Climate Change Decisions

So, with 3 hurricanes having hit the united states, in the last week, after 3 consecutive hottest years ever there is absolutely no reason we are not now proceeding with haste towards a rapid shift in our energy systems. By haste, I mean, aiming to cut GHG’s by 80% over the next 5 years, missing and getting it done in 8 at worst. I intend, that you will put forth significant effort- in words, and in deeds, to make this happen, now.

Though it should be obvious to be people who are actively seeking information that will best serve to keep themselves and their children alive through the future, I will explain my way of thinking on the subject because it is a topic of great value to all people, in this sea of disinformation and people regurgitating without processing critically the information given to them by members of their tribes- ethnic or adopted.

I’ve actually considered the possibility, in fairly decent depth, whether or not it is all a hoax, or over exaggerated by the admittedly much smaller and insular circle of experts in the necessary subject matter, and come to the conclusion- it doesn’t matter. In the military, the concept for making decisions on impartial information- always present, as your enemies rarely email their battle plans- is the term “actionable intelligence” You have to make a decision, it’s life or death based upon your decisions.

Risks of inaction? Literally everything- the lives of our children, the knowledge and infrastructures built by our fore fathers. Risks of action? Feeling a bit sheepish- not being sure whether you preserved mankind or just really hurried something that should have been done anyway, since pollution kills more people than 9/11 every year. Rewards of inaction- Really really rich people get richer, and certain really useful and skilled people will continue to be employed. Rewards of action- millions of jobs, better homes for Americans, building together to incorporate all that we know about living well, conserving the most of our resources.

1. Consensus of experts… some wise acres, like to quibble with 97% of scientists. Don’t care, doesn’t matter. If it was 72.5, in agreement or 37% with really strong agreement and 27% agreement. People argue a lot. Scientist argue, a lot, though much of it is incomprehensible to most people, they, like Muslims, Jews and American citizens, cannot be accurately represented under a single umbrella. Anything over 50% and considerably less agreement, of the experts, is worth a really good listen, to see if they are right, rather than looking for opinions to see if they are wrong. Because their years of study usually add up to more than your quick looks at something. I will question a profession- the law- in just such a manner but I will explain to you the difference.

2. Scientists, more so than any other profession is about getting it right. Because lying doesn’t help much- in order for you to get any lab cred, somebody else has to take your work and recreate it, usually in a different country, and also confirm you ain’t full of it to get any long term notice. Even then, you’ll probably be dead before you get the award. See- a Nobel Peace Prize, they give you on the off chance you might try to do something good for some group of people at sometime, even if you might help with Genocide somewhere else, and they don’t wait for the actual accomplishments. (see Henry Kissenger)The prize for Watson and Crick (found the structure of DNA) took 11 years, and that was fast. Scientists find out stuff by checking it re checking and then re checking it again, and then having other people question it for years before it is accepted. They should be questioned, but with the presumption that rightly or wrongly, there’s been a real careful look at those things, and real good reasons for what is being said.

3. If a person suggests that a politician or an oil salesman is more reputable than most scientists put together, that person is actually saying, stop listening to me.

#MAGA America has always been great, and sometimes great comes with some terrible

Make America great again. America has never not been great. It would be hard, in this vast and rich in resources land not to have greatness. Oil, coal, natural gas, sun, wind, minerals, forests, oceans, lakes, plains, mountains. Our country has a lot of things figured out, running water, mass transportation, highways roads . Lots of things have been figured out in a way that many and most know a pretty opulent lifestyle. The problem is, a lot of it was from the past, and we as a nation are running on the fumes of the post war booms in our physical infrastructure, as a mighty, ambitious engine of building seems to have gone quiet. And in these economic surges there was America’s dirt and dark, whipping black folks into producing the cotton surplus that fed this nation, if we wish to skip over the legally recorded history of double dealing, and straight up genocide of the Americans who were the native Americans when the Europeans got here as illegal immigrants. THere’s two demographics that are far and the way the least wealthy in this country, and there’s reasons for that; the reasons are that those groups were systematically ground into the soil to make it more fertile. Added benefit that those people would not claim their share of the magnificent bounty that is here. Chattel slavery is one of those sins which on their own take generations- and there’s still plenty of racist behavior in this country. I do not agree that only whites can be racist, but it is only whites who can inflict economic racism. Racial discrimination has been proven in Supreme and Appellate Court benches, in some pretty conservative districts. In truth some are not aware; and believe the opposite to be true. This doesn’t make all people bad people, people do as what is around them. That is true of all people, all races. It does not make them entirely wrong either; still have to keep it moving, and work hard, know what you want and keep moving toward it.
There is something stirring it up worse, and the political system, its dysfunction is causing many things to go off the wires; despite a well written script. Legal code is software for government, and it’s a bit buggy, might need a fresh install.
The people themselves are not participating with the discernible eye necessary to champion the causes; a Republic requires great education, and it is sad to say, America as a whole falls far short. In Europe, school children have multiple languages, and a knowledge of American geography as part of their knowledge of the whole World’s.. Despite a lifetime of study of a wide array of science, law, and business operations, I know my education is far short of recent graduates from college in other nations, in many ways. It was a tough thing to swallow, but fuel for the intellectual fires to burn brighter. I’m getting back to Confucius and a goal for 3 languages learned in my lifetime, (room to smash that one) and my science, data and management game is going to be on point, a life time of learning and growing with people who want to do the same.