Time's up! Cease and Desist!

SUBHEAD: Be carbon neutral and shelter in place. The storm is about to descend upon us.

By Juan Wilson on 6 November 2018 for Island Breath -

Image above:Ted Kaczynski as an assistant professor at the University of California, Berkley in 1967... the Summer of Love. From (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Kaczynski).

If you don't know about Ted Kaczynski you should. He was a young professor at UC Berkley in the late 1960's. Ted was a brilliant mathematician and observer of the scene.

After realizing the likely destruction of life on Earth due to modern industrialization he abandoned an academic career in 1969 to pursue a primitive lifestyle.

He moved to a remote cabin without electricity or running water near Lincoln, Nebraska, where he lived as a recluse while learning survival skills in an attempt to become self-sufficient.

After witnessing the destruction of the wilderness surrounding his cabin he became deranged and engaged in a terror campaign.  He became the Unabomber. Between 1978 and 1995, he killed three people and injured 23 others mailing explosives packages to those he deemed agents of the industrial destruction of nature. 

He issued a social critique in the form of a manifesto that he submitted to the New York Times and Washington Post opposing industrialization and advancing a nature-centered form of anarchism.

It's past time to come to grips with what Ted Kaczynski realized (before the Club of Rome Report) a half century ago.

In my opinion he was right about the industrial destruction - but he was wrong about fixing things by mailing bombs. My advice...

"Cease and Desist!"
A cease and desist order is sent to individuals or businesses to stop purportedly illegal or undesirable activity ("cease") and not to restart it ("desist").

Yes, this means you (and me)!

This article is not meant to be a warning. It's an instruction. Immediately cease and desist all activities producing a net loss of thriving biosphere.

To the degree that is possible stop eating packaged food, stop using disposable products, stop going places you are not needed, stop depending on the power-grid and information networks for all your information and entertainment... including this blog.

"Be Carbon Neutral!"
Make no net release of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, especially through offsetting emissions by planting trees.

If what you are doing is not Carbon Neutral or better you are actively contributing to the near term extinction of life on Earth as we know it.

What this means is you personally achieving within the next two years a change in your life that will increase the living biosphere to a degree that outpaces your consumption of energy and natural resources.

"Shelter in Place!"
Already it is getting too late for many. If your not in a place that can be made self-sustaining it is already too late. Act now! Are there friends or relatives in sustainable places with whom you could contribute to a livable future? If so get in touch now.

If you are in a sustainable place, but not off the grid and growing your own food already, there is little time left. Act now! Get the tools you need. Plant the garden - Store fresh water - Capture energy. It take time and effort, with trials and errors, to make a place provide for life support. Get going!

The implications of the changes coming are massive.
  • It would mean abandoning access to automobiles for the purpose daily commuting, errands,  shopping or recreation. 
  • It would mean having an occupation, getting services, and obtaining food within walking distance from your home.
  • It would mean changes in lifestyle that would include an end to regular air travel for business or pleasure. 
  • It would mean an end to universal access to the Power Grid (most people would need to cleanly produce their own power).
  • It would mean a return to small family farming for the vast majority of people (about 90% in America before World War One).  
  • It would mean making and repairing the things you need in your daily life (meals, clothing, furniture, shelter.
My most optimistic future vision is one in which the future supports and sustains oases of biodiverse environments where living things can flourish. Including some humans. Each oasis may be far from one another, but an experienced traveler might wend their way from one to another.

My advice is to treat this information like a hurricane emergency alert that you find yourself in the path of. Act now and avoid the rush.

See also:
Ea O Ka Aina: Biodiversity loss is our extinction 11/6/18
Ea O Ka Aina: Earth • Water • Fire • Air 11/2/18
Ea O Ka Aina: Living in a Shitstorm 10/17/18
Ea O Ka Aina: What's Omitted from the IPCC Report 10/9/18
Ea O Ka Aina: Final Call to Save the World 10/8/18
Ea O Ka Aina: The Well-To-Do Wrecking the Climate 10/8/18
Ea O Ka Aina: Scientists Outline Paths to Survival 10/4/18
Ea O Ka Aina: Being Green is being a Terrorist
Ea O Ka Aina: 'Shrinking the Technosphere' review
Ea O Ka Aina: Find and Limit Ourselves 2/2/17
Ea O Ka Aina: Automation - whatta bitch! 1/4/17
Ea O Ka Aina: Planet Kaauai 2/26/16
Ea O Ka Aina: Oases on a future Eaarth
Ea O Ka Aina: Dark Ecology
Ea O Ka Aina: The Luddite Rebellion 11/14/12


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