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Divestment

Divestment

When we look at the effects that covid has had on Global Warming, it is interesting that even with fewer people driving and flying, there still has only been a 10% decrease in global carbon emissions. It makes us consider that there is more carbon coming from industry. And when we look closer at industry, we see that much of it is owned by very few people. These few people, let’s call them the Koch brothers even though there is more than them, are deeply entrenched in politics, banking, and...

The Future of Power Structures

The Future of Power Structures

 Humanity creates cooperative power structures. We can overcome famine, racism, and poverty with the power of cooperation. It’s made us the dominant species on this planet. But we are wiping out other species. We need to use wisdom for the survival of our ecosystem. We thought we were independent from ecosystem health in our concrete cities, but now we need to revive ecosystems within cities. How do we accomplish? Where do we begin? In this pivotal time, we can choose what kind of humans we...

The End Polluter Welfare Act of 2021 This bill sponsored by Representative Ilhan Omar from Minnesota, a Muslim woman that ran on a grass-roots platform, shows the power of electing real people to congress. This bill will eliminate certain tax shelters and subsidies for oil companies. Reducing the authority of the Department of Energy to carry out the Fossil Energy Research and Development Program, and will also increase authorization periods for developing natural deposits. It gets rid of tax...

Solar Industry Takes Off.

Solar Industry Takes Off.

  We see the solution. It’s right there – a panel and the sun. It’s so simple. It’s even cheap. What is holding us back? Simply, three major things: Big money keeps electric and oil companies in power. Powerful lobbyists, Representatives, and Senators who get checks from fossil fuel make sure green economy bills don’t get through. The Green energy market is expanding so fast it is hard for the industry to keep up. The public unawareness of how huge the problem is and how to advocate for...

Rich trash in Space

Rich trash in Space

While the super-rich take joy rides to outer space, the rest of us watch with awe, excitement, or disgust. It is fun to see our sci-fi fantasies taking flight rather than paying attention to the complicated reality of our ecosystems collapsing. Never mind that a rocket launch produces up to 300 tons of carbon dioxide that hovers in the upper atmosphere for years. “Is anyone else alarmed that billionaires are having their own private space race while record-breaking heatwaves are sparking a...

BUBBLE GUM IN THE YEAR 3030

BUBBLE GUM IN THE YEAR 3030

In the archeological mining of 10,000-year-old garbage dumps, where the goo of decomposed plastic creates a thick layer of tar, the aliens will be looking for a special remnant of the past. An archeological oddity that they wear around their necks for its peculiar imprint of teeth. The fossil of these imprints of the ancient bipedal mammal’s tooth will be coveted and traded intergalactically like the shark teeth necklaces of today. Everything, even plastic, decomposes, but chewing gum that we...

The poles melt as we become bi-polar.

The poles melt as we become bi-polar.

Covid is a real litmus test of our inner workings. People are getting into a tizzy about a mask/ no mask, vaccine /no vaccine. But this issue illustrates that there are two major paradigms at work that are struggling against each other and are direct opposite – the free will paradigm where we get to decide what is good for ourselves and the cooperation with community paradigm which motivates us to do whatever is best for the whole community. It is an age-old struggle, and every society is...

Doing the Holocene boogie

Doing the Holocene boogie

Relax, life is abundant on this Earth. Even though the methane bubble dethawing from the Arctic soil is popping, sending up millions of tons of methane into a greenhouse cycle. Much of the present life forms may die but life on Earth will carry on. Don’t worry so much. In the big picture, it is all going to be okay for life on Earth - the Earth will continue to grow new and amazing life forms. It has done this sort of thing (extinctions) several times over. However, the Holocene Extinction,...

IS this the Dawning of the age of aquarius

IS this the Dawning of the age of aquarius

Fires, floods, homelessness, pandemics – ugh! What is a person to do? It’s making some people bury their heads in the sand, some shrug and continue as normal, and others feel compelled to hit the streets in protest. We were warned, and now it is happening. We should have been protesting in the streets twenty or thirty years ago. But what a hassle. Yawn – what’s on YouTube? One thing is for sure, you can count on the idiot factor. Just as Murphy’s Law seems to work wacky wonders in our lives,...

Get ready- go!

Change is inevitable. Global warming is upon us. It is no longer theoretical or in the future. It is now and will continue to grow into every niche of the world. The only way to work with change is to see it coming and be adaptable. That is when we are empowered. When we resist change, it becomes a wave and takes us down. We become at the mercy of change. But resilience comes from seeing the change as a part of our evolution and being able to flow with it and help shape the change that is...

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