Going Green Radio Show #3 Evolution
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Evolution, are we just dumb?
Saturday 12th November 2012, 5-7 PM.
3 surfers, musicians and movie makers from Manly Beach, Sydney
Ed Worland, full time musician and front man of a band called Oxblood
Stephan Hunt, founder of www.goodcheerprojects.com
Campbell Brown, director of photography
Today’s discussion was about evolution and de-volution, construction/destruction
We reviewed the industrial revolutions, detailed below and talked about Global warming following the UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueras release of a gloomy Annual World Energy Report, where she stressed that we are witnessing the greatest industrial and energy revolution the world has ever seen.
Stephan and Ed were photographing surfer Ed at Surin beach on Saturday 12th November in what were described as “epic” waves and a TOP 10 in the world by Ed… some amazing surfing.
Two new surfers arrived on Sunday including pro surfer Nick Riley and 18 year old upcoming long board surfer Jack Entwistle. The lads rocked up at the studio surf board in hand and bare-chested and gave a live “going green” song, and separately went into the recording studio and did an impromptu rap song, Going Green… a great night. They are spreading green support and are heading off khao lak in search of waves whilst donating fresh water filters.
Reflect, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, reTweet
NEWS: CLIMATE CHANGE
Currently the world us just under 400ppm in CO2 emissions and is heading to 450ppm but we should be heading the other way, decreasing towards 350ppm.
The UK supported Japan and Russia in potentially delaying an agreement at the climate change meeting till 2018/2020. The meeting takes place in Durban at the end of November.
Of today’s 7bn population 1.3bn do not have access to electricity. That catch up is dooming.
The UK is saying that they are expecting 4 degree C increase by 2060
NEWS: PLASTIC GYRE
Pacific Gyre about to be hit by Japan tsunami debris, as much as 5mn tonnes, a task force is being prepared.
LAUNCH DATE: NO PLASTIC BAG
Phuket launch no single use plastic Dec 5th. by end Feb all major retailers will adopt one day per week NO Plastic bags, and will aim to be plastic bag free.
You can register at the Phuket Provincial hall from Dec 5th to pick up a reuse bag with 20 plastic bag returns
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bangladesh, 10 years without plastic bags.
They were banned because of flooding, as has the Congo, Bombay & Burma.
The IUCN is talking a request for single use bag bans across Thailand as a flood relief program.
NEWS: UGANDA electric car, the KIIRA, built by 25 students whilst working on an electric bus… Phuket needs electric cars and busses.
Rick O Barry received a humanitarian award for supporting the stopping of dolphin slaughter at Taiiji in Japan.
Reflect, think about your actions, refuse single use plastic bags, straws & polystyrene
Reduce, your waste
Reuse what you can, including composting
Recycle as much of whats left
Responsibility, to our planet
Retweet, tell others
EVOLUTION: Where from: Where To
Slave trade elimination was advocated in New England 1671 but not law there until 1808 and not US wide until 1865, nearly 200 years later. Changes used to take time, but with facebook, twitter, live TV and the current reality of climate change that has been a wake up call change must take place IMMEDIATELY.
THE FIRST INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
Major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, transportation and technology had a world changing effect on the population. Beginning in the UK the era spread to Europe and North America.
There was a dramatic shift away from use of draft animals towards the mechanization of initially the textiles companies and with the development of iron making techniques both in the 1780s, and the increase in use of refined coal. Improved roads, canals and railways further fuelled the industrial beast which kicked in with scale after 1820.
Population in the UK went from 8mn in 1800 to 30mn in 1900. Europe’s population went from 100mn in 1700 to 400mn in 1900.
1850s – 1914
SECOND INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
THE AGE OF SYNERGY, scientific based change
The advent of Steel, rediscovered (Song dynasty techniques were lost) in the 1850s for military use brought about a surge in the worlds growth. This revolution grew to include chemical industry development, the refinement of petroleum and distribution, the start of electrical industry and marked a transition of technological leadership from Britain to the USA and Germany.
By 1930 the population had risen to 2bn people
1945 – 1960
The first Atomic bomb in 1945 followed a month later by Hiroshima kicked off the atomic age. The subsequent powerful peace time rebuilding was an expansionist period set in. The atomic age failed to live up to expectations with Chernobyl, a near accident at 3 mile island and issues with plant de-commissioning. The nuclear age brought with it an arms race that took the world to the brink of WW3
1960 – 1970
THE SWINGING Sixties
With flower power and a call for peace not war the generation enjoyed a drugged out luddite attitude with moves to stop nuclear power, ban supersonic travel, oppose chemical use in food and agriculture and glimmers of a happier new global vision that crashed with Woodstock.
Population increase, a new business cycle and the distractions of leisure brought about a new middle class, serious environmentalism started but was not mainstream. It was a GREEN decade as crops radically changed to be higher yielding and more productive. This radically increased nitrogen content in soil which increased coastal dead zones through algal blooms. Industrial nitrogens greatest environmental impact though is to increase the world’s population. By increasing food supply in Africa, India, China and the west as much as 40% of the world’s protein intake is from artificial nitrogen. The fix is in – had the natural worlds weather, droughts and population control taken its course our population would be half what it is.
THE GOGO Decade
Greed was good, easy money and a take mentality, America’s expansion and “modernization” was the beacon that excited the wannabes. The world wanted their laissez fair throw away attitudes, no matter the cost. Cheaper production, more of it and short termism were the flag bearers of a generation.
1990 – 2000
THE NICE Decade
Non Inflationary Constant Expansion, as the world found the housing drug and again fast cash and ecosystem destruction with all the excitement of social connectivity through the internet. A new consumer drug that kept our attention away from global destruction. The nasty consequences of the NICE decade extend beyond the current downturn. The natural resources and processes – such as the climate, the soil, the nitrogen cycle and the biodiversity on which our health and economies depend were degraded faster than they can be replenished. We faced a global environmental crisis that will profoundly affect the lives of all of us and barely acknowledged it. Al Gore brought us climate change awareness but people didn’t change much.
By 2000 the population had risen to 6BN
THE NOUGHTIES Decade
Brought us Chinas last NICE gasp that inflated the world, however food inflation and their economic miracle tripped up their impending global takeover. Y2K, a computer meltdown widely expected that failed to materialize ushered in the internet as mainstream. This era brought peak debt and peak oil reality that now in 2011 are only just starting to reverberate around global economies and the era saw a celebration of resources as scarcity drove miners to expand their thirst and quest for the world’s oil, copper, coal and precious metals and rare earths resources. Al Gore brought us climate change awareness and the world starts to pay attention.
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By 2010 the population had risen to 7Bn
THE HANGOVER Decade
With feast comes famine, with excess comes redress, with action comes reaction.
HELP, cries the world
ANGER, call the unemployed and disenfranchised by climate change
NOW, call the scientists and worlds protectors
GASP, go the inefficient manufacturers and polluters as they hang on to NICE memories
O my Golly, as the public collectively find a new faith in individual action
Virility drops as much as 30% through contaminants and population growth slows
Environmentally the world tips closer to breakdown
Responsibly and collectively our species grapple with change that will make 40% of all beings extinct in ONE GENERATION.
More than half of our population now lives in cities, nests for a super organism out of control. Consuming everything and anything, groupers, sharks fin, metals, fuels, building materials, money. These honey pots are mostly out of natural space, polluted in air, sea and soil, challenged by extreme temperatures and prone to disease strains such as H1N1 or bird flu.
THE MEMORY decade
Man changes his tune and woke up from its hangover
Responsibility through technology connectivity keeps a still population
You and I get cancelled and us becomes the new collective as the world bands together to make a better world
Your actions today will make this paragraph.
Your actions are your voice. Find it and help write history
SEEK, for a better world.
NEWS reviewed in the show were from retweets by indigonick
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