The BIG PICTURE

    

Capitalist and the Consumer: Climate Change and what is needed now to avoid System Failure

A: Areas of Concern to address in all paths:

Energy – to power our homes and businesses

Water – to provide drinking water for both consumer and capitalist use

Food – to provide food supplies for both consumer and capitalist use

Mobility – to get to where we need as both consumer and capitalist

Shelter – to have a place to rest and sleep for individuals and families and for business use as a capitalist

B: 3 Paths for avoiding Catastrophe when addressing Climate Change

1 High Level approach to adapting to Climate Change for Consumer

2 Low Level approach to adapting to Climate Change for Consumer

3 High Level approach to adapting to Climate Change for the Capitalist

C: The Critical Path to Climate Change: Do nothing and be dammed

1 Migration occurs: are we ready as Consumer and Capitalist

B: Avoiding Catastrophe when Climate Change Occurs

1. High approach for mitigating Climate Change for Consumer

Energy-Solar Panels for renewable Energy: excess power can be sold to the local grid and can power household electric car

Mobility- Electric cars minimize the carbon footprint on the climate and the environment

Water - Co-operative production of water via use of WaterFX technology. Co-operatives, via Direct Public Offering, invest in own production of water. They are both the user and producer of water and can sell excess water to other communities. They invest in their own success.  In addition they plant trees which via the process of transpiration to allow for the natural production of freshwater.

Food – They produce and store food through their own gardens and community greenhouses as well as upstream vertical integration into farming which supplies its own water under the section called Water.

Shelter-Well insulated homes which are energy efficient

2. Low Level  approach/path for mitigating Climate Change for the Consumer

Energy-High Efficient Light bulbs, maximization of sunlight, energy conservation

Mobility – Public Transportation, more bike riding and car pooling

Water: Tap Water/Water filters and use of metal refillable water bottles. Water is stored in the gallons not via water bottles. This reduces the reliance on plastic bottles.

Food: Community greenhouses and a diet less on meat (since meat production uses a lot of water) 

Shelter: Well insulated homes which are energy efficient

3 High Level approach to adapting to Climate Change for the Capitalist

Energy – When we reach this state all fossil fuel consumption and excess carbon footprint would have led to a massive climate change impact. The world will be either extremely hot, extremely cold and flooded. To avoid this we need to reduce the reliance on fossil fuels like oil, coal and natural gas. We now have many options to do so.  We can produce cars which are electric, we can go nuclear and solar with energy production as well as hydroelectric. We can provide the means to allow both our business entities and consumers to have well insulated and energy efficient homes. We can go green with our business approach by reducing what we consume, reusing what we consume and recycling what we consumer to provide goods and services to the consumer.

Water: We can go green at the retail level by planting trees on or near our properties so that more water can transpire into the atmosphere thereby producing clouds which release water. We can produce water via co-operatives for small business or independently for large businesses. The technology exits via companies such as WaterFX. The theme or incentive for this is to invest for your own success. The co-operatives invest in the production of water for their own use and possibly to provide the local city water which in an excess of their needs. 

Mobility – production of electric cars and trucks. Energy efficient cars and trucks.

Shelter – energy efficient plants, building and office space. There are current examples of shopping malls using this approach. (Yorkdale) So the carbon footprint is minimized. Provide similar options to consumer.

Food – self-sufficient in the acquisition and production of food. A food producer can minimize the carbon footprint as specified under Shelter. Also produce water required for food production outlined under Water. For those in need of food from farming consider upstream vertical integration. They buy the farm, places it in a farming co-operative, which can supply its own water requirements under Water. The food from that farm supplies the business the required farm product in order to produce or supply its own products. The farm could also use unneeded land to plant trees for water transpiration.

C: Why it’s worth the Effort:

End Game in Climate Change: How did we get here? (For both Consumer and Capitalist)

Energy-too much reliance on oil, coal and natural gas

Water-little conservation and production/storage of water and too much clear cutting of trees

Food-acidified water supplies for irrigation of agriculture

Mobility-no place to go as all places are dammed (unless neighbour in better shape)

Shelter-high water levels, flooding, fires destroy all shelter in areas of concern

When the worst of Climate Change Occurs:

1 Migration in terms of Energy, Water, Food, Mobility and Shelter for the Consumer and Capitalist

Whether the migration is from city to city within region, region to region within province, province to province within country or country to country within continent here are a few things to prepare for:

Energy-when the worst of climate change occurs and forces migration there is no real need to be mindful of environment impact of energy use when migrating. Get a plan in place to find safe ground in an area that has thought about climate change and is relatively well prepared to adapt to the new reality. Pickup trucks, minivans or SUVs or well suited for this. Large gas tanks for the long haul and gas cans to avoid line ups at the pump.

Water – transport gallons of water for the long haul and use refillable water bottles

Food – transport packaged food for the long haul

Mobility – covered under Energy 

Shelter – if the trip is very long consider camping gear, sleeping bags and tents

  • Note: for most well off capitalists they, in most cases, would have migrated already based on predictions, models and forecasts. The least they can do is share this information with consumers.  Also note, if the capitalist(s) took losses in their past location the question becomes can they set up shop in their new location and hope that the next wave of climate change does not impact them again. In other words, there are only so many insurance claims that can be paid out and only so many losses that can be absorbed by groups of capitalists until climate change has permanently hampered their ability to operate. This point serves to underscore the importance of addressing climate change before it’s too late.