I have climate angst.

20 years ago, I figured out three things were not going to save us from climate change:

1) reducing consumption
2) renewable energy
3) social change

I started my lonely watch: planning how to protect 300m climate refugees.

I had no resources or support.
What have I gotten done in that 20 years?

1) hexayurt.com ultra cheap housing
2) resiliencemaps.org *excellent* design matrix for infrastructure
3) thecuttingmachinery.com psychospiritual support method
4) mattereum.com seeds of a resource allocator
(I did other stuff too - helped launch Ethereum, worked on pandemic flu and nuclear bombs, but anyway)

I think we've got less than ten years before large, populous regions have to be evacuated in summer due to uninhabitable heat.

You just have to relocate the entire population.
And that's what I'm here for: I'm the "relocate the entire population" guy.

I did the planning work on my own *because nobody would help me* - not the UN, not the Red Cross, not the Department of Defense

Nobody wanted to do advanced planning for helping hundred of millions move
We are getting close now. I have two or three major challenges left:

1) design of clothing - cheap, durable travel gear for the permanent refugee class

2) design of luggage - this is all important

3) land access - a new class of Special Economic Zones, New Life Zones. Cities!
I as an individual can solve these problems to the "aha!" point, where the critical insight occurs, and the rest can be specified closely enough that engineers can solve the production problems: I don't have the resources to present detailed, costed critical path analysis.
But all these systems are made from things which have a retail price in the industrial supply chain, with small adjustments here and there which would not radically increase the price.

In short: real engineering, not fancy unobtanium pipe dreams.

We could actually do this.

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6 Jul
Yeah, fuck this for a game of soldiers.

You know how we got into this mess? Dumb fuckers who *knew* global warming was The Crisis of Our Age and prioritised trivial social justice concerns over planetary survival.

Evil will triumph because good was stupid.

This gets bad now.
If 2020's Black Lives Matter protests had been about fossil fuel driven global warming annihilating agriculture in Africa, a hell of a lot more black lives would have been saved - along with lives of every other kind.

American police being pigs is a confined issue. CO2 is Famine
And I am *fucking over* being polite about this.

your. cause. is. irrelevant. garbage.

We are *unbelievably fucked* on climate, and its going to exterminate hundreds of millions, poorest first, in nearly all of the scenarios we face going forwards.

I do not lack imagination.
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5 Jul
Am I a climate activist dreaming he is a tech CEO, or a tech CEO dreaming he was a climate activist?

How many years do I have to make money to convert into humanitarian research and materiel at this point?

I'd been gambling on another 5 years. I don't know if we have that long.
We could get *completely* smashed flat by a genocide-level heat event in a poor country, one where people can't cool down in their cars when the AC gives out, and tens of millions could die.

The infrastructure for "walk out of the heat" has not yet even started seriously.
I know how to do it, roughly - umbrellas for shade as people walk, hexayurt rest stations, trucks with water. Shopping trolleys and similar for the disabled, old, and young.

You can move millions if you keep trucking in water to the people marching.

And they need a place to go.
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5 Jul
Within a degree of 50C / 122F in Canada and Oregon.

When it was India in 2019 it was apocalyptic horror, cities without universal tap water baking in that heat.

But Canada, that’s a whole other disaster zone all together. That’s not a “climate genocide” warning, but extinction.
I know what it would take to fix this: a world in which near perfect sharing of resources among all humans, probably rooted in basic income/resource economics.

Permanent state of emergency. No political “ism” has ever been anything close to this goal. It is like Lifeboat Ethics.
It’s like running a world with a permanent spending cap: no more than $7600 spending per person, unless what you are buying is proven Carbon Negative.

That’s literally the limit, at current GDP intensity. 2 tons per person at 260 grams of CO2 per dollar spent on average. No room
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8 Jun
Hard to explain it to people: since 2002 I've been working flat out, as hard as a human can, to pre-position food, shelter, housing, and water for the hundreds of millions of people that climate change inevitably displaces later this century.

Even @mattereum serves this cause.
Even now people are in super deep denial about how hard climate change is going to hit the world. They're still thinking "songbirds migrate away" not "a holocaust of global famine that hits subsistence farmers hardest of all."

CO2 is still through the roof. Hard landing approach
myhopeforthe.world lays out the plan: housing, then water purification, cooking. Right now, in the background, I'm working on refugee clothing and beds. Cooking I figured out mostly years back. Housing, the hexayurt, thrives. Resiliencemaps.org is totally transformative
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2 Jun
So we've built it. @Mattereum I mean. Stage one is basically done: we've got customers selling NFTs on @OpenSea, backed by physical items, and new people are coming on board slowly but steadily. It is a business.

Constant pressure to issue the token and to THE BIG ICO like 2018.
A lot of the other companies in the NFT space have raised *extremely* large amounts of money on very, very thin product plans. We recognise bubble thinking. I'm not 100% sure the "just take the money" approach produces much working product in the long run, but people do their way
What we're planning on doing is this: we're going to keep putting great physical assets on chain until the NFT space wakes up and says "oh my god this is *exactly* how the blockchain takes over the world: ACTUAL GOODS AND SERVICES!"

And at that point, fundraising will be easy.
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31 May
For 20 years, I've only measured myself against actually saving the world.

Wasn't that way before 2001. It just clicked one day ("the paperwork" - if you know that story).

It just dawned on me how odd this is, and how different my life would be if many more people did it too.
I am right royally tired of people refusing to do the simple first principles math:

[sustainable harvest of the earth each year] divided by [eight billion people]

Now we design a lifestyle which works within, say, 2/3 of that limit so there is room for planetary regeneration.
Every single idiot who talks about "regenerative community" or "circular economy" without CALCULATING WHAT THE NATURAL RESOURCE BUDGET IS FIRST is living in a total dreamworld.

Numbers are everything in sustainability. Do the math or get out of the way: we need plans not fables.
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