The Environment


The Environment Diagram
Our deepest heartfelt feelings to anyone affected by any of the issues written in this article.


Everything on the right side of the diagram is happening every minute of every day. Unless it makes big news headlines, the devastation of the environment is largely happening without most of the world knowing. It's not their problem until it becomes their problem.

On average, 7 million people die each year from pollution. , As of November 2022, the global health crisis started approximately 2 years and 8 months ago; the number of COVID-19-related deaths is 6.5 million (source: World Health Organization). Over the same period, 18.6 million people died as a result of pollution. . We don't see an immediate and global pandemic "health crisis" effort to save the planet and protect people from pollution. Why should it be any different? All we hear is that we'll do this by this year or that year, usually 10 years later. Just to emphasize, we're into the 28th world environmental meeting this year (2023); that's 28 years and still trying to come up with a global solution.  There is no sense of urgency around any of it; the wheels of money, power, and greed are taking priority. The first Conference of the Parties (COP) began in 1995, but the Earth Summit in 1992 created the framework for the annual COP meetings.

Famous people can go blue in the face talking about it,  highlighting we're on a knife edge. Their efforts are all good to create awareness, but some weeks after it makes the news, people forget about it and get on with their lives. For the majority, this means getting on with the struggles in their lives. For those without any immediate struggles, it's about being kept entertained 24/7 and not looking at much beyond this.

Why don't the news media put out daily statistics about how many people are dying of pollution every single day? or the number of acres of forest being cut down each day, or the number of fish being taken out of the ocean each day, and the type and number of species dying each day. Maybe then more people will start to take notice.

They don't do it because it doesn't bolster their TV or Newspaper ratings; it's not on their agenda. The other reason is that pollution affects some countries more than others, so the premise is that if it does not affect our country as much, we don't have to regard it as an emergency. We make the argument that because more people are dying of pollution every year, it's an even greater emergency than anything else. Other things, like forests and the oceans, are so distant from everyday life that problems continue without the majority of people realizing it. If everything carries on as it is, it means mass wildlife extinction, and many people, especially in rich countries, don't even recognize it as a problem; it's not their problem until it becomes their problem.

How many more wake-up calls is it going it take?


Introduction - The Tale Of Many Worlds.

This article is about the environment, but it is shown from the perspective of the problems most of society faces day to day. The left side of the diagram shows the social structure of the world. The right side the world we are largely oblivious to is the environment. The following goes a little into why we are largely oblivious to climate change and the environment.

Who do you think makes the decisions for everything a society does, including the things that affect the environment? The names and faces have changed over the years, but the poor regulations and decisions have remained. The answer is a select few YOU elected to run your country. This includes decisions on what corporations and institutions are able to do and not do where the environment is concerned. This includes rules and regulations around fishing, whaling, logging, fracking, the use of toxic materials, the use of plastics, the use of materials by the construction industry, the level of pollution measures to put in place, the use of land fill, cutting trees, the types of farming allowed, and much more. The majority of people just fall in line with whatever they decide and live their lives accordingly, and the whole thing has been going around and around like this for decades. . They created the mess for greed and power, and we are the ones that have to make the big adjustments for the environment. The result of decades of poor decisions and poor regulations by these select few is what you are seeing today in the death of the planet.

The 2020 global health crisis revealed a lot about the way governments react to global dangers and emergencies. Their actions, in many cases, were sudden and immediate. For example, the world's governments put restrictions on people and other countries very quickly. There needs to be sudden and immediate action when tackling Forest logging, Overfishing, Animal protection, the use of plastics, and everything else that is destroying the environment. One example is that all countries could immediately stop accepting (or buying) any product that was a result of forest destruction, stop it at the borders, and send it back, thereby eliminating demand for it. If there's no value to it, it will make a huge difference. Will they do it when there are billions of dollars to be made? Of course NOT! It's all about money, greed, and power. World renown scientists are talking about mass extinctions of many species and a huge amount of human casualties and displacement. We would say that's an emergency; that's a danger. But do you see governments taking immediate and sudden action because of this?




Inequality, Competition, Greed, & Fear

These are the words to describe the current social systems around the world, where the entire thing revolves around an unfair allocation of money based on your family history, background, gender, and other factors.

At one end of the spectrum, a few (1%) can live life without the insecurities that a lack of money brings. On the other end of the spectrum, there is no home, little food, and little hope. There are several paths in between these, one for every social class.

Life Path One: (Good end of the spectrum)

  • Born into wealthy family.
  • You get the best environment to grow up in.
  • You get the best education.
  • You get the best jobs,
  • You get the high priority medical treatment, the best that money can buy.
  • You mix with people in similar circles.
  • and the whole thing repeats itself.

Life Path Two: (Bad end of the spectrum)

  • Born into a poor family.
  • You get the worst environment to grow up in.
  • You get the worst education.
  • You get the worst jobs,
  • You get the low priority medical treatment.
  • You mix with people in similar circles.
  • and the whole thing repeats itself.

Yes, there are rags-to-riches stories, but they are unique. The social system is based on competition to get more; If you have more, you're better than your neighbor; it's not solely based on the equal value of every human being..


People Problems.

Depending on where you fit in the class system determines how much of a struggle your life will be financially, and financial problems always lead to other problems.

The left side of the diagram doesn't, of course, include all the problems societies encounter; there are countless others, including racism and crime. The right side of the diagram does not include all the environmental problems; there are countless others, including oil spills, pollution, and fracking.

The article's goal is to emphasize all of the challenges that the majority of society encounters; from this point of view, it's easy to see why safeguarding the environment receives so little attention.

People are constantly competing to outdo each other. Institutions and Corporations are also competing to outdo each other. . Governments, News Media, TV shows, and Advertising all put thoughts to that effect into people's minds, and it goes around and around: own more, buy more, look better, earn more money, watch TV junk to stop you from thinking about the truth, be better educated, be better than other people, be safer, etc., etc., etc.

We hugely praise the efforts of Greta Thunberg to shine a light on the environment from a young person's perspective and also bring urgency to a disastrous situation for us and future generations. From the point of view of the left side of the diagram and the class system, she needed to be content with her own environment and have a more comfortable life than others to even think about starting a campaign to save the environment. . What do we mean by others? In comparison, a similar young person from a poorer background and poorer country would be either so embroiled in the disastrous effects climate change is causing or because they are faced with the problems of the social system—things like getting their next meal, getting new clothes, getting a safe home, escaping war, and so on. What we are saying is that people have to be happy and content in their own lives before they start a cause to save the environment, and that largely depends on where they fit in the social system. .

Climate change disasters like massive forest fires and floods affect people directly by wiping away their entire lives. Having experienced this and survived, they have no doubts that the world's environment is in a disastrous state and needs urgent action.

Divisions of everything.

Over the centuries, war and colonialism have determined land divisions among human beings, some of which are still happening today because of territorial disputes. After centuries of settling land ownership between people, you then get the so-called countries of the world, which have borders, both physical on land and virtual in the seas and in the skies. Everything within these borders is controlled by the governments of the respective countries.

There are, of course, borders within borders, but we'll leave it at world country borders for the purposes of this article. Now that the countries have nice, clean bordered areas after centuries of war, you get the divisions of people between different countries, with one country trying to be better than the other. Most people within those countries have fallen into backing this ideology of one country having to be better in many ways than another. (Nationalism)

Competition starts: I belong to this country; this is my land; this is our country; these are my people; our country does this better than your country; we stand behind this flag; we make better products; and governments strive and compete to make their country better than other countries. Sometimes a group of countries get together to show one half of the world that they are better and more powerful than the other half of the world. In most countries, the leaders make decisions based on the select few you elected to run your country; big decisions are not made by every person that can vote. Which means with increasing urgency every year, where decisions about the environment are concerned, you have placed your complete trust in them to save our planet from irreversible environmental disaster. You voted them in; are your leaders doing enough?

If you take into account all of the things mentioned above when the annual environmental meeting is held, The decisions that have to be made about the environment by our so-called leaders are made with the primary thoughts of division, competition, and power plays over other countries. Thoughts such as, "If I take this measure, will it make my country less powerful, less competitive, and less prosperous?" A short thought interlude: "Who gives a _______ ____ just work together and save the planet for future generations".

These are all the factors at play when world leaders decide to save the planet from environmental disasters. The conclusion is that the wheels of power, greed, and money will always take priority over 100% immediate global commitment from every country to just say, Let's all save the planet from climate disasters. Take a step back and look at the whole picture: all these divisions were created around the world, then the global environmental mess was created, and now they are trying to retrospectively get together as one global entity to work together to "try" and solve a problem that affects the entire world.

When it comes to nature and climate change disasters, all the divisions and borders mentioned do not matter to nature. When you're faced with pollution, wildfires, floods, drought, animal extinction, or any other type of catastrophe, it doesn't just stop at any sort of border or division made by humankind. We are either going to realize this before it's too late or face more environmental disasters and suffer the consequences of irreversible global environmental disasters. One thing is certain: it will be a problem for the entire world. Intelligent minds can create medicines to protect you from a virus, but due to the irreversible effects of failing environmental systems, no one will be able to solve this.



It's not their problem until, it becomes their problem.


Everything is connected, what happens in one part of the world affects the entire world.



The title of this article implies mass extinction and the death of the planet as humans know it. The Earth itself has been through many cycles of death and rebirth.

At present, the majority of people's thoughts are not on climate change and its impact on the environment; for the vast majority, their thoughts are on struggling and striving for better lives for themselves, based on a poor social system revolving around money created by governments that has over the years created inequality and created classes. One solution to the perpetual competition and money-oriented society proposed by Jacque Fresco and highlighted in one of our articles, A New Way Of Living. The idea of a resource based economy.

Humans are the only known species to have consciousness, and we have misused it!

See these articles for the solution: The Crisis Is A Crisis In Consciousness & A New Way Of Living.

Take into account the paragraph above beginning with "Who do you think makes the decisions for everything a society does?" When reading the following, the word "we're" below largely refers to governments and big corporations. .


There have always been natural disasters, but now we're creating our own. Where possible, do all you can to help save the environment. The UN Act Now Information

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May 2021

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