SOCIETY#21 SLOG: #NoPlasticPollution #OceanHealthMatters.

environmental protection matters: protect Oceans’ Health.

The accumulation of plastics at sea is a concern that Korean Administration is voicing over the years. The “Beachcombing Festival to Tackle Ocean Waste” is organised every year at Haeundae Beach, Busan, Korea.

“The Seventh Continent”

The caption below, pictured from this year’s exhibition, reports the impact of human’s act in harming our oceans’ health:

Board shown at Haeundae Beach, 29 December 2021.

While the so-called “Seventh Continent”, and island of floating plastic 15 times the size of Korea, may have been generated by plastics polluting our oceans globally, and not just from Korea alone, I must commend the Korea Administration for their open admission of their impact in forming it. As a nation, Korea has taken action to raise awareness at local country level.

Korean Awareness Campaign

According to the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology in 2014, 210,000 pieces of plastic were contained in a ton of seawater collected from the sea near their Geoje Island territory; they stated that if a ton of sea water is divided into 500 two-litre bottled water bottles, each bottle would contain 420 micro-plastics. They ended up by stating that Korea has the highest concentration of micro-plastics in the world!

I do commend the Korea Administration for being this open; in my personal opinion, the first check to be done before any challenge can be successfully and most effectively resolved is the ”reality check”. The best way to start solving our planet’s health is to be aware of, admit and understand this reality. Bravo Korea for following this path!

I must admit I have not researched any further into data from other Administrations; I am not sure how much Korea contributes to the growth of ”The Seventh Continent”. I would just wish that every nation follows the Korea example, and measures their ocean plastics polluting impact. Knowing how strict the Korean national recycling policies and regulations are on their citizens, and the high degree of compliance I do observe by Korean society, I am alarmed at the potential size of this challenge; and at the subsequent potential lack of timely action to tackle it within societies that may not have been made as aware: we all need to act for ocean’s health.

We could be more openly intentional

We talk about the Environment a lot these days; United Nations For Climate Change COPs conferences keep succeeding one another. The ocean is part of our environment too. Yet, it appears to face a less publicly made known danger: it could be facing unnecessary pollution from human inaction by now.

I wish that the International Community do assign intentional resources to action this challenge: because ocean’s health matter.

Caring for the environment must include caring for the oceans’ health too. Oceans, like our atmosphere, make our Planet uniquely liveable for humans; we should keep the ocean healthy: ”blue”!

Let’s focus on understanding our individual impact in keeping our oceans healthy-blue. Let’s pledge for action, Beach by Beach, City Council by City Council, City by City, Province by Province, Country by Country: Forming an Ocean’s Voice; acting on Oceans’ Health together. Haeundae Beach and Busan City Council is a great leading example.

Positive impact to ocean’s health: a great initiative for humans to nurture in 2022.

and we change the world.

hUmAn21.

SOCIETY#21 SLOG: Money flows… to Earth?.

Flow universal wealth to technology that saves our Planet.

Money flows
Save the planet,
Sink the planet,
Ruin people?
Save humanity?

Money flows

Are important
To our Planet’s Health.

Technology is expensive
To create, mature, adopt
In safety, security, sustainability.

We need technology to mature,
To save our Planet.

Safety costs.
Security costs.
Adoption costs.
Lots
Of cost,
Over the current costs at today’s Societies.

Costs, new costs…
Who wants to divert wealth
To cover the cost that takes
To save our Planet?

Who has the wealth
To divert
To cover the costs
And save our Planet?

We know, they know…

Technology got the world
And humanity
Where it is now.
Technology will place the world
And humanity
Where they want to be next:
A green Earth,
A healthy Planet,
A sustainable future for all.
Nature in all its forms of life,
Including human kind.

Technology that heal the world… costs… lots.


When will the flow
Of money that secures
Technology costs
Be oriented
To cover
Technology development
At the pace…
…the planet needs it?

Technology for war,
Of humans,
Costs lots.

Lack of technology
To reach “zero goals”
At the needed pace,
Costs health to All,
Planet and Humans… All.

Money, does it flow
In the right way?

A shift in flow is what we need,
Away from goals that are not “zero”,
On the run to zero…
Change the path
Away from waste
Of flows of money
Away from health
Of Planet.

So many wasters of money, and wealth!
Let money and wealth flow to technology,
From everywhere,
To where talent is,
To where willingness is,
From where richness resides…
Into the pockets
Of the willing
Who work for us All.
For the Planet Earth’s
For real Health.

and we change the world

hUmAn21.

SOCIEDAD#21 CORTO: Enamorado de La Tierra.

Cuando curamos a la Tierra curamos el mundo y generamos la salud universal.

¿Países?.
No hay Países.

¿Fronteras?.
Imaginarias,
Como siempre lo han sido.
Inventadas por cartógrafos,
Y por los dueños del Mundo.

¿Barreras?.
Nuevas barreras.

¿Visibles?.
Visibles.

Para aquellos que las quieren ver.
Y las que se han expuesto para que sean vistas.
Y las que se han creado para que el mundo siga el curso
Que unos pocos deciden
Que es necesario
Que el Mundo siga…
Por un rato más.

¿Por un rato?.
Por un rato más.

¿Mucho rato más?.
¿Lo suficientemente largo para las nuevas generaciones?.
¿Para nuestros hijos?.
¿Y también para nuestros nietos?.

Sí, un rato largo más,
De duración desconocida,
Pues nadie realmente
Conoce a nuestro Planeta Tierra.
Y aún nos queda por inventar
El artilugio de comunicación
Que hiciera que la Tierra
Se sentara al timón
De las COPs,
A la cabecera de las cenas
Para poder tener siquiera una oportunidad
De tener la cura que merece.

Demos a la Tierra la cabecera en la mesa de cenar.

¿Qué tipo de cura le damos
A nuestro Planeta Tierra Madre,
Cuando la Madre se pierde la fiesta
Donde se preparan las pociones para la salud?

Un Mundo Nuevo,
Países,
Fronteras,
Economías,
Sistemas,
Procesos,
Políticas,
¿Está todo eso ahí
Para escuchar a la Tierra?…
En verdad,
¿Quién escucha a la Tierra?.

¡La Gente!:
¡Unida
Para escuchar
A la Tierra!.

Y para dar a la Tierra una oportunidad
De cura y de curarse,
Y para que nuestras vidas
Cambien para mejor, para bien.
En la Tierra, para bien, con salud.

De COP a COP,
Tomando las medidas correctas una y otra vez,
Podemos crear la salud universal
Si nos enamoramos de la Tierra.

¡Enamorémonos de la Tierra!

y cambiemos el mundo

hUmAn21.

SOCIEDAD#21 CORTO: El Mundo se convierte en Multicolor,… Salvemos el Mundo.

“Lo verde” al rescate de la salud del Planeta.

El Planeta es verde, y azul, y amarillo, y marrón, y blanco y negro,… y de la combinación de todos los colores. El Mundo es multicolor al ojo humano.

“Salvar el Mundo” es una tarea multicolor. Salvar al Planeta es de justicia. Cuidar el Planeta es de justicia; y es la forma de que el Planeta sea “Verde”, cuando actuamos de una forma justa.

En este tiempo en el que todo lo que importa parecen ser los sistemas políticos, los modelos de sociedad, los juegos geopolíticos, los sistemas financieros, la carrera por ganar un pedazo del Espacio, nuestro Planeta necesita una revisión médica.

¿Qué atención le prestamos a la salud de nuestro Planeta?

¿Necesita nuestro Planeta una revisión médica?
¿Quién lo decide?
¿Quién le hace la revisión al Planeta?
¿En qué doctor podemos confiar?
¿Quién pone al doctor en el que confíe el Planeta?
¿Y dónde está ese doctor?,… ¿Se le conoce?, ¿o está escondido dentro de una caja?,… está quizás en la Antártica con una conexión a un satélite amigo que lo ponga en contacto con los que deciden sobre lo verde?, ¿o está en la reunión de la COP?

Parece que tenemos un doctor,…
Que decide qué recetar para la salud de nuestro Planeta.

A todos nosotros nos parece que el Planeta necesita ayuda. Es algo que nos tomamos en serio.

¿Dónde está la evidencia que justifica que la receta prescrita por el doctor es la completamente correcta para el Planeta?

¿Tenemos algún precedente?. Quizás lo tengamos, es sólo que no tenemos acceso al conocimiento que muestre que los datos que tenemos del pasado sean suficientes para que la ciencia pueda declarar con certeza cuál es el antídoto que de verdad pare la degradación a la que está sometida la Tierra. ¿Estamos recogiendo todos los datos que serían necesarios para diagnosticar la salud del Planeta?, ¿Y tiene el doctor acceso a todos esos datos?.

Todo va a ir bien; ponemos a todo el mundo y a los doctores juntos, durante cientos de minutos,… no horas, o días, o años,… sino sólo durante un montón de minutos. Congregamos a un grupo de gente con un gran interés en,.. en la salud de la Tierra, ¡por supuesto!. Y después incluso nos paramos a escuchar qué es lo que dijeron antes y qué es lo que dicen después de reunirse en forma presencial, hasta que se vuelvan a reunir. Porque ellos nos dicen cuál es la receta para que el Planeta se vuelva más verde,… y nosotros interpretamos que esa receta representa la guía para mejorar la salud del Planeta. Lo verde es saludable. Creemos que lo es.

Así es como obtenemos una respuesta para solucionar el problema que nos preocupa a todos y que nos tomamos en serio.

Entonces decidimos ponernos de acuerdo como individuos que somos; porque no somos expertos, ni doctores en la salud de la Tierra, ni investigadores de datos históricos, ni jugadores de geopolítica, ni gente que imponga modelos sociales, ni gurús en cuestiones de la Antártica,… nos unimos para contribuir decididamente a administrar la receta. Sólo que pareciera como que la receta nos la imponen a nosotros directamente.

En cualquier caso, nosotros, como ciudadanos del mundo que somos, haremos lo que haga falta,… entre una reunion del COP y otra.

Y cuando vemos que el doctor, y la mayoría de los que le asignaron el trabajo, y la mayoría de los que le apoyan, cuando vemos que se van alejando de la prescripción de la receta, nos paramos a pensar:

¿Entendimos bien lo que dijo el doctor?,
¿Nos hemos enterado bien de lo que dice la receta?,
¿El doctor escribió la receta para el Planeta o para nosotros?,
¿Y si fue para nosotros, es para “todos” nosotros?

Y entonces nos paramos a pensar que la receta debe de ser para todos, una receta que es para todo el mundo, por la salud de la Tierra. Creeríamos en ese tipo de receta.

Cuando cada ser humano del Planeta crea y se ajuste a lo que dice la receta, y a las recetas salientes de cada cita, en cada COP, cuando todos la sigamos, entonces empezaremos de verdad a descubrir qué es lo que realmente funciona para salvar la salud de nuestro Planeta, cita a cita, en cada COP, receta a receta.

COP a COP, veremos qué resultado ha dado la receta, cómo ha sido la evolución del paciente, y así la podremos cambiar según coresponda, de modo que después de unas pocas citas COP habremos acertado con la clave.

Y sólo entonces es cuando estaremos empezando a lidiar con lo que verdaderamente importa para hacer el mundo más “verde” y dar salud de verdad al Planeta, y bienestar a todos sus habitantes, incluido a los seres humanos.

De ahí en adelante la gente y el Planeta caminaremos al unísono por un sendero realmente saludable.
Nos tomaremos las citas seriamente para que cumplan con un propósito justo, multicolor, que salve la salud de nuestro Planeta, para así dar con la receta justa que convierta el verde en el multicolor que genere salud para el Planeta.

y cambiamos el mundo

hUmAn21.

SOCIETY#21 SLOG: Being in love with Earth.

When we heal the Earth, we heal our world for universal health.

Countries?,
No countries.

Map borders?
Imaginary,
As they have always been;
Invented by map makers.
World order makers.

Boundaries?,
New boundaries.

Visible?,
Visible.

For those who want to see them.
For the ones that are exposed to get spotted.
For the boundaries that are set to keep the world going
In the way the few decide
The world needs going
On…
For the next while longer.

For a while?,
A while longer.

Long while?,
Long enough for new generations?,
For our children?,
And grandchildren too?.

Yes, a long while longer,
Of uncertain length,
As no one really knows
Our Planet Earth.
And we are still to invent
The communication wizard
That makes Earth
Sit at the helm
Of COPs and COPs
And of dinner table events
To stand a chance to get
The cure it deserves.

Give Earth the presidential table’s head.

What cure we all give
To Planet Mother Earth?,
When Mother miss the feast
Of potion of preparedness health?

New World,
Countries,
Borders,
Economies,
Systems,
Processes,
Politics,
All there
To listen to Earth?…
Well,
Who listens to Earth?.

People!:
Unite
To listen
To Earth!.

And get Earth a chance
To heal and heal,
And change
Our lives for best for good,
In Earth, for good in health.

COP by COP,
Right step by right step,
We drive universal health
By being in love with Earth.

Let’s be in love with Earth.

and we change the world

hUmAn21

GEOPOLITICS#21 SLOG: SpacePolitics is Geopolitics21.

Geopolitics turn Space Politics, the Real New Norm, the Real new World Order.

THE WORLD IS CHANGING, THE WORLD IS NEW

The world is new.

The new is being created.

All the time.

And it will take a while…

…while we “Brexit-adjust” and “TrumpAfter-shock” and “Covid-clear” our own world,… and so forth.

Meanwhile, the new order is already functioning over the old structure. Silently enough for the vast majority of us.

Digital Art by Luis Benito: ”WorldConcept2020”, June 2020.

In the meantime,…

A current old structure that was internationally and “unitedly” set after World War II, back in 1945, seems insignificant for today’s 21st Century life, does it?… Nothing in history becomes insignificant, ever, it just transitions.

The current old structure is felt obsolete in parts, as it transitions; it is still partly used, not by all though in the same way, yet partly used by All.

Parts are used for less globalised interest.
Parts are used for some global-less priority interests,… this becomes more transparent.
Parts are not used,… anymore,… but are still there, costly.

The world’s governance needs to shift. Transitions required!

The new World War is about “Fighting for The New Order”. Hey, StarWars, right?… well,… right!. And Right Here in our physical world.

It is game on, for quite a while; “setting the scene” phase… We all are in it, already, a while ago.

THE FORMING NEW ORDER?

Photograph by Luis Benito, Busan Metropolitan Museum, Busan, Korea, April 2021

The New Order is being created in the meantime: a fragmented order…

The old cold wars of traditional two columns, fighting each other for One World Order,… turns now Multi-Column,.. yet the fight is the same, for the New Order; and until several columns converge into a last two, as always, last two standing, it takes two to tango,… as ever before,… until then it is game new war on. Columns convergence is equally happening now, from multi columns that make the fight blur to those who are too busy to focus on seeing it.

Every war generates casualties. Casualties of the now-war show different wounds,… 21st century modern wounds. Invisible to those who are too busy to focus on seeing them as war-wounds.

The New Order is establishing, or being established, depends who you talk to,… depends who you are to know.

And it might not become The Final New Order, until the last two stand strong and visible, for everyone else to side them in clear light.

CASUALTIES,…SEEMED UNCONNECTED

Photograph by Luis Benito, Busan Metropolitan Museum, Busan, Korea, April 2021.

The fight for The Final New Order is ON,… it is a war in itself, a modern era war,….
And there are casualties, more than at other wars…. Perhaps,… because:

Are covid deaths considered casualties?… victims of the lack of a unified human force tackling the issue globally and once for all,….? Victims of their citizenship, lucky citizenship for some who belong to certain countries, less lucky for others…?

Are environmental-led disaster victims considered casualties?,… again, victims of the potential gap of action from a less than ideal united world?,… that is perhaps taking planet’s health and humans lives,… unnecessarily,… away?.

Citizens are victims of the transition to The Final New Order….. the new yet invisible world war, as the several columns of fighting action have not yet clearly converged into what people will recognised as what a world war is supposed to be…. Just supposed to, in 20th century history brain,… onto something recognisable from memory, from traditional dictionary definition.

How long will the invisible side of this war last?,…. the more devastating side!,… when will world wide humans consciously connect day to day casualties with modern 21st century war of shared interests of the few? We may need to create a 21st century definition that unveils this war early.

SPACE IS THE RACE

Photograph by Luis Benito, Petworth, England, September 2021.

We could then realise that the race for getting away with what it is of interest to the global dominating contenders is happening for the domination of a new geography: spatial, not terrestrial, the outer there… Space!

All the several columns of contenders in today’s world invisible-to-society war are fighting for hegemony in exploiting Space: contenders keen to rule the generation of the energy of the future for everyone on Earth,… clean energy generated at the outer Space, streamed back to Earth… 100% “green”, abundant,…. The Space as battlefield, and Earth as Casualty Field.

Now, does this make sense? Is this the real New Norm?

I think it may well be.

So, the sooner we realise Space is the Race, that drives the New Norm, the sooner we can act to engage shaping it, for the good of humanity, for securing as limited if even any casualty. Turning this war into humanity’s future build up, by participating in the race, actively engaging, each and everyone, as equals, over-the-table joining the few deciding and powerful camouflaged elites,…. We get organised to join the race, as one humanity,…

And we change the world

hUmAn21