Obama appoints climate change team

This article in the Guardian must give us reason for hope as Obama’s choice of experts is one of significance:

  1. Harvard physicist John Holdren as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy takes a position on climate change that is remarkably serious
  2. Climatologist Jane Lubchenco is to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Nobel prizewinner Steven Chu heads the Department of Energy to lead the development of alternative energy sources
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Computing and the Future of the Planet

This is the title of 42 excellent slides with most interesting content, produced by Conrad Taylor who is a multi-media expert and knowledge producer par excellence.

The Petition in the Hands of John McFall MP

John McFall MP is the Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee and our Chairman Austin Mitchell MP has given him a copy of our online petition at long last. So he now knows what we’re asking him and his committee. My next steps are Early Day Motions in support of the petition – after the Queen’s speech.

On December 22nd, 1964, Henry Kerby MP requested that the emission of all the means of exchange should be returned to the Crown.

We’ve been asking for Public Credit since 2002. May the net, the web and the magic of blogging robots help all of us to achieve what Henry Kerby MP asked for at the time. As one of the steps I sent our key documents to the Queen and the Prince of Wales.

Do you feel like adding your name to the signatures of the petition Stop the Cash Crumble to Equalize the Credit Crunch?

Public Credit Petition

Since our Green Credit for Green Purposes submission to the Treasury Select Committee didn’t achieve anything other than being printed as part of their report on the Stern Report, we have to find another route of following our lawyer’s advice “go for Parliamentary scrutiny via the Treasury Select Committee”.

However, the Chairman wrote that I cannot see him in the foreseeable future. So we have to do it online.

Stop the Cash Crumble to Equalize the Credit Crunch” says in less words and a few web links what our submission said in 63 paragraphs: please look into the money supply and the ratio between Cash created by the State and Credit created by banks – for the imbalance is untenable and certainly unsustainable.

At the end of WWII, 48% of the money supply was Cash. Now it’s 3%. See What is the Cash Crumble? in my other blog for the evidence. But nobody creates the interest necessary to pay for credit. So credit is chasing credit. That’s what must be called “usury-based banking” – quite the opposite of what Dr. Yunus has created with his Grameen Bank which is usury-free and run as a social business.

Our Submission to the Stern Inquiry

At long last the Committee’s Fourth Report came out on February 5th and all our 63 paragraphs of “Green Credit for Green Purposes” are part of the publication.

I have yet to learn who reads the £24 document – besides all of the people who gave evidence and therefore got a free copy.

And I have to discover the value of our submission in this document.

Since the Yunus Event at St. James’s, I begin to talk about ‘climate urgency’ and ‘climate capitalism‘.

Our current Early Day Motion is entitled “Green Credit for Green Growth” but so far only 11 MPs have signed.

In the UK, WriteToThem makes it easy to ask your MP to sign. Are you happy to click through?

Towards a Sustainable Investment Network

Having sent the accounts to all contributors was the essential closure for the St. James’s event.

It means that I can now pursue with renewed vigour what Dr. Yunus’ book enthused me into doing: raise funds for the Sustainable Investment Network.

I do hope that it will become one of the first true ‘social businesses‘ according to the Yunus definitions!

Life after Dr. Yunus’ Visit to London

For the first time ever did I organise an event with a ‘blind date’ and someone who gets ‘mobbed’ for photos to be taken and dedications to be written when signing their book. But then I’ve never organised an event for a Nobel Peace Prize winner before!

Fortunately, his lecture at the LSE gave us an idea of what to expect.

YuNuSphere records what is taking place in the wake of his visit.

The Forum for Stable Currencies site has been revamped, and I am recording Forum related news here.