I think that it's great that so many people are waking up to our global environmental problems and I honor and respect their intention to take action, but I just think that Going Green doesn't go far enough. So I am challenging the Green Revolution to be more powerful in their goals and their language, because its how we implement that intention that is at the heart of the solving our collective problems.
I'm inviting the world to go all the way with their beautiful intention to save the planet and to Go Clear!
(By the way, my version of Going Clear has nothing to do with Scientology. I came up with it independently before I even heard of their version.)
To me Going Clear means Clear Intentions and wanting to fully save the planet, Earth Loving, instead of just being slightly more friendly to it.
Clear Speech. We all need to be more precise in our language because most of the time people who talk about Going Green only talk about "reducing" emissions instead of "eliminating" them, our becoming "cleaner" not clean, "Greener" and not even being fully Green, and only our being free from foreign oil, instead of eliminating the use of oil completely. Say, zero emissions, instead of, carbon neutral, because carbon neutral can mean a thousand different things. As in, 'I am 100% zero emission and I am not polluting the planet or my children,' instead of saying, 'Well, I still use coal, but I'm carbon neutral because I planted some trees and bought some carbon credits.'
And powering our lives with 100% zero emission, 100% energy independence, by converting our cars to burn hydrogen or driving hydrogen fuel cell cars, and power our homes with solar panels, wind generators, and residential hydrogen fuel cells, and converting factories and coal fired power plants to burn hydrogen, which leads to 100% Clear skies.
All of which is possible today and has been for decades already. The hydrogen fuel cell was invented in 1839, 174 years ago. Getting hydrogen from water with electricity, was invented in 1805, 208 years ago. Gasoline car engines were converted to burn hydrogen in 1920, 93 years ago.
We're just not making it a priority to use existing technologies in our daily lives, because most people don't know about them, and because of the current priorities of the environmental community.
Green people's focus on energy conservation is currently killing the planet.
Yes energy corporations are getting rich off of polluting resources and keeping us from stopping pollution. But most Green people who want to stop it have been putting their time, brains, and money on finding ways to continue to pollute ourselves with coal and oil, instead of putting all their efforts into going directly to zero pollution resources.
They have been playing the Crack-man's game. The Crack-man says, 'Oh don't quit Crack! Just use your Crack, more efficiently. Just conserve your Crack.'
I'm saying that we need to get off the Crack that is killing us (oil, coal, natural gas, nuclear) 100%, right now!
Going Green's baby stepping is killing the planet because Green people think they are doing something and going in the right direction, when they are really are not, and they are convincing other people to follow them. So other people are putting their time, brains, and money into mitigating the problem instead of fully solving it.
Energy conservation is not working and will never work! 43 years later we are still having climate change. Also by focusing on efficiently using oil and coal, we will always use coal and oil. Obama's plan of 80% by 2050 is not 80% zero and 20% polluting resources. He and other people are talking about domestic instead of foreign oil, coal, nuclear, and natural gas. So even after waiting 80 years after Earth Day we will still be polluting ourselves! And continue to have wars for oil, oil spills, mountain top removal for coal, fracking to get natural gas, and nuclear accidents like Fuckashima, and millions of years of nuclear waste.
Also the scrounging approach is making saving it harder because people don't want to go without what they already have, and they can see that what you're asking them to suffer and sacrifice to do, isn't even fully solving the problem, so they just do nothing. And people like me who know that we could be going directing to zero pollution, can see that you're only offering 10-20% less pollution, and therefore you look like you're ineffectually and too hesitant.
Do you what to save the planet, or brag about how much you're suffering and sacrificing?
We would be more effective in convincing people to take action, by telling them that they could convert their car they have now to burn Hydrogen and be cleaning the air everywhere they drive and that their home could be powered by hydrogen, solar, and wind and be fully saving the planet and eliminating their energy bills. Also if we demonstrating that to them and it would be Clear that doing so is better than going Green. We could be telling them that they could drive as much as they want and use as much electricity as they want, and would make it easier to convince them to take action and the action they took would be more effective in fighting climate change.
We should have the more powerful goal of energy abundance, because if we lived zero emission and energy abundant lives we could stop scrounging and having to worry about our carbon footprints, polluting our children, or about the survival of Humanity or the Planet. I'm talking about being free and Clear of worry and eliminating the worry from your heart as well as the pollution from the air.
The Green movement is also making energy efficiency their primary weapon against climate change. Which is stupid thinking, because energy efficiency is a secondary problem and not the primary one. Pollution is our primary problem. Coal and oil pollution is poisoning our children and the planet and are killing 5 million people every year world wide, including 18,000 Americans. In the Gulf oil spill, those birds and our beaches were not covered with efficiency! They were covered with oil and it's not only the Drill baby Drill people who caused it, but it was also the Green peoples focus on efficiency that caused it, because by finding ways to continue to use oil, we're still drilling for oil and still having oil spills.
Do you want to save the planet, or brag about how efficiently you're using coal and oil?
Green people would be more powerful if they added to their arguments against oil, coal, and natural gas, that they're not only terrible, but they're also totally unnecessary.
For instance Fracking. They use 1 million gallons of fresh water and nasty chemicals for each hole they drill and can drill up to 10 per sight. That's 10 million gallons of water that gets polluted and that water can then get in to wells and force gas in to wells and contaminate even more water. Then even after all that they can have a dry well and get no gas!
But you will for sure strike hydrogen in water! So if we told them, as I have, that they could put up some solar and wind and for sure get hydrogen in that same 10 million gallons of water, without polluting it, or the air with diesel generators or trucks, or ruin aquifers.
Also when you convert cars and power plants to burn natural gas, its only a small step to convert them to burn hydrogen and go all the way to zero pollution.
If we had the tools to access the energy that's all around us, we wouldn't have to conserve energy or go without driving, heat, air conditioning, or electricity, and it wouldn't matter if we used them inefficiently or what kind of light bulb you had. There is more wind and solar energy and more hydrogen in the seawater that is all around every continent, than all the coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear energy on this planet. What would you be wasting? sunshine, wind, tidal, wave, or hydrogen from rainwater or seawater? Their all zero emission and abundant.
We need to stop wasting time and money on stupid baby steps like changing light bulbs, that are still powered by coal, and spending billions on bio-fuels and hydrocarbons from algae that still pollute, or doubling down on nuclear, fracking, or clean coal. We need to go directly to hydrogen, solar, and wind, zero emissions and energy abundance, and stop killing the Planet or ourselves and our children with pollution, then argue about efficiency later. Rather than finding ways to continue to pollute ourselves, slightly less efficiently.
If we did people wouldn't be able to get away with "Greening" or saying their taking action but aren't truly doing so, just for good PR. You're either Clear or you're not. If you're 20% pollution free and 80% pollution full, and next to someone who is 100% zero and energy independent, then when there's a blackout, they will be the only place with it's lights on and it would make it Clear to everyone that this is a better way to go.
We should be telling businesses to get rich saving the planet instead of by killing it, because their would be a lot of money to be made by converting every car, home, factory, and power plant on the entire planet. Also businesses and politicians could be saying, 'I am not polluting your children with my operations or my policies. My opponent is. I am your Clear choice' and by doing so would shame their competition into being genuine, and they would compete with each other for who is the Clearest, because we demand it from them and they want our money and our votes.
Focusing on energy efficiency and conservation is energy corporation based thinking and not people based thinking. Also if we spend billions more on upgrading grids and making a Smart grid, we will still be using coal and natural gas. We need to stop the main source of pollution which is coal emissions by converting power plants to burn hydrogen, because we are addicted to grids and it would be faster and cheaper than building all new power plants. But even after we have zero emission grids we will still have blackouts from power lines being blown down in these more powerful storms. So we need to have our brains on the more powerful goal of making every building, as well as every nation, 100% energy independent, and being free and Clear of power lines and power companies.
The LEED program should add a Clear category beyond Platinum, where you get a star made of clear veggie plastic, and certifies that you are 100% zero emission and 100% energy independent.
Also even after putting their time and money into becoming LEED Platinum certified, like Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! did, they are still polluting and they had a blackout during hurricane Sandy. I told her to Go Clear 6 years ago and she could have been the only radio and TV station that was up and running during that blackout and shown the world with her example, but she didn't listen to me.
If we all lived Clearly and were energy independent, everyone, and all future generations, could totally eliminate their energy bills, instead of just reducing them, and never have to pay for heat, electricity, or car fuel ever again, nor need to fight wars for oil.
I agree with other people, that instead of burning carbon we should be using it to make stuff with it. Stuff made with carbon fibers like tennis rackets, golf clubs, and car bodies, are 10 times stronger than steel and 4 times lighter than aluminum. You can also buy carbon fiber shoes right now on the internet. So we all should start living zero emission lives and start wearing carbon fiber shoes and be making REAL CARBON FOOTPRINTS! and stop worrying about our emissions.
One of my ideas to help manifest such a future was to suggest that Bono wear carbon fiber boots when he says, Get On Your Boots! (Please see My Invitation to Be More Powerful to Bono for more details.)
We just have to decide to go all the way then to live and speak Clearly and demand the technologies that facilitates everyone being able to fully save the planet, from our Governments and businesses, because it's the true defense of every family and nation.
Thank you for helping me to convince the world to go all the way with their intention to take action and to Go Clear, and for joining me in living this way, because the survival of humanity and the planet depends on it.
You can read more details about my ideas on this issue in my book, Ideas to Save the Planet, and in my the chapter:
Go All the Way and Go Clear Instead of Only Going Green, My Challenge to the Environmental Community to Speak and Act More Powerfully