Zahir Ebrahim's Commonsense Approach to Undoing the Impact of Climate Change

In a detailed letter dated October 30, 2018 to the faculty members of the MIT Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate, a natural science faculty that appears to be among the prominent stewards of the idea of putting imperial science in the service of empire, I had briefly outlined the common man's commonsense thusly:
Of course, no sensible person, let alone a science professor at MIT, will think not to first massively plant new trees and replenish Rainforests and jungles on urgent war footings; not to first stop cutting down trees for housing for the Western world that principally uses timber for structures, and not to first stop clearing forests for cattle-feed farming and agriculture, especially in the Amazon basin and the Americas, that has pretty much drained the primary cleansing sink of human generated CO2 in the delicately balanced human-plant natural eco-system of earth.
Also, no sensible person will think not to first cut down on the pollutants created by heavy industries and multinational corporations; and not to first stop discharging pollutants into rivers and streams in the developing nations where regulations are not as strong as in the developed nations, whereby profit-optimizing multinational corporations headquartered in the West, easily get away with cost cutting short cuts of simply dumping many pollutants outside their factories untreated that they can't do in developed nations due to stricter laws and their stricter oversight.
If China is filling the air with industrial pollutants more than the United States today, the bulk of the end products of that pollution are still exported to the United States and Western countries. All the iphones are made in China but the biggest market and beneficiary is in America. The stock of the most valued company on earth, now surpassing one trillion dollars, and headquartered in California, USA, is traded on Wall Street USA. It goes up or down depending on how many iphones will be sold.
So, what sensible person will not think of first enforcing regulations at the parent source commissioning that pollution in China, before the pollution even gets manufactured downstream and is discharged into the environment 7,000 miles away?
What sensible person will not think that first all multinational corporations manufacturing or harvesting in developing nations for their lower labor costs and resource-richness, bear the cost of discharging their environmental pollutants and waste byproducts as if they were manufacturing in the advanced developed nations of the West where they are headquartered, and pay for the cleanup cost for their past sins?
After all, it is the same earth's atmosphere whether it is over China, Bangladesh, or the United States of America.
MIT in its LEES Lab under the directorship of the late Professor James R. Melcher, had focused on research and development of advanced technological devices that clean up industrial effluents and air pollutants before these are discharged into the oceans and atmospheres, like the electrostatic precipitator, etc.
These high technologies take investment on the part of multinational corporations to develop and deploy even after these have left the research labs years ago, and why should they do that when they are not forced to, due to the weak regulations and special concessions under which they usually operate in poor nations? The burden then has to be carried by the common man in these impoverished nations who must suffer that cost in all its human and national dimensions, while the stock prices of the multinational corporations go up when their profit margins are higher, and the developed nations rejoice in their economic success. That success, of greed and primacy, creates a self-fulfilling prophecy for creating more environmental pollution – why alter the recipe for higher profit margins, and economic hegemony which comes with it, when one is not forced to?
Therefore, which sensible and moral human being concerned about the environment would not address that most significant bit of the matter first, by creating regulations for responsible manufacturing and subjecting all multinational corporations to these standards regardless of where they operate their industries, manufacturing bases, and agricultural farms for global food production, irrespective of whether manufacturing and work is subcontracted to other local corporations or not, and irrespective of what local incentives they might get from tin-pot governments and banana republics who help in the rape and exploitation of their own resource-rich and yet continually impoverished nations as surrogates of the Economic Hit Men who craft these mega deals?
Which sensible intellect will not first institute accountability for this mega corruption and exploitation upon the multinational corporations by the fiat of new regulatory laws that define standards for how multinational corporations must operate anywhere in the world, despite these corporations also being the backbone of the advanced military-industrial complex of the West that lends the Global North its supremacy and primacy over the Global South?
All commonsense and goodness first principles for having a cleaner global environment for all its peoples and future generations regardless of any existential crisis today including global warming, global cooling, climate change, or aliens landing.
But, just as no sensible person would think of living in a police state just because it makes the most stable system of governance and offers the most safety from common criminals, no sensible person will also think to put human beings in growth chains and to enslave mankind to the agendas of the elites in a global police state just to get rid of the high levels of CO2 [ under the presumption of latter day imperial science that uncontrolled and unregulated Green House Gas emissions is the first cause of Global Warming ].
Well, I am happy to see that the UK Independent headlined on Saturday 16 February 2019, the commonsense observation above of planting trees to replenish rainforests on urgent war footings before human beings are put into growth-chains and the world is turned into a global police-state: “Massive restoration of world’s forests would cancel out a decade of CO2 emissions, analysis suggests!”.
The new scientific discovery being: “New findings suggest trees are 'our most powerful weapon in the fight against climate change', says scientist”.
And the punch line being: “Trees already store an enormous amount of carbon, and planting more would suck more CO2 from the atmosphere”. Duh!
That needed a scientific study to conclude?
When will imperially funded scientists pick up on the rest of the commonsense of the common man?
Oh, only after endless time spent in more scientific studies has ceded a fait accompli!
The real impact of imperial science on both brilliant as well as daft minds, is evidently to co-opt their commonsense.
Unless science is funded, great scientists evidently cannot even think in commonsense terms. A well funded scientific study is needed to conclude even the most obvious. And ten more studies shall inevitably be funded by imperial science to conclude exactly the opposite.
For more of the common man's commonsense unmasking imperial science in the service of empire, see: Global Warming / Climate Change has Become a New Religion - What's it all About?.
A comprehensive Primer on Global Warming For Intelligent People gets into even greater depth of the common man's commonsense on science.
That this co-opted behavior, of Summun, Bukmun, Umyun, is all pervasive wherever and whenever science is put into the service of empire by hook or by crook, and not just in this domain of earth and planetary science to diabolically orchestrate an earth-wide, planetary level, one world government using fabricated global crises and fear-mongering as pretexts, see: Letter to Editor Defending Science: Truly, the “hegelian mind fck” is endless! .
Sigh!




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