News is grim, and negative rants abound, the science suggest there is only one way for humans to survive:
Manifesto for Human Survival Our species must first decide that we want to survive, preserve civilization, and we are willing to halt all GHGs [greenhouse gasses] and even sequester existing GHGs.
The only solution lies with the embracing of brutally strong global government, Government as an enforcer - a hive mind, Orwellian, totalitarian, and global. Governmental power is derived from the universal commitment to human survival for both today and the future,
The anarchist, neo-con, wishing-to-destroy-government will not work to promote survival (unless all humans spontaneously decide to reduce GHGs). Only a well-organized government, whether a democracy, or a benign dictatorship, or totalitarian regime can bring about the ruthless adherence to physical rules required to radically reduce GHGases in the atmosphere.
This must be a 50 to 500 year process to begin and more like thousands of years to prove. So this will need to be rigidly sustainable and answerable to atmospheric levels. Social structure and social decisions must fit with environmental reality. (Does anyone think that everyone on the planet will all agree voluntarily to these changes - without strong enforcement?)
Immediate, total power. Ruthless to all matters of atmospheric engineering
Assign tasks, delegate specific responsibility.. including enforcement that extends globally.
First - all corporate charters amended to adhere to progressive strictures of no carbon output. All consumer products & services will have CO2 and GHG and energy expenditure figures.
If no compliance, then no sale, if no co-operation, then no permission to exist.
Carbon tax will extend to all this
Advertising must include these numbers.
Advertising cannot promote superfluous carbon or CO2 exhaust
- A packaging council to regulate & dictate packaging to be minimal, non-toxic, recyclable.
All energy use with warnings of environmental damage.
Energy efficiency enabled, enforced and enhanced (e5)
Inefficient power consumption super taxed
Water, Electric and heating for minimal use = no tax, beyond minimal survival — heavily, heavily, heavily taxed.
Assign enforcement by neighborhoods watch people
Carbon tax, Swift and immediate. For all carbon consumption… building a car, fuel, bottled water, etc.
Carbon tax rebate, relief for objects that are carbon sinking or efficiency producing
For gas cars.. 10 gal/month no tax.. each gallon above that is $5/gaL TAX…above 10 gal/ month super tax
Mileage tax = good mileage=low tax, bad mileage= supertaxed
Immediate and ruthless efficiency to energy usage
halt all carbon stupid product mfg now. ie No incandescent bulbs ever again,
Develop or subsidize LCDs
Insulation, heating, water, building codes all gold standard
Exisitng housing insulation ..
Sponsored Resource sharing. or heavy taxes on not sharing resources.
rideshare, shipping, commerce.
All Airline flights over land are immediately prohibited
Only flights over water allowed - large bodies, full planes,
All land transit by train subsidized $ govt supported by taxes.
Railroads subsidized and run as a national public utility
All coal plants shut down immediately, pending solutions.
All energy companies nationalized public utilities,
Immediate research projects:
Research into clean coal.
Research into superconductivity
Research into Fusion power
Solar, Wind, tidal, geo thermal,
Communications will be run as national public utilities, non co-operation means nationalization
Population: ZPG and less
One child/family immediately. birth control widely available and fully provided
Single child family
Women bearing more than one child taxed heavily,
Bearing 3 children means enforced sterilization, men in a multi-child relationship snipped.
All Conflict resolution must be carbon free. No combustibles, no engines. Wars and violence will be carbon free. This is to be rigidly enforced. If violent then bows and arrows and spears
Severity of these restrictions increases as CO2 fails to decline
Too severe? Then return to first premise - to Live or to Die?
author’s note: I started to write footnotes and set links, then I figured it would just invite arguments over sources and data. All this is based on easily discoverable science, mostly from the IPCC reports. The political science conjecture, is just that - conjecture. But it should be beyond policy, it should be global law