1 – The first Poisoned apple … €1600
2 – But Eve, what will I wear ? 1988 – Toronto.
To stay below a 1.5 oC global temperature rise, more than 300 scientist and policy makers from 46 countries recommend governments to reduce emissions by 20 % below 1988 levels by 2005. €1600
3. Adam and Eve begat Insane and Able.
“Give that airplane back, Insane, it came all the way from China, mum and dad bought it especially because 1 % of the profits are donated to stop CO2 emissions“.
Early on a pattern became evident. Some don’t want to share and want to have stuff at all cost, even if this means causing the extinction of everything… €1450
4 – They are a bit eccentric.
Able and his wife decide to do as much as they can to save the planet. They have managed to reduce their carbon foot print to 1 ton of CO2 a year as opposed to the 17 tons of the average Irish person. They have one wheelie bin of rubbish and live of 7000 euro a year.
They have more time, better food, less stress and fewer possessions.
They also found a lot of alternatives to mainstream conveniences. They know what they do individually won’t make a difference but 8 billion people making a change will be huge.
They also know not everybody can live this way (grow your own), but it shows how much can be done..
People think or are afraid this kind of life is not possible in this society, but it is.
“They are a bit eccentric” is the reaction they often get, but they thought destroying the planet is a bit eccentric.
Insane however wants to keep a healthy economy…€2100
5 – Insane, having his Mc No Tomorrow
If we follow the current philosophy of an ever growing economy, hamburgers, and all other stuff, need to get bigger and we need to produce more of them, all the time. We also need more hamburger-eaters, so it would be wise to start eating hamburgers earlier and earlier in life. With this philosophy it’s also wise to have heavily subsidised monocultures in Ireland and everywhere else to produce very cheap food (which is then expensive in another ways) so we can waste 1/3 of it. All wrapped in plastic to keep the recycling companies going. €1950
6 – Meat-Thane – It takes 3 acres to grow one ton of cow, those same 3 acres can produce 50 tons of grain and pulses.
Methane is 34 times more effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide. €850
7. Able, eating food of today, so we’ll have a tomorrow.
90% of our food is exported. We can go a long way to have in-season locally grown food. Farming methods can be changed to working with nature giving wildlife a chance to flourish. Think bees for instance. This means intercropping trees and shrubs in crops. Cattle in orchards, less need for antibiotics. Green manuring to secure carbon in the soil. We have plenty of scientific evidence that proves agro-ecological farming far outperforms the use of chemical and fertiliser-based agriculture.
The greater biodiversity, the greater the chance of survival of all species.€1950
8 – Insane, getting clean, dirtying the planet…. No scrubbing off that responsibility. €1750
9 – Able, getting clean, with products that you could actually eat , although they are not nice in those combinations. 2019:
Average global temperature raise reaches 1.2 degrees.
Carbon particles more than double pre-industrial levels €1750
10 – Trees are now more valuable than people. So Third World man is disguising himself as a tree, so he can sell himself to the First World to feed his family.
Trees are carbon sinks while people are carbon producers.
Rich countries are carbon trading with poor countries, this means land has been bought by fossil fuel companies from locals (who live sustainably), so they can keep producing more carbon. There is no telling what those companies will do with this land in the future.
You can’t trade carbon, you either put it in the environment or you don’t.. 2022:
For at least 1 year, within the next 5 years, average global temperature will have risen by 1.5 degrees. €950
11 – We can’t have half a planet, just as we can’t have half children. €1200
12 – Brother will kill brother fighting over resources. It is now well proven that this economic model has caused global warming and extinctions, it then must be logical to change the economic model as the laws of nature can not. €1600
13 – With all that biodiversity and species loss, we won’t even need a Noah’s Ark; we’ll just have a Ship of Fools…(That is, if there is enough timber left) €2950