This Spaceship Earth (TSE) is the name for the state of the planet as it exists today. No matter what country, state or province you live in, you are a part of the one planet we all share, and we have no other spaceship. All we have, and all humanity will have, is TSE.
Crew Consciousness - The crew of a spaceship or space station has to be efficient as energy, water, and food are in limited supply. Spaceships and space stations can be refueled and resupplied from the home planet. Spaceship Earth cannot be refueled or resupplied. There is no other planet in the foreseeable future that can resupply Planet Earth. There is no other rescue/resupply vessel, nor is there another refuge. We live on a spaceship that must resupply itself from itself. That is why we need to understand that we are crew not the passengers.
We are a 730 Species Living in a 1230 World
As set forth in Chapter 7 of “This Spaceship Earth” we must stop looking at levels of emissions and instead focus on resident CO2 in the atmosphere. Carbon remains in the atmosphere for decades and centuries. Before the Industrial Age the amount of resident CO2 was 730 Gigatonnes. This remained constant until the 20th century when it crossed 800 around WWII and then 830 in 1970. We have since added 400 Gigatonnes to the atmosphere.
Greening Your Summer Vacation -
Read the entire article at the New York Times. The United Nations has proclaimed 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism with a goal of promoting positive change in travel with regard to social inclusion, environmental protection and economic equality. But what does that mean for the everyday traveler planning a summer vacation? Homework. While the […]