from LocalOrg Website
Climate march is
silly at best - dangerously
counterproductive at worst.
Big business and the big political parties and politicians they own have converged in what is being disingenuously called the "People's Climate March."
MSNBC would report in an article titled, "The largest climate march in history kicks off in New York," that:
Not surprisingly little in terms of actual solutions are mentioned by the organizers and instead the march is meant to set the stage for political and financial deals to be made at the 2015 Climate Change Conference in Paris, France.
Organizing the march
are institutions funded by the very governments
and corporate-financier special interests that have helped
create devastating environmental and socioeconomic disasters
across the planet over the past several decades in the first
For those drawn to such "marches" and who are dismayed or disillusioned by the disingenuous nature of those trying to hijack their good intentions to peddle self-serving political and financial gimmicks,
A changing climate, like earthquakes and
volcanoes driven by the constantly changing geological state of
our planet, or diseases that sweep animal and human populations
amid a perpetual biological arms race, will be a challenge
humanity will always have to face.
The construction of our cities
creates microclimates, emissions change the constitution of our
atmosphere - regardless of how much or little - contributing to
a much greater array of natural and anthropocentric variables
that collectively drive and change the planet's climate, among
Late Cretaceous period saw CO2 levels many times higher than they are today,
with higher sea levels and Antarctica covered in temperate forests and teaming with dinosaurs.
The climate has shifted radically long before humanity rose,
and will continue to change regardless of what we do.
We can prepare for it, minimize our impact on it, but we cannot stop it.
Additionally, there is no way to predict with
certainty, nor manipulate reliably the climate - at least not
with the technology we currently possess - and surely not with
the political solutions pushed forward by the very
corporate-financier special interests staging stunts like the
"People's Climate March."
Evolutionary, astronomical, and geological processes have all contributed to massive extinction events.
Humanity must understand that the only way to
truly protect this planet is not to "stop climate change," which
is impossible, but rather hedge and protect against it through
innovations that can weather climatic changes no matter what
they may be or what may be driving them.
Continuing along the road of these evolving
disciplines will give us the tools we need to always be prepared
no matter what the climate throws at us.
However, their vision of the future is one where the population lives in utter austerity under a planetary regime but a handful control. Left unscathed are the corporate-financier special interests that will create this planetary regime that, not surprisingly, will also bestow upon these special interests, unprecedented power, wealth, and influence.
And despite the austerity they have planned for
the masses, none of their measures seem to address what will
happen if the climate continues to change - as it has for
millions upon millions of years before humans walked the Earth.
Consider the journey made by a plastic trinket, found on the shelf of Walmart.
It began in a sweatshop literally on the other
side of the planet, hammered, pressed, painted, packed, and
shipped off by people working under slave-like conditions using
unhealthy chemicals and processes that would be unacceptable in
The trinkets are driven by trucks to docks where they are placed upon ships that traverse the Earth's oceans burning tons of diesel fuel, releasing scorching clouds of fumes behind them as they churn up the sea and all life within it.
The trinkets arrive on Western
shores where they are moved by trucks, vans, or planes from the
docks, to distribution centers, to the mega-retail outlet it is
finally destined for.
Open source designs can be downloaded and shared over the Internet with anyone in the world. Projects can be coordinated between designers and hobbyists anywhere on the planet. When you have obtained or designed the trinket of your choice, you print it out directly on your desktop.
There is no car drive, no ships, no
trucks, no burning lights over shelf after shelf in a
mega-retail outlet. You print exactly what you want, exactly how
many you want, without the waste associated with
consumerist-driven assembly lines and mass production.
They are connected globally to similar local institutions
cropping up across the planet by information technology.
Innovations will progress in parallel rather than in secret
within the profiteering grip of traditional corporations,
governments, and global institutions.
Local hackerspaces or makerspaces , fabrication laboratories (FabLabs), DIYbio community labs, and other collaborative projects are providing the tools and resources needed to solve problems without the "help" of the very troublemakers that created them in the first place - big business and big government.
After all, it is local people who understand best the challenges they face socioeconomically and environmentally.
They understand the quality of their food, water,
and air and what needs to be done to clean it up - not those
attending the Climate Change Conference in Paris. And it is
local people who will be motivated above all others to truly
solve these problems as efficiently and as quickly as possible.
People who are willing to march in the streets, but not dirty their hands to come up with actual solutions to these problems are not genuine in their cause.
Others who are willing to get their hands dirty should be spending their time exclusively doing so, rather than encouraging hot air from politicians and their self-enriching gimmicks that will cost us, not aid us in moving humanity forward with our best interests and the planet's health in mind.