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( Four minute read)

We are 1.1 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels now.

1.5 degrees C is not a cliff; civilization does not automatically expire if temperatures exceed that threshold.

Humanity has nearly all the knowledge and tools needed to limit temperature rise to 1.5 degrees C.

The challenges are not primarily technological; they are political and economic.

What are these challenges?

World economy, which currently relies on fossil fuels for 80% of its energy, from collapsing in the process, the demand for these fuels must be radically reduced.

A major reason the world’s forests are felled at such catastrophic rates is to grow more food products, especially beef, soy, and palm oil.

Climate greenwashing that is, rhetorical promises by governments, corporations, or banks that claim to solve the crisis but may or may not measure up in practice.

The concept of “net zero emissions” demands special attention.

“Net zero”  is not necessarily a dodge, but offsets have a spotty record of achievement.

Many net-zero commitments by governments and businesses cite 2050 as the year when net zero will be reached. Indeed, roughly 80% of the world economy is now covered by commitments of net zero by 2050.

However “Net zero ”at the moment means giving a country or company that reduce emissions ( not to absolute zero;) rather, some emissions will continue, but they will be “offset” by countervailing measures that extract carbon from the atmosphere so the net result is zero emissions.

Promising that emissions will end by 2050 is easy for today’s politicians and corporate leaders, but that goal is only reachable if actual emissions fall by half in the next decade. Climate delay is just as lethal, precisely because 40 years of failing to act has left zero time for further delay.

2050 is far enough off that bold claims might seem possible, but those claims are only credible if they include real (i.e., non-offsets), substantial emissions reductions during the next 10 years, so whether such commitments carry an action plan that credibly cuts emissions in half by 2030 we will have to wait and see. 

Why is that humanity waited so long to start the job.

No one wants to pay or to carry the can.

Money is at the heart of the climate emergency and its solutions.

At the moment, the world’s governments provide roughly $5.9 trillion a year in subsidies for fossil fuels, according to the International Monetary Fund. Meanwhile, the vast majority of governments’ stimulus spending to revive Covid-battered economies has reinforced the fossil fuel status quo rather than boosted the zero-carbon activities needed for a climate-safe future.

The challenge going forward is to halt spending that harms the climate and redirect spending to actions that help it.

This requires leaving most of fossil fuel reserves in the ground. But those reserves were (and still are) counted as wealth in the stock holdings of investors; leaving them unburned would render trillions of dollars of invested wealth worthless.

The main reason we waited so long is that some very rich and powerful economic and political interests knew climate action would interfere with their profits and privilege.

Fossil fuel companies now face dozens of lawsuits from governments and civil society groups demanding compensation for the climate damages the companies’ lying helped cause.

As the extreme weather in recent years has shown, climate impacts are punishing even after “only” 1.1 degrees C of temperature rise. This is especially so for the roughly two billion people who live in the (usually poorer) countries most vulnerable to climate change. Temperatures and impacts are bound to increase in the years ahead, if only because humanity can’t halt emissions overnight. Hence, the need for what climate experts call “adaptation”: actions to reduce one’s vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. Adaptation has never gotten the attention mitigation gets, perhaps because it was assumed, wrongly, that the rich could adapt relatively easily to rising temperatures

Now that smart money is abandoning fossil fuels, two big questions are coming into focus: How much of the rest of the market will follow the same course? And will enough of the money that’s leaving fossil fuels now flow to the technologies and practices needed to defuse the climate emergency?

The key is what governments will do to encourage private banks and investors to stop funding climate destruction and instead finance climate solutions.

Finally:  In the end we will all pay.

So here is a suggestion.

Rather than begging;

Why not create a perpetual World Aid Fund, funded by all of us, which is both transparent and fair and above corruption. 

How could this be achieved:

Instead of private bankers, central banks, country governments etc,  making financial promises they underwrite the issue and interest returns on  (Non Tradable)  GREEN BONDS that are eligible to enter a Lotto style monthly draw.   

These Bonds could be purchased on line from 5 euros (with no interest) to 500 euros and up paying x% amount of interest. 

In the meantime we have the technology to place 0.05% on all economic activities that are for Profit sake only.  Example Profit Seeking Algorithms, Currency transactions over $50,000 , Sovereign Wealth Funds Acquisition, Gambling, etc. 

Who would Control the Distribute these funds: 

The United Nations out side any Veto influence. 

What would the funds to use for.  Sustainability Projects. Green energy transformation, Reduction of inequality. 

Who would monitor there effects:  The Earth. 

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( Three minute read)  For a start I am not a rugby league fan, and I do not intend this post to insult those who are, but to describe what is needed to make me a fan.  Rugby League began as a working man’s game – those who couldn’t afford to swan around the country for weeks at a time but had to turn up Monday morning and put in eight hours in the pit. That’s why they invented a rule to stop the cascade of stamping which can still be a feature of Rugby Union. None of this history now applies. What’s wrong with Rugby League? For me ( not a fan of the game) rugby league like American football a possession game. In both games a  kick-off always goes as far as it can within the field of play and then let’s try to pin them down as far away from our try line as possible. The receiving team then has six tackle or to be more descriptive wrestling matches with more or less any brutality permitted in the tackle – other than pulling the opponents head off  to carry the ball back up the pitch. In these ( usual two or three to one encounters) it is  forbidden to actually try to take the ball from your opponent other than devised ways of reefing the ball away, which appears to be a penalty kick if you manage to make your opponent lose his grip on the ball. After the sixth stoppage it is compulsory to kick the ball away.   The whole economy, momentum, structure of each game hinges on that instant – which of course takes place hundreds of times A scrum is a rest period.   What a farce – what stupid nonsense, simply hand it to dummy half who then shoots it off wherever he will, without the onerous duty of bending down to pick it up. It has no relevance to what the players on the ground are actually doing. You see a few blokes vaguely touch arms while someone throws the ball exactly where he wants to. It would appear those who administer Rugby League (i.e. they make up the rules) have never understood the nature of their own game, and every bit of fiddling demonstrates they do not know what they’re doing. Then we come to video referee, who takes more time than a blind man crossing a road to announce that he has made a decision  The only time both sides are allowed to compete for possession is the up-and-under, and the knock-on other wise possession is always under contest.  The you have the draw a legitimate result. But the first to in extra time either by a drop gaol, penalty kick or try bring the conclusion of the game is a farce and injustice to the loosing team.      Now the screeching commentators (the so called experts) that are unable to stay silent with their continues flow of verbal diarrhoea’s ruin any appreciation of the skill on view.  The problem is. Is this a running game or a battering ram game. If running game we need to see the ball handling in open play, without the stamping of a foot before the player is mauled to the ground.  So here is a suggestion to make it more attractive. On the third tackle the defending team must line up 20 meters away.  All human comments and suggestions appreciated. All like clicks and abuse chucked in the bin.  Contact:  



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( Ten minute read)

Technology is here to stay and we are supposedly on an unstoppable path towards driverless vehicles, fully automated internet-connected “smart homes”, and godlike artificial intelligence, when if fact we are on a path to the oblivion of our private lives.

As society is moving away from social interactions we take these technologies for granted and lose sight of reality.

So when are we going to wake up to the the pitfalls of personalized technologies that are targeting our lives, and what it is all ready doing, to what is left of what are supposed to be democratic societies.

It is difficult to manage the awesome power that is embedded in today’s technology however should we just sit back and let it exploited us with unregulated profit seeking algorithms and unauthorised data collection.

Its never to late to start asking questions.

We are so used to hearing that technological progress is smooth and inevitable these days, that it just seems like common sense.

However this idea may not be unrelated to the fact that the people who promote personalized technology are mainly the people with a large financial interest in the adoption of new technology -Facebook-Twitter-Google-Apple- LinkedIn – Instagram – Snapchat – Pinterest – Reddit and the rest.

Today, a plethora of personalization software tools, including AI and machine learning algorithms that are destroying individualism.

Just as our past futures need not be dead to us, our present future, with our reliance on devices, are becoming habitual, and if  not already could be compulsory.

There’s is no app for that.

On a social level, the two dimensional world of the flat screen does not support the development of communication.

It’s just sad that people really don’t even have to use their brains anymore. If you don’t use it, you lose it.

It is estimated that as much as 93% of communication is non-verbal, leaving only 7% to the words themselves.

( Not much less alarming, and far closer, is the moment when “deep fakes” – computer-generated pictures and video – become indistinguishable from the real thing.) People who buy into this garbage is being taken for such a ride every month.

The vast majority of people were simply never given the choice to accept the trade-off between personalized technology for profit or technology for the common good. For example tracking due the Covid Pandemic against tracking for profits.

Not convinced?

It is now increasingly clear that many, if we had understood what was at risk, would have never agreed to tracking Apps.

For example, back in 2018, Amazon filed a patent that would allow its Echo device to detect when someone is ill from the change in their voice, nasal tones, and stuffed nose. When synced with Amazon’s website personalization engine, this is invaluable information to make personalized recommendations for cold medicine, recipes, etc.  It allow them to achieve 1:1 personalization like never before. 

 Mobile devices themselves are truly turning people into mindless zombies and simpletons with personalized technology turning into the enemy. Yet most people are too blind to see it.  89% of businesses are investing in personalization.

I.E.  Target the right person, at the right time, with the right offer. Analysing every aspect of the customer journey, companies can incorporate real-time dynamic pop-ups.

 Here’s a fraction of the stats showing the power and importance of personalization:

80% of consumers are more likely to purchase from a brand that provides personalized experiences.

The idea of greater convergence and connectivity between personal electronics is correct. One only has to look at the smartphone that trigger customised adverts or programme your phone based on where you are.  A company could tie itself to the Apple ecosystem, using an API to acquire data captured by each user’s Watch device into its own cloud-based system.


As society pressures leaders for a more environmentally-friendly agenda the world of 2050 will be unimaginably different in many ways –  other than climate change.

Carbon management solutions will be an integral part of emission reductions.

For that, real-time measurement, abatement, and offset integration will help ensure companies not only talk the talk but also walk the walk and transparently meet their net-zero targets. Setting a target is just the first step; the second is to understand and quantify the real emission baseline into measurable units.  This can only be achieved with massive data collection. and analyzation


The amount of information we share shared on social media networks is phenomenal.

A media company is now any company that helps pass information across the globe.  Before mobile technology, you had to search through a dictionary to understand the meaning of a word. Now you can look words up in a dictionary app or quickly search the Internet. Communication has even evolved beyond mobile devices and personal computers. We can now send messages through tablets, voice assistants, smartwatches, and more. That’s right. Your fridge needs a Facebook account. It can e-mail you when your shopping time comes around with what all groceries you need to buy.

So one can see so clearly that society is not going to stop moving away from using technology as our primary communication methods, but here is a word of advice do not rely heavily on technology to live your lives, learn skills.  Your life is yours to control.  Because without them, you will struggle to move on as a society.

It is said that by 2050, “computational machines will have surpassed the processing power of all the living human brains on Earth.

It is said that a AI – a machine that can do everything a human can do – will arrive, they think it’s about 50/50 whether it will be before 2050.

By this time if we dont tackle climate change the cloud will have absorbed the thinking of the many dead brain on Earth.

If we assume that transcendentally brilliant artificial minds won’t be along to save or destroy us, and live according to that outlook, then what is the worst that could happen – we build a better world for nothing?

It is said that AGI will develop. If it does, every other prediction we could make is moot, and this story, and perhaps humanity as we know it, will be forgotten.

With the destruction of genuine human interaction you know, that technology will  happen anyway, so I predict that we will see a lasting cooperation between the human race and the computational machines of the future.

However we are mow just beginning to see the down side to all of this  technology.

Technology has changed how we entertain ourselves, meet each other, and consume all types of media.

We might be walking around with biometric healthcare data chips on your clothes, in a world in which mega scale injections of sulphur dioxide into the stratosphere turn the heavens a milky-white, and a whole generation never sees a clear blue sky, in order to reflect more of the sun’s rays and pause the greenhouse effect. Artificial intelligence brains simply cannot cope with change and unpredictable events such as the climate change will create, whole cities that are abandoned and populations relocated, to avoid the worst effects we can’t prevent. We all need to work together to survive.

Society used to be able to make a long-term plan, now it is driven by data with its chaotic effect on our lives shows no sign of abating, it is at least predictably unpredictable.

We need a cultural change in values, to enable more deliberate decision-making.

Future technology is sure to transform our lives in unbelievable ways, but how among us wants to live a life based on private data collected – by the fridge – the smart TV – your clothes – your mobile devices -whether you looked left or right – how many shits you had a day- face recognition – what emotions you had at looking at an emoji- what your are eating, reading, saying- what twitters you like or don’t,- where you were, where you going – all analysed by an invisible algorithm that has no oversight, or conscious.

Unfortunately, there’s not much we can do with this information and data except hope that people come to realize it needs to be regulated.

The changes in the world over the next 30 years, wont be down to technology nor will they be online, thanks to climate change they will metalize mostly through low-cost smartphones receiving increasingly ubiquitous cellular connections as the world fights for resources that are necessary for life.

Remember when people used to sleep and dream at night?

Now all we do is zone out in front of a computer screen all night. It’s time to unplug from all this craziness and go back to nature.

Nature does not spy on itself , in order to evolve. PRISM -- It's the end of the Internet as we know it

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( Six minute read)

There are 52 distinct human abilities, that cover a broad spectrum of perceptual, cognitive, and motor abilities.

However in this post we are not going to exam each and every one.

So rather than start from the fifty-two human abilities let’s exam how the human ability is interacting with AI and how the AI is interacting with the environment.

We defined AI in terms of sensethink, and act that correspond to the perceptual, cognitive, and motor abilities of humans.

We have two extremes, where at one end the AI is independently taking actions and making decisions; and at the other end we have a human-in-the-loop system, where the human is ultimately responsible for the decisions and actions, but is using the AI to inform his or her decisions and actions.

We have four distinct ways by which AI is being used today and has been used in the past:

Automated Intelligence: Assisted Intelligence: Augmented Intelligence: Autonomous Intelligence:

As we go through these four types of intelligences — from automated to assisted to augmented to autonomous, we require progressively more scrutiny, governance, and oversight.


Because today, AI is all-pervasive but still in its infancy .It is expected to be one billion times more powerful than human intelligence.

With every passing day, AI solutions are getting more powerful.  From conducting wars with drones, to the majority of the online content that we consume in our daily lives is  AI -generated.

If we have a look at our surroundings, we must be convinced that it is not just the future, rather it is the present.

To days world is run on software. It has become the lifeblood of the modern economy, by destroying our ability to understand the meaning of words and written language?

The way AI is getting incorporated into our existence is more than fascinating.


Voice assistant is one of the most powerful AI software agents people have ever worked on.

Is artificial intelligence the most powerful thing that humans have ever created?

Because we are entering a world of generative language and remember that AI has little or no human oversight once it is in use.

70–80% of our thought process is influenced by our external environment or distractions so we are loosing control over our thought process.

Thanks to AI we are now showered with pictures and content selected by AI every minute of our lives.

Are emoji a step back to Egyptian Hieroglyphs?

Emoji meanings can be incredibly confusing.

Is he crying from laughter, or just crying?

They appear in advertising, in captions, and in videos, but their meaning and misinterpretations are extremely common.

Despite its similarity to words like “emotion” and “emoticon,” the word “emoji” is actually a Japanese portmanteau of two words: “e,” meaning picture, and “moji,” meaning character.

close up of emojis keyboard on an ipad or iphone in dark mode

The language of  emojis wont allow us to look into the past as words do with written history.

Words are enormously powerful tools that most people don’t fully appreciate like words of wisdom, healing, and life to others—words that edify richly, identify beautifully; words that multiply health and wholeness.

Language is a neurocognitive tool by which we can:

· Transmit and exchange information.

· Influence and control the behaviour of others.

· Establish and demonstrate social cohesion, and Imagine and create new ways of experiencing life.

In fact, we can’t stop ourselves from reading when we see what looks like a word.

We understand others best when we can identify the purpose that frames the words.  AI on the other hand has no idea what a word imparts. It cannot “read” other people by the words they use and the way they use them.

We are becoming non attuned to the nuances of words.

To give this some perspective Shakespeare had around a hundred thousand words to chose from.


Neuroplasticity is probably the most powerful attribute we have. 

We hold the future of all species in our very hands, including our own, but it is our DNA and environment that control us with

the power of words fundamental to life—and they can be instrumental in causing things to die.

We all have heard that a picture is world a thousand words but this seems not to be true when it comes to climate change.


With it and the above attribute we can achieve great good in the world, if we choose to do so.


To be creative, you need to be able to look at things in a new way or with different and new perspectives.

Allows for amazing human social and natural progress when combined with the other two above.

Greed /Money:

It is often said that money is the root of all evil but greed is an inner condition. By contrast, the virtue of generosity is most present not only when we share, but enjoy doing so. Any decision to take from others or to enrich yourself at the expense of others is an example of greed.

A deeper understanding of greed can help us to see that it is not only material goods that we desire money for, but also the security and independence that wealth can bring.

Where are we, what should change, and how?

We can start with a simple thought exercise.

You exist on Earth and, therefore, are in some location, right? So, from where you live, what do you see beyond Earth?

Get off the Smartphone. Dump emoji’s that communicate illiteracy.

Read to increase the understanding of imagination, the meaning of words, how they are used, when to use them.

Education, Education and more education to enhance creativity.

Money is only an instrumental good. that is, it is only good for the sake of something else, namely, what we can get with it.

Our combined inability to recognize this is down to the fact that we have created a Capitalist World on the foundations of greed, a culture of I am all Right Jack.  We’re being fleeced. It is disgusting, and everyone should be outraged that we are unwilling to share wealth to save our world.

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Most of the world’s governments agree by now that global warming poses a serious threat to the future well-being of all people and they agree that it is desirable to reduce the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere by lowering our emissions of CO2.

But it would appear that we have given up with the emphases how moving to Adaptation. Another words prepare for the consequences rather then trying to prevent them. The problem isn’t how to convert the world but it remains and will remain just who will pay for the conversion to keep global temperature rise below 2C.

( About 20 billion tonnes of CO2 would need to be removed from the atmosphere every year by 2100.)

Cop26 – Glasgow

Most of the world ( at least 84% now have some sort of adaptation plan but there is plenty of variation across these plans.

The Disparity between the money needed to meet an adaptation targets and the money actually available is laudable as the funds needed will not keep up as the impact of climate intensify and most of this kind of finance is in the form of loans trapping poorer countries in long cycles of debt.

A simple “carbon tax” approach does not guarantee any particular total emissions amount and if a country wanted to use such a tax to meet specific goals, the tax would have to be adjusted frequently, which businesses would have a hard time dealing with (they like predictability in things like taxes).

Electrical cars won’t do it because it take 80,000 miles for the carbon of a new EV to balance out with a new gasoline car.

Planting billion of trees won’t do it in time.

Climate change is not an American, a Chinese, an Oil industry, problem it is a species thriving problem.

What’s is needed out of the forthcoming COP Summit in Egypt is to stop tearing each other apart and instead fund adaptation to the changes we are now all facing.

What we will get is two weeks of the usual verbal without any world financial commitment’s


We could regulate our way to zero carbon emissions, but this will not solve the problem because once China comes out of Covid lockdown its admission will dwarf any regulations.

What is needed (as I have said in many previous post)  is to create a perpetual non begging world fund

So why not ask Sport the biggest industry (with its associated to the gambling Industry  and media Sponsorship) to give a helping hand.

Sport is not just about participation. It is also part of the commercial world, managed and marketed to make money. Sponsorship and the media are now significant influences on sport.

With the advent and overwhelming popularity of social media—including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram—Sky Sports apps.

So what could sport do?

One only has to look at the carbon emissions generated by the forthcoming World Football Cup.

The World Cup is very important and it is bound to have a carbon footprint.

There will be a direct human cost to this tournament. This is a huge amount of emissions for one sporting event.

FIFA says the Qatar World Cup will have a footprint of 3.6 million tonnes of equivalent carbon waste it will be ten times this.

The offset scheme the World Cup has chosen doesn’t remove carbon from the atmosphere, so it’s a bogus term. It’s very misleading to call this a carbon neutral World Cup. They’re not even removing carbon to compensate.””

FIFA’s claim this is the greenest World Cup ever doesn’t make any sense.

The Tokyo Olympics also made a bold offset claim before the Games.

After confirming that Tokyo 2020 was carbon-negative.

(According to the report, the Games generated around 1.96 million tonnes of CO2e. This figure would have been around 2.76 million tonnes if domestic spectators were able to attend thanks to Covid. ) It’s an impressive feat, given that the event’s estimated carbon footprint—2.3 million metric tons of CO2—is equal to the annual emissions from about half a million cars. The highlighted of the Games was the fact that the athletes’ medals in Tokyo were made from metals extracted from recycled electronic and electrical devices.

Even setting aside the carbon footprint question, the Tokyo Games are representative of an overall declining level of sustainability in the Olympics over time. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has mandated that all Olympic Games from 2030 will need to be certified as carbon-neutral or carbon-negative.

This can only be achieve by stopping the Olympic circus and ask the world to build a permanent Olympic stadium in Greece where the games originated.

The circus of Formal One could also do the same by  build a permanent racing track.

Indeed the great majority of world sporting events could take place in permanent position.

Of course the chances of this happing is zero.

We now have over two hundred countries attending the Cop27 conference which marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change A  Reason for hope or doomed to disappoint?

As we once more witness countries across the world fail to meet climate commitments to keep global temperatures below a fateful 2 degrees Celsius, can this year’s COP27 in Egypt rise above the failures of the past — or is it destined to disappoint?

It’s a matter of defining what criteria will be used to measure the progress. Only 79.6 billion dollars’ worth of climate finance have been provided, far less than the 340 billion per year needed for adaptation by 2030, according to the UN.

With out a world Aid Fund COP conferences have served very little or no purpose at all other then helping prepare the ground for future conferences.

We all know that Climate change leads to population displacement, tensions over natural resources and challenges powerful interests,”


Without a world perpetual aid fund  the alternative is war and power struggles at the international level.

Cop27 is now all about money: ( See previous post. How to create a perpetual World Aid Fund – fair and transparent)

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Though many believe that sport is apolitical and neutral, sport is intricately enmeshed within the larger socio-political context in which it operates.

Throughout history, sports have usually been seen as leisure for the majority of the population, separate from serious matters of politics and influence. But sports have always played some role in the distribution and use of power, particularly as a show of national strength on an international stage.

It use to be a pastime played by armatures, and remain so for the vast majority participating.

Sports inspire us to be our best selves, remaining the most effective ways to achieve physical and mental well-being.

It’s amateurism was zealously guarded ideal until the 1960s, when media commercialized it into an industry that no longer considered it as cultural but rather as a necessity due to economic circumstances.

Thanks to TV we now watch these SPORT superhuman people in awe at the types of things they can do with their bodies that ordinary people can’t.

” In the words of Nelson Mandela, “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does“ No one knows the outcome of any part of the process prior to the start of it. Not only each game, but each play, is unpredictable.”

So to understand the relationship between sports and politics, one needs to first understand the relationship between sports and society. Since the media is very effective on politicians who do not have a stable political opinion on all issues its very easy for the decisions of sports to be influenced by the happenings in politics.

Sports, like movies and music, have also been an aspect of imperialism, both historically and culturally.

So lets look at some of the major professional Sports.

The Olympics:

Both ancient and modern, have always been political.

Participating at the Olympic Games is an incredible experience for every athlete. But it is also humbling when you realise that you are part of something bigger. You are part of an event that unites the world. In the Olympic Games, we are all equal. Everyone respects the same rules, irrespective of social background, gender, race, sexual orientation, or political belief, but not everyone has an equal chance of winning 🥇  While one cannot say that a nation’s entire effort is geared toward winning Olympic medals, one interesting view for the larger economic snapshot is seeing how much each gold medal and then all medals would cost based on each nation’s gross domestic product (GDP). It turns out that the United States and China had extremely expensive medals. Nations like Jamaica, Croatia, Hungary and others spend far less per medal won than other nations.

Take the 2016 Olympics in Rio for example. 

United States
> Gold medals: 46
> Total medals: 121
> GDP: $17.95 trillion
> Population: 321.3 million

Great Britain
> Gold medals: 27
> Total medals: 67
> GDP (UK): $2.68 trillion
> Population (UK): 64.1 million

> Gold medals: 26
> Total medals: 70
> GDP: $19.4 trillion
> Population: 1.367 billion

> Gold medals: 19
> Total medals: 56
> GDP: $3.72 trillion
> Population: 142.4 million

In fact, the Lottery in England accounts for about 60% of funding for GB’s Olympic teams’ preparations. Almost 40% comes directly from the UK exchequer – in other words, directly from the publics pockets via taxes. This equates to about 80p a year per UK taxpayer. .

The Olympic Games are a reaffirmation of our shared humanity and contribute to unity in all our diversity but there is a strong case for the Olympic committee to stop the circus of holding the games in different locations. Rather hold the games permanently in the country of their origin Greece.

By doing so the world would save billions not just in cost but carbon emission.  (The games seldom make a profit for the hosting country.)  Remember that  Hitler attempted to use the Olympics to show off his regime and its ideologies to the rest of the world, but was undermined by Jesse Owens.

Cricket:5 Reasons Why Cricket Isn't—and Shouldn't Be—an Olympic Sport

Has increasingly become a political sport.

In a reversal of power which has moved away from the West, the sport has become dominated by a postcolonial country, India.


Some of the richest men in history have spent hundreds of millions of dollars in an attempt to own the American CUP. “It is the sport of billionaires, for billionaires, and the ordinary people have to pay for it. It started with  a wager of £10,000 (the equivalent of about $1.5 million today),. Alan Bond of Australia who made his money in property, brewing and broadcasting, reportedly spent $5 million on his successful America’s Cup campaign. In 1992, US oilman Bill Koch an America spent $65 million on defending the America’s Cup. Ten years later, the qualification series featured five billionaires, including Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle, and Patrizio Bertelli, CEO of Prada. In all, $500 million was spent by the challengers.


Donal King Boxing promoter: Net worth $150 million.

Michael Buffer Ring Announcer:  Net worth $ 400 million.

Manny Pacquiao’s . Net worth  $190 million.

George Forman.  Net worth. $ 300 million.

Muhammad Ali, who stood against the Vietnam War. Net worth of $50 million at the time of his death.

Formula One:

Lewis Hamilton takes home a salary of $55million (approximately £41million) each year as a result of his skill and accomplishments.


Romans brought football to England.

It has become a fundamental pillar in the lives of many people in England.

The Football Associations of England was formed in 1863.

In the eighties it almost became a war between Maggie Thatcher government and the working class.

For decades English football fans were widely considered the worst kind of patriots, famous for going to foreign countries where their team were playing and causing chaos and deaths.

29 May 1985 is a date that will be sat in the memory of many football fans. This date is significant because it was a day that resulted in the deaths of 39 Juventus supporters and a ban being placed upon English clubs

  • Newspapers telling stories of English football hooliganism

The average wage of a Premier League footballer is just over £60,000 a week, which equates to more than 3 million a year.

  • The average under-23 player in the Premier League earns 2.13 million British pounds per year in basic pay, while 23-29 and 30-plus year old players earn an average of 3.52 and 3.17 million British pounds respectively.
  • It is estimated that Ronaldo earns an eye-watering annual salary of £26,520,000 at United.
  • Kevin de Bruyne is the biggest earning City player. It is estimated the Belgian’s annual salary is £20,800,000.
  • David De Gea of Man United is the highest-earning player in the Premier League; he makes around £350,000 a week. Even this is nowhere near the huge sums that Messi and Ronaldo earn though.
  • Lionel Messi total earnings are around $ 126 million.


Golfers from around the world compete at The Master’s Tournament each year. This event is considered the biggest sporting event in the United States. In 2017, Jordan Spieth won his first major tournament after defeating Danny Willett in a playoff. He earned $1.8 million for winning the tournament. Master’s Tournament awards $10 million to its winner. And the PGA Championship has a purse of over $4.5 million.

The top 50 players earned over $50 million last year alone.

Tiger Woods net worth is $150 million.

There are over 40 million registered golfers in the USA alone, and the sport generates $22 billion annually.


The top 5 players get around $7.5 million to 8 million a year.

Roger Federer total net worth is $450 million,

Rafael Nadal net worth is $200 million.

Novak Djokovic net worth is $ 220 million

American Football. 

Since its inception, the NFL considered itself as a trade association which had 32 member teams who also acted as its financers.

As of November 2022, The exact net worth of NFL is not known, but it is estimated to be around $30 billion.


This sport has enabled a lot of athletes across the globe to rake in staggering millions of dollars.

Michael Jordon.  Net worth $ 1.5 billion.


One of the richest baseball players of all time is Alex Rodriguez or A-Rod to many.

As of March 2021, Alex Rodriguez has an estimated net worth of around $350 million.

Ice hockey.  The average professional hockey player salary lands somewhere around 4 million dollars per year.

Sport matters to national identity.

The pageantry of flags, emblems and anthems (both official and unofficial) load sport with symbolism and imagery of the nation. This is one of the key reasons governments spend billions to host sporting mega events. To build or reinforce a sense of national identity. Well, beyond the enjoyment of watching sport, the industry supports a huge part of the UK economy  a whopping £23.8 billion annually Then, there’s the employment side of things. The sporting industry supports over 400,000 full-time positions in England alone.

British sport has long reflected its colonial history and the tensions and contingencies that brings.

Over half of Britain’s army – 1.5 million troops – spent most of the Second World War in Britain. Watching and playing sport was critical in keeping these troops occupied and entertained.

In recent years, celebrating Englishness has often been linked to a narrow and exclusive imagery, which is said to marginalise ethnic minorities and those with a more socially liberal perspective, and has been tied to a football culture often associated with hooliganism.

Beyond former colonial powers, most national teams are now more ethnically diverse than they were 30 years ago, due to globalisation and the naturalisation of foreign athletes. All this comes amid the fray of polarised debate over the issues of immigration and race in England, and the UK more generally. What is significant about this moment is the wider political context in the UK – particularly the uncertainty over what is “English” national identity and, critically, what should it be.

Looking at sport through a political lens means looking at who has access to sport and who does not.

Football has had an influence on people’s culture in countries where it is most popular such as in Brazil and England. Many people in these countries view football as a way of life rather than just a sport.

Football is one of the 21st century’s most loved and hated sports, bringing communities together and at times, tearing them apart.

Many people in different societies feel it promotes sexism, racism and violence, and fuels America’s culture wars.

By aligning football with national identity you are ignoring the fact that some people don’t like football and forgetting that football has been connected with some of the worst things in English history.

It remains unrealistic to expect football to navigate the current “culture war” and be able to consolidate a more progressive, inclusive vision of Englishness – at least on its own. In all probability it will still be a predicament for the remainder of time.

Society gains something both positive and negative from football.  It brings people together and promotes the sharing of ideas, helping to break down racial barriers. Amid the euphoria of reaching a final, there remains much soul-searching, as well as division, among the English on the key questions of “who are we” and “what exactly do we want to celebrate”? With only three players without a parent or grandparent born overseas, the national team is held up as a microcosm of a diverse, multicultural population (although the absence of England’s significant Asian communities is glaring).


An expanded men's World Cup tournament will be heading to the USA, Canada and Mexico in 2026

The latest total to come from a Qatari official re the wold cup is around $200bn with around 7,000 migrant worker deaths by the first kick off.

No matter the outcome on the pitch- it cannot fully conceal the abhorrent incidents occurring behind the scenes.

“It’s obviously very disappointing to see FIFA giving their backing to a country where homosexuality is illegal and where people can get imprisoned…Cost of War: How much Russia spending each day on war with Ukraine?When one considers the cost of  war not to mention the loss of lives sport is less expensive in financial costs.

Afghanistan from 2001 to 2022 cost the USA  $2.3tn

Russia’s daily war, costs are likely to “exceed $ 20 billion” One day of war with Ukraine costs Russia at least $ 500 million.

The fallout from wars is slower growth and higher inflation in the rest of the world, with volatility the bottom line.

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We all know that Global leaders face formidable challenges, from dizzying technological progress and geopolitical tension to climate change to growing inequality but ours is an age of culture wars, identity politics, nationalism and geopolitical rivalry, all driven by smartphones.

An age of division, within and among countries with a global downturn that has meant that many of the foundation stones that we used to mark adulthood no longer exist.

This means international treaties and agreements must be framed or reworked to be sensitive to these requirements, including those relating to trading rules, investment agreements, intellectual property regimes and not world aid budgets becoming trickles of political conscious. 

Monetary and financial policies need to be reoriented, to encourage greater inclusion of those excluded and to make the financial system one that provides financial security.

Of course the likely hood of achieving any of this in our life times is zero, and will remain so, till our goals in education changes from  needles consumption towards non-material goals, to protect the earth which we all rely on for life.

Indeed extreme wealth now needs to be eliminated and replaced by extreme generosity.

Prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the survival of an overarching concept of “one world” seemed at least conceivable, however difficult. But wars are transformative. The primacy of economics can no longer be assumed.

While technology continues its transformative march the Earth’s ecological and human systems are in severe crisis.

Although there is a wealth of information available, much of it is fragmented and the convergence of issues facing the earth are so interrelated that most of them cannot be fully understood out of context.10 Things Going On In The World Right Now That You Need To Know About

So here is some of that context:


33% of the world’s people live under authoritarian, non-democratic regimes.

On any given day at any given moment in your life, there are at least 15 wars and armed conflicts actively going on all around the world. Most are dismissed, forgotten, ignored and under-reported while the world stays busy looking the other way.

Civilians are being murdered, tortured and displaced due to terrorism, government instability and human rights violations. When these wars are completely forgotten and ignored, each and every death is even more tragic.

Over 100 million people live in slums.

3 billion of the world’s people (one-half) live in ‘poverty’ (living on less than $2 per day).

Poor countries (which contain 4/5th’s of the world’s people) pay the rich countries an estimated nine times more in debt repayments than they receive in aid

The richest 1% of the world’s people earned as much income as the bottom 57%. The wealth of the world’s 7.1 million millionaires ($27 trillion) equals the total combined annual income of the entire planet.

17 million people, including 11 million children, die every year from easily preventable diseases and malnutrition.

Nearly 160 million children are malnourished worldwide.

1.1 billion do not have safe drinking water. By 2025, at least 3.5 billion people or nearly 2/3rd’s of the world’s population will face water scarcity.

3.4 million people died prematurely as a result of outdoor air pollution.

The development and release of genetically engineered organisms and their products has proceeded globally at a rapid rate.

Millions of patents are in process and all living creatures are considered potential candidates for genetic modification and cultivation as bio-factories for human purposes and profit.

An estimated 27 million people are enslaved around the world, including an estimated 20 million people held in bonded labour (forced to work in order to pay off a debt, also known as ‘debt bondage’)..

700,000 people annually, and up to 2 million, mostly women and children, are victims of human trafficking worldwide (a modern form of slavery — bought, sold, transported and held against their will in slave-like conditions)..

About 246 million, or 1 out of 6, children ages 5 to 17 worldwide are involved in child labour.

275 million children never attend or complete primary school education. 870 million of the world’s adults are illiterate.

Half of the forests that originally covered 46% of the Earth’s land surface are gone.

Between 10 and 20 percent of all species will be driven to extinction in the next 20 to 50 years. 60% of the world’s coral reefs, which contain up to one-fourth of all marine species, could be lost in the next 20-40 years.

Bee numbers decreasing worldwide,

Global warming is expected to increase the Earth’s temperature by 3C (5.4F) in the next 100 years.

There are over 45 million refugees and internally displaced people in the world.

Desertification and land degradation threaten nearly one-quarter of the land surface of the globe.

Over 70,000 new chemicals have been brought into commercial production and released to the environment in the last 100 years.

Higher sea level (a consequence of climate change), particularly in low lying areas, will contaminate groundwater by pushing to the surface toxic substances that have been underground for many years.


Global co-operation remains essential. However deep the rifts become, we share this planet. We still need to avoid cataclysmic wars, economic collapse and, above all, destruction of the environment. None of this is at all likely without at least a minimum level of co-operation. Yet is that at all likely?  No.

Given the immense political and organisational challenges, the chances that humanity will prevent damaging climate change are slim.

The whole human race will run out of ‘Patience’ 

Smartphone is now ‘the place where we live’ however free speech is a power now being bought by the rich – Twitter – Elton Musk who will not ensure that unless it is controlled it will be offensive to someone.

Microchip technology has modified existing patterns of human activities such as personal, social, political, and economic spheres.

However making the production process safer for the environment might be the hardest problem they have faced.

Every microchip is a metropolis.

Unfortunately, like every city, these chips consume an immense amount of resources and generate truckloads of waste. The microchip is essentially made from sand—albeit sand that has been melted, purified, and refined until it is over 99.9999 percent pure silicon. Overall, a microchip is a structure that stands in abject defiance of the second law of thermodynamics: It creates a region of extreme order from a whole lot of chaos, and that does require a lot of energy.

The comforts of modern life gifted by these wonder chips come at the expense of a vast amount of resources.

One or more microchips runs every one of the 40 billion connected devices currently in use—a figure that’s expected to jump to 350 billion by 2030.

They have created a storm of microchip embedded devices which affect our daily lives.

There is enough depleted uranium in the world.


Even though it may feel there hasn’t been much uplifting news lately, there are still a lot of reasons to be optimistic.

The smartphone is changing the world, its vastly different uses are reducing corruption, enabling transparency, making it possible to document both good and evil political debate.

We’re close to eradicating some diseases, a vaccine against Malaria is one step closer.  Cancer deaths are dropping.

More and more people are moving to alternative media sources in order to find truth. We are seeing this happening in real time.

There is amazing amounts of information are at everyone’s fingertips, and instantaneous communication to almost anywhere is essentially free. We all live our lives awake and a sleep, in small bubble of self  awareness, unaffected or detached or deceived by a politically noxious combination of lies as to what is happing around us, till it comes home to roost, then its to late.

The word apocalypse has its roots in the Latin word apocalypses, meaning to uncover. That is what we are experiencing right now—the uncovering or revealing of the truth. The sooner we all come together to embrace this, the sooner it will become our reality.

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Dear Delegate,

When it comes to climate change the verbal diarrhoea,    must be stopped. Picture of the Earth

Is is no longer up to scientists to bear the mental burden on the climate?

No, it’s up to the decision-makers, and the more action levers we have, the stronger this charge must be.

It’s now a race against time and it is critical that business leaders and states embrace it.

“States are in the process of bending the emissions curve downwards.” but their reduction must be much (much) more radical.

Nearly half of humanity is living in the danger zone – now.

Many ecosystems are at the point of no return – now.

Unchecked carbon pollution is forcing the world’s most vulnerable on a frog march to destruction – now.”

Half measures are no longer an option.

Secretary General António Guterres

“This is the defining issue of our time, nobody has the right to sacrifice international action on climate change for any reason,”

Its just over 100 days since the UN climate action summit in Glasgow, COP26, and no doubt you have seen the second in a series of three reports from the the UN’s top climate scientists, a damning indictment of failed global leadership on climate.

Prioritise climate or face catastrophe.

The world is now about 1.2C warmer than it was in the 19th Century – and the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has risen by 50%.

Scientists believe at least 550 species could be lost this century if action is not taken.

Current global problems such as inflation, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the high prices of energy and food are distracting governments, but the core problem remains the same no one wants to pay.

This is the main problem no one wants to pay.

Climate finance is critical to addressing climate change because large-scale investments are required to significantly reduce emissions, notably in sectors that emit large quantities of greenhouse gases. Climate finance is equally important for adaptation, for which significant financial resources will be similarly required to allow societies and economies to adapt to the adverse effects and reduce the impacts of climate change.

Developing nations are calling for payments for “loss and damage” – the impacts faced now.

An option for making payments was excluded from the Bonn climate talks, after pushback from wealthier nations who feared they would be forced to pay compensation for decades.

Financial institutions might be  taking an increasing number of mitigation actions to prepare for a low-carbon future, the biggest investment opportunity of this generation but financial system governance bodies need to incentivize opportunities to invest in adaptation and resilience.

There are many papers of reference on this subject, most are so complicated that one would need a life time to read them.

Mobilizing all sources of finance toward adaptation and resilience requires all of us to have the opportunity to invest, because  there are limitations on public balance sheets to finance the level of investment needed to meet adaptation and resilience needs.

Integrating climate considerations—both risks and opportunities—will be fundamentally important for aligning the financial system toward low-carbon, climate-resilient investments, and ensuring there is at least as much attention given to investment in adaptation and resilience as to mitigation.

Promoting greater use of blended finance approaches will drive  Finance Today for the Climate Resilient Society of Tomorrow.

So here again are a few suggestion to spread the cost, to create a preputial fund to tackle the problem in both fair and transparent way.




Currently, 17 million people are estimated to be facing food insecurity in east Africa because of drought.

Some scientists believe world leaders have left it too late and no matter what is agreed at COP27, 1.5C will not be achieved.

Instead of slowing down the decarbonization of the global economy, now is the time to accelerate the energy transition to a renewable energy future, declaring fossil fuels a “dead end for our planet, for humanity, and yes, for economies,” and calling for developed countries, multilateral Development Banks, private financiers, and others to form coalitions to help major emerging economies end the use of  verbal green.

We need to tackle the issue in a less confrontational way. Either everybody wins, or everybody losses.

It’s not so much that climate will end the human race or life on earth as we know it.

The result will be mass migration, wars, and barbarism.

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Because many Conservative would be looking at the end of their political careers.

Risi Sunak is now (since it voted to leave the EU) the fifth in just 6 years with four of them have come into power without a public mandate. (The list so far includes  – John Major – Tony Blair – Gordon Brown – David Cameron – Theresa May – Boris Johnson – Liz Truss.)  Ultra rich, young and the first person of colour to become UK prime minister, Rishi Sunak will also make history as the first practising Hindu to lead the country.

Head boy at Winchester College he is now the “Mountain of Light.”

His wife has a 0.91% stake in the software company Infosys worth about £700m. Their combined fortune is estimated to be £730m owning four properties spread across the world valued at more than £15m.

He earlier this year became the first frontline politician to ever be included in the Sunday Times Rich List of the UK’s wealthiest people. He is arguably the richest person to ever to sit in parliament.

He plainly thinks that meeting an arbitrary target of reducing national debt is more important than saving people from penury.

He is now the jewel in the crown of his Majesty’s Government, and the head of the British Cabinet. Perhaps as such he will be returning the 106-carat Koh-i-Noor diamond, which is now part of the British crown jewels.

For many Indians, the loss of the Koh-i-Noor is symbolic of India’s subjugation under British colonial rule, and its return is viewed as partial compensation for centuries of economic exploitation.

The difficulty of doing so would be if you say yes to one (request), you will suddenly find the British Museum would be empty.

The fundamental teaching of Hinduism, or Vedanta, is that a human being’s basic nature is not confined to the body or the mind. Beyond both of these is the spirit or the spark of God within the soul. (an ancient religion that included chanting and sacrifices). Hindu beliefs of reincarnation, multiple gods (polytheism), and the spiritual unity of humanity (monism or “one ultimate reality”).

It is a completely opposing system of belief that promotes worship of a multitude of gods.


Time will tell shortly what he believes in, as his political legitimacy hangs by a tread.

In the end, it might boil down to just that.

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The human mark on planet Earth has manifested itself in skyscrapers, in highways, in power lines, in sprawling cities. Evidence of the homo sapiens domination is everywhere, on land, sea, and air alike. And yet, despite the undeniably impressive innovations we’ve made in the last few millennia, the toll mankind has had is not to be overlooked.

Humans have had a more devastating effect on the planet than any other life form.

Humanity’s domination of the planet is now driving Earth’s sixth mass extinction being the main contributors to the current climate emergency.

Humans hit this planet like an Asteroid and the dust is still settling as wildlife continues to decline.

Let us take stock of the kind of changes humans have forced on the planet, and try to estimate the time scale over which nature will be able to wipe out all signs of human existence on earth, and the way in which it will do so.

We take the Earth as it exists today, where human presence and interference no longer exists, and is not replaced by any beings capable of continuing human tradition.  All other life forms exist at the current levels, i.e. no other life form is affected by whatever makes humans disappear, most of the signals of human activity would disappear over the timescale of a few hundred years to a few hundred million years..

However nature will take back her own a lot quicker than you’d suspect. Take Chernobyl for example,  over the years, vegetation has reclaimed much of the land and the abandoned infrastructure; for example, trees shoot out of the rusted roofs of vacant buildings in the ghost town of Pripyat,Abandoned buildings in the town of Pripyat, Ukraine, are shown in March 2011. The town, founded in 1970 for workers at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and evacuated following the 1986 explosion, has become a tourist destination with tours of the mostly abandoned area. or this abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan.

By the time 10,000 years pass it will be difficult to tell man ever walked the earth.


In fact, the closest thing we have today to what could have been without human influence can be found in the bush of Africa.Earth without humans, wildlife

Humans played a key role in the disappearance of many large mammals going back thousands of years.

The human-led decline of nature indicates that Earth would be a much wilder place without us.

The climate might also be different.

To day world without technology is unimaginable but is a world without us is imaginable.

You may be surprised to find out that it can be all that you want it to be with no modern technology at all.

A society without technology seems almost impossible to imagine as life is becoming more complicated and we are becoming less able to do it with only manual means.

Society has become a very specialized and highly specialized system of operation.

We live in a data-rich world.  “What Can Digital Technology the New Brain do for our world?

Fundamentally, as technology improves, its long term effects of living are refining our very existence.

But what if digital technologies never existed?  What would the world be like?

Life would be more creative, peaceful, and intimate. Our relationships would be limited to those living close by. We would have to rely on face-to-face communication, leading to deeper relationships.

We would have to visit physical stores.

We have to rely on old-fashioned methods of transport, such as horses, boats, and walking.

Travel would once again become lonely and isolating.

We would have to  find other ways to entertain ourselves. This could mean reading more.

People should be in a position to reduce their dependency and the use of technologies especially the ones that make them escape the reality of their existence , i.e. social media.

Technology is a part and parcel of living in a society. However, it must be understood that technology is not something that is present in a society that does not have it. On the contrary, technology is present in such a society but is so integrated and useful that it is not possible for people in such a society to do without it. As a result, they are able to live a healthy and peaceful life.

Perhaps in the end, we were exposed to something after all.

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