Originally published at Facebook Saturday, June 1, 2019
Aloha! Some constructive criticism re Tulsi’s CADEM talk. I just watched hers and Kamala’s (someone I don’t support). First, I was really impressed with Kamala’s presentation. She described us being in the hands of a pathological president. I felt
Tulsi, unlike how she talks anecdotally about her experiences in fighting a war, did not first depict the horrors we face, what I refer to as “Our Plight.” She recounted a list of “I will” statements. I wanted to see her talk about what it means that we’re in a climate crisis. I wanted to see her talking about reports indicating ten feet of sea
If she thinks we just need a national program to solarize all buildings and build electric cars, then she’s leading us over the cliff. It is already too late to prevent 20 feet of sea
We have to face the fact that we crossed nature’s deadlines and ALL of the politicians failed us! It is not possible to prevent 43 feet of sea level rise (23 from Greenland plus 20 from WAIS). So we now need strategic military leaders to organize a Green Century that starts with a #ClimateNationalEmergency program that gets us and the rest of the world off fossil fuels in ten years.
One that starts decommissioning all of the world’s coastal nuclear power plants right now (since they take 60 or more years to decommission and many are sited only feet above sea level), leads the nation in finally deciding what we are going to do with our nuclear waste, since all of the coastal storage has to be moved within this decade, and figures out how, where, and on what time scale we are going to relocate coastal America over the next 20-30 years.
Tulsi KNOWS how serious military planning must be. Every weakness in a plan costs lives. She’s seen the lists of dead and mutilated service members. Failure to plan the Great Conversion with the same rigor and urgency will cost us civilization and the planet. It is our only option to get through the climate crisis and still have a great society on a planet that isn’t coping with 2-3 billion refugees.
So I want to hear Tulsi tell more stories, not just give me a list of progressive Dem policy positions that she thinks she can accomplish. I think she has to also show how, as Bernie does so well with his revolution rap, how WE are going to organize to fight the power and build a New Green America in her Green Century.
You might want to check out my “Environomics for the 21st Century” page as well. (Nice! we both have the green century idea for framing! Very cool!). It could be retitled “Environomics for The Green Century!” LOL