United We Stand, Divided We Fall...10/10/2020: Climate's Day of Destiny


I know that many of us are watching in horror as the Earth is quickly reaching the point of no return for human life on the planet. We are in the middle of a mass extinction, we have a serious climate crisis, and life on Mother Earth is changing quickly and drastically to the detriment of all the kingdoms. As a parent I have cried, I have screamed, I have agonized over the mess our children are inheriting. As a human I am full of anger and despair as I watch others of my species choose greed and power over life and respect.

I remember when I heard Stephen Hawking say what I had been dreading for years ~ that without significant change, human extinction is likely within 100 years. It was one thing when that was my guess, and another when someone like him said it out loud into the world.

It's hard some days to think we aren't already past the point of no return. My homeschool kids founded their own environmental group and have taken up the torch of action to stand up and demand justice and inspire change, as have millions of youth around the world. Many of my fellow steemians are also consciously taking action to heal the earth in our own ways, in our own local "corners of the globe".

I love to watch inspirational speeches and videos, and recently I was looking for a new TedTalks to watch. What I found was an hour long video that for the first time in a long time gave me hope that we just might have a chance at something great, something that will reverse the damage and transition us from a species of destruction to a species of greatness.

Ted has launched a huge campaign that will lead up to October 10, 2020. That's 10/10/2020 ~ an easy date to remember. It's Climate's Day of Destiny and folks around the world will be joining together to become potent agents of change. There are MANY different "movers and shakers" already on board, and every human is invited to participate.

The basic premise is this (the following is from me taking notes during the video):

Despite the Paris Agreement, despite all the talk about climate change, emissions are continuing to rise. Currently we are producing 55 GIGATONS per year. The goals of the Paris agreement, which were to limit the rise in temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius, is no longer a valid goal. We must decrease emissions to 1/2 of what they currently are by 2030, and continue to decrease them in order to reach net zero by 2050.

This sounds like a very impossible thing, right? Well, it is not. We have all the solutions to meet this goal, but it requires bold actions and dedication to working together as a human family.

There are 5 areas to tackle in order to meet net zero by 2050.

  1. Power. How rapidly can we move to 100% clean energy?
  2. Built Environment. How can we re-engineer the stuff that surrounds us?
  3. Transport. How do we transform the ways we move?
  4. Food. How can we spark a worldwide shift to healthier food systems?
  5. Nature. How extensively can we re-green the earth?

We have an opportunity here ~ each and every one of us ~ to co-create a future that will be remembered for countless generations. Will you join us?

There is already a huge list of accomplished and/or well-known folks on board with this initiative.

For example, Hiro Mizuno, who is in charge of Japan's pension funds, which is the largest single investment fund in the world, has analyzed their trillion dollar + investment portfolios to see how it aligned with the Paris Agreement. He has committed to adjusting their investments to support the new net-zero goals.

There are television celebrities, philanthropists, scientists, religious figures, youth organizers, chief executive officers, politicians, and so many more that are backing this movement ~ and that was just the partial list I saw in late December. If we can help it spread by participating in whatever capacity we have, then we can achieve this goal.

Everything is leading up to the 10/10/2020 date, where there will be things happening all over the globe. There is also a huge conference in Norway 10/6 - 10/9 as we prepare for our date with destiny.

We have the tools, We have the skills, we have the ability. The time is now. Please take my hand, walk with me, let's find a way to make this a reality.

Here's the actual website for this beacon of light in humanity's darkest hour:
https://countdown.ted.com/

Check it out, sign up for updates, educate yourself, participate, and tell anyone you know that lives on Earth. We must stand united, or divided we will fall ... into an abyss of no return.

Also, if you have direct, bold initiatives or organizations you can bring on board, you can email Chris Anderson, the founder of TedTalks: Chris@ted.com

Thanks for reading!!

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Well said. This is a topic whether we want to talk about it or not needs to talked about and acted upon. @tryskele

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19.01.2020 16:59
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Ooohhh Weee! I want to start by prefacing this with the fact that I wholeheartedly agree on the need to focus on how humans interact with these 5 areas to tackle (though my questions are a bit different - I'll include them below):

  • Power
    • How can we most safely and effectively move away from centralized power systems and back into the hands of communities, and reducing energy loss due to transporting it long distances?
    • How can we best reduce total power usage? (there's no reason to have Googles, Amazons, DoDs, NSAs, etc. using up as much power as entire nations.)
    • How can we get the century+ of information & technology around zero-point energy out from behind the government/corporate walls keeping it from the public?
    • How can we most safely & effectively shift away from energy technologies that harm us and the planet? (including current solar, which involves tons of toxic chemicals, rare earth minerals, and doesn't last long enough to break-even on it's petroleum footprint)
  • Built Environment
    • How can we re-engineer the stuff that surrounds us? (this is actually a pretty great question) My focus would be on the longest-lasting, most temperature stable, least heat absorbing materials, as well as more modular designs, and getting away from corporate & government control of what gets built where, and how.
  • Transport
    • How do we transform the ways we move? (simple, theoretically encapsulates everything)
    • How can we shift away from planned obsolescence in our modes of transportation?
    • How can we reduce the transportation of "consumer goods" to only when absolutely necessary? (instead of shipping crappy products back and forth across the planet constantly)
  • Food
    • How can we spark a worldwide shift to healthier food systems? (again, great umbrella)
    • How can we most effectively teach people in the "western" world how to grow their own food again? (instead of shipping food an average of 1400 miles)
    • How can we get corporations like Monsanto, the FDA, General Mills, etc. out of our food systems completely?
    • How can we most effectively teach people about mindful eating, how to track their bodies' responses to the things they eat, and how to intentionally shift their diet when it goes against habit?
  • Nature
    • How can we get humans to understand that they don't know better than nature, and should stop trying to plan for Mother Earth?
    • How can we remind the human race that there is no separation between us (individually and collectively) and nature?

Now then, on to the more basic assumptions of your post, and where I hugely disagree with you, and the Agenda 21 propaganda being pushed by organizations like TED (who long ago stopped allowing talks that fall outside the mainstream).

First, we are not in an extinction event, or near one (unless you're talking about the fact that a bunch of psychopaths around the planet have nuclear weapons.) The global climate is an ever-changing thing, which we don't even understand a LITTLE bit, much less have computer models that can accurately track (hence why every single prediction alarmists have made has never come true, and they've been doing it for more than 50 years)

Second, the largest polluter on the planet is the US military-industrial complex, followed by the many other governments of the world, and a few mega-corporations. These are the exact same folks who ARE the UN, wrote the "climate accords," and have been planning to use the climate scare to gain total control of the human race for many, many decades. That is why...

Third, CO2 is not a pollutant, and is not "the problem" we need to be worrying about. This focus was started specifically because every human creates CO2 by living, thus making us each a "polluter", and in need of control. Methane is almost 80% more heating, water vapor is more heating, and CO2 is absolutely necessary for plant life. We're living in what geologists & archaeologists consider something of a CO2 drought, as far as the history of the earth is concerned.

Before turning this into a novella, I'll link to the two posts I've already made breaking down why the conversation changed from pollution, the dangers of nuclear power, deforestation, etc to this focus on catastrophic proclamations and demanding that "government do something about this." Each one of these took many, many hours of research (specifically in writing them, on top of years of being around the topic), and I included dozens of research links and the sources to back up every claim.


I hope you'll take the time to read what I've put together, and look at the issue of climate/economics/human survival/health of the planet from a different angle. There are definite problems, and we have all the solutions, but as long as the corporate media keeps people focused on catastrophes that won't come and solutions offered by the same people causing the problem...


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19.01.2020 23:15
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