OUR MOST DIRE WORRY! —- CLIMATE Aug 2017

Posted by Willard Anderson on August 15th, 2017.

There is one thing that seems to be repeated daily since we are not taking adequate action. Countries or corporations say their impacts will be felt twenty or thirty years out. With the rapid release of methane (twenty times worse than CO2 in creating heating.) from melted perma frost, that could be a way too late.

” European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Published August 9, 2017 02:19 PM
Super-heatwaves of 55°C to emerge if global warming continues
European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Published August 9, 2017 02:19 PM
Super-heatwaves of 55°C to emerge if global warming continues

Heatwaves amplified by high humidity can reach above 40°C and may occur as often as every two years, leading to serious risks for human health. If global temperatures rise with 4°C, a new super heatwave of 55°C can hit regularly many parts of the world, including Europe.”

People who do not respond with direct action are part of the problem! Reduce your CO2 footprint. Buy green electric energy. Buy electric or hybrid cars. Use solar panels. Look up “defeating climate warming” on the net.

CHINA’S RULE OF FUNNY LAW 8/1/2017

Posted by Willard Anderson on August 1st, 2017.

CHINA’S RULES OF FUNNY LAW JULY 2017

Should Canada sell off defence, security, airports, technology to China to woo a free trade agreement. First there is no free trade in China. This dictator is becoming more vicious and has his targets on the world.

In data gathering there are two main problems arising in China.
1. They expect companies operating in China to hold their data on the cloud within China.
2. They will regulate companies that want to export data to other parts of the worlds to get a permit to do so before they can export data.

“China is rejigging its laws to keep data inside China”. China laws are “over broad and mischievously vague”. “Foreign technology firms fret they will be forced to divulge intellectual property to government inspectors, … that such secrets will not be passed on to local rivals .. with no guarantees. — The new law may be a Trojan horse designed to promote China’s aggressive policy of indigenous innovation.” stated in “Going Its Own Way”, The Economist. June 3, 2017. pp 60-61. China is buying up land in Africa which Africa needs to feed it’s millions. China is no friend of Africa. China no doubt has its eye on Canada’s prairie lands. And Saskatchewan just stopped the sale of Potash Corp to China which in a legal dispute through the WTO would then cede Potash Corp to China.
It is ludicrous to think that one can woo a free trade agreement by selling off companies to China that we use for our security. Is Trudeau’s thoughtfulness on what is free trade getting in the way or is a corporation about to make huge windfall profits? We can learn from Vancouver where foreign money drove up house prices. If we sell off a high tech company we will be buying back product at highly inflated prices and higher profits will go to the new owner.

We know from experience that selling off our large corporations nets the profits to a foreign country. After all Exxon netted a $40 billion profit for two years, much of it from Alberta’s oil wealth while Alberta got a $2.00 a barrel royalty making it a laughing stock. Alberta also today has a huge debt unlike the experience in Norway which has a multi billion dollar heritage investment fund. Who does capitalism benefit?

Free trade has its limitations when the other country does not play by the same rules. Do not be fooled that a county of thirty million can control rule of law in a country of one billion people. Trump as well is now devising his own rules, will we never learn? It strikes me that we may have to redefine what it means to be a real Canadian.

Quick Review of Green Energy 7/27/2017

Posted by Willard Anderson on July 27th, 2017.

The Economist July 15 p 66. Global increase in temperatures could in this “century could impact US GDP by as much as -5.6 %”. The very rich cause a a lot of the global warming. The poor pay most of the cost. Further warming could cause “falling crop yields and labour productivity,and rising mortality and crime.“ ///.p.61. “ In some countries …solar photo voltaic … are now cheaper than gas.” And green technologies are getting cheaper while fossil fuels costs are getting more costly. The momentum is with green technologies . There was more new green tech power produced than fossil fuel power in the last year. The liquified natural gas project in BC has just been scrapped. “Pointman ” says the money for green energy has been withdrawn. I don’t know the details of this but it is worth researching.

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TRUMP – HIS CHARACTER DEFINES HIM

Posted by Willard Anderson on July 27th, 2017.

Donald Trump — His Character Defines Him

This man as leader of a society is the antithesis of everything for a society that is healthy, cooperative, good, sane and progressive

He lies on a regular basis. Would he not want an investigation into the Russian affair if he had not been in collusion with them? Would you want your doctor to act like this?

He grabs money at anyones expense. He has filed for bankruptcy and avoids paying creditors. Would you want such a man to design your tax system?

He pulled out of the Paris agreement. Today millions are dying from fossil fuel created CO2 and climate warming weather disasters. Would you send your children to a school that behaved this way?

He dominates disregarding others opinions behaving like a dictator and and disregards the inherent principles that have made the USA great .He moves the USA towards dictatorship. Would you choose to live in such a country?

He allegedly defrauded students at his Trump University, taking from those who are trying to better themselves. Would you want your church to behave like this?

He places members of his family to important advisory positions The fathers of the USA constitution disliked rule by primogenitor as a bad system. Would you want to live in a country with Trumps style of rule through his children permanently?

He has encouraged his followers to harass and even harm those with different opinions than his own. during the election campaign Would you want your church congregation to behave like this?

If you answer these questions honestly then one should vote accordingly. He is a man who has taken the USA away from greatness.

Democracy at Risk 25 April 2017

Posted by Willard Anderson on April 25th, 2017.

Democracy April 2017 There are “60,426 spam comments blocked” and “44,741 malicious log in attempts” to stop freedom of speech on this site.
Democracy is more than the right to vote, Turkey can tell you that. Democracy is dependent upon democratic institutions, rule of law, an unbiased supreme court, the right to charge anyone who breaks the law: political figure, non resident in Canada, corporate leaders, a political party, trade agreements that do not give the “right of a citizen” under the Charter to corporations in order for corporations to get the rule of law over people. Trade deals that do not undercut citizens rights to law, to right of access to Canadian resources without interference from other sovereign states especially when they are murderous dictatorships who want undisputed rights to Canadian resources. A system which recognizes the rights of labour and the right to be in a union to get fair return for work done. It is peculiar how many of these rights have disappeared from Canadians. Our so called democracy has been weakened greatly by leaders like PM Harper, by international agreements signed and about to be signed. By a leader who reneges on a promise for a more democratic voting system – Trudeau.
China wants undisputed rights to Canadian Resources in a free trade agreement. That would have meant that Potash Corporation’s fertilizer would be shipped not to our provinces but out to the land China controls in Africa to feed Chinese while Africans starve unable to feed its millions which are starving during the current drought, despite having some of the worlds best agricultural land, but much now controlled by China. Such is the case for many of these issues that political agreements freely sign away under the guise of an impervious curtain and of unrequited mutual benefit. Canadians are not fools!
So what do we need to do?
Alberta suffers debt due to the 40 $ billion profit extracted from Canadian petroleum by Exon. Alberta has become a laughing stock. They now want Canadians to subsidize tar sands to the detriment of all Canadians due to: extreme floods, ice storms and heat waves from climate warming. Fossil fuels have now killed 51 people in Canada.
Harper’s omnibus bills remain hidden to this day. Why are they not explained in the press? It is also a controlled press that deteriorates democracy further. Without information there is no truth, without truth there is no free vote, without free vote there is no democracy.
Free trade with a murderous dictatorship is bound to include the principles of a state a as large as China , who now endeavours to control Australia, which they consider in their sphere of influence. But sphere of influence is a false principle designed to maintain colonial devices. Global capitalism has gone that way.
Many mechanisms of state are now politically controlled not by the people but by party politics.

Change back : 1. The of electoral commissioner beholden to a party, so this allows that that party can no longer be sued for interrupting a free vote, such as the conservative “robo call” fiasco.
2. The RCMP beholden to a party not to citizen oversight.
3. An electoral system that allows for full control regardless of a 39% vote and no representation for representatives elected by the Green Party, a forward looking party.
4. A supreme court whose decisions can now be over ruled by the Minister of Justice, a party member. These are the motivations of dictatorship. They must be changed to once again become democratic institutions.
5. A Charter of Rights and Freedoms designed for the people that has been highjacked by business Corporations which use it to defer human rights and freedoms.
6. A potential free trade agreement that could make Canada a vassal of China, feeding that murderous regime at the loss of Canadian rights to our own resources. Money or China’ s wealth would buy all.
7. Further China demands a forced extradition treaty, which would mean sending supposed villains back to a murderous lawless dictatorship.

Benjamin Franklin said that,
“Anyone who would trade freedom for security [or profit] deserves neither.”
9. A USA free trade agreement – NAFTA, that allows US companies to sue us for lost profits, and they have, but with no reciprocal duty to the same principle for Canadian companies.
Would Pierre Trudeau roll over in his grave at what his son is doing?
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CHARTER OF ACTION ON WORLD RIGHTS 7 APRIL 2017

Posted by Willard Anderson on April 7th, 2017.

CHARTER OF ACTION ON WORLD RIGHTS
Problems for Priority for Benefit of the Young, 7 April 2017
These are extremely important.

1. Deal with climate warming, switch to green energy or non fossil fuels to reduce the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere start pumping it out with the same fervour we pumped it into the atmosphere.

2. Clean up farming so it doesn’t dispose of unused fertilizer by draining it into the oceans and adding to the 500 dead zones in the ocean.

3. Reduce tree cutting until there is empirical evidence that forests can regenerate.

4. Stop over fishing and reduce trawler use until the threat of fisheries collapse no longer occurs and threatens loss of an important food supply.

5. Clean up the oceans . Clean up plastic in the oceans and stop plastics from entering the food chain.

6. Require all parents of 16 yr old children and younger to take parenting courses where participation can be confirmed.

7. Ensure via scheduling that educational opportunities become accessible and universal.

8. Encourage basic health services and impose court penalties directly impacting dictators that refuse.

9. Use the precautionary principle and do not allow human exposure, consumption or ingestion of toxic chemicals until they are proven safe.

10. Require forms of government to be classified as to the amount of input the people have who are being governed.

11. Require annually the distribution of countries’ wealth to be publicized to the people of the country and if it is unfair spell out the problems publicly.

12. Transfer away from fossil fuel use, requiring first world countries to set the example and third world countries to be scheduled in over ten years.

13. Impose a one child policy globally until it is proven that the population can be sustained in that country without destruction of the biological stability of the earth. Measures include no further destruction of ecosystems and regenerating those ecosystems that are integral to the health of the earth.

14. All political and law imposing agencies be required to have a biologist with veto power on his/her governing advisers.

15. Recognition of the other neighbours in our galaxy or universe is mandatory to long term existence. climatedisaster.com

Convergence of Self Imposed Disasters April 2017

Posted by Willard Anderson on April 2nd, 2017.

CONVERGENCE OF DISASTERS MARCH 2017

We are in a time of lethal convergence of events. Today the president of the USA is destroying research that investigates and confirms man made climate warming . He is responsible for killing people. We are in a time of measuring success not by empirical means, but by how we feel about it. We taste in our mouths, the pride of a new car, the joy of living with bigger bed rooms for our children. But this is not enough for most people to get a grip on how we fit in this place and time. They are internalizing pleasure not relating to the whole. We are in a time of purchasing whatever we want or whatever the advertisers want. We do not connect the means and impact of producing the product to the joy of eating or using the product. A time of isolating ourselves from reality. What we think we are giving our children may be hurting them more than helping them. We are in a time of measuring all reality by its immediate impact upon our emotions not upon how its impact relates to the “no man is an island” philosophy. If we are a part of all that we have done then we have separated ourselves from any real understanding between me and who we think we really are. This is a several leagues separation between me and who we think is responsible for the impact of our actions. This is a world in which it is not safe to behave without knowing ourselves. The curriculum writers and educators are responsible for not teaching how to evaluate our whole selves and how we relate to our habitat – the earth. Some of us go on faith alone, without seeing the connection of how that faith at times warps the reality of faith driven actions and instability of the earth. We may be faith criminals without seeing it. But like law we cannot think that ignorance is an excuse for our destructive behavior. In faith terms we are then doing the work of the devil. This separation between perception and reality is the problem of the leader of Syria and his relentless slaughter of people who only wanted to be heard. Hence he is a criminal and should be tried in the World Court.
For ourselves we have:
– created five hundred dead zones in the oceans mostly from farm fertilizer run off.
– caused over fishing and brought on an expected collapse of ocean fisheries by 2050, already under way.
– cut too much of the worlds forests.
– caused destruction of habitat and hunting thus have created animal extinctions at a rate of one thousand times faster than the natural rate.
– used nicotine based insecticides and killed off too many bees that pollinate 25% of our crops and lowers food productivity.
– burned fossil fuels that caused climate warming and amongst other problems is causing the progressive drying of the Brazilian rain forset one source of oxygen for the planet.
We are eroding the basis for human life in order to produce the capitalistic growth at any cost model that is killing children reflected in Africa where drought is threatening a million people due to fossil fuel caused drought.
As our senior meteorologist in Environment Canada said, “We ain’t seen nothing yet.” Is this what you wish to impose upon our little children? The thing is it is late in the game and we need to change now. We cannot use some esoteric argument that we will lose some financial wealth if we do, we will lose some of our fat of the land if we do – is that a fair trade for the health of our children the most defenseless of the world. For some of us our parents went through the first world War, The Great Depression and the Second World War. Compared to that hardship can you sacrifice a little bit for the sake of the children? What is your level of greed? I need your answer now. The children need your answer now. What do you say?
Mobilize May 1 st at the halls of political leadership. Demand the switch from fossil fuels to green energy within five years scaled at ten percent the first year.

Leave your answer as a comment below.
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Yale Environment 360 Reports Growth in Solar 1 April 2017

Posted by Willard Anderson on April 1st, 2017.

Yale Environment 360 published a graph which shows the tremendous growth in solar, “Utility-scale solar more than doubled its capacity last year”. Apparently solar can now be competitive with coal or natural gas. In Canada if one transferred the subsidies from fossil fuels to solar and wind and green energy generally then green energy would be less costly. As well the full costs of fossil fuels have never been added in to fossil fuel companies costs in their economic formula. The tax payer pays fossil fuels companies costs. Fossil fuel caused storms and destruction and death now annually represent around one trillion dollars in costs globally. Death rates are increasing with millions in Africa at risk this year from drought. For the sake of the children we have to make changes toward green energy now.

HOW DOES IT ALL FIT TOGETHER – 7 BILL ON A 2 BILL EARTH Mar 2017

Posted by Willard Anderson on March 16th, 2017.

HOW DOES IT ALL FIT TOGETHER?
7 billion people in a 2 billion world 16 March 2017

Introduction
In the time of Deep Ecology in the 1970’s biologists said back then the ideal population of the earth circa 1900 would be about 1 to 2 billion people. The earth now has less capacity. In a world of 7 billion How does it fit together?

Did people make a difference to the earth. Probably the wrong question to ask.

The earth would have gotten along without us. More diversity of species, greater length of survival of a different way of evolving, perhaps species added, mammoths remained and size grew and with added intelligence. Minimalism is one route for evolution or degradation of energy. Some say the world moves towards eutrophic conditions. I believe the universe is cyclical.

Has science made a difference. No doubt yes though some of it was more negative than positive. Since it was not done with unified goals in mind but just the need to research more in some narrow unrelated field. But what if we had set broad goals, which means thinking the big picture ie, other species mattered, the planet, the universe? Despite our change in biological destruction perhaps we can redirect our goals and our ideas of progress. But what politician cares?

Our Problems
All that we have fought for over a thousand generations was not a cohesive thought. It was just we did a lot of things and somehow we had to make sense of what we did much of which was not sensible. Now we have to structure a more unified plan that will make sense for the future. Protect natural fresh water supplies, reverse climate warming, fewer people, think more of the planet and universe. The earth climate changed perhaps a half degree in two thousand years, today our use of fossil fuels has changed it one degree in 45 years and much of nature cannot adapt. Nature means us!

I was in a very clean trailer park in Mesa. It was diametrically opposite to my idea of any park but an insight to what city people expect there. As I looked around I found it was almost totally 99% a fabricated environment. True they had planted a dozen or two cactus but deciduous plants and palms dominated totally, both demanding so much water they could never survive in the desert. Near the San Francisco area they are pulling up almond trees because they have depleted the aquifer. The Central Valley will once again become desert. In New York the canyons of towers make nature impossible. On the Yangtze River in China the acidified air burned my nose and throat, I understood the face masks of big cities. All still well accepted politically. While the country side natural vegetation had long been decimated the tightly over crowded cities of Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai and further away those such as Mexico City become the mausoleums of the future. But in China many live from hand to mouth in a Chinese dictatorship short on social programs, while the Canadian prophylactic program in Africa was cut by PM Harper a religious demagogue. Talk about backward steps. There seems to be no real effort to live with the earth, none to date, CO2 emissions still accelerate.

We Need To
Build curricula that suggest alternative realistic futures, but as positive as we can make them. So we don’t say, “I will win, but of course others must lose” since we are in a closed system.

The Hubble telescope tells us there are two trillion galaxies in the universe, there are other civilizations, statistics proves so how could it be otherwise. Our goals must relate to that.

If we are to live on this planet we must live within the the constraints or limitations of the productivity of the earth, not how much can we eat, but how does diversity improve life generally, how do we reduce our demands?

We must not let toxic waste dumps and pollution grow.

Now we have a start to build criteria to help from goals that are worth while. What do we want to be as people?
Greed and lust for profit at any cost is the ultimate evil, the ultimate ignorance. Lust for profit at any cost, the current economic model used in all trade deals is income – cost = profit . Except the costs never included the impact upon the natural world. So big business took the profits and the taxpayer pays for the costs of climate change caused by the fossil fuel companies searching for profit. Thus a legitimized theft that remains in place to this day and gives us selfish multi billionaires.

So there must be goals for way out there in the universe. The University of Calgary’s proof of the existence of Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance” or thermo dynamic entanglement gives a strong hint of what is to come. The USA has said the “beam me up Scotty” transportation may occur by the end of this century. We are getting a more enriched understanding of black holes, curved time space, dark energy and matter, absolute speeds etc,

Traps and Punishments
The sirens that led Odysseus on to the rocks are still with us. Start not with “what will I profit to invent and sell a thing-a-ma-jig,” but rather, how does this little piece of what I do fit into the long term goals. Surely ecologically sustainability will become one guide. Would a politician accept this as a target or do we need to reconstruct what is a good politician? How do we find them?

Perhaps like Chile we need a disappeared list. We need a world court with teeth. It has always bothered me that serial killers are put in a penitentiary, provided bed and board, TV, libraries for a cost of up to $50,000. per year and never pay for the lasting harm they have imposed and in the meantime young children have inadequate funding to pay for what childrens’ futures is becoming.
We need to ensure criminals understand what pain they have inflicted. Second the money spent on them must be used to help the children in a limited resource system. We need to honour the earth for our childrens’ benefit. Greed harms children. Those who pursue greed need to pay it forward.

We need an empowered court with teeth to judge, such as the world court could be. What are the laws the world court uses anyway? Men such as: Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, need to be convicted posthumously to demonstrate what world criminals are. Today leaders of violent dictatorships, of kleptocracies, religious extremists that kill often in shrouded terms of working for their god, these need to be judged in our world court. As should Assad who started a war based upon the peoples wishes to be heard. “Greed is good” on poplar shows is the making of a planned statement of murder. Let us not be fooled. Those people need to be on the termination list. In our over stressed system people of the First World consume about 23-27 acres to support each person. A Third World person uses one to two acres to support oneself. Thus while for each person moving into the First World consumer society needs four or more people to die in the Third World. And they are dying. Recently four countries in Africa are experiencing drought and it was reported that millions are at risk, with 6 million in Somalia alone. Hundreds of thousands have died from fossil fuel caused climate warming induced storms.
Today the birth rate still far exceeds the death rate. Perhaps by 2080 there will be a crossing of the graphs lines when deaths exceed births. It will not be a smooth change. What would you expect? How will our goals address this probable future?

Where to Go
Are you a good person? How does one measure goodness? Thinking about the problem. Acting at least in some way on solutions.

Of course we do have the problem of conspiracy theories based only on hearsay without any empirical evidence. People who want to be heard should do a little background search to understand that what they say holds water in the real world. Too many like Trump make statements of desire or hearsay, of what he personally wants, rather than statements of fact. Even in Canada today the CBC needs to go back to airing public letters on whatever opinion. It needs to be more democratic, more in line with Freedom of Speech, not just freedom of speech for the privileged.

Users of the social media are a new wave that have to be heard but they have to use fact based information in judging or in investigation before offering sloppy opinions, not just wild hearsay such as we are getting from a noted world leader.

The ultimate few worlds top billionaires control untold wealth that they stole from the labourers via their simplified economic formula, labourers whose gains never kept up with the wealth of the production they created. The few major world billionaires divvy up some of their engorged wealth to create a bit of what Africa needs, better health services, but forget the real problem which is over population and impact of consumerism. Religion drives billionaires motives more than biology. All the world needs a one child policy. Some will mock that and say, “I want or we need more children”, more market for thing-a-ma-jigs. But that personal want is killing the world. What we need, (our children and grandchildren need ) but not what we adults want, is important.

We almost need constitutional change. There is no such thing as absolute freedom in a closed system world. The USA National Rifle Association is perhaps the most perfect system of an institution that is anachronism in our time. Too many politicians follow that pattern. Far sighted goals could take us out of this trap. climatedisaster.com

Living in the Mind and Reality 16 Feb 2017

Posted by Willard Anderson on February 16th, 2017.

Living in Your Mind – Beauty and Truth 14 Feb. 2017

When the brain interacts with something experienced through our senses: taste, touch, hearing, seeing, smelling we are living in the present. If the mind translates those stimulus by parallel intelligence, and jumps ahead, then to gain truth we may have applied another language.
It is strange how Madeleine Thieu (Don’t Say We have Nothing. p 107) describes it,
“He’d been thinking how if one needed darkness in order to see the heavens [read stars], might daylight be a form of blindness, could it be that sound was also a sort of deafness.” To follow that logic:
You would need to shrink interstellar distance to see the order in the Universe.
We need stillness of the mind in order to understand motivation to action.
When disorder prevails we need to apply rational investigation.
To transport matter throughout the universe we need to de-scramble it’s patterns to molecules.

When you watch TV you are put into the abstract of the mind. When you go to the theater
the same. When one dreams, when you read, your reach into the abstracts of the mind is greater. The mind does more and the media less. The more abstract the concept yet with the creators meaning, the greater the perfection of the minds interpretation. BEAUTY! Thus the simpler the media concept, the deeper the meaning, the greater the beauty.

Hence intrinsically there is a reach for abstraction and heightened mind experience. So we move from a complexity of senses to more and more just one sense. If we were to abandon this process we would be stealing from our future. So beauty as love is not a complexity, it is a singularity. It remains in that single media unless a deeper experience dislodges it. To abandon the process is to leave a deep wound. While to accept it is to learn. Perhaps learning always is the greatest capability of our species. Do not be afraid to learn!

We are creatures of our minds. Every time we are worried about something, every time we are being creative, problem solving, every time we deal with our relationship with our children or with lovers, we are working in the mind. We can fall in love with a mind!

But above all, “we want no more gods and emperors, no more saviors of any kind. We want to be master of our own country. Democracy freedom and happiness.” (Thien p. 369) TRUTH! But when the damage to democracy put in place by Harper has not been repealed, when corporations control the media, when the one main measure used is the dollar profit, when there is not a public outcry that sees the decline of the life systems of our earth, then we again need love, beauty, need to learn, need truth and to fight heartily.

“A revolutionary government should listen to the voice of the people. Nothing should silence it more than silence.” (Thien ibid p 371, ) It is not revolutionary to stop a voting system from happening that “says one person one vote”. … “A new path is opening up, we failed to take long ago” (ibid) and lost out on our path and instead got global capitalism, a system that benefits from discrediting ‘one person one vote’.

Beauty is truth, truth beauty!

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