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5 Minutes To Save The Earth

Author: Ray Katz

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 An inspiring podcast to unite you with a budding worldwide movement to stabilize the climate and protect the next generation.

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Send us a Text Message.The authorities around the world, both in government and business, want the impossible. In fact they demand it. They want continued growth, continued and even expanded exploitation of both people and the Earth, as resources to increase their own personal wealth and power. Nature will not and cannot comply. Nature is finite and after many decades of abuse, of receiving gigatons of excessive CO2 and toxins of every sort, Nature is changing and becoming hostile to humans. ...
Send us a Text Message.What we think of as the most powerful nations on Earth are in decline, a rapid decline. It's a fall of their own making. They achieved and maintained their dominance in part by exploiting fossil fuels more successfully that other countries. They, and all of us, are victims of their "success." We will need to seize control from failed nations—and indeed nationalism itself is a huge failure—to stabilize our collapsing climate and rescue the planet so that our children wil...
Send us a Text Message.We live in a world of neoliberalism and neo-classical economics. These false gods are the engine behind the fast-paced destruction of our biosphere and our accelerating path to climate collapse. This is insane, and sane people won't stand for it. Let's look at the real problems and how we can overcome stupidity and bad leadership to fix them.Please also check out the website WeAreSaners.org—which is the hub of our growing climate movement. YOU can join if you haven't al...
Send us a Text Message.It's become clear that the system is aligned with Big Oil and against us, against our children and against our planet. They want to maximize profits and humans and the Earth are simply tools to earn more money. Neither has any value in our neoclassical plutocracy. We must defy the system, refuse to obey, and use smart non-violent tactics if we want a future for our children and our species. Here's how I came to that conclusion and what we must do next.Please also check ...
Send us a Text Message.The authorities have held 28 consecutive international climate meetings, called Council of Parties, or COP. All of these meetings have accomplished nothing: CO2 emissions are increasing and there is literally not even a plan to effectively deal with the crisis.We intend to go beyond those meetings, and those worse than useless so-called authorities and leaders. We intend to work with people of competence and ability to address the crisis—notably climate scientists. Our ...
Send us a Text Message.Political and corporate leaders would have you believe that they have things under control and that the only alternative to THEIR way is chaos. That's a lie. Their way, the way we are going, we are cooking the Earth and dooming our children and other species and the entire biosphere that sustains us. The only real alternative is to ditch their ways and adopt a science-based emergency plan to prevent climate collapse. That's we we intend to do and YOU can (and should) jo...
Send us a Text Message.This is a script for fictional documentary about how things could be—if we sane and caring and allegedly powerless people—took control of events and worked to save the climate and human decency. We need to imagine a better future if we hope to create one.Please also check out the website WeAreSaners.org—which is the hub of our growing climate movement. YOU can join if you haven't already by signing up for our email list HERE.
Send us a Text Message.The leaders in business and government worldwide have failed catastrophically to address the existential climate crisis in a meaningful way. They want things to stay as they are—even though this is impossible. They like the current situation because they are on top, they get their way. They are hoarding wealth and power. They have inflated egos to protect. But WE will protect the Earth and our children. We recognize the emergency and will address it—over the objec...
Send us a Text Message.Maybe the reason climate activists—and ordinary people who love their children and Nature—have not yet launched an effective movement is that the opponent is too strong. Wealthy businessmen and governments have huge resources at their disposal. Destroying the planet for wealth and power is a private-public partnership. What can ordinary people with no formal authority and limited resources do? As it turns out, the powerful are vulnerable and the so-called powerless peop...
Send us a Text Message.The movement, The Saners, seeks to put together a team of climate scientists to develop (and then implement) a worldwide emergency program to prevent the collapse of the biosphere. We want our children to inherit a stable and habitable planet—even though it will be a damaged one. What will this team of scientists do? What are our instructions to them? How will this team and their plans—even their preliminary plan—help our movement to succeed?Please also check out the we...
Send us a Text Message.It's not great men, but ordinary people like you and me—people with no formal authority—who change the world. But somebody must start first, must break the ice, must clear the ground for others to join. This episode identifies three truths that will set you—and everyone—free.Please also check out the website WeAreSaners.org—which is the hub of our growing climate movement. YOU can join if you haven't already by signing up for our email list HERE.
Send us a Text Message.The Saners Movement isn't something separate from your life. If you become a Saner, you must also become more fully yourself, especially your creative self. Being both a unique and creative human being, and a movement activist are compatible roles. In fact, they can be inseparable.Please also check out the website WeAreSaners.org—which is the hub of our growing climate movement. YOU can join if you haven't already by signing up for our email list HERE.
Send us a Text Message.The world is in crisis but we must still live our lives day to day. The mundane and cataclysmic co-exist. And we suffer from anxiety from our ordinary obligations now complicated by a climate crisis. What should we do? How can we balance this? I share my personal approach which may or may not be useful to you. But it should at minimum stimulate some worthwhile thinking.Please also check out the website WeAreSaners.org—which is the hub of our growing climate movement. YO...
Send us a Text Message.Our budding movement aims to use solid and proven strategies and principles to achieve our aims—to put climate scientists in charge of a worldwide emergency proram to address the crisis, and to establish and humane and sustainable society. We want to replace the failing and unsustainable society we have now with something better. But what are the principles we need to follow? How will it all work? Check out the videos by CANVAS, a group founded by people who successfull...
Send us a Text Message.What is the ideology and politics of The Saners? Is there a purity test? No! We are a movement with a big tent. We are trying the save the biosphere, to keep our home planet habitable. We are determined to ensure that our children, EVERYONE'S children, live on a healthy planet with a stable climate. But to get the job done, we need a BIG movement with a variety of people, working together for this common cause.Please also check out the website WeAreSaners.org—which is t...
Send us a Text Message.We need some guidelines to have an effective movement, one that saves our planet from climate collapse. What are these guidelines? And how can we begin moving towards our objectives? What are some simple yet meaningful first steps to take?Could it all begin with a simple walk in the park?Please also check out the website WeAreSaners.org—which is the hub of our growing climate movement. YOU can join if you haven't already by signing up for our email list HERE.
Send us a Text Message.The Saners, our movement to save the climate and establish a human and sustainable worldwide civilization, is stalled—for the moment. We will get up and back on track, but we are taking this moment to reflect, to examine where we are, and to make any necessary changes that we need at this early stage. We need to build our community—online—so that we can unify as a movement, and work together effectively. We also need to establish our culture, ideally a playful yet activ...
Send us a Text Message.The activist group determined to protect the climate and create a humane, sustainable society, is offering a status report here. We have taken some early necessary steps—but the real action is beginning now. We have just begun an online community for bonding, for building a strategy, for binding us as a unit. You can join the community using this Quick Start Guide. And, if you have not joined the group itself, you can do that here.We are also working on a Grand Strategy...
Send us a Text Message.2024 will be a critical year, and the new climate group, The Saners, is gearing up for action. We will be like no other climate group that preceded us. We will use Gandhian tactics, EFFECTIVE tactics, to empower the people who care about our children, our species, other species and Nature Herself. But how can we begin with only a few hundred members? Here's a huge idea that requires ONLY SIX activists! Download this flyer HERE, and listen to this episode.Please also che...
Send us a Text Message.We don't act to save the climate for many reasons. One is that, in many ways, we like the way things they are. Or at least we are comfortable with the familiar. We don't want to lose what we have. And we don't us gaining much. Fighting climate change is all sacrifice—at least in our minds. But that's false. What we have or think we have is valueless. It's heroin, not fine dining. We can do better. Here's how and why. Yes, we lose things by saving the Earth—but what we g...
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