Time

 

For people to maintain our common sense,

we must acknowledge the continuity

from those that died a long time ago to those not yet born.

A time dimension necessary for all spiritual life. 1

 

Solving today’s problems,

can’t be done without providing sustainable solutions.

 

We need to know if there’s a future.

 

How are we supposed to accept migrants,

when our own people are unemployed?

Can we say no to the poor desperate, escaping death?

We can’t.

 

I doubt that anyone could stand on the shore,

greeting a ship with migrants,

saying, ‘sorry folks, we can’t let you in.’

While knowing that the ship, with people, will sink.

 

Our main problem today,

is the lack of real decisions for the future

while migrants are drowning boat after boat in the seas.

 

There’s no time line.

There’s no time.

 

Until Friday!

 

 

  1. ’För att människor ska kunna behålla sitt sunda förnuft måste de erkänna en kontinuitet mellan dem som för sedan länge dött och dem som ännu inte fötts. De rikare samhällena fråntas i allt större omfattning en tidsdimension som är nödvändig för allt andligt liv.’ Arundhati Roy, The Algebra of Infinite Justice. Translated into Swedish, Ordfront Stockholm 2003.
    Free translation from Swedish by blog author.

 

 

 

The Thirsty People

 

‘Un reroute the rivers

Let the dammed water be

There’s some people down the way that’s thirsty

Let the liquid spirit free

 

The people are thirsty

Cause of man’s unnatural hand

Watch what happens when the people catch wind

When the water hits the banks of that hard dry land’

 

Lyrics from a great song by Gregory Porter.

Steam rising to the skies, falling down like rain,

Onto hard dried deforested land.

 

Until Friday!

 

 

 

Haiku

 

one day at a time

a thief in a library

practicing patience

 

 

What is a thief doing in a library? Hem is reading a book.

Why is a thief stealing things? Hem has no money.

Why doesn’t hem have money? Hem has no job.

Why doesn’t hem have a job? Hem has no education.

Why isn’t hem at school? Hem has no money.

What is a thief doing in a library?

 

A haiku about human conditions.

And how taking a little bit of time, asking Why?

Changes prejudice.

 

Until Friday!

 

 

 

The Great Case: Tourism

 

Holiday in Greece

Could a national discount on this year’s holiday,

save Greece from bankruptcy?

 

South Africa

Understanding the issues of big cities with slums, finding solutions.

 

I will work on these two cases until the end of June,

using The Equation and The Share.

 

Until Friday!

 

 

Hello!

 

My name is Mikael Zych

I’m a bohemian with a Fine Arts Degree in Photography,

a surfer, runner and a poet

A soul with a spirit

 

This is my blog.

One Decision

 

There is one decision,

the EU Governments need to make for the UN Paris Summit 2015:

EU hereby declares that we will no longer use fossils as driving fuel for cars, ships and trucks. The decision is made, transition period 15 years. (1)

 

The challenge is life in balance with Earth’s Eco-system, using existing technology (2) in an industry already creating many jobs. (3)
2030-2050: We could completely replace our energy production with renewables, making EU a Self-Sustainable powerhouse. The interconnected electricity grid (4) would provide EU with domestic production and export to the new markets of the developing world, based on a foundation of Shared wealth. (5)

 

Everyone happy!

 

 

(1) Here is an example of a synergy effect, making just one decision:
If the car industry would go over from oil to water, a global reduction of CO2 emissions would take place. Also improving the expansion of Airlines: If aviation invested in CETO, providing energy from the Ocean. This could irrigate soil for the production of food and biofuel, while improving the lives of poor farmers in developing nations. Assuming a growing tourism industry, since more people living and earning money, could mean more holidays. Cooperating with the airlines, nanoFlowcell could invest in CETO, if for example adjusted for the production of ionic liquid, providing cars for the new market in the growing economy. Urban Sprawl, thefridayblog.com

(2) The Equation, thefridayblog.com: nanoFlowcell (nanoflowcell.com) and CETO (carnegiewave.com/ceto-technology) would unleash the Sustainable development globally, offering great prospects for unlimited electricity and fresh water.

(3) General Election Manifesto 2015, Securing our renewable energy future, June 2014, RenewableUK.com. ‘Powering economic growth. Wind, wave and tidal power currently provide employment for 34,500 people in the UK, creating 70,000 more jobs until 2030.’

(4) DIRECTIVE 2009/28/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC. (59) ‘Interconnection among countries facilitates integration of electricity from renewable energy sources. Besides smoothing out variability, interconnection can reduce balancing costs, encourage true competition bringing about lower prices, and support the development of networks.’

(5) The investments would develop on a course of 15 + 20 + 50 years. Development of Water, Sanitation and Renewable Energy. (The Share)

Urban Sprawl

 

We have the best system that’s been working for billions of years,

Earth. (1)

 

To The Equation, I’m adding one billion people living in urban slums today, with another billion estimated to live in slums, doubling the amount of urban sprawlers, over the next 30 years. (2)

 

 

Investments in infrastructure for the 20 – 50 million urban area could become standard business planning. Areas with dry soil, could be irrigated with desalinated water from the Ocean using CETO for agriculture. Irrigation could therefore add value to otherwise impoverished land. The farmers would initially cover their own needs. When gradually gaining strength, production could increase, providing organic food for the Towns and the Core. Improving soil in the poor country could be done in a collaborative synergy between expanding urban areas, CETO, aviation and nanoFlowcell.

For example: Airlines are already reducing their CO2 emissions. (3) If the car industry would go over from oil to water, a global reduction of CO2 emissions would take place. This could improve the prospects for expansion of the airlines, assuming a growth in the tourism industry since more people earning money, could mean more holidays.

United for example could invest in CETO,
providing energy while irrigating soil for the farmers producing food and biofuel for the airline. (4) NanoFlowcell could also invest in CETO, if for example adjusted for the production of ionic liquid. (5)

The 15 + 20 year perspective with the pension fund as explained in The Share, could mean an investment in nanoFlowcell, CETO and United investing in Mumbai. (6) For the initial 15 years, the slums and farmers would be provided with water and sanitation, reducing the costs of urban sprawl, (7) along with investments for renewable electricity while producing crops for food and fuel. (8)

With a solid foundation provided, the following 20 years of investment could stimulate the consumers market in a growing population of income takers, allowing more families to buy cars, and go on holidays. This could also involve electronics and communication companies, offering free laptops, internet and education to the slum dwellers, while reaching a growing middle class in the Core and Towns. In exchange agreements with the local authorities, United, nanoFlowcell, CETO could reduce costs of energy production and urban sprawl.

With The Share, investors would create sustainable jobs locally, and growth for their companies. Leaving Mumbai with clean water and healthier population, in an airplane on biofuel, harvested locally.
Balanced with Earth’s Ecosystem in symbiosis with the growth of our population, in a Biodynamic society with equal right to happiness.

Good for all.

 

(1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki

(2) www.unhabitat.org
Green building interventions for social housing, 2015.

(3) ‘United signed the first U.S. cost-competitive, commercial-scale agreement with AltAir Fuels to purchase 15 million gallons of aviation biofuel to be used on regularly scheduled flights beginning in 2014 from our LAX hub.’ United Eco-skies, alternative fuels.

(4) ‘Feedstocks are the largest contributor to cost and are the primary sustainability driver in biofuel production. Additionally, primary food crops have an economic advantage over many energy crops, helping to protect food supply. New feedstocks are expected to complement food crops, be used as rotational crops, or begin as waste streams.’
Findings and Recommendations 2013. www.masbi.org.

(5) ‘Ionic liquids are nontoxic and nonflammable,
with great advantages in mass production, logistics, storage and no need for high-level safety protocols.’ www.nanoflocell.com

(6) Mumbai, a Mega City with a projected population growth of 7 million from 2014 – 2030. www.unpopulation.org.

(7) ‘This sprawling pattern can double land used per housing unit,
increase the costs of providing utilities and public services by 10–30% or more. Sprawl also results in greater congestion, accident and air
pollution costs, locking in high levels of energy consumption.’ www.newclimateeconomy.report

(8) Findings and Recommendations 2013, www.masbi.org.
‘Current biofuel policy measures are often short term and don’t
address fundamental inequities in the treatment of fossil fuels and biofuels. Biofuels production relies on long-term capital-intensive investment. Government policy must complement this private investment by providing long-term, reliable market signals as the industry grows to commercial scale.’ ‘The fossil fuels industry has relied on and continues to receive government subsidies, policies, and support that foster growth. The aviation biofuels industry should be afforded similar opportunities for growth.’

 

The Share

 

On this International Workers’ Day,

I’m sharing my thoughts on how we could create work,

in a society including all.

With hopes to inspire,

Mikael Zych

 

 

The challenge is how we maintain the wonders of nature, allowing nature to support us with its Eco-system, demanding no governance, but proper planning with the use of already existing technology, invested proportionally in poor countries and in rich countries. (1)

 

The Mega ECO City with Ocean View, Gardens & Rancho. (2)

Three areas:

The Core, dense area on the coast, with a creative industry. Population 15 million.

The Towns, with a population of 300 000 people each, offering cheaper family housing in lovely garden surroundings.

The Rancho, with farming families, around two million people.

 

The Towns would be in a semi-circle around the Core. Instead of suburbs, cities in their own right. Each Town with an industry, providing service for its own population and for example catering, with produce from the Rancho. With no time during the week, living an intense life, catering serving ecological products would provide lovely meals for the working people in the compact Core. Fairtrade with the Farmers, making sure that the land is well taken care of, with irrigation from CETO, pumping Energy and desalinated Ocean water, in balance with the coastal industries.

Creative industry in the Core, catering from The Towns, tourism and healthcare for example, Farmers on the Rancho providing feedstock and safari, all independently dependent in a
Self-sustainable Eco-system.

With new population arriving, (3) instead of building suburbs, a new Centre would gradually develop between the Core and the Towns, with infrastructure for water and sanitation ready.

Integration with Shared wealth and equal happiness (4) as standard for all Citizens, where some with a little Land, Water and Cattle are equally happy as those with Ocean view apartment, boat and a creative job. Living in a Biodynamic society where people are no longer poor, and the right to happiness is equal, regardless of material possession. With renewable Energy, on a foundation based on Shared wealth, in balance with Earth’s Eco-system.

 

Ms. Kowalska’s Pension fund

Scenario: 1/3 of your capital invested into renewable infrastructure in the Core, 1/3 invested in the Towns and 1/3 invested in the Rancho. The investments would develop on a course of 15 + 20 + 50 years.

First period of 15 years: Development of Water and Sanitation with irrigation channels for the Rancho, with renewable Energy in the Core and the Towns. Second period of 20 years: Renewable Energy for the Rancho and development of the new city Centre. Third period: New projects on the foundation from the first and second periods.

 

Ms. Kowalska: ‘I don’t see how this is secure,

what if the country isn’t safe and developed?’

 

The bank would provide several options, those with lower risk would offer investments in Sustainable development in the home market. With such option, 2/3 of Ms. Kowalska’s money would be invested at home and 1/3 invested abroad.

Without the typical incomprehensible contract lingo and completely insecure and impossible to predict investment plans. Ms. Kowalska’s pension is safe, invested on a solid foundation, where taking care of the soil is part of a long term Sustainable investment.

 

We all need to eat and drink.

We always use electricity.

We always need water.

 

 

(1) As already mentioned in post 2, nanoFlowcell: http://www.nanoflowcell.com/en and CETO: http://www.carnegiewave.com/ceto-technology/what-is-ceto.html, would unleash the Sustainable development globally. The prospects for unlimited electricity and fresh water supply are great with technologies such as the CETO and the nanoFlowcell.

(2) A Mega City is one of 34 Urban areas with over 10 million population. http://www.demographia.com/db-worldua.pdf The addition ECO with Ocean View, Gardens & Rancho is only an example of how to develop a Mega City in a Sustainable way.

(3) Today, more than 7 billion people are living in the world, almost a tripling of the population in 1950. By the end of the century 11 billion people will live on Earth. http://data.unicef.org/gen2030/

(4) On the site http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org/ topics such as Life Satisfaction are measured, I think that’s great! ‘Life Satisfaction Happiness or subjective well-being can be measured in terms of life satisfaction, the presence of positive experiences and feelings, and the absence of negative experiences and feelings. Such measures, while subjective, are a useful complement to objective data to compare the quality of life across countries. Life satisfaction measures how people evaluate their life as a whole rather than their current feelings. It captures a reflective assessment of which life circumstances and conditions are important for subjective well-being.’