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Chapter 11



"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you... while cares will drop off like autumn leaves"

-John Muir


The Green World Order


Its crunch time for planet earth. Every imaginable indicator is completely off the scale. Human civilization and a green based world government is not only inevitable but absolutely necessary for planetary and species survival on into the 21st century. A green world order means a sustainable planetary civilization. It means honoring and respecting the environmental ecology and life-giving nurturance that our biosphere provides for us to live on this earth. That means not destroying, exploiting and permanently fowling our nest. It means a radical change in the way humanity grows food, builds and occupies buildings and transports itself from place to place. Fundamentally, it requires a complete and utter evolution in our way of thinking about our place in nature.

To highlight the multifaceted/multidimensional crisis that is now upon us:

1. World population is completely out of control. Human civilization is now at 7 billion (as of 2010). The earth cannot sustain nor does it have the "carrying capacity" to provide a decent standard of living for this many people. Sustainability figures range from 2-3 billion, tops.
2. Global environmental destruction on many fronts: the chief of which is global climate change. This single issue alone will determine whether or not humanity will survive the 21st century. Truely, it is a planetary emergency brought about by our dependence and burning of fossil fuels.
3. The global water crisis is similiarily a defining issue that will determine who lives and who dies in the immediate years and decades ahead. Already, massive water deficits and shortages are endemic throughout the world, compounded only more so by growing population numbers and global climatic drought conditions in many countries.
4. Weapons of mass destruction are currently still held by many nations across the globe. As social, environmental and demographic stresses increase, so does the threat that these horrible weapons will be unleashed upon the cities and peoples of the world. Currently, there are more than 50,000 nuclear weapons on hair-trigger alert in our world.
5. World hunger, starvation, famine, disease and malnutrition takes the lives of more than 40 million innocent men, women and children across our planet annually. This figure accounts for a level of human death equivalent to more than 6 jewish holocausts occuring every year. By far, this is the greatest human holocaust to ever have occured in all of human history. This has got to stop, immediately.

Yet, despite the collective world crisis that is now upon us, there is now the global opportunity to create a new green world order. All of the forementioned crises and problems can be solved forever by building a green sustainable world civilization. That means a number of things. Some of which include, replacing fossil fuels with alternative energy sources such as solar, wind, anti-gravity, geothermal, tidal and biomass and conserving what fossil fuels we have left, using them primarily for the transition to a free energy society. Furthermore, this also includes constructing massive arrays of solar photovoltaic panels and wind farms in windy areas to provide electricity for a growing fleet of electric vehicles and electric run homes and businesses. The introduction of anti-gravity propulsion in and of itself will revolutionize nearly every facet of society, lifting all boats and providing limitless free energy for all, eliminating our current energy scarcity paradigm.

With artificial energy scarcity removed, hydrocarbon pollution and international conflict to acquire fossil fuels will end, eliminating the need for weapons of mass destruction. With a higher standard of living thereby available for all, the elimination of poverty, disease, overpopulation and deprivation can quickly become a reality. Environmental sustainability and respect for the livelihood of future generations can become one of the central organizing principles of an evolved and advanced world civilization. Water, food, soil and air conservation and the sustainable use of these precious resources can also become a reality as we learn to apply the proper stewardship skills that will be necessary for our continued survival on this planet.

A green world order will recycle, conserve and intelligently use what finite natural resources we have been endowed with on our planet. One of the primary goals will be to minimally and sustainably provide all the comforts, needs and living necessities to all members of the human family. We must, therefore, aim for a complete end of suffering and depravation within all levels of society. It will mean educating humanity with established principles of environmental management and a learned respect for the sacredness of all life on Earth, not just human. Organic farming will replace fossil fuel agriculture. Cities of more than 100,000 residents will become a thing of the past as regional "carrying capacity" limits are achieved in site specific areas throughout the nations. Family planning- a one child per family policy- will stabilize world population figures to sustainable levels. Free and decentralized energy sources will liberate humanity from many facets of scarcity and toil. Limitless transportation modes will eliminate the need for urban sprawl and the desperate acquisition of property, food, resources and comfort at the expense of the commons and the deprived.

All of the forementioned issues point to a grand solution to the multifaceted, multidimensional world crisis that is now upon us. That is, the coalescence and rapid formation of a new green world order for the human enterprise.

According to right wing debunkers of global climate change, the United Nations will create a new green world order by 2012. The architecture for a system of global governance will emerge funded by a massive $45 trillion dollar transfer of wealth from the rich countries of the north. The Rio +20 Earth Summit to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2012 is slated to produce a focused political document that will lay out the framework for a green world order, seeking to radically and fundamentally change the current social and economic order. The old economic order will be jettisoned as a new global green economy is ushered in. Central to this global shift will be the creation of millions of green jobs and a "re-booting" of society oriented towards entering the Age of Ecology and a new environmental era for mankind.

The upcoming World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2012 marks the end of the Kyoto Protocol, an international agreement limiting only a small percentage of global greenhouse gases. It is all but certain that some new global greenhouse gas emission pact will be agreed upon at Rio +20. What form it will take will depend on how rapidly the shift from the current 'brown' economy to the new 'green' economy will be. Even now, new investments are pouring in to reconfigure businesses, infrastructure and institutions for the adoption of sustainable production and consumption of resources. This will lead to the creation of green jobs, reduced energy use, less waste and pollution and a significant drop in global greenhouse gas emissions.

Inherent in this massive $45 trillion dollar transfer of wealth will be the restructuring of the economic infrastructure of both the rich and poor nations. High priority will be given to replacing conventional technologies with low-carbon, environmentally sound alternatives, such as with the shift to an electric car/solar photovoltaic home recharge grid. Another goal will be to pay people and governments to maintain and expand forests, wetlands, coral reefs and other productive sources of natural capital which the current economic development paradigm thoroughly abuses.

The real objective, though, will be to change current consumption patterns which are unsustainable and damaging to the global environment. The intent will be to reduce the consumption of wasteful products and transit into a more ecologically based mode of sustainable living, such as with organic food and farming practices. This will help create a global market for environmental products and services which is expected to double from $1.37 trillion dollars to 2.74 trillion dollars by 2020.

In social terms, one of the most important transformations will be the shift into a global green jobs based world economy. Already in the USA, millions are employed in the recycling industry. Tens of millions of new jobs could be created to bolster sustainable forest management and plant billions of new trees throughout the world, helping to cancel out deforestation rates, limit desertification damage and increase the carbon sink quota for the mitigation of CO2 emissions.

Focus on the ecological transformation of society must become comprehensive and all-encompassing as we enter the Age of Ecology. According to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), making links between environmental sustainability and market opportunities will be a key factor for public policymakers and private entrepreneurs as we make this historic shift into a global green economy. In other words, the new green economy requires both an evolution in human consciousness and a revolution in the political economy of nation states. UNEP further states that current environmental challenges and opportunities will cause the environment to move to the center of all economic and political decision making where it rightly should be. This will provide a new nexis for a new eco-centric worldview and value system that will help strengthen both the national and international decision makers in their drive to shift into a new green world order.

International environmental governance is sure to remain a major prominent theme of all upcoming Earth Summits in the future, as it has been for all those in the past. The upcoming Rio +20 summit is sure to continue to create the framework for such international governance. Along with UNEP's global environmental agenda, a more broad-based UN anti-poverty agenda hopes to fuse with the general campaign to institutionalize international sustainable development goals and help eradicate poverty, change unsustainable patterns of production and consumption, and protect and manage the global environment. Vast international wealth transfers, crash investments in green technologies for food, energy and transportation alternatives and an overall reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions are some of the hallmarks of this global green revolution now sweeping the planet.

A new binding global climate change agreement at the 2012 Earth Summit hopefully will become one of the crowning achievements and defining moments of mankind's move to protect and defend his planet and his future. In the race to Save the Planet, a global climate change agreement is sure to become the backbone of an emerging green-based civilization.

The global environmental movement has been described as the largest and most influential social phenomenon of modern times. It has spawned thousands of organizations and claims millions of committed activists.

The looming threat of global ecological catastrophe and ensuing civilizational collapse is rapidly uniting the world through a whole plethora of international agreements and treaties. According to the Club of Rome, who authored a book entitled, "The First Global Revolution", we are facing an imminent catastrophic ecological collapse. Our only hope is to transform humanity into a global interdependent sustainable society based on respect and reverence for the Earth. The Club of Rome is comprised of a group of world citizens sharing a common concern for the future of humanity. Below is a list of some of their most prominent members:


-Al Gore, former Vice President of the USA and a leading climate change activist.
-Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the European Union.
-Maurice Strong, General Secretary of the Rio Earth Summit and former head of UNEP.
-Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the Soviet Union and founder of Green Cross International.
-Diego Hidalgo, founder and President of the European Council on Foreign Relations.
-Ervin Laszlo, founder and chairman of the Club of Budapest and the World Wisdom Council.
-Anne Ehrlich, wife of Paul Ehrlich, co-author of many books on overpopulation and the former Director of the Sierra Club.
-Hassan bin Halal, President of the Club of Rome and founder of the World Future Council.
-Sir Crispin Tickell, chairman of the Climate Institute.
-Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations.
-Gro Harlam Brundtland, former President of Norway.
-Robert Muller, Chancellor of the University of Peace.
-The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet.
-David Rockefeller, founder of the Trilateral Commission.
-Stephen Schneider, Stanford professor of Biology and Global Change and leading climate change campaigner.
-Bill Clinton, former President of the USA.
-Jimmy Carter, former President of the USA.
-Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft.
-Ted Turner, founder of CNN and philanthropist.
-George Soros, multi-billionare.
-Tony Blair, former UK Prime Minister.
-Deepak Chopra, New Age Guru, author of many books.
-Desmund Tutu, South African Bishop, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
-Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State.
-Barbara Marx Hubbard, author and founder of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution.
-Marianne Williamson, New Age spiritual activist.
-Jane Goodall, primatologist and evolutionary biologist.
-Edward Shevardnadze, former Soviet Foreign Minister and President of Georgia.
-Vaclav Havel, former President of the Czech Republic.
-Jacques Delores, former President of the European Commission.
-Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement.


This is a partial list along with many other prominent international leaders and activists, who are leading the charge to implement a new green world order on earth for mankind.

In the light of current global eugenics policies to continue to cull the masses and destroy the lives of millions (and billions more in the future), it should be more than apparent to anyone that the values inculcated and expressed in working to Save Our Planet are completely incompatable with the values dedicated to destroying life with depopulation campaigns. In fact, the establishment of a green world order on Earth will not succeed until values of nurturance, compassion, stewardship and sustainability triumph over those obsessed with magnitudes and means of death and destruction. Again, this is a colossal battle between the forces of darkness and light, between the lower and higher levels of consciousness, intelligence and evolutionary destiny.

A green world order built on a strong foundation of peace, liberty, freedom and enlightenment will be one that prospers and survives the 21st century, otherwise it will surely perish. Humanity does not have to go down the black hole of self-annihilation. Another world is possible. All life is precious and must be honored and respected for what it is, especially in regards to securing the survival, continuity and long term sustainability needs of the human species and the planet.

Securing a new green world order for mankind on Earth in the 21st century is no longer an option, it is an absolute mandate for species survival in this current world crisis. Mankind today posseses the most powerful combination of knowledge, tools and resources the world has ever seen. We have all we need to build a new form of human society, one that could be built to last for generations to come. The transition must be from one of growth to one of global equilibrium. An overriding priority must be to avert the impending risk of catastrophic climate change. As well, global population levels need to be brought down to sustainable levels as soon as humanly possible. And, as modern industrial civilization is vastly outstripping Earth's natural regenerative capacity, we must permanently abandon the ethos of materialistic overconsumption and embrace, instead, the emerging ecological paradigm of sustainability, planetary stewardship and green-based value systems.

A radical change from the current trajectory is now required. Nothing short of a complete restructuring of society and a total remaking of our world will suffice. Everything can be achieved with the great shift to a green planetary civilization and a green world order. Let us therefore enter into an advanced planetary civilization, there is absolutely no time to waste.



SOURCES:

1. Greenpeace International

2. Green Festivals USA

3. Club of Rome/The First Global Revolution





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