“Peace and Planet”
"People's Climate March" 21 September and petition for UN climate meeting: see end of first section below.
warming is the biggest problem we have ever faced, and the last problem we will
ever face if we don’t act NOW.
methane positive feedback has already started and is increasing
exponentially. We urgently need peace
and cooperation among all nations to solve the enormously important issue
of global warming.
“I” am part of the problem - and the solution. What
can “I” do? We simply need to make a ‘perfect people world’. Remember, ultimately, decisions are not made by corporations and governments, they’re made by people,
individuals, “I” – and “I” can change.
Global human activity is far greater than the planet can support. In 2014, Earth
Overshoot Day occurred on 19th August. The result is an increase in
CO2 and a breakdown of planetary life-support systems, causing positive
feedback processes that can make things even worse.
methane release is now the greatest danger to life on the planet.
More than 90% of global warming is going into the oceans,
greenhouse gas emissions from North America are
causing a massive increase in Gulf Stream transport of warm water into the Arctic Ocean,
producing catastrophic temperature anomalies in the Arctic and
exponentially increasing release of methane from the East Siberian Arctic
Shelf, the deep sea and the earth mantle,
spreading a global warming veil of methane down over the planet,
with methane moving up into the stratosphere via a giant ozone hole in
the west Pacific,
which is leading, under ‘business as
usual’, to planetary extinction in the 2040’s/50’s – if “I” don’t get the
message for change out, NOW.
Countries, corporations, media
and “you and I” all need to cooperate, creatively, so we can establish a
long-term state of peace with the planet.
For details of the problem,
the latest research and a way each person (“I”) can make a real and positive
For action you can take, see:
Sign this petition and share
with friends, colleagues, ‘people who should know’.
Until September 21 also sign the Avaaz petition:
and look for an event near you:
ongoing war against the planet, the origins of which can be traced back to the
industrial revolution, is worse than genocide or ecocide, it is veritable ‘futurecide’.
IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) 2014 report says that +4ºC by
2100 is quite possible, as a direct result of human activity. What they don’t
say is that this degree of warming would mean the virtual collapse of
agriculture, our economy and our civilisation.
together the massive amount of research needed to produce the IPCC report takes
years, so the most recent observations concerning methane are not included. In
the last 3 years, methane release from East Siberia and the Arctic Ocean has expanded
enormously – and continues to increase exponentially (see details in "Arctic Methane Earthsight" on <www.earthsight.org>.
climate scientists are now saying we face an extinction event starting by 2040
– or “at any time”. We need immediate and close – peaceful! – cooperation
among the Arctic nations of Europe, Russia and North America, to find a way to limit methane
release and assure a future for all life. Combined with this urgent and
specific task, all nations and all
individuals must find ways to reduce our overall human impact on planetary
systems, which is the underlying cause of global warming.
In the face of impending catastrophe, nations need to put aside
ideological and geopolitical interests, corporations need to assure their
activities do not endanger the planet and media needs to present information that
does not form opinion, but informs independent judgement. We need to reinvent the world we have created.
addition to countless wars there has long been a permanent war of exploitation
against our planet and against large segments of global society. It is time to
stop, to work for peace and to make amends.
Ask our politicians to stop fomenting
conflicts and encouraging the devastation of our environment. We have to ask this loud enough to be heard.
Share this information as widely as possible, both
with people you know and people who should know. Each person can do something.
It is my planet and my future. “I” am responsible.
Form a small group to study this problem. To share
knowledge with others and learn from them, each member can form a separate
small group and carry the best ideas from one group to another, and so on.
See: <www.earthsight.org> .
Sign this petition and share
with friends, colleagues, ‘people who make decisions
the cause of global warming and conflict, of war against the planet and war
against each other?
question is really important. We are the first species in the history of
life on Earth to be responsible for a mass extinction, the Anthropocene,
the 6th mass extinction. We know it is happening and we are doing nothing. Why?
problem, the dysfunction, is in the individual, but it is amplified when “I”
act as part of an organisation whose interests are, even in part, contrary to
those of ‘people and planet’. I become
in part responsible when I simply do a ‘good job’, or just go along,
without examining the ‘externalities’: the effects of the ideas, decisions,
processes or products of my organisation.
What can “I” do?
can be easy, even pleasant and rewarding. We simply need to make a ‘perfect people world’. A world in
which each individual person is respected and given value. A world in which
each species is protected and given its appropriate space. A world in which all
of the planetary systems supporting and enriching life are allowed to flourish.
world could be almost perfect, everyone would be much happier, and, if we act
very very - very - fast, we have a good chance of avoiding the worst effects of
sounds like a win-win-win solution!
Change starts here, and now, with me! If I change, the world changes. And change occurs when I am maximally creative, attentive to my own
“flash of insight”, my own inner wisdom – which is the wisdom of the planet,
here, now. This can be called
In the Arctic, things are moving
fast. We need information! See: <www.earthsight.org> . If we don’t know, we won’t do
My action can begin by simply starting or joining a
small group to ‘see the world in a different way’. "Creative Discussion" is one
way of doing this: see "Discuss Avaaz": <www.avaaz.org/en/petition/discuss_avaaz_support_your_community_your_country_your_planet>
Start a ‘movement’ for signing
this petition so everyone can take climate change seriously and ‘do
Please take any
action you can to promote a local and global response to the climate emergency.
“Everyone for Peace and Planet”.
do is important. I can make a difference. For more details:
the state of knowledge on global warming and Arctic methane release
links to important papers
continually updated observations and research on Arctic climate change
an understanding of our human dysfunction
helping your organisation to help the planet
go to: <www.earthsight.org>
<www.creativediscussion.org> & <www.earthsight.org>