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Social Conditions and Strategies

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Dr. Michael Tuckson

 

This section includes nine sub-webpages entitled:

  1. Leadership and Education 
  2. The Burmese Storm Surge (photo)
  3. Taking Responsibility  
  4. Is this the Future of Politics? (by Gordon Herbert) 
  5. Rationing, Cap and Trade and Taxes 
  6. Slowing Emission Growth Rates  
  7. Behavioural Change  
  8. Trees and Forests 
  9. Population Growth  

Viable leadership on climate change must be based on up-to-date knowledge of the science, conditions and strategies, a rare situation, as the topic is complicated and even the advisors seem to be struggling. The common poor understanding, especially among deniers, points to a serious need for adult education. This must be international and thus multi-lingual. Those with the highest individual human lifetime emissions should take most responsibility for net emissions, and nations with the highest totals should lead. Three main policy options are available for government, namely rationing, cap and trade, and taxes or fees. Rationing offers equity, while cap and trade, especially with auctioning, offers some international advantage, and taxes or fees can be simpler, and probably more honest than cap and trade. A moratorium on new fossil fuel projects is critical to slow emission growth quickly before actually reducing emissions. If this is not done soon we could be lost. With government programmes in place, behavioural change by nearly all in modern sectors will be needed to reduce emissions in the early years. Support for forests and tree plantations abroad is probably best done as foreign aid, as offsets or the Clean Development Mechanism is too open to uncertainty and abuse. Population growth must be curtailed by contraception, by making the techniques easily available to women, especially in developed regions and those supplying migrants to developed regions.

With tens of millions of others, identified by Paul Ray and others in the USA, I am calling for a peaceful cultural revolution, not an elimination of markets, not domination by government, but the realization of the power of people with values seeking authenticity or honesty, feminism, personal development and contribution, sustainability, planetary not national focus, education, health, the future of our children, and a major reduction in the power of large corporations, including banks and fossil fuel, other cheating, polluting and degrading corporations, and the politicians and parties they support.

This population does not yet, however, have effective political leadership, despite the hope provided by the Obama campaign. They reject most politicians pushing the old left-right debates, although it must be said many probably do not understand many of the issues. Gordon Herbert analyses the situation further.

Most organizations with a web presence, such as government agencies and NGOs are, to put it politely, 5 to 10 years out of date, and more accurately, inadequately competent, given they have teams of well paid scientific staff. Many, for example, have little idea that methane has a much higher influence over the short term, and virtually none are aware of the indirect effects of methane. None attempt to provide calculators for the rural sectors, including say CO2e for methane emitted by the livestock and rice irrigation sector. Virtually none refer to warming caused by black carbon soot, or comment on the cooling effect of sulphate aerosols that are emitted with the burning of fossil fuels. The coarseness of most calculators is extraordianry. For example the US EPA calculator can't bother to distinguish between say four sizes of cars. Other calculators offer no option for the non-heated dwelling. What we need is an international calculator with enough options that enables say Australians to compare their effort with Indonesians. We could have a massive mutual learning and assistance exercise (See my page People's Web Strategy under....Strategies to Strengthen Government Policy

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Semi-Random Slogans

Invite a denier to lunch

Eat less meat every day

Form a small climate group

Inertia will kill us, twice

Holiday on bicycles

Learn how to plant and nurture trees

Drain your rice fields sometimes 

Auction caps 

Grow and store carbon 

Write to a newspaper in a denier region 

Help the employees, not the fossil fuel owners

Read a book, not a newspaper, on the bus

350 not 450

Study tropical forest protection

Why are most deniers men?

Carbon tax before cap and trade

Look for a home closer to work

Write a new page for this website

Oppose lobbying

Put a new slogan on your bicycle or bag every day 

Study the latest climate science first

No air-conditioning before lunchtime

Drink just a little cow milk

Study Earth's thermal inertia

Learn how to teach

Send parts of this website to a politician

Grow and store carbon in houses 

Organize exchanges with Asian universities 

Grow crops not livestock

Rationing is equitable

Study thermal inertia in buildings

Practice dialogue, not argument

Behaviour before technology

Make a bicycle path plan

Don't use concrete

Drive a much smaller car

Study the denier claims

1.5 not 2.0

Don't use trees for offsets

Work with a bilingual person 

Eat even less meat every day

Support better democracy

Do deniers care for their grandchildren? 

Paint your roof white

Oppose advertising by polluting companies

Consume less, save money

Form an international group 

Help a politician to learn

Making cement emits CO2.

Education must be global 

Grow and store carbon in the soil

Fans, not air-conditioning

Lobbying is bribery

Study growing algae

Improve the school curricula

You can't read driving a car

Find dated photos of glaciers

Study which companies bribe political parties 

How do you entice a denier to want to learn?

Share your job with an oil driller

Plant trees to absorb carbon dioxide already in the atmosphere

Have you tried Tahini dip?

What do deniers understand?

Dress less formally in the heat

Design a more tempting commuter bus

Get to know a denier's children

Pay tax to fund retraining

Less clothing, not fans

Eat kangaroo meat 

E-commute

Improve the university curricula

One is enough

Interview a climate scientist on video

Insulate your home

Open a wind turbine factory in a coal town

Study Earth feedback processes

300 not 350

Wheat is safer than rice

Take men's fashions up, and women's down

Use a condom in emergencies

Share some job-time

Protest forest destruction

Wear a cotton coat

Study tree plantations

Eat just a little cheese

Get to know a denier's grandchildren

Why do the rich want to grow?

Put on an extra jumper when its cold outside

Offer a new job to a coal miner

Adopt two

Join an NGO today

Political bribes, not donations

None is enough

Holiday close to home

Invest in a diverse plantation

Wear less in the heat

Talk to migrants about emailing home

Make compost

Promote eco-tourism for locals

Read more of this website

Ask a politician have they read James Hansen

Eat less cream

Jumpers are cheaper than gas

Arrange a climate debate

Build a thick-walled house

Study how to turn moderate deniers

Study fast growing trees

Hand out appropriate leaflets at railway stations

Study your local energy organization

Learn about the delights of veganism

Study Chinese

Practice walking

Shirts are enough in hot weather

Support rapid research on how to turn deniers

Try an IUD

Asians make blankets from cotton and kapok

Get to know your neighbours

Recycle jumpers and coats

Holiday by mass land transport

Drink red wine, not milk

Support rapid research on capturing CO2 from the air.

Hand out leaflets at bus stops

Men's legs are beautiful too

Talk to local government about recycling biological waste

Keep a stock of morning after pills

 

Adopt another one

When will the USA go metric?

Write and publish leaflets

Holiday on a sailing ship

Start a course on climate change and solutions

Exercise periodically when its cold

Farmers now support the Green party

Give a talk at the local school

Chocolate's great with soya cream

Climate crisis not climate change

Share a car with your neighbours

Study tipping points and irreversibility

Email government ministers

Form a climate group with your neighbours or friends

Read Climate Cover-Up

Study palaeo-climatology

Soon meat becomes less tempting

Improve your foreign language skills

Adopt a baby girl 

Write an article for your local newspaper

Read Storms of My Grandchildren (after reading some climate science such as on this website)

Take plastic packaging off at the shop

Climate emergency not climate crisis

Ask you government to make a good video on the climate emergency

Move your company to where your workers live

Invite your favourite denier to a vegan lunch

Ask the supermarket to turn off half the lights

Study carbon taxes in more than one nation

Join yours with other climate groups

Shop at dimly lit shops

Email people you know abroad

Ask a climatologist to explain the various! meanings of CO2e

Plant and nurture trees in your garden till its full

Learn about biochar

Study the bus routes in your town or city

Support James Hansen for the Nobel Prize for physics, peace or whatever.

Protest new oil exploration

Install a solar thermal hot water heater

Shop for food where the fridges have lids or doors

Plant 10 trees a month in neighbours' gardens and in parks

Ask your adult children what they think

Write a better letter to the newspapers

Organize a demonstration outside coal company offices.

Where are the Nobel prizes for Earth and social sciences?

Form a climate group at work

Give a talk at a school in a coal town

No children is best

Buy a glass of wine for a denier

Start an NGO

Support honest and intelligent politicians

Study short-term GHGs

Join a good political party

Give a talk at a school at an oil town

Study hire-purchase for solar panels

Stake out a coal energy factory

Don't export coal or oil

Work in a vulnerable area

Invest in geothermal

Live with a farmer family in the holidays and help them plant trees

Build a sailing ship

Give talks at the local town.

Hand out leaflets at another station

Video a debate

Move to a swinging seat in time for close elections

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 
 

 Michael Tuckson

The website author and publisher, December 2009.

 

Easy Summary

 

We must try to understand up-to-date climate science coming out over the last few years that warns of possible disaster. Ice shelves and sheets are melting much faster than before. Global temperatures are rising, with oscillations due to ocean oscillations. Natural causes are minor compared with pollution. This understanding must be spread by advanced adult education, especially among the powerful. As many readers as possible must spread understanding.

 

Denier leaders are funded by the fossil fuel, tobacco and similar corporations and/or are ideologues. Their arguments are always against, not considering pro and con, as with real science. They rarely call for better understanding, just attempt to confuse. None are climate scientists. Their motivation is salary and weak government, not salary and discovery. Either they do not care about their descendants or they do not understand the probable future.

 

We must put more emphasis on the short-term greenhouse influences such as methane. Carbon dixide must be captured from the atmosphere. Also we must lead with behaviour change before appropriate technology spreads. Birth control is important in some regions. Job-time sharing and retraining can reduce any unemployment resulting from mitigation measures. Mitigation must be coordinated globally by government and citizens in modern sectors. City pairing could be useful.