Membership in the Blue Planet Club (BPC) is open to anyone who is deeply concerned about the well-being of the web-of-life on our small blue planet as stated succinctly here:
“We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth.” — Greta Thunberg
As Greta has pointed out, we need to redirect
the goal of our current civilisation from GROWTH to survival.
We need a Plan B!
In today’s world, the idea of ‘GROWTH’ has largely become endemic. Our national and lower levels of government all work toward increasing GROWTH within their jurisdiction. This means they create laws designed to increase the number of people, the number of jobs, and GROWTH in commodity throughput. This can be summarized as GROWTH in energy expenditure - entropy. The metric used for this indicator is flow rate of fiat $dollars$.
The Blue Planet Governance proposal provides a sketch of a ‘Plan B’ system change. In this system of governance the definition of ‘ecological economics’ might be:
An Ecological Economics system is one wherein the currency that enables human transactions is based on, and limited by, ecological and other resource-wealth-and-health considerations within each country or Region of Earth. This data is based on global standards established to categorize and quantify each element that represents ‘real-wealth’. Each region will have an overall wealth rating and therefore will have a wealth per capita rating. With this ecological economic system regional wealth per capita is inversely proportional to its human population. This brings human procreation considerations into each regional government’s planning and regulation considerations.
If you can endorse this simple statement:
I prefer the basic concept of Blue Planet Governance, as described on page 2,
over the nature of today’s governance, where independent competitive
nations seem unable to accommodate the reality of ‘Limits To Growth
on our small blue planet .
… then subscribe to the Blue Planet Club on Groups.io. Become a BPC member on a list serve were you can chose to participate in discussions, or to not participate.
Subscribe to Blue Planet Club listserver with name and email, e.g. Jane Smith email@example.com
Or go to the group's home page to join.
Contact email form
The group page includes subgroups, for example the Naturocracy Alliance, similar to the Technical Alliance of 1919, updated for the 21st century by being based on systems science, e.g. the systems ecology of H.T. Odum and 'Thinking in Systems: A Primer' by Donella Meadows.
There is a subgroup for other groups, e.g. NGOs and other organizations to meet online. Join as a representative of an organization, such as one of the many NGOs (Xtinction rebellionX, etc.)
We're getting there!
Or go to the subgroup's home page to join.
From willing BPC members we will select a leadership team to:
1. Participate in continuous improvement of the model shown on page two;
2. To help organize outreach efforts to invite NGOs and/or any suitable organization or individual to be a BPC members.
3. Help expand on the social and political infrastructure needed for an eventual Blue Planet Government model.
Gaia would have us stand down from the heights of hubris we have enthroned ourselves on (before we fall).
are many organizations telling us that we must change, the Blue Planet
Club provides an example of ‘how’, or what 'real solutions' may look like. Members
suggest that we work toward a dynamically interactive system of World and
Regional governance such as the model on Page 2.
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A Chinese proverb suggests that:
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