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“The rich are ok providing they have good taste, otherwise they are too expensive.”
What to do about climate?
One view is that human society has three levels
*Infrastructure (communications, transportation etc)
*Social structure (politics, economics, institutions, laws)
*Culture (manners, arts, language, architecture)
Almost all climate talk is at the infrastructure level. But the material doesn’t change unless moved by the social structure, what I am calling in part management. We can say what at the material level has to change ( obviously stop burning as much (any) fossil fuels. But much more: soil,oceans, plantings, waste.
So what of the social and cultural levels? Any coordination means some telling others what to do. No avoiding it. More complicated now because those doing the telling include AI and robots, starting with robot traffic cops, but moving quickly toward contracts and on to distribution of resources.
But the climate change discussion avoids the social and cultual levels. So nothing of human intent can happen and we fall back on the unfolding of the current situation in an entropic mess, largely chaotic as all continue working on current projects that are often at cross purposes, increase co2 and concentration of wealth.
So how do we get to climate oriented management, problem solving and climate friendly innovation? If we don’t - current path - we are all losers. Let’s uncork our imaginations and do better. Genie out of the bottle. We must move beyond projects that replace fossil fuels but keep the entire economy functioning as is.
“Things must change in order to remain the same.” The conservative voice of Giussepi di Lampedusa’s novel The Leopard.