Monday, December 04, 2017

The EcoNuclear Brink

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(The Pale Blue Dot inside the circle is Earth as seen by Voyager 1 space probe leaving our solar system)

"Today, science has brought all the different quarters of the globe so close together that it is impossible to isolate them one from another.

Today we are faced with the preeminent fact that, if civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships—the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together and work together, in the same world, at peace."

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, April, 1945

At this time in our journey, it is important for the human species to understand who we are and where we are on the map

We are primates, designed to live in extended family groups, like other primates who gather and hunt. We live in 5 kilometers of breathable air in a twenty kilometer wide life space delicately painted onto our planet. 

Several thousand years ago, we started recording our history.  Since then a lot of very complex culture and technology has happened. 

Many species outgrow their environment's ability to support them, a species
pincer point, at which time a species either collapses or becomes completely extinct. 

We have developed two unique, looming species pincer points.  At any second, our life as we know it could end in an intentional or unintentional nuclear annihilation.

Meanwhile, the clock is ticking, and we are grinding toward catastrophe due to climate change

It is a fundamental error in planning for our survival to view these threats as separate. 

Please think about this. 

Does the collapse of human civilization due to climate change make intended or unintended use of nuclear weapons less or more likely? 

The traditional nuclear weapons understanding of Mutual Assured Destruction is a system, just like our communication services.  Does the nuclear destruction system become less or more unstable, as other systems fail?

As the mouse begins to starve, does the cheese on the trap become less or more dangerous? 

Countless actions by countless human beings over thousands of years have led us to The EcoNuclear Brink.

We did not plan our potential doom, but we did create it.

This is where we are on the map of our survival.

We have made our home here very small and unsafe, and we don't have much time to use what we have learned about ourselves to save ourselves.  We do not have much time to build the true mutually respectful human society that will help us survive this era. 

Respectism is the belief that a mutually respectful society is a pragmatic necessity for survival.

Sincerely advertise and promote respect for self, others and place.

Respectfully keep the abusive from power.

Promote just, fair dealing with honesty, equality and listening dialogue to back away from the brink.

We should start now.

Love is the soul of respect, and respect is the language of love.

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