Earthsight

Earthsight is the Earth looking through my eyes at herself:
alert attentive awake aware

Also see www.creativediscussion.org

A Nuclear Free World

Questions for consideration by SA Nuclear Citizens' Jury

Submission to SA Nuclear Commission: see New Articles, Nuclear Means Futurecide

GetUp/CommunityRun petition against nuclear waste: see New Articles, Wasted Australia

Open letter to SA Nuclear Commission: see New articles, Nuclear Charades

Peace and Planet

Global warming, an amplification of the Anthropocene mass extinction, is now  threatening the survival of our species and even of the living planet.

The following links provide information on global warming and how we can respond to this challenge:

A brief outline of global warming and Arctic methane release, with links to a number of important papers
See Arctic methane Earthsight

An understanding of our human dysfunction
See Awakeness Paradigm

Helping your organisation to help the planet
See Creativity in the Organisation and then experiment for yourself.

A more detailed analysis of global warming and our possible response
See Futurecide

A campaign to inform and provide a means for action has been placed on Avaaz, called "Peace and Planet". Please read, sign and share with "everyone"

Continually updated observations and research on Arctic climate change
See Arctic News.

The planet and me

Runaway global warming and approaching civilisation extinction demand a massive combined effort to achieve peace, with the living planet and with each other, with the hope of limiting and even reversing the planetary processes we have put in motion.

We have forgotten. We are part of the earth, we are the earth and the earth is each of us. The separateness we experience is of our own creation.

There is no 'other', our separateness, individual, nation and even species, is fictitious. In reality, there is no dividing line between what is 'me' and what is, in appearance only, 'not me'.

In every aspect of human activity we need cooperation not competition, quality not quantity, inclusion not exclusion. People, nature and planet must always come before profit, production and development.

When we struggle against each other to accumulate all we can, when we destroy the Earth, we destroy ourselves.

Can we live in a perfect 'people-world'? Today, we have no choice. Our 'big-world' is leading us to rapid extinction, perhaps along with our planet. We have to choose, immediately, a world which is perfect for people and for planet, even if the 'big-world' has to change radically.

What is the 'big-world'? Any entity that is bigger than the sum of the constituent individuals. An entity which controls what individuals want, rather than responding to what they need. An entity whose interests are separate to those of the individuals composing it and can be contrary to those external to the entity.

Throughout life, we are each part of some 'big-world' organisation, a school, a company or corporation, a nation.

GNP is a measure of our aggression against the earth.

We need to create the type of society that can allow us, along with all forms of life, to survive. Our present society is taking us rapidly towards extinction.

There is no choice, we need to act, now.

 

The Perfect People Planet

There is a problem, which is urgent, and can be beyond catastrophic. We need to act immediately, and we need to change almost everything.

Global warming has developed out of the Anthropocene mass extinction, the most catastrophic event in 70 million years, for which we are uniquely responsible. We have done virtually nothing to turn this around and many species are already extinct. Now it is our turn, unless we change most of the fundamental directions we have taken in the last 250 years.

However, change can be easy, even pleasant and ultimately profitable. We simply have 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.
This world would be 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 global warming.

The only time we've got is now. We no longer have yesterday, and we might not have tomorrow.

 

Further reading

Some articles (PDFs) are on separate pages: see New articles

See also the main website, Creative Discussion, for 'What can "I" do?'

New articles

Questions for SA Nuclear Debate June 2016

Nuclear Means Futurecide April 2016

Wasted Australia March 2016

Nuclear charades November 2015

Not just our grandchildren October 2015

Peace and Planet 12 September 2014

Arctic methane Earthsight 16 August 2014

The Perfect People Planet 28 June 2014

Futurecide 2 June 2014

The Planet and me 2 May 2014