Check list - Change the Course process

S = succesfully communicated
F = Failed to communcate

human injuries (from the present until 2100)
      4-8 billion will starve to death ___S___F
      4-8 billion will die in conflict (anarchy and resource wars) ___S___F
      (injuries after 2100 ==> everyone will live in a forever dark-age ___S___F

      decreases in supporting resources
            non renewables not available because of low EROEI's ___S___F
            renewables not available due to overuse (forests, soil. water, air) ___S___F
       resilience not available
            lost bio diversity ___S___F
            lost social contract
                 economies of scale ___S___F
                 specialization of labor ___S___F
                 facilitation of trade ___S___F
                 rule of law ___S___F
      rich disenfranchise the poor ___S___F
      present community disenfranchised future communities ___S___F

identified behavior-change to change these causes
      new behaviors must limit
            births ___S___F
            hierarchy, ___S___F
            use of commons ___S___F
       materials use
            maximal recycling (minimal mining of minerals and metals) ___S___F
            no fossil water or fuel or uranium use ___S___F

established a view of the target civilization
      energy balance (initially using hydro only) ___S___F
            personal enrichment unlimited ___S___F
            intergenerational transmission not allowed ___S___F
      commons use limitations
            limited to area of 3 regional city/states
                  all renewable earth resources annual leases (land, water, air) ___S___F
                  non-renewable resources not for lease.(fossil water and fuels) ___S___F
                  non-renewable non distructive use resources (minerals and metals)
                              for lease (includes recycling fees)   ___S___F
                  human infrastructure exclusion areas outside of city state regions
                         (no services walking visits only ) ___S___F
      production of material goods
                  include 100% recycling costs ___S___F

transition design (85 years)
      birth lottery ___S___F
      consolidate civilization into supportable living regions ___S___F
      discontinue infrastructure support outside of selected regions ___S___F
      scavenge current civilization
            knowledge/art/materials/production systems to city/states ___S___F

Implementation ==> Mutual Coercion Mutually agreed upon
      create a constituency to vote so institutions can implement the
            birth lottery ___S___F
            hierarchy limitation laws (these are complex) ___S___F
            commons assignment to the next 100 generations  ___S___F                    


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Archived documents          Jan. 1, 2014

Too Many People Video series

How Much Degrowth is Enough?                              Sept. 2012

The Human Predicament and What to Do About It     Feb. 2012

Overpopulation Means Civilization Collapse            Aug. 2011

From Overshoot to Sustainability

Vermont conference workshop June 10th 2013

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