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Financial Rehab Part 2 Chapter 3

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If we want our economy to be in harmony with the natural economy, there are a few principles that we need to include.

The commons.

Not so long all of the Earth was the commons, territory was marked by the current “Top Dog” by urinating or defecating at the boundaries, which would send a message to any other dog who would sniff the calling card and deduce whether or not it was worth proceeding or making a detour. This decision could avoid or cause a fight, and as the animal kingdom does not enjoy the benefit of a handy Accident and Emergency Department, a relatively minor injury could result in death. This reality gave nature a distaste for violence, that is not represented in today’s media and so animals would growl and bellow at each other rather than engage in physical combat, as the danger was too much.

Doubtless animals could tell if the territory was marked by a sick or aging “Top Dog”, this information would be factored in to their decision making.

This demarcation of territory was by its nature temporary, requiring territory to be restated before the Dung Beetles had eaten the territorial claim!

So natures system was that ownership of a territory was temporary, it would be wrong to say that it was ownership in the modern understanding of the concept of ownership. Stewardship is a more apt description, permitting the “Top Dog” to remain in power for only as long as the talents of top dog remained with that individual.

In groups of social animals such as Elephants and Wolves, “family” skills we retained within the group memory which allowed for a “Tribal” [...]

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Carbon Standard 300/30 Story Part 6.

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Phew! You are on the last part of this story!

The reason that there was a news blackout, was because of the amount of money committed to wind farms and the treasury was hell bent on raising taxes by persecuting the gas guzzlers in a sort of ecomorality campaign. When along comes a Bishop who said the best way to save the planet, was to drive an old Rolls Royce. Well they couldn’t allow that sort of thing now could they!!

This, as it turned out was a blessing, because it allowed the Carbon Standard 300/30 to develop slowly.
Information behaves a bit like water, in that it follows the easiest route downhill, pausing occasionally to form puddles, that are then breached as the water level rises and flows on with a wave like flourish, until the next barrier and so on.

The first people to sign up, were farmers, land owners like the National Trust, People with large estates, Seaside Resorts and even people with modest gardens. The word about the Bishops Mark spread quickly, and visitors from all over the world, visited Wells and the Bishops Palace, They too wanted to sign up to the Carbon Standard, not because they really understood it, but because it seemed like a good thing to do.

This amount of interest created a shortage of land, committed to the Carbon Standard, and so the obvious solution, was once you had bought yourself a share in a Mark and got a steady supply of liquitricity to use as you needed, in the way that suited you. You needed a bank so you could start building up some carbon reserves, [...]

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Earth A.D. 2050.

To mark the achievement of reducing CO2 levels to 300 ppm a celebration was held, by all the people of the earth and its colonies on the moon and in high earth orbit. It had been twenty years since the W.O.W. faction ( War on War ) had won power in the democratically elected United Nations and war became as unfashionable as being politically correct became some fifteen years earlier, when a group of terrorists were given counselling and ASBOs ( Because of the lack human rights compliant prison space, that required each inmate to have a personal staff of three, a maid, butler and cook.) for blowing up the Isle of Wight during the Cowes week regatta, using twenty four, five kiloton tactical thermonuclear warheads that they bought on Ebay with a stolen credit card, causing the deaths of some fifty thousand people and the tourist trade in that area.

However the first sign that something was different was happening was back in the Spring of 2008, when the Bishop of Bath and Wells took delivery of a 1972 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. This caused a bit of a stir, especially in the ranks of the unfaithful, who in a desperate attempt to flaunt their green credentials had all bought used Smart cars in the previous year. Letters were written to the Wells Journal, stating their indignation at the Bishops behaviour. Being a good showman he declined to comment until the story had built up a bit of steam, about a week later, the Sun obliged with the headline “ Bishop Boshed by Holy Roller Backlash.”

The Bishop finally replied “ [...]

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Carbon Standard. The Basic Requirements.

1. Activity needs to balance carbon release to carbon capture.
2. Everyone needs to have a carbon account.
3. Carbon account produces a net result by subtracting capture from release producing a profit or loss.
4. Cash only, no credit within the system. E.g. You cannot offset todays emissions by planting a tree that takes fifty years to mature and capture the carbon that was released. You could only allow for growth in the past year.

What are the areas that industrial activity can behave more like natural activity ?

All activity requires some form of power or energy, the basis of our industrial activity is burning fossil fuels, plus some nuclear power. So in order to keep our civilisation functioning we need a source of power. The common link to power generation is to create a temperature difference that can be tapped to be able to siphon of the energy available into a form we want, such mechanical or electrical.

The current systems we use are inefficient, which in natural thinking we would call unstreamlined. This lack of streamlining produces drag, which we generally overcome by using more power. What we fail to do is develop a streamlined design to do the job in the first place.

A muscle is streamlined, because it, like all things in nature does more than one job at a time. A muscle as well as providing mechanical power to move a limb, by its action pumps blood and generates heat to maintain body temperature within the narrow limits necessary for satisfactory human performance. So in this example three jobs.

In our quest for the power to [...]

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Carbon Standard 300/30 Story Part 3

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Climate Change.

There are basically two schools of thought on the subject:-
1. The increase in manmade Carbon Dioxide levels in the atmosphere is causing temperatures to rise.
2. The increase in the levels of the suns radiation is causing the Earth to warm and this is heating up the oceans and releasing the Carbon Dioxide that is stored there.
Rationally the temptation is to pick one of the two as the right answer. This would be a mistake, as both arguments have merit, but we are not at this moment in time in possession of all of the facts, or indeed the knowledge to interpret the facts if we did have them. So both arguments could be part of the answer.
Each of the proponents has backing, and the motives of these backers, are cited by the opposing side as reasons to doubt the theory.
1. Manmade Carbon Dioxide as well as the destruction of forests that pump down Carbon Dioxide are bound to have some effect, however the old saying that “actions speak louder than words. “Tends to undermine the argument in that, “The greatest threat to mankind” is under funded by such a large amount. This leads people to conclude that it is just another way to increase taxes. Then there is the “Peak Oil “scenario and it is a way to get people to become less dependent on fossil fuels. In essence the failure of government to show any meaningful leadership, leads people to doubt the severity of the problem.

2. The suns radiation does fluctuate and the argument that variations in Carbon Dioxide levels are a natural phenomenon is also true. People tend not [...]

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Carbon Standard 300/30 Story part 2

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Vistas and Viewpoints continued.
Let us look at the prime movers, the drives to survive and reproduce. Generally the game plan is to make yourself as attractive as possible to the opposite sex, in order to attract a mate. If you are insecure, you will feel the need for something to give you the edge over the competition such as a weapon, a sports car or a large wallet.
As human society evolved the people who made, weapons, sports cars and wallets, discovered that the best way to sell these products was to target their message directly at the genital neural processors and thus influence the survival and logic neural processors further up the body. Voila modern marketing was born and went on to reproduce itself in almost every environment!!!

Those of you who are familiar with Marketing Speak will know the phrase “ It’s a numbers game.” and completely misunderstand numbers are not nearly so important as figures !!

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Lolo Ferrari 1962-2000 Born Eve Valois in 1962, Ferrari grew up in a middle-class family in the resort town of La Baule. Mr Vigne, whom she met when she was 17, masterminded her transition into a cruelly inflated doll - although Ferrari always said she was happy with her ever-changing body because it helped her escape a deeply unhappy childhood. Her mammoth breasts, designed by an aircraft engineer, held three litres of surgical serum each. She had difficulty breathing, could not sleep on her stomach or back, and was afraid of flying because she thought they might explode.

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Ursula Andress 1936- The young lady pictured here is Ursula Andress [...]

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Carbon Standard 300/30 Story part 1

Note 30/1/15: Having come up with the Carbon Standard 300/30, I was on a roll and decided that I needed to write a piece that would describe what would happen if the idea was implemented. Not a good move!!

This is my approach to climate change, which has, as of 18/8/2013 completely failed to gain any traction at all. I still think it is the best way to create a healthy and prosperous population and planet. Change has to happen at some point, and if we tackle the problems that our industrial society has created in a sensible way, then future generations will have a future.

This is the discussion document. It goes on for a bit touching related subjects, so treat it more like a short story. The Bishops Palace in Wells is where the idea came to me, hence its inclusion in the future history part.

Carbon Standard 300/30.
By
David I.J. Somers.
Industrial Ecologist.
Copyright 12th May 2007. Private draft discussion document.

Note: Industrial Ecology for those who have not heard of it (Which is most people!!) is simply observing the ecology of industrial systems, comparing them to natural systems and noting the differences.

Introduction.

Carbon Standard 300/30 is way of describing three things :-

1) Carbon Standard expresses the aim of balancing the release and capture of Carbon Dioxide in the same way that the Gold Standard controlled the printing of money, up until it was abolished in 1971. It is a mechanism for maintaining discipline.

2) 300 parts per million is the level of Carbon Dioxide that is desirable to maintain as the level of Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere.

3) 30 is the number of years from starting allowed to achieve the reduction to 300 parts [...]

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The Carbon Standard 300/30

This is my approach to climate change, which has, as of 18/8/2013 completely failed to gain any traction at all. I still think it is the best way to create a healthy and prosperous population and planet. Change has to happen at some point, and if we tackle the problems that our industrial society has created in a sensible way, then future generations will have a future. This is the summary.

The Carbon Standard 300/30
By
David I.J. Somers.
Traditional Industrial Ecologist.
Copyright 21st June 2007. Private draft discussion summary.

Earth is a planet, overheating, over populated and thus under resourced, with an infinite financial system disconnected from these finite realities. These imbalances, created by our economy, amplified by technological developments and simmered in political end gaining, continue to grow. The Earth is the planetary equivalent of a sink estate, If we wish to survive and prosper, these imbalances need to be addressed.

Our Industrial Society breaks the cardinal rule for life on Earth, which is the Carbon Cycle. The Carbon Cycle is in essence a symbiotic trade between animals and vegetables. Animals release CO2 and vegetables capture CO2, via the mediums of the atmosphere and oceans. The land, ( whether above the oceans or below them ) provides both the medium and mineral resources that animals and vegetables need to exist.

This is easily demonstrated by observing that a Horse, eats vegetation, but it also excretes manure, this manure then provides the nutrients, for the vegetation to regenerate, so that the next time the horse visits, his meal is ready. This trade I call the ” Contract of Manure “ or the COM for short. All life on Earth honours this trade, the COM, except industrial human [...]

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