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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:36 pm 
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Hello. I'm James from Santa Fe.

About me, hmm... I'm an ecovillage enthusiast, a green / eco- activist, and a believer in the possibility of the transformation of society toward a more environmentally, ecologically and socially/economicaly just and good place. Such faith is difficult to maintain at times, but this attitude provides me with some basis for engagement.

I'm a thinker with a philosophical inclination. One day I'd like to say I'm a writer, but I think I shall have to publish something first.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:42 pm 
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Welcome! We have a subforum where you can discuss your writing ideas too.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:47 pm 
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Wayne Stollings wrote:
Welcome! We have a subforum where you can discuss your writing ideas too.

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Yeah, I noticed that, though I haven't really examined it yet. I'm working on some articles. Perhaps I can get some feedback on them in development.

Thanks, Wayne.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:04 am 
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Welcome, James. I am also an eco-village enthusiast. Specifically remote, in the right location, well defended, small manufacturing capable, Earthship Villages of strong, intelligent, educated, survivalist types. A well watered cave system near would help, along with a well fueled GenIV reactor and efficient grow lights (for the AETM ELE long bottleneck). :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:01 pm 
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Johhny Electriglide wrote:
GenIV reactor and efficient grow lights (for the AETM ELE long bottleneck). :mrgreen:


Thanks for the welcome. Glad to meet another ecovillage enthusiast.

So, what's a GenIV reactor and an" AETM ELE long bottleneck"?

I do realize there is great risk of a collapse of civility in the future. But I'm hoping not to take up a "survivalist" approach, at least not a fortified compound sort of thing. I suppose if the SHTF real bad I'll head deep into the wilderness and wait for the worst to blow over, just me and a few close friends. Which reminds me. I need to get a bow ... and learn to use it. For game, not to fight off the roving bands of hungry nuts.

BTW, do I eventually get to have my posts accepted here prior to moderator approval? In some forums, folks can post immediately once they've shown themselves to be worthy of it.

Message to site manager: I'm willing to offer experienced moderation assistance if needed.


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A Generation IV nuclear reactor was developed by 1994 that was safe from proliferation or accidents and used the nuclear waste from previous generation reactors, producing very little short lived waste itself. There are 500 years of fuel for them if they replace every CO2 and toxins belching coal power plant in the world (plans and data mostly destroyed at Clinton's orders to appease his anti-any-nuclear idiot supporters). After that they could run off of sea water (8 are in operation around the world). Recommended and described by Hansen In 2009 "Storms of My Grandchildren".
Anthropocene Thermal Maximum is what will happen in a millennium or so if human emissions are not drastically reduced soon. Some say 90% by 2016 (Hansen), or a 50% chance of stopping it with an 80% reduction by 2020 (Post Carbon Institute). The mechanism is the completion of the already reported started by three sets of tundra scientists in 2009 that we were at the tipping point of tundra methane self release or positive feedback loop. This is along with the tipping point of open Arctic Ocean self warming. and leads to oceanic self release of methane hydrates at various depths until "total turnover" of all methane with lasts 12-15 years as a GHG 25 times more powerful than CO2 which it breaks down into, along with water vapor. It is happening right now at over 10 times the speed of PETM 55 million years ago and faster than nearly 90% of life can adapt. Anthropocene Thermal Maximum and following it the completion of the Sixth Great Extinction in a short time geologically---The Anthropocene Epoch we have been in since 11K years ago, and an Extinction Level Event.
The bottle neck will be more than 200K years to re-sequester all the carbon, and 3 million years to get back the diversity of species before the Anthropocene. Naturally very difficult for humans not to be among the extinct.
If humans don't reduce emissions enough, there are geologic catastrophes due that could effect emissions and AGW, but world depression and the population crash will definitely be part of the future well before mid century.
Desperate people will turn to thievery and even cannibalism. Civilization and governments will collapse along with many eco-systems, and from there it will get worse.

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Johhny Electriglide wrote:
Anthropocene Thermal Maximum is what will happen in a millennium or so if human emissions are not drastically reduced soon. Some say 90% by 2016 (Hansen), or a 50% chance of stopping it with an 80% reduction by 2020 (Post Carbon Institute).


I only learned very recently--weeks ago--about the top arctic ice scientist saying that there should be an ice free arctic in a mere four years. Since then I began reading McKibben's "Eaarth". So my head and heart is/are reeling, since not so long ago most folks were thinking of the bad stuff happening somewhat down the trail of time. Clearly we're in a dramatic global emergency. I get that. And to get us all to reduce our use of fossil fuels as dramatically as seems to be called for will certainly require us all to know and FEEL what's at stake. If we were to begin to take the dramatic turn required, it would certainly be the greatest challenge humanity ever faced. Ever.

As I'm seeing it, an effort on the scale of, say, WWII, would be about a quarter or a third of the intensity of commitment needed. But, as a friend said to me yesterday, one hardly gets the sense of this from the news papers or tv "news" media, nor from government. So our goose is certainly cooked unless we can break through the ignorance and fog and denial!

To reduce our fossil fuel consumption that much, that fast, would require that the effort be at the center of our each and every breath and day, the very purpose of our lives.


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Welcome to the forum, dear James.

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"To reduce our fossil fuel consumption that much, that fast, would require that the effort be at the center of our each and every breath and day, the very purpose of our lives."
Not quite, but close, and would have to include everyone, and population reduction to 3 billion or less(preferably .7 billion), nearly instantly. [-o< =D> :shock: 8) :mrgreen:
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