Archive | April 2020

The Outlier Mindset – Great Rewards Come From Brave Decisions – The Josh Barney Blog

Following the same processes and practices as everyone else is proving to be disastrous. We’re killing the only planet we are genetically engineered to live on.

But the “stockholders” have been demanding the continuous growth that mainstream economists seem locked into.

Regenerative capitalism will work, but not fast enough to save us. The advertising budget for the “consumption” economy is 50 times bigger than the outlier regenerative, or donut economy evangelists.
COVID 19 is demonstrating how far we are past the “carrying” capacity.

Will we listen? No.

But I’ll never stop hoping our outlier efforts will become even more contagious than Covid.
The “Pre-Covid” mindset was killing more people every month than the pandemic total has,

It’s time to be brave and realize that there are options the swarm will never know if we don’t start getting louder.

We must discover the mindset we need to reap the biggest rewards.

Source: The Outlier Mindset – Great Rewards Come From Brave Decisions – The Josh Barney Blog

California cities top air pollution list — again | Utility Dive

Covid 19 to the rescue.

Climate has been debatable. Pollution is not.

Pollution is not coming from power generation in any California city. In California, It’s almost all coming from vehicles, because the industry is using clean natural gas.

Industry, and power generation have Nitrous Oxide and particulate limitations.

Vehicles do not. (Big trucks, have Nox limits. Smaller cars, SUVs, light-duty trucks, no.)

Califonia’s pollution has not come from power generation for a long time. It’s traffic.

Utility industry news and analysis for energy professionals.

Source: California cities top air pollution list — again | Utility Dive

Another expression of “Regenerative.”

Amsterdam to embrace ‘doughnut’ model to mend post-coronavirus economy | World news | The Guardian

Dutch officials and British economist to use guide to help city thrive in balance with planet.

Source: Amsterdam to embrace ‘doughnut’ model to mend post-coronavirus economy | World news | The Guardian

Why wait till the economy needs to be fixed, when, in undeveloped areas of countries, considered to be “Developing” we can design it right from the beginning?

In the Netherlands 98% of the population has money to by consumer products.
In Kenya, only 9 million people, out of the 53 million population, qualify as “consumers” and can buy consumer products. 44 million make less than $3 per/day with 75% of those making less than $1 per day and subsisting on what they can grow on their tiny patches of land.

Yet there are more people than the combined populations of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Sweden. And the Natural Capital, along with renewable energy availability, land, and water is adequate to feed the entire population.

The difference has been that Kenya has only experienced the “extractive capitalism” that takes all of the profits that smallholder farmers might earn, and moves those profits up to the middle men who ship the balance of the “profitability” home.

The proposed “Altresco” Regenerative Business system model” is being designed to bring a fair share of the profitability back to the farmers, so they can become “consumers” and start enjoying the quality of life that will exist when all of the Sustainable development goals have been met.

The Regenerative Capitalism model we are designing, along with utilizing carbon free electricty, is allowing us to design all of the Sustainable Development Goals into the local productivity chain.

China’s toxic air pollution resembles nuclear winter, say scientists | Environment | The Guardian

This article is 6 years old, and I’m posting it today to show how long the Chinese people have been having to wear masks to survive.
Covid 19 is bringing the first breaths of fresh air these people have had since before this article was published.

The truth is that we can bring back the productivity, and dramatically reduce pollution by getting off the fossil fuel narrative, and fully utilizing hybrid renewable, natural gas, and nuclear electricity.

It’s time to stop talking about “Climate” and start focusing on mitigating today’s pollution. Kill Pollution, and the Climate will get better, faster than the current narrative is doing.

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Air pollution now impeding photosynthesis and potentially wreaking havoc on country’s food supply, experts warn

Source: China’s toxic air pollution resembles nuclear winter, say scientists | Environment | The Guardian

Will we take Covid 19’s message seriously?

Covid 19 is highlighting severe pollution problems for what they are.

“Climate Change” is debatable, deniable, and “marketable.” It sells tons of advertising, raises billions of dollars, and is not measurable or viable in the minds of consumers.

That has made it an endless topic with high polarization, and absolutely no incentive for any of the parties to “end the debate.”

Pollution, however, is a whole different topic that the entire global economy has been trying to avoid.

But, thank God for Covid 19 because it’s bringing down the “pollution economy,” to a level that’s not hard to miss. Without it, the world would just keep chugging along will millions of unheralded deaths written into the externalized cost of production, and economic gain.

These maps serve to highlight the dark side of the industrial machine that’s been spending anything it takes to keep awareness away from the ugliness of producing all of those popular consumables that “marketing” is selling us. 

In taking a close look at the “before and after” satellite pollution photos of Italy, then looking at the covid 19 death concentration area, I found a match.

The most polluted area of Italy, where the entire population is already suffering from pollution-caused respiratory distress, is experiencing the most deathly outcomes from Covid 19.

It’s eery, to see how closely the Covid 19 Death tolls, are in the heart of the “Pollution district.”

Now that you’ve seen the correlation in Italy, you can imagine just how ridiculously absurd China’s state press assertions have been.

The 2019 picture gives a hint of why over 110,000 Chinese people are dying from pollution caused by pneumonia, lung cancer, and high blood pressure/stokes.

Here is the China “before, and after” comparison.

The Covid 19, 3,300 are only the deaths of the 3,300 fatalities they tested. 

The rest are just voiceless ashes in the thousands of urns stacking up outside of crematoriums.

The deaths from lung cancer, and high blood pressure strokes, don’t count. They’re not Covid 19; they are just dead.

Wuhan is only the small brown area southwest of the giant dark zone.

Imagine what it’s like living in those areas.

Due to the Covid shutdowns, 100s of millions are enjoying the first breaths of fresh air that Chinese millennials have experienced.

A question I’m going to be waiting for, it “Will the dark area pollution workers return to the hell they’ve been living in?

Forcing people to go back to work in the deadly conditions is tantamount to execution.

The new question for the fossil fuel industry is “Given what we’ve learned via the “Covid 19” teachings, are you comfortable with continuing the “execution by pollution” that is preserving your profits? “

The hundreds of millions of lives being lost to pollution will resume without resolution if we don’t sieze this opportunity today.

We can’t let Covid 19 pass without pursuing the real problem that Covid 19 victims have given their lives for.