8th December 2014
By Ethan Indigo Smith and Andy Whiteley
The climate change/carbon emissions debate is over. It’s a redundant distraction to the broader actuality of humanity’s blatantly destructive environmental practices. The question at the core of the ‘climate’ discussion is not if the planet is warming, or whether carbon levels are to blame, the question is whether our current way of life on planet earth is sustainable. Yet this supposedly “scientific” debate has deteriorated to narrow, ill-informed political rhetoric that keeps us debating the details, not the central issue.
Is human activity negatively affecting our planet’s health, and risking humanity’s future? – Yes. Are our current practices sustainable? – No. Are carbon emissions altering our environment such that it is causing global temperatures to increase? – Inconsequential to the broader matter at hand.
Whatever the temperature may be, or how wild the storms, it is only a symptom of our collective disconnection from Mother Nature. Living a lifestyle that is incompatible with nature, we have allowed our atmosphere, water, soil and food supplies all to be ruined by ever-increasing environmental, industrial and agricultural poisons. And now, with unprecedented rates of disease affecting ‘developed’ nations, our increasingly toxic reality — changing climate or not — is reason enough to end this narrow ‘carbon’ rhetoric and initiate the many systemic reforms we know are now essential to our survival.
But the science of the ‘climate change’ paradigm, just like modern medicine, focusses aimlessly on the understanding the symptoms, but never the cause. It’s like shitting the bed and then arguing about how best to cover up the smell…. Meanwhile, it seems government officials are deliberately dragging their feet, gambling with our future to further an increasingly blatant commercial agenda.
Faulty Science of ‘Climate Change’
Let’s get real here. The debate of ‘climate change’ has not been a real debate for many years now. It was and remains a political distraction, not a scientific discourse. The complex question of our changing ecosystem has been reduced in our collective language (through media and political manipulation) to a simplistic notion of “carbon emissions”.
And so, while our focus remains only on carbon, no action is being taken to reform the dirty industrial systems we already know are yesterday’s news. Clearly, this unending debate is staged in favor of those who profit the most, drawing focus away from the broader environmental issues – and solutions – and impeding necessary reform.
Our society is dependent on energy from operations plagued by gas leaks, oil spills and radioactive meltdowns; our food supply is increasingly tainted by “FDA Approved” agricultural poisons, our atmosphere is being sprayed with toxic cocktails in an arrogant attempt to control the planet’s weather, while our carbon-absorbing oceans and forests are being further decimated by short-sighted commercial practice with each passing day. And what of the effects of radioactive pollution? EMF radiation? Airborne toxins from petrol technologies? Agricultural poisons in air rain and soil? And what of other factors we can’t yet understand?
Only a politician or a corporate spin-doctor would argue against replacing destructive technologies like fossil fuel, poison-dependent agriculture and nuclear energy/weapons experimentation, with sustainable systems that will serve us today, and for seven generations to come.
Conveniently, the “scientists” advocating the official carbon rhetoric have ignored countless significant (but politically inconvenient) influences on our natural environment in order to reach a position of advocacy, making the worst mistake a scientist can make — omitting to consider information that is already well known. Such information includes:
- atmospheric heavy metal and chemical spraying as part of geo-engineering/chemtrail programs
- ever-increasing levels of airborne pollution and nuclear radiation in our air and sea
- mounting waste from ‘functioning’ nuclear facilities. (So far nuclear science hasn’t figured out how to eliminate radioactive waste material, only how to accumulate and store it for future generations to worry about)
- compromised soil and water caused by increased “fracking” (read: “blowing shit up underground”) in local communities
- 3½ years worth of radioactive waste pouring from the failed Fukushima Daiichi facility into the oceans that are home to the plants that supply two thirds of our atmosphere’s oxygen
- the collapse of the bee colonies that pollenate food bearing, oxygen-creating plant life on land
- unsustainable agricultural processes, including but not limited to the heavily instituted use of the toxic pesticides (such as the RoundUp (glyphosate) poison that is central to GMO crop production) that have been linked not only to the collapse of global bee colonies but also unprecedented rates of human illness
- ever-diminishing rain forests
- the cumulative interaction of these factors in our ecosystem, and our bodies, particularly when airborne pollutants commonly associated with geo-engineering and nuclear programs (heavy metals) interact with electromagnetic radiation and HAARP
- substantial evidence that temperatures on other planets in our solar system are also rising, indicating that a warming effect on earth may be the result of sun spot activity and changes in cosmic rays interacting with the earth’s atmosphere. To learn more, please read: The Climate Change Hoax.
Ignoring not one by all of these factors, the “scientists” propping up the climate/carbon debate compound the first mistake by making the second worst mistake a scientist could make: omitting the potential of other factors, known or unknown, that may influence their considerations, results and predictions of environmental changes.
Is carbon really our biggest concern? No, it’s just one of our least tangible concerns — the perfect political diversion from any discussion of tangible systemic reform. When we view this situation with our eyes wide open, suggesting that putting a price and/or “cap” on carbon is the mechanism that will “save our planet” is ridiculous. But it sure does make people feel better.
Humanity is living an unsustainable life here on earth. Our days like today are numbered. There are countless factors that are putting our natural ecosystem under pressure, yet with public debate carefully steered by corporate-government and their media, the entire discourse of our environmental future has been co-opted; reduced to a dangerous theatre of popularist politics that is rooted in polarized, dualistic thinking — the opposition of two competing ideas, two parties, left and right, neither one a complete solution…
Is it so? Is it not so?
Is it good? Is it bad?
What the so-called leaders and thinkers of the day fail to understand is that the truth is often somewhere in the middle. Or elsewhere entirely. For information or situations to be comprehensively analyzed, questions must be posed in four ways, not two.
Is it so? Is it not so? Is it both? Is it neither?
Is it good? Is it bad? Is it both? Is it neither?
When this expanded form of thinking is applied to the ‘climate change’ debate, the comprehensive question must therefore be:
Are “carbon emissions” influencing the earth and the atmosphere? Is the earth warming as part of a natural solar-system cycle? Is it both? Or is it neither?
And frankly, who the hell cares?
If you are caught up by the government-led carbon emissions/global warming debate, you have been led down a vortex of butterfly effects and chaos theories that only hold water if you ignore the obvious smog, soot and crap in your air, water, food and hair.
Drivel and Double-Think
The unscientific global warming debate continues to derail any real progress toward sustainable practice, with advocates of such destructive technologies working overtime to convince the public that poison is progress. Such confounding double-think creates the perfect scenario for those in power, who profit from our collective poisoning.
The point of the environment debate is to consider the many factors and effects of our polluting infrastructures, which we already know are unsustainable. The pollution is undeniable, and is the result of destructive yet highly profitable energy and resource industries, and the practices (both covert and overt) of the governments that protect them. While the ailing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility continues to spew radioactive toxins in the our oceans 3½ years after the first meltdown, Miami’s Turkey Point nuclear facility is teetering on the brink of disaster. And yet, barely a peep is heard from mainstream news.
To learn more, please read: 3 Years After Fukushima: Behind the Skewed Data and Vested Interests.
Says Maureen E. Raymo, a research professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, a unit of Columbia University: “It feels like the inevitable march toward disaster”.
Even scientist and self-proclaimed environmentalist James Lovelock, who originated the Gaia Hypothesis, is himself locked in this ridiculous global warming debate. In 1972, Lovelock defined Gaia as “a complex entity involving the Earth’s biosphere, atmosphere, oceans, and soil; the totality constituting a feedback or cybernetic system which seeks an optimal physical and chemical environment for life on this planet”. Yet despite this self-evident perspective, Lovelock recently stated:
“So-called ‘sustainable development’ is meaningless drivel. We rushed into renewable energy without any thought. The schemes are largely hopelessly inefficient and unpleasant. I personally can’t stand windmills at any price… (windmills) are ugly and useless.”
This is some twisted “scientific” perspective when one considers the ongoing failures of our existing, ecosystem-altering industries!
Today, Lovelock is an advocate of the nuclear power generation experiment and of the expanded use of natural gas. One can only wonder what coercion or enticement might have brought on such a dramatic, scientifically unfounded about-face.
Sleepwalking to Extinction
Whole regions have been made uninhabitable via the status quo of the petrolithic era and nuclear era, and the delicate balance of the whole planet’s ecosystem has been degraded by these operations. There is no question that today’s oligarchical globalization are unsustainable, and beyond that totally destructive today – like repeatedly crapping in one’s own bed. And while the powerbrokers of globalization continue to exert influence over supposedly independent media and sovereign governments, the debate of global warming remains little but unscientific distraction from any real solutions. And recent history has proven this to be a fact.
Global pollution and the environmental destruction of the earth is obvious, apparent and affronting. The oligarchical status quo of globalization and institutionalization has resulted in pollutants and toxins which permeate the oceans once thought to be limitless, and pierced the atmosphere.
Do the ice caps have to melt before this narrow carbon-obsessed global warming debate might cease for a moment, and focus may turn toward actually doing something positive about our fouled air, water, land and food?
What is already scientifically known about global environmental destruction is enough for any reasonable person to support drastic change — in order to prevent drastic change. Undeniably, this change must start with the immediate reformation of institutions, particularly the energy and technology industries that profit while simultaneously working to suppress the development of genuinely sustainable energy technologies. Individuals, like you and me, who are already burdened with bioaccumulative toxins of all sorts from these contaminating practices, should not be the only ones to bear the hardship of such change. Such burden should be placed squarely on the institutions that are the source of the problem, that profit from the problem, and accordingly, that wield their political influence to prolong the problem.
Time For Climate Revolution
Politics is about nuanced views. At one time it was commonly held in scientific circles that industrial byproducts such as nuclear and fossil fuels were largely responsible for the emerging ecological imbalance on planet earth. But that nuance has come and gone from political discussion, and the rhetoric manipulated so as to falsely deflect responsibility for our current woes back onto a disempowered public.
Michael Klare is a professor of Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College, and the author of numerous books on the politics of energy, including Resource Wars, Blood and Oil and The Race for What’s Left. According to Klare:
“Few governments are as yet prepared to launch the sorts of efforts that might even begin to effectively address the peril of climate change, they will increasingly be seen as obstacles to essential action and so as entities that need to be removed. In short, climate rebellion.”
But it goes beyond governments not “being prepared”. Rather, it appears the United States Government is actively discouraging any environmental policy that may be detrimental to existing commercial industry.
According to a report by Nitin Sethi from TheHindu.com, leaked US State Department internal documents show that U.S. senior State Department officials advised negotiators at the 2013 Climate Change Conference in Warsaw to essentially do nothing — specifically advising officials to “delay emission cut commitments and not to agree on any time line for funds” and providing instructions on “how the diplomats should posture publicly to help the delegation” achieve that goal. Meanwhile, President Obama and Secretary Kerry claim to treat our current environmental crisis as a “high priority”.
“In an internal briefing paper prepared for its diplomats across the world ahead of the Warsaw climate negotiations, which The Hindu has accessed, the U.S. has opposed the setting up of a separate process on ‘loss and damage’, pushed primarily for the role of private investments and finance in providing the promised money to the poor countries to adapt to climate change and have a 2015 climate agreement where no country is forced to take higher emission reduction pledges than the ones they initially volunteer. It also informed its diplomats to keep pushing the line with other countries that the U.S. was doing enough domestically on the climate change front and these were priorities for President Barack Obama and John Kerry.” ~ Nitin Sethi
“The Giant Pink Elephant in the room is that our world leaders can’t seem to deal with the reality of climate change because it is not profitable in short term profits for the global elite and the bottom line of transnational corporations.”
It is time to get real. These power-brokers are playing political games with our planet. They aren’t going to correct their own corrupted priorities, and realistically, we don’t have time to wait.
Human over-consumption of the Earth cannot continue without dire physical and spiritual consequences. We cannot breathe, eat or drink politics. Nor can our future generations. It time we start thinking outside the narrow confines of political formality. It’s time for an environmental revolution. Our future now depends on it.
“The present convergence of crises – in money, energy, education, health, water, soil, climate, politics, the environment, and more – is a birth crisis, expelling us from the old world into a new.” ~ Charles Eisenstein, Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition.
Mankind’s environmentally and spiritually destructive energy, food and technology systems are incompatible with our natural environment – and natural law. What we have come to accept as “standard” industrial practice today negatively alters our whole planet with countless pollutants, both seen and unseen. And as a result, the domination of polluting industries combined with covert government weather modification programs has created a new environment; one that is increasingly volatile and inhospitable to us, and which will ultimately become uninhabitable to us — unless we make major systemic change, and fast.
Undoubtedly, government fascists and the ill-informed will continue to debate the symptoms, tout the ingenuity of human creations, and deny the feasibility of alternative systems of energy delivery. But the fact is, our polluting industries are what is unfeasible — a direct reflection of our collective disconnection from Mother Earth.
As Richard Smith wrote in Vancouver based anti-consumerist magazine Adbusters: “Today, we are very much living in one of those pivotal world-changing moments in history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to say that this is the most critical moment in human history.” And he’s right.
The narrow, pseudo-scientific global warming debate is over – as is the need for any further debate on our destructive environmental practices. What is needed is systemic change. Now. It is the only way humanity has any hope of surviving — no matter what the temperature.
Smoking Gun Proof Of Atmospheric Spraying
How do we know our skies are being sprayed? Because we have film footage of the crime…
This is the logical end of any argument or dispute on this issue. Climate engineering is not speculation, it is not theory, it is a verified fact confirmed by film footage… There is also an enormous amount of additional proof to fully confirm the reality of global geoenginering (lab tests of atmospheric fall out, climate engineering patents, global governance documents, congressional documents, etc), and more proof is added to the existing mountain of data every day.
It’s up to all of us to confidently stand our ground when attempting to wake others up to the climate engineering crimes… All of us need to join together in this critical fight.
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About Ethan Indigo Smith:
Activist, author and Tai Chi teacher Ethan Indigo Smith was born on a farm in Maine and lived in Manhattan for a number of years before migrating west to Mendocino, California. Guided by a keen sense of integrity and humanity, Ethan’s work is both deeply connected and extremely insightful, blending philosophy, politics, activism, spirituality, meditation and a unique sense of humour.
Ethan’s publications include:
- The Complete Patriot’s Guide to Oligarchical Collectivism, an insightful exploration of history, philosophy and contemporary politics.
- Tibetan Fusion a book of simple meditative practices and movements that can help you access and balance your energy.
- The Little Green Book of Revolution an inspirational book based on ideas of peaceful revolution, historical activism and caring for the Earth like Native Americans.
- The Matrix of Four, The Philosophy of the Duality of Polarity on the subject of the development of individual consciousness.
- 108 Steps to Be in The Zone a set of 108 meditative practices and steps toward self discovery and individual betterment, including techniques to develop balance, transmute sexual energy and better the self.
- The controversial book, Terra-ist Letters, a work that humorously contrasts the very serious issues of global nuclear experimentation promotion and global marijuana prohibition.
About Andy Whiteley:
Andy Whiteley is a former corporate manager turned writer, editor and co-founder of Wake Up World. An advocate of peaceful revolution, Andy believes we are on a necessary path (albeit bumpy) to a renewed social model grounded in love, transparency, individuality, sustainability and spirit. Through his role at Wake Up World, he hopes to contribute positively to that transition.
Andy lives on Australia’s NSW Central Coast with his partner of 13 years, WuW co-founder Ryan, and spends his (scarce) free time keeping fit and enjoying the beautiful nature reserves that sit, undisturbed, at their back door.
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