Science & Environment

Move to Higher Ground

14 Sept 2015

Next two years hottest, says Met Office

Nothing new under the Sun. Australian sea level rose 120 metres, according to 10,000 years old oral tradition.  


It may be too late
Mount McKinley, Alaska, renamed Denali.

31 AUG 2015 – Glacier Conference 

Obama in Alaska

Please watch this 25 minute plea by President Obama to save the planet from global warming. He analyses the threat as real & immediate. Even so, I still think the scientific meltdown forecasts he cites are ten times too slow and sea rises ten times too shallow. Twenty years ago science forecast sea level rise as 2 mm per century – now science says 2 metres per century (1,000 times faster) – I think its 20 metres this century. Read my 2 novels (links below) & Move to Higher Ground. Do distribute this message – Noel

And read my 2 popular novels to alert the public – one painting a great future.

Hi – To Nick and Mel.

The prospects for World Government are not as distant as we might think. Since my few years 1992-98 of attending EC meetings in Brussels, intelligent cooperation has been creeping up on us:
1) There is now an effective instant world currency – via Paypal, Visa etc. which was unimaginable in 1992.
2) There is worldwide emergency health care with reciprocal arrangements between all OECD countries.
3) Space air and sea travel is necessarily controlled and monitored worldwide.
4) The internet brings global instant knowledge, data and education-  apart from a few blackspots, which will not stand against the tide of IT innovation.
5) We can personally direct dial telephone across the world at low prices – inconceivable in 1992.
6) Most key science subjects are shared internationally – whatever small minded governments may want.
7) Sport – with all its inherent corruption – is international.
8) Music, film, theatre and art is pretty much international. I think the Met Opera broadcasts live to hundreds of cinemas in 50 or so nations.
9) Language – English is currently the international language – and is so for all control of transport and travel. Our desk computers will translate any language. Inconceivable in 1992.
These are just a few examples of worldwide governance agencies and tools – I’m sure you can think of many more; all imperfect but globally very functional nevertheless.
10) To build and bind world government needs a global Common Enemy – and we have one in Global Warming. Whatever you think of Obama, his 25 minute speech last week, warning Alaska and the world about Arctic meltdown, wasn’t just his rhetoric; he cited carefully considered White House approved data. It is  COMING NOW – is a common enemy, a Real & Present Danger, as deep voiced American documentary presenters put it; which is already creating, in Alaska, the first of about 5 billion homeless refugees who live on the coastal margins (London, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Cairo etc). The global community has no option but to deal with it globally. The next meeting is in Paris in December. This planetary crisis will lead to global action; lets hope the actions bring Intelligent Cooperation, not WW3. Maybe this month’s minor refugee crisis is a practice run.
In God We Trust – Move to Higher Ground – Create World Government

Subject: Re: Iran nuclear deal.  To Noel:
Unfortunately, the world seems to be governed by self serving non-entities. Can you name an inspiring, competent dynamic world or national leader?
The UN has proved to be useless as a peacekeeping body.
All major international bodies have shown themselves to be corrupt or inefficient or both. Witness UN, FIFA, World athletics, cycling, not to mention the EU etc etc.
So, where does does this leave us with a possible world government?
Sorry, Noel, world government is a nice idea, but is utterly impractical.
I hate to be too depressing, but, in terms of governance, we are in trouble!
Maybe Corbyn will jolt us into some action. Cameron needs to wake up and provide some real leadership – but don’t hold your breath on this.
Obama, I am afraid, is a lost cause.
On 18 Sep 2015, at 10:37, To Nick – Excellent but terrifying points. We need a massive effective UN police force – now. I have just responded to John who is worried about worldwide banking collapse and the withdrawal of depositor guarantees (below).
The world needs world government. (Under President for Life Corbyn?). We seriously need world government – and very soon. – Noel
Hi John
What I mean is that governments should globally monitor all banks’ and financial companies’ balance sheets on a daily basis on behalf of all customers and the financial world. 99% of banks use large IBM machines – a “daily balance sheets cross-added spreadsheet” would be easy arithmetic for these computers. There is no other way that We The People can have the faintest clue about the health of financial institutions. If we are to risk our savings – we need this simple bookkeeping information. This, the opaque and corrupt Money-Economy, is a global problem.
To Noel from John  – Bank deposit guarantees
I think the problem is that it does have government rules, and those are the new bail-in laws. On that basis government is the problem.
Re – eurozone races to restructure Greek banks
Thanks for this FT article.
I appreciate that banks may be allowed to go bust and that depositors may lose their savings. I don’t know what the ordinary person can do. Even top bankers don’t understand their own balance sheets.
A future answer may be for a global daily report of all financial institutions – it is possible in our computer age. Many of the bookkeeping cross added rows would total zero; one banks deposits being another’s borrowing.
It needs government rules – Noel
Subject: Iran nuclear deal.
Date: 17 September 2015
To: “Nichola BLACKWOOD MP,
Dear Nicola (I hope you don’t mind me calling you Nicola),
I am afraid that I am not in the least reassured by your note.
I am reluctant to overfill your postbag with my ramblings, but I will just make a few brief points, based on some of your remarks.
1.         to keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon”. At the absolute best it only delays the bomb for about 10-15 years. This means other countries, especially Saudi Arabia will run for nuclear immediately in order to catch up. A new nuclear arms race.
2.            ” Iran will grant the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) access”. This is wrong. First, The White House has been at pains to say the Iran/IAEA agreement is confidential. So, do we really know what it contains?
Second, from what we do know, Iranian military bases are off limits to Inspectors, and inspections will be carried by …… Iranians!
3.            “the international community will lift some of its sanctions on Iran”. Unfortunately, restrictions will be lifted without the ability to “snap” them back in place. Russia, China and the EU can’t wait to do business with Iran and open the floodgates to billions of dollars flowing to Iran. What will Iran do with all this money? The mullahs and terrorists around the world are already laughing.
4.            “this agreement will herald a step-change in Iran’s relations with its neighbours and the international community”. Have you noticed any change at all in Iran’s attitude towards the West, towards the US, towards the UK, towards Israel. If anything the rhetoric is getting worse. Why do you think it will suddenly change, just because we have caved in on this agreement? To believe so is wishful thinking. As a wise man once said, “If a man says often enough that he is going to kill you, you had better take him seriously”.
5.            On the human rights issue, there has not been a single concession – frankly nor is there likely to be – or release of US prisoners. What incentive does Iran have to change? We have removed all possible sanctions, and Iran knows there is no danger of military intervention on this or on any other issue.
Sorry, but I cannot disagree more with you and the PM on this issue. I am surprised that there has not been a greater debate.
Kind regards
On 17 Sep 2015, Nicola Blackwood MP wrote:
Dear ***Nick***
Thank you for contacting me about the historic deal on the Iranian nuclear programme. Please accept my apologies for the long delay in my reply, which has been caused by both the parliamentary recess and an extended period after the election when I was very understaffed. Thank you for your patience in awaiting a response ─ we are doing our best to resume normal service.
I understand your concerns. However, please note that the international community has delivered a potentially historic deal with Iran following years of persistent diplomacy and tough sanctions. I believe that this is in our country’s interests and secures the UK’s fundamental aim − to keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.
Under the agreement, Iran will grant the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) access to verify Iran’s adherence to the restrictions placed on its nuclear programme, giving the international community confidence that the programme is, and will remain, peaceful. In return, once Iran has taken key steps to introduce these restrictions, the international community will lift some of its sanctions on Iran, delivering significant economic and financial benefits for the country. Having reached this important agreement, our focus must now be on ensuring its swift and full implementation to make sure that a nuclear weapon remains beyond Iran’s reach.
The removal, over time, of economic and financial sanctions represents a huge opportunity for Iranians to make positive decisions about their country’s future and its role in the region and the wider world. I have discussed this with Ministers and their view is that this agreement will herald a step-change in Iran’s relations with its neighbours and the international community. In my view, the thawing of diplomatic relations is hugely important because it presents the UK with an opportunity to develop longer-term cooperation with Iran. The UK Government will continue to work closely with its international partners to encourage Iran to play a transparent and constructive role in regional affairs, particularly in the struggle against violent Islamist extremism.
Please note that whilst the human rights situation in Iran remains deeply concerning, and the Iranian Government’s reaction to international criticism of its human rights record continues to be dismissive, the UK Government has been unwavering in its efforts to hold Iran to account for its abuses, having designated over 80 Iranians responsible for human rights violations under EU sanctions. It has helped establish a UN Special Rapporteur on Iran human rights and successfully lobbied for the renewal of his mandate at the UN Human Rights Council. I hope that the UK will remain a strong voice in seeking improvements. I must emphasise that we can achieve more in this regard if we develop working diplomatic relations  with Iran, which is precisely what this deal will ensure.
Thank you again for taking the time to contact me and I hope you are reassured by my response.
Kind regards,
Sent: 17 August 2015 10:49
Subject: Iran nuclear deal.
Dear Nicola
Sorry to add to your email baggage, but I want to know why, and how, David Cameron can support Obama\’s proposed nuclear deal with Iran.
At its very best, the deal is only for 10 years, after which Iran presses ahead with the bomb. In the meantime, we know how Iran lies about its nuclear development, and that the inspections regime will easily be frustrated. Iran\’s coffers will be hugely inflated by umpteen billions in a relatively short period of time. The Iranians are openly mocking the deal and Obama. They continue to threaten the West, the US and Israel. Why does nobody take their threats seriously?
Is the Government supporting the deal because they see short term trading and economic benefits for UK and EU? Can Mr Cameron really be sure the deal is the best for us all?

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