Even though a renowned Scientist has predicted that an Apocalypse of unimaginable severity awaits us because of global warming, there is hope, and while several other scientists believe we may have already reached the “tipping point” - and we have if we don’t take action very quickly on a global basis, there is hope, because Peace and Mitigating Climate Change can be far more profitable than war! There are rumors which I have verified that indicate a global peace initiative may be in the offing in the very near future, and it will be a non-political organization that will work to establish a global initiative to help bring about world peace and a plan to mitigate global warming which has an enormous potential to be effective once the entire global community becomes involved. I am not at liberty to delve further into that issue right now, but am stating that even as I’m writing, the efforts are being made to establish this forum of renowned scientists and peace activists and may offer our only means of achieving Peace and mitigating climate change - and they don’t originate from the United States.
The UN report is sobering, however Professor James Lovelock, even though he predicts an Apocalypse if we fail to act, his report - albeit frightening, does offer a glimmer of hope and substantiates my thoughts when I wrote To Pursue Peace, We Must Understand And Study Our Past. It was through this article and feedback I received that I discovered a global initiative was in the early planning stages, and the article caught their attention, and while it was written in general terms, this one will be much more explicit and delve into what it will take to fight mankind’s greatest threat since time began for human beings. My solution, which is not necessarily the one which will actually be the answer, is simply one of many that some of the greatest minds on this earth will be taking to task - and from their efforts, mankind does have hope, and while we cannot tame Mother Nature and reverse our past disregard of our planet and natural resources - working together we can actually make a difference, and the logic therein is inescapable! This is part of Professor Lovelock’s hypothesis:
‘Climate Apocalypse Around the Corner’ says Renowned Scientist
An eminent and influential scientist, Lovelock first proposed the Gaia Hypothesis that the Earth as a single highly complex organism the 1970s. Now proven correct, Lovelock told the experts in attendance that “…now we are at war with the Earth and as in a blitzkrieg, events proceed faster than we can respond“.
He calculates that Earth’s average global temperature will shoot up an apocalyptic 6 degrees C when the atmosphere has 500 ppm of CO2 (carbon dioxide). At the current, accelerating rate of CO2 emissions that may come in as soon as 30 years but almost certainly before 2050. MUCH MORE
Why Peace Is Currently Unattainable
There are several factors that must change in order to bring about peace, and one of those is that mankind is again in a state of “heightened religiosity”, and that’s where looking to our past can be helpful in forming and positively impacting the future. People all over the world are frightened, and to be frank, they are well within their rights to be so; we have gone through these cycles before, and when the Black Plague struck civilization is an excellent example thereof; people didn’t understand what was happening, death was everywhere, so the lunatic fringe of organized religion stepped-in and made matters worse, doing exactly today what they did centuries ago – preying on peoples fear and using it to enrich themselves and force their own agenda on an unsuspecting population. The only cures to this disease is knowledge, widely disseminated, and hope – something that must be present in the human spirit to overcome anything that threatens life itself.
The other factor which is almost as bad is that several economies, our own included, are “war-based” economies – and the only way to entice the Russians, The United States, China, and several other nations to quit selling weapons throughout the world to support their military-industrial complex is to replace it with something else that is highly profitable – and that is what I propose we do.
I won’t mention the oil wars that are already beginning, which will be followed closely by water wars, both which have been predicted by many intellectuals – and they will be the most vicious and will have the potential to send the entire world spiraling into utter chaos and anarchy. We now stand on the precipice of total destruction, and only though the efforts of people with a vision for the future acting in concert on a global basis will that be attainable.
The concept of attaining peace on a global basis must be “sold” by professionals who understand that peace is a commodity, and in order to sell it, there must be profit, and features and benefits that apply to every inhabitant of this earth, human and otherwise. Can tackling the challenge of global warming be profitable? Absolutely! It takes money to make money, and while I do understand an initial investment will be necessary to fund the initial infrastructure of a non-profit organization, once it’s in place, which could occur very rapidly, then it’s time to begin “selling” a plan to mitigate the effects of global warming, and achieve peace through cooperation of the global community itself, but the positive “unintended consequences” of such a venture are truly mind-staggering!
Global Warming And What We Can Do To Mitigate Its Impact, And Work To Achieve Peace
Unfortunately, right now the media has concentrated their efforts on sensationalizing catastrophes, war, and politics - all which are counter-productive in any effort to mitigate global warming or work to achieve global peace. Doom and gloom sells newspapers and brings people by the droves to their televisions and radios to hear about the latest gang-rape, murder(s) earthquake, and threat to humanity via Bird Flu or conflict(s) which are developing at a pace that has never before been witnessed in our history. Again, the consequences of the Global News Media constantly devoting so much time on negativity actually exacerbates the sense of “religiosity” which is complicating efforts to diffuse several conflicts in the Middle-East. Everything is based on cause and effect – any by analyzing these events with an open-mind, we can easily see what the MSM is causing by their inability to understand how they are causing even more negative energy in the world rather than working to elevate the human spirit so we can face the challenges not as individual countries, but the bulk of humanity itself!
As I stated earlier, several learned scientists have stated we have passed “the tipping point” and now the effects of global warming cannot be halted. To some degree, they may be right, but speaking in terms of years or decades, I have no doubt what-so-ever that working together as a global community we can mitigate many of the worst effects of climate change – and it can be accomplished in a matter of years. Understanding our world and what makes it “tick” is all a rational “freethinker” needs to debunk their theories – and if you look at the situation logically, keeping cause and effect in mind, I am positive they are wrong - and that theory was substantiated by Professor Lovelock; Here are his “solutions” to the gigantic project we must address:
1. Realize reducing our carbon footprint is not nearly enough.
2. Natural ecosystems must be preserved at all cost for they are the way in which the Earth regulates temperature.
3. Some farm land needs to revert to its natural state for the same reason.
4. Try some of those crazy geoengineering schemes to buy some time