The New York Times on February 4th published a Map of our world in twenty years: flooding, heat stress, water stress, wildfires, hurricanes + typhoons, sea level rise.
Emilie Mazzacurati founded Four Twenty Seven in October 2012 after Hurricane Sandy demonstrated that the lack of planning for climate impacts could bring even the most powerful financial institutions 2 their knees. Driven by the conviction that businesses have a critical role 2 play in building resilience if provided with the right tools + guidance, Four Twenty Seven offers science-driven risk analytics to investors, corporations, + governments.Well, business hasn’t changed its habits + this map projection for 2040 is way past the tipping point. It’s great that I read The New York Times International, it’s great that they printed this map. But there’s no transmission of fear and urgency – it’s in the Opinion section and it’s just treated like news, it’s what they don’t say. ARROW-RIGHT Once we pass the tipping point, we’ve had it. The planet will remain, but it will be a boiling desert with methane bombs + an atmosphere of sulphuric acid.There’s only one way 2 stop climate change (cc), follow the Manifesto. The Manifesto has concrete targets, but all other targets are virtual. The reality is I’m the only person with a plan to save the spiral. Halt cc within 5 years.In order 2 save spiral, we have 2 change spiral. U can change yr life by changing yr targets: U get out what U put in. Follow yr deep interest + U will change. ARROW-RIGHT mine are intellectual. Change is radical. Read books, join the book club (Intellectuals Unite IoU – Read novels from the past: gain culture). Learn another language, because words put together, ev. sentence is an idea which carries its history + a history of different cultures; it will change U. If I had my time again, I would study Latin, Greek + Chinese + learn calligraphy: they say it takes 30 years 2 become a master. Calligraphy (Gk. Kalos, beauty + GRAPHY). I look up everything in my dictionary, but I wouldn’t need 2 so much if I had studied Latin + Greek ARROW-RIGHT Calliope was the muse of poetry, Kalos = beauty, Ops = voice because in Greek theatre, poetry was sung + danced.Of course, we in London hope 2 go 2 the art galleries, concerts + theatre again. Still, during Covid, there aren’t enough hours in the day or night 2 do everything I desire: read + I’m also doing art for my exhibition 2 save the Rf. Everything I have just said reduces yr carbon footprint. U R not sucking up, U R putting in.Engage with spiral. Switch 2 Green Energy. Cook yr own food ARROW-RIGHT health! My best tip 4 staying slim: I don’t have willpower so I don’t have breakfast, otherwise I’d start picking. I have now formed a habit. I don’t even think of food until 12 or 1. Children don’t eat late in the evening + need a breakfast. It is important 2 leave a good 12 hours after your last meal. Drink water, U can have black coffee + don’t eat even one nut. This means yr body processes everything U eat. The record 4 undigested food is 40 kilos of impacted clay in the colon – processed food is the worst. By the way my yoga teacher is Tom Logan: www.innerheartbeat.comWalk or bike if U can. Difficult right now but normally nobody in London needs a car ARROW-RIGHT except a taxi driver. Whatever U do, U don’t save the future by buying an electric car. I think Elon Musk has done more harm than good, but I have asked Dale Vince of Ecotricity 2 write a report on electric cars e.g. I heard their heavy batteries cause more pollution by churning asphalt on the roads.According to the Manifesto our targets R: change the economy 2 MONSTRANCE. Halt cc = stop war, save the Rf., save the ocean. Climate Revolution has begun work on all this. But the spearhead is Stop War. If not, then we won’t reach our other targets; everything is connected. We will not reach our target of 5 years + it will be 2 late.

 

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  1. Vivienne,

    I agree about not having enough hours in the day to do everything. I do have to work from home four days a week, and then go to work in person only on Tuesdays for now. That is one way to help fight pollution by not driving every day like I used to! I also try to eat healthy, mostly organic, and I read books as much as I can. I am reading The Brothers Karamazov right now based on your recommendation. We read it in high school, but I was too young to appreciate it at that age. I am getting so much more out of it now!
    Anyway, I am trying to do my part to save the world. Thanks for your thoughts as always, and I am still sharing your messages with friends!

    Best,
    Jeffrey

    Comment by Jeffrey Jordan on 09/02/2021 at 3:50 am

  2. Vivienne,
    Thank you for your thoughts and for keeping us posted!
    How crazy is this that we all are constantly running out of time, hey? Despite the pandemic and much more time in our hands, we still struggle – struggle to maybe find our own priorities or at least in my case. I feel like the world made our lives so comfortable and we could have everything and become anyone we would like to so at the end of the day, it can be tricky to even know what it is that we actually want and even who we are.
    By the end of the last year, I lost my job due to the pandemic and I would love to navigate my life in a better way and find something meaningful but it feels insane to keep this hope in a world where people are dying and losing jobs and fighting to pay bills. I guess I was born to be hopeful so instead of job search, I’m reading books, learning how to play chess or walking around London in search for pieces of Nature. In my case, I’m not sure if I need more time, probably I need more clarity. Thank you for bringing sense and joy in my life! 

    Comment by Julie on 09/02/2021 at 5:05 pm

  3. Dear Vivienne, people in Myanmar are attempting to reverse the military coup by marching peacefully and by hitting pots and pans at 8:00pm every night. Traditionally this was done in order to drive away ghosts and evil. It would be great if you could take part in supporting their struggle for democracy and join the #PotsandpansForMyanmar campaign.
    Thank you!

    Comment by U. on 10/02/2021 at 9:08 pm

  4. Hi Vivienne
    I just shared a quote of yours from January 2012 (Get a Life) ‘coming soon, apocalypse 2020…scientists’ How right you were.
    I agree, Elon Musk is dangerous anyone with that much money is scary really. Education is the answer. I’m an art teacher,and I started a movement called the Rebel Botanists. It’s about graffitti-ing urban streets with wildflower names. It’s working well – when people notice, they start respecting. Education over media brainwashing, that’s where we need to be. Love your passion and creativity. Keep up the good work. 👍🙂🌼🦋🐜🐝

    Comment by Elizabeth Richmond on 25/02/2021 at 10:43 am