceship in orbit about a minor star we call Sun. Give or take distant fireballs, the whole rest is a freezing and fathomless void. No place for human beings, no, not all. It’s all we’ve got.
So, why are we currently and collectively, chemically shredding the protective dome we call Sky?