THE BEADY EYE SAY’S . WITH THIS VIRUS OUTBREAK ITS DIFFICULT TO SEE THE WOODS FROM THE TREES. MISINFORMATION AND DISINFORMATION.

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) from a lay man’s point of view.

When the facts are clear our choices become obvious.

1) What is it?

2) Origin?

3) Transmission?

4) What is does?

5) What can we do?

6) What can we expect?


I) A virus something you can see made of genetic materials called DNA and RNA which is protected by a protein shell that is made of proteins. A virus has no cells, no metabolism, no cell respiration, it does not growth or development, it has no life span, it depends on the host cells to reproduce, it is inert.

So it can sit on a surface till it finds a living cell to attach to in order to inject its DNA.

Its not a life form that actively searches for its victims.

It looks like the above.

The little spikes are the receptors protein that hijacks our DNA cells.

When they do our body defence’s go into overdrive, temperature skyrockets, resulting in fever, dry coughing, shortness of breath, ect. The spikes are the enemy, if they’re not there or they are damaged they cannot penetrate the cell.

2) We don’t know for sure where it has come from.

The media says everything from bats, to military labs,  to Aliens.

Let’s worry about that when we know how to stop it killing.

Its original name came from China Wuhan Virus. Unfortunately, this naming business if dangerous as it stigmatized what it is associated with.

Its scientific name is Sars-CoV2 creating a condition called COVID-19.

( Co – is Corona. VI – is a virus. D- disease. 19 – the year it was Id)

It is not the Flu which has to be on earth for over two thousand years.

3) Physical Contact.

Airborne droplets up to three hours or surface droplets up to two or three days.

4) Antibiotics do not work against the infection as the virus is not bacteria.

5) Wash your hands.

Try not to touch surfaces that have not been uncontaminated. If you do wash your hands every time it is a discipline.

Social distancing, not social isolation is a must.

Cough or sneeze into a tissue.

Good sleep, Exercise, Stress out, all help your immune system.

And Mushrooms. Reishi mushrooms directly bind to the virus. However, be careful of what you do with mushrooms. 

6)  It depends upon our response- Individually and collectively. 

Discounting is a no-no. We have passed the window of containment. 

There is no option but to chill and try to mitigate the spread as we don’t know if the coronavirus has any pattern, it is up to us to mould the way that is unfolding in our communities.

A new normal is on the horizon. Economics must be about people and not profit.

Stay safe.  Hope this post contains some helpful information.  

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THE BEADY ASK’S: ARE WE IN LOCKED DOWN, OR ARE WE LOCKED IN, OR LOCKED UP, OR LOCKED AWAY, OR LOCKED OUT.

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Which is it?
  How far a democratic state can go to constrain the liberties of its citizens when dealing with a medical emergency — and raises questions about how effective the measures will be. These difficulties point to the fundamental problem in keeping in check such a dangerous epidemic in a democratic country that values fundamental liberties such as the freedom to move around. At the moment the main reason for these measures is to slow down and contain the virus. The decree appears to be more of an instrument to try to persuade people to find ways to stay at home as much as possible, rather than as a list of enforceable prescriptions. Locked down, is a combination of locked in and locked out. Elevated security measures. Locked in, you cannot get out. Locked away, to keep (oneself) alone in a room or place for a long period of time. To put (someone) in a locked place (such as a prison) for a long period of time. To put (something) in a locked container, place, etc. Locked up, Jail. Locked out. Securely locked up. To become fastened. To withhold work from (employees) during a labour dispute. It can be difficult to establish where the appropriate danger sources might be so lockdown procedures should be seen as a sensible and proportionate response to any external incident which has the potential to pose a threat to the safety. There is perhaps time for draconian measures to stop the outbreak but democracies must trust their citizens, now it’s time for us to earn that trust so people and our democracy survive.    Sadly, because there are no specific risk factors for COVID-19 it won’t be the last of measures that were considered unthinkable not so long ago. At the end of that arm is a germ-bearing cell, any venture out in public carries some risks, whether the destination is a grocery store or a breath of air. We take risks without thinking, and we can minimise some of those risks. This is a strange new world we’re entering with no path to guide us. Tread carefully. Putting these restrictions in place is far easier than removing them. All human comments appreciated. All like clicks and abuse chucked in the bin.

THE BEADY EYE SAY’S. WE ALL KNOW WHAT TO DO BUT ARE WE WILLING.

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STOP DESTROYING OUR PLANET:
It’s no secret that our planet is in a pretty dire condition.

The problem is a massive one.

It’s so big that there are things that you do every day that are helping to bring about the end of the world, and chances are that you might not even know it.

Here are a few.

China produces a whopping 80 billion disposable chopsticks every year. The vast majority are used—and thrown away—That kind of production takes 20 million trees, and not just any trees.

Estrogen, one of the active ingredients in birth control pills and hormone therapy treatments, was introduced into a freshwater lake research facility in Ontario. 

The impact was almost immediate. Male fish first began producing egg proteins and then producing eggs.

Wastewater treatment and its impact on freshwater ecosystems.

Hormones that aren’t absorbed or used end up in the sewer system after they cycle through the human body. In areas where sewer water is dumped into lakes and rivers, the average fish population is about 85 per cent female. The cause has been traced back to the release of improperly treated wastewater that contains hormones from hormone therapy drugs and birth control pills. A stark contrast to the normal 55 per cent. Fish exposed to the hormones not only lose the ability to reproduce, but their accidental hormone treatment impacts eggs at the development stage as well.

Prozac. Might have something to do with the decline in the starling population over the last few decades—to the tune of about 50 million birds. 

Drinking straws. 

The United States alone uses about 500 million drinking straws made from a polypropylene plastic that doesn’t disintegrate or dissolve.

These millions of straws are around forever, making up a huge part of the estimated 12 to 24 tons of plastic that end up ingested by fish and other marine wildlife every year. And that includes about one million seabirds that die after eating plastics. One of the most common items found in autopsies? The drinking straws that come attached to juice boxes.

Eating frogs.

The fungus that’s being spread by the live food trade is different than one that’s being blamed for most of the recent die-offs.

The consequences of the fungus and its ability to hybridize create the potential to unleash an epidemic across the globe.

Antibacterial soaps, washing liquids/tablets use triclocarban and triclosan, chemicals while most of those chemicals are removed from wastewater when they’re run through a treatment plant, they have to go somewhere. When triclocarban degrades, it degrades into two chemicals—both carcinogens.

When triclosan is run through a treatment plant to make drinking water, it doesn’t exactly make safe drinking water. Instead, it makes other chemicals that can include chloroform. And those chemicals travel through the food chain in plants, animals, and ultimately humans.

Farm-raised fish.

Shrimp aquaculture has resulted in the large-scale degradation of coastal areas, the destruction of wetlands, and salinization of freshwater areas and drinking water. Salmon farming relies on the release of fish food and nutrients into the water, which always results in wasted feed and a huge amount of fish droppings in the water

Extra waste products end up sinking to the bottom where they react with the medicines and other nutrients used to keep the fish healthy along with antifoulant agents used to keep nets clean. That means fish farms are a breeding ground for sea lice, which are as disgusting as they sound. More chemicals are used to control the sea lice, which end up killing the other marine life that was supposed to be in the area in the first place.

Not the eco-friendly choice you’d think.

Soybeans 80 per cent of the world’s soy production goes into livestock feed.

1.2 million hectares of soy was planted in Brazil’s rain forest in 2005 alone. 

Global food waste. 

Every year, global food waste amounts to about 1.3 billion tons, and that’s such a big number that it’s impossible to imagine. Meanwhile, about 870 million people are starving.

Inequality: Lack of Healthcare, Nutrition and Education.

We all know that the world’s richest 1 per cent, those with more than $1 million, own 44 per cent of the world’s wealth. In many countries, a decent education or quality healthcare has become a luxury only the rich can afford.

Being poor all too often means more sickness and an earlier grave. 

The story of inequality in many developed countries, including the U.S. and U.K., is more sobering. However, when you are born in a poor place where every tenth child dies, as the well-to-do’s share of the national economic pie surges, a pandemic is a joke.

So what can be done to right this unsettling imbalance and restore a sense of opportunity for the billions of people who are being excluded from the gains of economic development?

The first and most important step may ultimately be recognizing the scope and scale of the problems caused by inequality in the first place and resolving to do something about them.  

Inequality is out of control with the human costs devastating.

Like many other environmental problems, there’s absolutely no easy answer but it is time we opened our eyes.

Ironically, with the coming economic collapse due to the coronavirus, we might finally be recognizing inequality’s great economic costs may be just the motivation that financial interests need to take the issue seriously.

Its not Amazon fortune and power that will grow exponentially.

The growing gap between rich and poor is undermining the fight against poverty, damaging our economies and tearing our societies apart.

If not with climate change added to next pandemic it won’t be the virus that kills you but the influx of refugees. 

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THE BEADY EYE ASK’S: WILL WE BE READY FOR THE NEXT PANDEMIC?

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This is with the current Coronavirus might seem an academic question.

However we the world have ignored for the greater part all previous pandemics.

For example, the Spanish Flu killed more people than World War I.

World War One and its consequences are etched in our historical memories but the Spanish flu is hardly remembered.

Ebola was on our TV and Aids down to sexual ordination.

Over 70 million are now infected with Aids. All connected to each other.

(Aids can take up to ten years after transmission to show its self.)

Thanks to a massive effort with the drugs to manage it are now affordable Aids is now no longer a killer.

So over the years since then, we have come to believe that Aids is cured. This is not so there are over 2 million new cases yearly in the world.

That gives you an impression of what is going on in the world.

This is why we need to take global health to the top of our priorities.

What do they all these viruses have in common?

They all come from animals.

However, this is not the problem its now a combination of infections spreading in urban high density, the enormity of mobility, climate change, conflict, deforestation, food demand, population growth, which means that we are and will be more and more exposed to what see today. With the results that the overuse of antibiotics and vaccines the risks are getting bigger and bigger to antimicrobial resistance.

So what should we be doing?

It’s not the global response that is important.

We need to train rapid support teams that can be deployed to help any country with a network of back up volunteers.

We need obviously, to strengthen public health systems in the world.

We need more effective engagement with communities

WE need to share Data and samples of viruses worldwide.

WE need Research &Development systems with no market incentives.

We need to suppress fake news.

WE need a universal flu vaccine.

WE need to understand that the risk of this Pandemic is enormous, and that is is not the last.

The key is to invest in getting rid of Inequality world wide.

Promises are not worth the paper they are written on. Once they are broken sorry mean nothing.

We need International solidarity with individual responsibility.  Actions speak louder. 

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THE BEADY EYE ASK’S: WHAT WILL BE OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH EARTH BE IN THE FUTURE. WILL NOBODY CHANGE TO WILL EVERYBODY.

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This is not the subject of science fiction it is closer to fact than fiction with good new reasons to pay attention.

Epidemics are certainly not new or unpredictable. A new strain of the influenza virus occurs every 1-2 years. We know a pandemic has occurred every 10-50 years for the past few centuries, and the last one was in 1968, so we’re overdue one.

Epidemiologists have some time not being talking of whether there will be a new pandemic, but of when it will occur.

While we sit at home social media is now brings us dier warnings with alternative fact from all quarters of the world that are moving so fast it is hard to keep up or give a damn.

Restaurants have tons of unsold food while supermarkets struggle to stock their shelves. Brexit will have no bearing, the EU Stability pack is a joke.

Predictions are everywhere, but the coronavirus is going to teach us all that we need to look after the planet that we all live on. 

Over the past century, humans have been transforming the planet so profoundly that we are pushing it into a new geological era.

Previous pandemics had an environmental impact – loss of agricultural activity allowed forests to regrow, and their photosynthetic activity sucked so much carbon from the air it contributed to the regional cooling. Although greenhouse gas emissions may drop suddenly, the effect on temperature would take centuries to perceive because of how long carbon dioxide persists in the air.

Perhaps we are coming to the realisation that globalization allows us to share goods and diseases, however, it seems we are more worried about being wifi bored.

If there is going to be one lesson to be learned from all of this it is that inequality the virus that causes much more than the source of virus-like Cov -19 – Wars, Slums, Mass immigration, indeed you would not be wrong to blame it for most of the woes we all witness on a daily bases must be eradicated.   

As a result here we are with countries with no water to wash their hands. (With trillions poured into reducing Co2 projects involving water made up less than 1%.)

Coronavirus is exposing the fragility of social life and that fragility is not because of the pandemic but rather the inequalities built into living. 

The unfolding economic catastrophe will historically mark this different than any natural disaster or financial crash as it is falling on the poorest. 

Up to now, we have all be concerned at technologies or events that have the potential to radically alter our planet, no one was talking about a global pandemic? 

The blame game will come later.

If we continue on a path of global climate change, land-use change, resource depletion, biodiversity loss and population expansion?

There will be no blame game.

The world’s population in the Middle Ages was just a few hundred million; in 1918, it was 1.8 billion – now it is more than 7 billion. The numbers of people infected and killed could run into hundreds of millions. Industry, food production, and the trappings of our modern world economy would all suffer, but this could be to the benefit of the environment.

It used to take days, weeks, months to circumnavigate the globe. Now it takes about a day. Very few diseases show symptoms in that short period of time, so someone could be infected with a virus or bacteria, jump on a plane and infect someone else halfway across the world in a matter of days.

Wouldn’t it be great to achieve some of these desirable planetary outcomes without the horrific suffering of a global pandemic? 

If we don’t perhaps it will be no longer a human-dominated planet.

Everyone seems to have completely ignored the potential for bio-weapons that are released simultaneously in multiple parts of the world, spreading a worst-case virus quickly everywhere.

Is this possible? Of course, it is, and probably become more possible every day.

The danger of either a naturally occurring pandemic of this sort, or a human-engineered catastrophe, is not a wild scenario at all.

One way or the other it is going to take years (or months, if we’re really, really lucky) to develop, test and approve a new vaccine or treatment.

We have Binary ionization technology in Hospitals. 

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Why not weaponize on a personal footing?

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THE BEADY EYE SAYS: THE CORONA VIRUS IS SHINING A LIGHT ON WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD AND IT IS SPREADING FAST.

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(Ten-minute read) 


AS IF WE DID NOT KNOW it is posing that fundamental profound question once more.

Are we going to care of the Earth so it can care for us?  

It is impossible to say which way the disease will go however there is no doubt that it is creating the biggest restriction of civil liberties “in peacetime”. 

We know that we all tracked by Google.  Behind all the restrictions governments will adopt powers that they will loath to relinquish when the crises are over. 

There is every like hood that the pandemic will strengthen the state and reinforce nationalism.  What won’t change is the inequality and greed, rather it will create a less open, less prosperous and less free world. 

Of course, it did not have to be like this but it will be the straw that brakes the camel’s back of globalization and it will probably result in uncontrolled Co2 emissions.

In the short term, with decoupling and rivalry coming to the forefront driven by a cascading sense of vulnerability there will be a race to return to full production.

However the Pandemic is proof of our interdependence but we are not or are we heading for a poorer, meaner, and smaller world.

If the Pandemic shocks us into recognizing our real interests in cooperating multilaterally on the big global issues facing us all it will have served a useful purpose. 

We all know that it is not enough to think of one nation’s power over another when it comes to climate change. The key is learning the importance that we have all to act together and Covid -19 is going to show that we are failing to adjust our strategy on many fronts to this new world. 

Either way, this crisis will reshuffle the international power structure in the way we can only begin to imagine. 

If we don’t support each other the result will be instability and widespread conflict within and across nations. 

We know that there is a dramatic new stage in global capitalism on the horizon with supply chains be brought closer to home.  We are going to see failed states with billions of economic refugees on the move. 

We are going to see the USA no longer as an international leader. 

To date, international collaboration has been woefully insufficient. 

What is needed it targeted assistance that provides hope that men and woman can prevail in response to this extraordinary challenge.  

If it gets Airborne the white full personal-protection suits that presently strike fear into the hearts of us all will be worthless.

AS IF EARTH DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH PROBLEMS THE NEXT NASA PROJECT TO MARS IS SCHEDULED TO LAUNCH IN JULY. 

NASA’s 2020 Mars rover. 

The rover will collect and cache promising samples for eventual return to Earth.

The first pristine pieces of Mars won’t be coming down to Earth for at least another decade, but the time to start preparing society for the epic arrival is now. 

This is an extremely grave point.

On the one hand, we can argue that Martian organisms cannot cause any serious problems to terrestrial organisms, because there has been no biological contact for 4.5 billion years between Martian and terrestrial organisms. On the other hand, we can argue equally well that terrestrial organisms have evolved no defences against potential Martian pathogens, precisely because there has been no such contact for 4.5 billion years. The chance of such an infection may be very small, but the hazards, if it occurs, are certainly very high.

Martian rock that has already arrived on earth contained structures resembled the fossilized remains of bacteria-like lifeforms.

What if such samples turned out to be dangerous, and contagiously so?

Are there some Mars-oriented lessons to be learned from COVID-19. 

Here on earth, it is gruelling and potentially lethal work to identify a virus never mind virus from other planets. 

It is estimated that there are 1.6 million unknown viruses in birds and mammals. Of these, it is thought between 600,000 and 800,000 are zoonotic, meaning they have the potential to jump from animals to people. 

Virulence, contacts and the length of time for which people are infectious are the three factors that determine what is called ‘the basic reproductive rate’ – how far and fast the epidemic will spread. 

There may be a staggering 3,200 different types of coronavirus harboured in bats alone.


As with historical infectious disease epidemics, the coronavirus that’s spreading currently is another example of why it’s so important to understand the consequences of interacting with environments humans rarely contact and then distributing widely whatever [they] picked up.

If one looks at the outbreak in Africa, of Ebola and the HIV/Aids pandemic – which to date has killed 35 million and infected 70 million – started about a century ago in Cameroon when a chimpanzee virus was transmitted to a human who almost certainly killed, butchered or consumed it.

Markets were closed during both outbreak, but they are now once more doing a roaring trade selling tropical game including monkeys, chimpanzees, cane rats, bats and snakes. Bushmeat is entrenched in local culture and is often a vital form of subsistence, hence why the authorities are unwilling or unable to announce an outright ban.

Last, with or without artificial intelligence we continue at our collective peril to make imbalance’s in the ecosystem.

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THE BEADY EYE ASK’S. HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT THE WORLD IS GOING SILENT.

The world is going silent but not empty however it is getting freaking louder about the real crimes against humanity.

Rachel Carson, she said, shortly before dying of breast cancer in 1964.

Man’s attitude toward nature is today critically important simply because we have now acquired a fateful power to alter and destroy nature. But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself? We are challenged as mankind has never been challenged before to prove our maturity and our mastery, not of nature, but of ourselves.”

Fifty years on, the impacts of what she said have become a reality. We are living in: the contamination of the food chain, cancer, genetic damage, the deaths of entire species.

Why? Because of Profit for Profit sake. 

Whether we are documenting the crisis or not, it is happening at an accelerating rate.

“As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment.”
― John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men

“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”
― Leonardo da Vinci 

In the final analysis, words mean nothing.

They are labels we give things in an effort to wrap our puny little brains around their underlying natures when ninety-nine per cent of the time the totality of the reality is an entirely different beast. 

When images become inadequate what we are seeing as “nature” is vastly impoverished compared to what people saw just a generation years ago, even if we are only dimly aware of it,

There was no debate. Silence. 

We have allowed the material cares of this world to plug our ears. Can you imagine if any leader went on TV and announced the economy is going to completely collapse for 2 years?  People would panic.

The prevailing belief is that even in the face of collapse, you must always point in the other direction.

The vast majority of us are born into debt and die in debt.

Hopefully, now we are in the downtrend of that cycle and the world will start to value when is common to all on this Earth. Clean Air, Water and Energy. 

So on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month the guns fell silent. Where are those who will shatter the silence?

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THE BEADY EYE ASK’S. WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE CORONA VIRUS?

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The name coronavirus is derived from the Latin corona, meaning “crown” or “halo”, or “wreath”.

The name refers to the characteristic appearance of the infective form of the virus.
Human coronaviruses were first discovered in the late 1960s they including SARS-CoV in 2003, HCoV NL63 in 2004, HKU1 in 2005, MERS-CoV in 2012, and SARS-CoV-2 (formerly known as 2019-nCoV) in 2019.

Human to human transmission of coronaviruses is primarily thought to occur among close contacts.

Viruses can infect all types of life forms, from animals and plants to microorganisms, including bacteria and archaea.

The most recent common ancestor of all coronaviruses has been placed at around 8000 BCE.

Since then there is quite a selection of our friend Corona with four or five that continually circulate in the human population with more regularity 2003, 12, 15, 18, 19,20, 

Bovine coronavirus and human coronavirus OC43 diverged around the 1890s.

Some can kill more than 30% of those infected (such as MERS-Cov), and some are relatively harmless, such as the common cold.

Coronaviruses have the largest genomes of all RNA viruses. The host cell components to allow RNA synthesis is not well understood. Virus any member of a unique class of infectious agents, which were originally distinguished by their smallness (hence, they were described as “filtrable”  Because of their ability to pass through fine ceramic filters that blocked all cells, including bacteria) and their inability to replicate outside of and without the assistance of a living host cell. 

Because these properties are shared by certain bacteria viruses are now characterized by their simple organization and their unique mode of replication. A virus consists of genetic material, which may be either DNA or RNA, and is surrounded by a protein coat and, in some viruses, by a membranous envelope.

This strain that is currently going around is remarkably stable giving how much transmission which could be put down to that it does not need to change as it is doing a great job spreading around the world. 

It is not affected by seasonal variations, as it has already sucessfuly handled all-weather cold or warm.

There are no surveillance world networks for the flu that tells us where it disappears to.

If we don’t learn from this pandemic that we need to understand these Viruses we will bring them to outer space if we ever get there. 

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THE BEADY EYE WANT’S TO THANK OUR POLITICAL LEADERS FOR THEIR EFFORTS ON BEHALF OF ALL OF US.

 

There is no doubt that we are all in this together.

Neil Armstrong wrote a letter to the folks at the Johnson Space Center, to thank them for their part in sending him safely to the moon. 

We all know, there is a large measure of calculation in what public figures do. 

We are all under duress so your influence on us all at this time is of paramount importance.

So let me tell you that I felt a very unusual sensation listing to you all, if it was not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.

And by the way, I’m wearing the smile that you gave me.

Go raibh maith agat.

THE BEADY EYE SAY’S: THIS CORONA VIRUS IS ASKING ALL OF US WHAT TYPE OF WORLD DO WE WANT?

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I know that humans are the only type of species that are suitable to manage the earth but it does not make them the right species!

Apparently not.

Did we ever think that we would be living in a world where it is life-threatening to go our side and I am not talking about terrorists or any other Hollywood science fiction movie scenario?

There’s a lot of bad news out there but this is not a death sentence. 

 It’s time to save the world. ” We can use it as we wish”

No one owns the earth. No one has the right to do whatever they want.

We’re not the only thing that lives here, nor are we more important in any way.

We cannot use the world as we please as our actions are endangering not just us but other species. 

Our Earth was meant to be lived on in union with its Ecosystems and we cannot allow that to be broken.

The Coronavirus ( Covid  19 ) is illuminating what is wrong with our world. 

So our most crucial life questions are: 

What Kind of World Do We Want to Leave to Our Children?

Whatever your interest — whether it’s the environment, health care, poverty, or education — there are simple steps each of us can take to make life better not just for someone in our own community. 

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” now needs an Earth Declaration. 

Here are the top six of my non-legal binding the goals.  

Use Global Warming to Solve Global Warming.

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts to protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss.

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.

Sustainable Development Goals which will take years for a critical mass of governments to actually rally behind. 

The allocation of resources to fight climate change and other environmental issues over the next decade can be achieved by making a profit for profit sake pay. ( See the previous post on a 0.05% World Aid Commission. How it could be implemented so the costs are spread fairly) 

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

Global poverty. Reduce inequality within and among countries. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Expand access to clean drinking water, green energy.

Artificial Intelligence and Automation. 

The 2020s sounds like such a radical futuristic decade however to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development requires a coherent and plausible conception of social justice. A basic income, a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means-test or work requirement.

Stop the sale of arms. 

The estimate of the total value of the global arms trade in 2017 was at least $95 billion.* However, the true figure is likely to be higher. 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 — even if you’re only hearing about a few of them on the news.

There are an estimated 11-12 million refugees in the world today with between 12-24 million Internally Displaced Persons.

Electoral Reform with Citizens’ Assemblies. 

These aren’t just focus groups or consultations though but for the members to engage in serious, informed reflection on important policy matters with people they may never normally meet.

As Hubert Reeves ( Canadian-French Astrophysicist) say’s, ” Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and Destroys a Visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is this God he’s worshipping “

Feel free to have idea sex between your ideas and mine so we can come up with even better ideas. It’s a way of saying: “We agree that these are the world’s top priorities right now.”