2110. No cut in co2

Why we probably won’t cut co2 

Each person is enmeshed in

  • Job
  • savings
  • Home
  • Family
  • School
  • Community
  • Media

Cut in  fossil fuel use will disrupt parts of each person’s  pattern, and because things are interconnected, it would disrupt probably all. So where is a person to go, how to cope?

The result is we will not cut fossil fuels.

So what do we do?

We need to develop a global capacity to impose uncomfortable actions. This will cross constitutional lines. 

This will create local disruptions and loss of life

We need to develop local responses that can respond to local details.

Economics has developed the management of the market but not the management of society in its relationship to nature. Corporations have  been active in extracting wealth, while claiming it is creating it.

Putting two and two together – we will understand it but not act. The NewYorker has

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/01/13/what-will-another-decade-of-climate-crisis-bring

Ending with

“Really waking up, and not just dreaming to ourselves that things will be O.K., has become urgent—beyond urgent, in fact. To paraphrase Victoria’s fire authority: The world is in danger, and we need to act immediately to survive.” 

But only a few  try  to describe what that “act immediately” means – the act and the terrible consequences. My own conclusion is that we need world government with regulatory muscle to cut extraction and  stop the use of fossil fuels.  And we probably won’t get it.  Is this enough of a nudgve to look for alternatives?

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