Journal: ClimateGate 15 Dec 09 Morning


Ban Ki-moon
Ban Ki-moon

US-China showdown looms over climate talks

COPENHAGEN – A showdown between the world's two largest polluters loomed over the U.N. climate talks Tuesday as China accused the United States and other rich nations of backsliding on their commitments to fight global warming.

Phi Beta Iota: The Secretary General means well, but he has no clue since the UN cannot actually aggregate and exploit multinational information nor make sense out of competing propositions.  Al Gore and those who have lied and manipulated data to get their way have set both UN and US science back by at least a decade.  It's all connected. The US representatives are not stupid–they are simply lazy and uninformed, too willing to parrot the lines given to them, without the slightest knowledge of substance necessary to be effective.

In a nutshell, Poverty and Infectious Disease are more important than #3 on the High-Level Threat Panel list, Environmental Degradation.  That threat in turn is vastly more complex and includes many more things than mere Climate Change, which is itself about much more than carbon emissions, staring with sulfer and mercury and moving on to paving the Mississippi wetlands.

With the exception of China and India, all of those attending are pompous mis-informed bureaucrats without a clue.

Priority 1 is to create a World Brain Institute with an Embedded Global Game that features true cost information on everything, connecting all humans to all information in all languages all the time.

Priority 2 is to widen our circle of compassion so that even the most unethical of politicians can be held accountable and can understand that “We” is ALL of us, and that the Earth does not really care whether the human species survives or not, it is resilient beyond our highest level of incompetence.

Priority 3 is to connect the poor to the Internet and to one another as quickly as possible, beginning with cell phones for every tenth woman in the bottom billion, and building from there.

Priority 4 is to take one line of the Lord's Prayer, “give us our daily bread,” and redirect as quickly as possible resources needed to give clean water, daily minimum allowance of food, and sanitation, to everyone.

This is not rocket science.  All it takes is INTEGRITY.  “The truth at any cost reduces all other costs.”

References (Many):

Review: The Resilient Earth–Science, Global Warming and the Future of Humanity

Review: Nonzero–The Logic of Human Destiny

Review: Evolutionary Activism by Tom Atlee

Review: Living Beyond Your Lifetime–How to be Intentional About the Legacy You Leave

Worth a Look: Open Space Re-Invention

Review: Wave Rider: Leadership for High Performance in a Self-Organizing World

Review: Conscious Evolution: Awakening Our Social Potential

Review: Holistic Darwinism: Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Bioeconomics of Evolution

Review: The Practice of Peace

Search: Strategic Analytic Model

Graphic: Global Threats to Local Survival (1990’s)

Review: High Noon–Twenty Global Problems, Twenty Years to Solve Them

Review: A More Secure World–Our Shared Responsibility–Report of the Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change

Review: The Next Catastrophe–Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters

Review: State of the World 2008–Toward a Sustainable Global Economy

Review: Plan B 3.0–Mobilizing to Save Civilization, Third Edition

Review: Our Final Hour–A Scientist’s Warning: How Terror, Error, and Environmental Disaster Threaten Humankind’s Future In This Century–On Earth and Beyond

Review: Convergence Culture–Where Old and New Media Collide

Review: Dignity for All–How to Create a World Without Rankism

Review: The Crisis of Western Culture

Review: Cultures and Globalization–Conflicts and Tensions (The Cultures and Globalization Series) (v. 1)

Review: Resilience and the Behavior of Large-Scale Systems

Review: The Design of Business–Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage

Review: Panarchy–Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems

Review: Collective Intelligence–Creating a Prosperous World at Peace

Review: The Genius of the Beast–A Radical Re-Vision of Capitalism

Review: The Upside of Down–Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization

Review: Organizational Intelligence (Knowledge and Policy in Government and Industry)

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Review: Deep Economy–The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

Review: Economic Governance in the Age of Globalization

Review: The Real Environmental Crisis–Why Poverty, Not Affluence, Is the Environment’s Number One Enemy

Review: Environment, Scarcity, and Violence

Review: Creating a World Without Poverty–Social Business and the Future of Capitalism

Review: Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail

Review: The Bottom Billion–Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It

Review: Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines

Review: The Real Global Warming Disaster

Review: Global Warming False Alarm–The Bad Science Behind the United Nations’ Assertion that Man-made CO2 Causes Global Warming

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Review: Ecological Economics–Principles And Applications

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Review: Risk and Reason–Safety, Law, and the Environment

Review: Priority One–Together We Can Beat Global Warming

Review: Acts of God–The Unnatural History of Natural Disaster in America

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Review: The Weather Makers –How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth (Hardcover)

Review: Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum–How Humans Took Control of Climate (Hardcover)

Review: The Skeptical Environmentalist–Measuring the Real State of the World

Review: COOL IT–The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming

Review: Prisoner of the State–The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang

Reference: World Brain Institute & Global Game

Search: Multinational Engagement (Intelligence)

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