End the CAWMDs Crisis (aka air pollution Genocide) that will kill 35 million people and cost economy over £20 trillion by 2021 According to World Bank
note: what follows is still a draft and work in progress, but due to the urgent nature of the issue and a need to raise awareness it is being released.
The right to breathe fresh air is man’s most fundamental and first human right, however now this first freedom is being criminally violated. 5.5 million people were killed worldwide in 2013 by Chemical Air Wastes of Mass Destruction (CAWMD) according to the Global Burden of Disease Study by the University of Washington. Those murdered by CAWMDs (aka air pollution) now eclipses HIV/AIDS and malaria deaths. China and India are the two worst inflicted nations with an estimated death toll of 1.6 million and 1.3 million annually. This most grave issue however is not just limited to developing nations. The WHO states that the CAWMD “public health emergency” has caused about 600,000 deaths in Europe, and costs the economy over £1 trillion. In Great Britain in 2015, the NGO ClientEarth won a landmark unanimous judgment by the Supreme Court against the government forcing it’s ministers to take “immediate action” to address the killer criminal levels of CAWMDs. However, the UK government continues to be complacent in tackling the issue. It has cut funding to local councils for the cause and is cutting subsidies for photovoltaic electric energy production too. While instead the British government in February 2016 committed £2 billion to fight malaria abroad, this despite CAWMDs now kill more people internationally than malaria by almost 1000%. Technology and resources are now readily available to end the CAWMD crisis which is costing far more in lives British civilians than World War II, during which 67,200 British civilians were killed. This essay will investigate and theorise the social and market conditions that have given rise to this preventable catastrophe. It will also suggest strategies to end the CAWMD crisis and the invisible tragedy that continues to cause 60,000 deaths in the UK a year.
The extent of ignorance in regards to CAWMDs is so severe, that in 2016 discrepancies still exist in calculating the official total death toll from it in Britain. In it’s March 2014 update the WHO stated that grave and serious dangers from CAWMD crisis are “much more so than was previously understood by scientists.” The UK official figures of those slowly poisoned to death by CAWMDs was once believed be around 29,000 annually. However this “official” figure had omitted the toxic nitrogen dioxide gas (NO2) in it’s equation. The government’s scientific advisers now warn when accounting for the NOx gasses that the actual figure is closer to 60,000. Revised figures for London now reveal that 9,416 people had perished in the capital city due to CAWMDs in 2010, more than double the previously quoted figure of 3,537.
Beyond the mass murder of those forced to breathe in these fumes there are further gross conditions of ill-health inflicting the survivors from the toxic gasses of nitrogen oxides (NOx), ozone (O3), particulate matter and sulphur dioxide (SO2). These maladies include alzheimer and dementia in the elderly while they can permanently effect the lung development of children. Other known ailments linked to CAWMDs are lung cancer and both chronic and acute respiratory diseases, including asthma. Lab studies released in 2014 by University of Rochester Medical Centre found evidence of a link between autism and schizophrenia in young mice, consistent with correlations observed earlier by a JAMA Psychiatry study of autism in children living by areas of high level traffic-related CAWMDs. WHO estimates that 80% of those killed in the CAWMDs crisis fall victim to ischaemic heart disease and strokes. The remaining 14% of deaths are from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or acute lower respiratory infections and 6% of death are attributed to lung cancer.
The majority of CAWMDs released in cities are from transport related exhausts. According to TfL’s Transport Emission Roadmap 2014 report, 63% of the toxic NOx gases released in London were from transport. Of which the great majority permeates from fossil fuel combustion engine vehicle exhausts. When this figure is added to the 14% produced by non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) combustion exhausts contribute 77% of the deadly NOx. While transport makes up 52% of PM10s and 13% from NRMM giving a combined total of 65%. Resuspension of PM10s is also a contributor of CAWMDs making 21% of the killer PM10s emissions. With these detailed studies and the recent Supreme Court judgement against the government, the question beckons why the biggest third-party killer in our society ranks as such low priority in the psychologies of the vast majority of a democracy geared towards preserving fundamental human liberties? Surely the right to clean air ranks must be the number one liberty for all.
Only cigarette smoking was attributed to causing more deaths in the UK with an estimated 101,000 killed in 2010. A ban on smoking in public places came into force across all UK in 2007. Bans on cigarette marketing began in 1965 with bans on television advertising. The passing of the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002 banned most other sources of tobacco advertising. Despite these legislative action 12,000 people continue to dye annually from second hand smoke. However, in terms of gross third party deaths CAWMDs can be considered to be a more lethal killer on aggregate with the new estimate of 60,000 people perishing from it's invisible chemical plague. Thus, one ponders why combustion engine products face no legislation curtailing their advertising and promotion in all media sources especially when plug-in electric transport alternatives already exist at reasonable cost.
The Greater London Assembly (GLA) continues to purchase diesel-hybrid powered New Routemaster busses costing £355,000 each and returning a fuel efficiency of 6.5 mpg on it’s Route 10. This despite the availability of all electric plug-in double decker busses of which 51 were ordered for £19 million at a uint cost of £372,550 each. The difference being a 5% margin above the New Routemaster, with operating costs already at parallel or better. After initially denying a study by Kings College, the Mayor of London in 2014 conceded that Oxford Street statistically ranks as the most polluted street in the world in terms on the killer NOx gasses released by grid lock of the TfL diesel and hybrid busses. While the Mayor and the GLA do understand a need for action they still procrastinate in taking a strong stance against the CAWMDs crisis indiscriminately taking the lives of Londoners on mass. Thus, highlighting their mad ignorance on this lethal issue affecting their lives as-well as that of their children. The GLA will only replace all 300 single seater busses with electric or hydrogen powered alternatives by 2020 dismally promising that the 2,000 double decker busses in operation will only be converted to hybrids by then.
While these actions may reduce deaths to a degree, thousands will continue fall victim to the deadly poisoning by CAWMDs under this strategy well into the next decade. One sincerely questions why such delays should be permitted based simply on base price monetary arguments. London’s annual budget is £17 billion and approximately 5% of this would cover the costs to replace all busses to electric, and in the long run such an investment would give the city direct savings on higher energy efficiencies produced by the electric busses. The sudden and clear action would also raise awareness of the issue across the media and general population. Most importantly it would directly help save the lives of perhaps over a thousand of it’s inhabitants over the next few years. 2,300 double decker electric busses at present market prices would equate to £856,000,000. This figure may be less with economies of scale if such a large order was actually placed. By crude statistical estimate where 8% of the NOx gasses released from transport are attributed to public busses, this would mean a saving of hundreds of lives a year, especially considering the high pedestrian foot fall exposed to the CAWMDs from public busses. Of-course this would also mean preventing countless cases of ill-health ranging from lung cancer to autism in children, giving London major savings in regards to health care costs and lost productivity.
Such analysis makes the actions of the national government seem even more suspect, considering this year it has committed £2 billion of taxpayer’s money to fight malaria abroad, £1.2 billion towards humanitarian aid in Syria and a further £2 billion to boost intelligence and drone efforts against the insurgency there. Under 100 British citizens have known to have died as consequence of the conflict in Syria, while deaths from imported cases of malaria on British soil stood at 3 in 2014. 584,000 are killed by malaria worldwide annually, compared to 5.5 million by the CAWMDs crisis. In fact, if the government’s concern was to truly help those in developing nations, it should set example by breaking out of a deadly denial that is now affecting the international community with full force by tackling this crisis above any comparable pandemic with the full arsenal of its legislative capacity.
This is not to say that the cause of malaria of which 90% of deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa and the humanitarian crisis in Syria are not worthy causes for consideration, however the government’s priority with limited time and resources should be to maintain the order in securing it’s own citizens lives and the health of it’s children first. Especially when approximately 60,000 people are now believed to die in Britain yearly from the escalating CAWMDs emergency. It would be most prudent declaring a war of this massacre by toxic gases before being drawn into any other foreign conflicts. Deaths from CAWMDs are now believed to be more than 10,000% when compared to reported homicides which stood at 515 in 2014, the lowest recorded since 1977. However, under the present criminal laws no legislation exists to permit the slow poisoning to death of fellow citizens or to cause them criminal damage. Thus all third party deaths in the CAWMD crisis by such interpretation of the law could be considered as involuntary manslaughter. Of-course when one is made more aware of the facts the degree of criminal manslaughter may change. This understanding of CAWMDs under the present criminal code would completely change the perception of police statistics on homicide, which would actually indicate them to be the highest since records began. However, with the wide-spread nature of this transgression, those with the most power and responsibility to change the course would be considered to be more criminally culpable for the continuing mass murder and criminal damage to British subjects.
Monetary argument of higher costs as an obstacle to moving towards electric engines or energy generation from photovoltaic panels are redundant now. The WHO estimates the cost to European economies is over £1 trillion. It is thus beyond apparent that the market system has failed to fully account for the true monetary or social costs of fossil fuels and that the market price point theory of equilibrium has most grossly failed in preventing the largest humanitarian disaster on British soil in modern times. Even more unsettling is that it has been allowed to go on and escalate without intervention for so long. Corporate competition and profits are still valued at criminally inaccurate prices, and it appears that no legislation passed by the central government may accurately value costs of fossil fuel energies to the point that no more deaths and illness result. Such flawed economics has lead to an unfair and uncompetitive market environment where those business with ethical and just outlook are in fact unable to be competitive. These fundamental barriers to entry by just players in the market indicates that it is indeed far from free and under the control of criminally inclined oligopolies. Recently highlighted by the scandal of a large European automobile manufacturer found cheating by conspiracy on it’s emissions test results, resulting in more deaths than expected.
It is however all together strange that any deaths should be expected or even tolerated in an advanced civilisation, especially considering that there is no scope under any judiciary that permits the slow poisoning to death of any citizens, if it is perceived to be random for enhancing comforts or convenience. Strangely this is what is happening citizens through their ignorance have accepted playing a game of Russian roulette with their own lives and that of all others surrounding them including their own offspring. Such behaviour from an external perspective could actually be construed to be absolutely insane. Once again highlighting the mass unchecked damage of under-regulated market economic system unable to independently find price points to avoid mass murders.
This criminal behaviour must be clamped down upon, as markets are unable to offer true price points. The damage to health and deaths of the CAWMD victims is not factored by the pre-industrially evolved human senses. A mother may act with protective instincts with her baby when encountered by a visual impact or fall threat, yet this instinctive capacity totally fails when managing the invisible toxic gasses of fossil fuels. The mother would put the baby in a child seat to improve safety in a diesel motor vehicle but would not consider the orderless CAWMDs that would effect her child potentially developing autism or permanent reduced lung capacity as being within the vehicle in not protection from CAWMDs. Her choice of diesel fuel may even be based on better fuel economy to help the family make savings at the perceived market price point. Hence the whole system can be considered corrupted as it has failed to curtail a preventable the invisible bloodbath inflicting society that bears fundamentalist beliefs and worships a market pricing system unable to see any better than the sum of it’s mass. As in a market price is set by the summation of all collective psychological judgement pertaining to a good or service the market system is now cannibalising the very societies who believe and live by it in the case of the CAWMDs.
Tragically this ignorance equates as a gross denial and shadow de facto acceptance of prices that are producing systematic killings equivalent to some of the most gross genocidal happenings ever recorded in history. In historical interpretation would already be considered now as a dark age of ignorance and the incapacity of market systems to adapt and for governments to value post-industrial threats with one degree of sensory separation. The CAWMD criss can thus be paralleled to the at times crude communist attempts to aggressively invoke industrial progress on an agrarian state/ Mao Zedong's “Great Leap Forward,” is believed to have lead to 18-45 million deaths from food depravation in the resulting famine of 1959-61. At present annually 1.6 million are believed to die in China and 600,000 in Europe and millions more are condemned to suffer severe chronic illnesses resulting from the deprivation of fresh air in what will for all intensive purposes be remembered as the famine of clean air. Lost in lieu for perceived industrial comforts derived from an ignorant and at time religious like belief in justifying all decisions based on a broken and grossly inaccurate market system. All for the prize of growth numbers that clearly in the present situation hold no value but on surface.
The unchecked use of combustion engines in society has grown to be rampant and even revered. Even those who may not own or drive motor vehicles simply by consuming virtuality any product are funding the release of these deadly fossil fuel emissions. This proxy support of murder via fossil fuel combustion is not just limited to delivery vans, rail and trucks where also now viable electric options exist. Shipping and air transport too pose a major CAWMD threat to our society. In aviation a lack of electric options are blamed by the industry on the US government’s Federal Aviation Authority, which still refuse to adapt an outdated preamble now restraining the development of small electric aircraft. For larger aircraft in need for longer range travel, hydrogen is perhaps the most viable option to eliminate CAWMDs. Liquid hydrogen is already the fuel of choice for NASA space craft. It’s only known byproduct is water, thus it is believed to be a pollution free fuel. It also serves advantage over kerosene fuel as it weighs 3 times less. However, it requires 4 times more volume to carry than jet fuel. Thus, a transition to hydrogen fuel planes would reduce passenger and cargo capacities with current designs configurations where wings are used to store fuel. But as the fuel is far lighter, and weight being a key factor in aviation costs, adapted designs may perhaps even reduce costs in the long term. It would be prudent for the government to legislate a position and technological development platform where the entire aviation industry could switch to hydrogen as soon as possible. As presently with the erroneously judged price point of fossil fuel burring jets no airline or jet manufacturer could individually do so and remain competitive in generating profits by the current flawed market pricing.
While hydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe, the present technology to derive fuel from it makes it somewhat more expensive than fossil fuels. One process of creating hydrogen fuels also releases methane as a potent greenhouse gas, and requires water which in itself is a scarce resource. However, other processes of hydrogen fuel production are also available which do not release methane and utilise seawater for synthesis. With investment in their development and at economics of scale the cost of hydrogen production could be reduced. Though by the State perspective the consideration of present price point valuation must not be seen as the deciding factor in passing legislation and taking action to encourage the adoption of such non-polluting fuels, as a switch to hydrogen would save lives and health on a mass scale. This is priceless. It is though worth further noting that in 2010, the United States EPA stated that for every $1 invested towards clean air gave a $25 saving to the economy as a whole.
In 2014 the Toyota Mirai was released, a hydrogen powered car. This revolutionary vehicle at the time costed $50 for a full tank of hydrogen in the USA for a driving range of 300 miles, Toyota’s senior VP of North America had claimed that these prices would eventually drop to $30 for a full tank giving better value than a CAWMD producing compact car that costed $35 to fill for equivalent millage. Electric cars still have better value in terms of cost where a Tesla S gives a range of 265 miles for less than $10. Though hydrogen adoption has other potential longterm advantages Concerns with electric vehicles revolve around their lithium batteries. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for the Environment program in 2013 cited that batteries applying nickel and cobalt like lithium have the “highest potential for environmental impacts,” and also pose some concern to human health. Lithium also has the logistical issues of needing hours of charging, and until all fossil fuel power generation plants are converted to clean energy, CAWMDs from electric vehicles use will still continue to effect people living near these fossil fuel burning power stations. Another issue worth consideration revolving around lithium batteries is that Great Britain does not have any lithium deposits of significance. In the future other types of battery materials may be utilised as substitutes such as aluminium batteries presently being developed by Stanford University that promise to cut down charge times exponentially. Lithium is thus a scarce resource with the largest known lithium deposits in Bolivia and potentially Afghanistan. Bolivia at present is thought be store to half of the world’s known lithium reserves, while Afghanistan could be the “Saudi Arabia of Lithium,” according to a Pentagon memo. There are also known reveres in Chile, Argentina, China, Canada, Australia, USA and Zimbabwe.
In Britain, the last time a wholesale central State decision was taken to change the energy supply in transportation was in 1916 by Winston Churchill then the First Lord of the Admiralty. In an effort to modernise the Navy, he then took decision to switch it's coal-fired steamships to burn bunker fuel from oil instead. Churchill to secure the energy needs of the Navy that defended the British Empire then moved parliament to purchase the cash strapped Anglo-Persian Oil Company in Iran today known as BP. Anglo-Persian would then find or acquire oil interests across the Middle East including in Iraq and Libya. In both those countries and in Iran, it would subsequently lose these assets in the 1970s under nationalisation by majority supported governments. The British government remained the largest shareholder in BP until 1987.
This change in fuel, however has since left a lingering question to the full intentions of the British government’s continued involvement on humanitarian grounds in Middle Eastern conflicts. With this history in mind and over a 100 years on from the governments investment in Anglo-Persian Oil it would be prudent for long term sustainability and for energy independence to focus State efforts more on hydrogen. With some further developments and application of economies of scale hydrogen would ultimately be a more secure and sustainable source for transportation energy needs. As refuelling with hydrogen is akin to fossil fuels, all present petrol stations would simply be converted to dispensing hydrogen fuel. While under a focused emergency shift away from fossil fuels, combustion engine of present automobiles could in mass conversions be turned to hydrogen power. Hydrogen would also serve ideally for the elimination of CAWMDs from maritime transport, hence a 100 years on from Churchill’s decision to change all vessels to use bunker fuel now the government could make another complete transition to hydrogen.
Shipping is now known to be one of the most lethal mass malfeasants in the case of criminal CAWMD release. One giant container can emit almost the same amount of cancer causing toxins as 50 million cars. Confidential data leaked by maritime industry insiders in 2009 revealed that just 16 of the world’s largest ships emit as much toxic gas as all the cars in the world, which is roughly 760 million vehicles. Their capacity to release such mass quantities of killer toxic fumes is a by-product of burning low-grade ship bunker fuel that has 2,000 times the sulphur content of diesel used in European motor vehicles. According to Professor Corbett of marine policy at the University of Delaware, ”ship pollution affects the health of communities in coastal and inland regions around the world, yet pollution from ships remains one of the least regulated parts of our global transportation system.” Hybrid solar and liquid natural gas systems have been suggested along with kite sails for ships to reduce emissions. Liquid natural gas (LNG) while reducing emissions somewhat does not completely eradicate the lethal releases of CAWMDs. LNG also adds greenhouse gases such as methane to the atmosphere. In 2009 thought experiments by engineers of the ABB Group’s GREEN cell shipping concept in Oslo, Norway suggested that photovoltaic cell application to the large E-class container ship, Emma Mærsk could yield a 10 MW solar power plant. However, this yield of energy is a fraction of the 80 MW power plant that Emma Mærsk's current low grade bunker oil burring engines produce giving it a cruise speed of 25.5 knots. However solar, combined with wind and hydrogen fuel should allow the vessels to maintain cursing velocities and completely remove the deadly emissions of CAWMDs in the maritime industries.
In the curious case of automobiles enough electric alternatives already exist on the market with 35 different models for sale in the UK in 2015. In certain classes of vehicles these EVs already offer monetary savings on the base price point. Further the government has been offering a £5,000 subsidy towards the purchase of the first 50,000 plugin electric since 2011. Despite this by July 2015, 14,000 of these subsidies still remained unclaimed. In light that new car sales hit a high of 2.47 million in 2014, this is a dismal situation at a critical juncture in the most significant public health emergency of modern times. If the government would have simply banned the sale of all new fossil vehicles in 2011, about 8 million more of these killer machines would have been off the road and the public would be far more aware of the danger to their life and health, and business would have certainly developed more electric options. Unfortunately the State is sending the people the wrong signal by thanking such mild action on such a grave issue as CAWMD, thus perpetuating the ignorance of the masses. As fossil fuel combustion engines purchase decisions have clearly not moved rapidly towards electric or hydrogen alternatives at any real pace. This may too be in part due to a lack of infrastructure in regards to electric charging stations and hydrogen fuel pumps. But the most likely cause is the skewed psychology of the consumer that has been manipulated by unchecked media, marketing and advertising for decades.
In London the “Low Emission Zone” established in 2008 despite charging heavy polluting vehicles £100 and £200 a day to enter Greater London still had failed to create any improvement to the CAWMD crisis. This further signifies how far off true equilibrium present price points are in regards to the conspicuous and killer criminal use of fossil fuel combustion vehicles. Despite this colossal failing with about 10,000 Londoners dying each year, the government is still procrastinating in even implementing the next stage of road tariffs in it's “Ultra Low Emission Zone” until 2020. Considering the failings of the “Low Emission Zone” this may be an ineffective and time consuming measure in any-case. Meaning deaths from this silent killer would continue to grow for beyond a decade. Tariffs and subsidies have clearly proved to be ineffective to save lives and the health of 100,000s of citizens, as market prices themselves are based on the sum of the indoctrinated and under informed minds of the masses. Thus immediate, clear, direct and coordinated emergency intervention is now needed by the government to save lives in Britain.
Even though more evidence has surfaced recently in regards to CAWMDs from automobiles, one questions still wonders why advertising restrictions were not brought into place earlier as had been done in 1960s when cigarette television advertising was banned in the UK? These unchecked marketing campaigns for the killer toxic gas machines have allowed brands to associate large engine automobiles with primitive hormone driven desires for sex and power. Leading car brands to be the most revered general status symbols in mainstream democratic market societies. This vulnerability to manipulation and indoctrination by media of the masses is what in part prohibits the general population from being aware of the invisible dangers for the deadly CAWMDs. The further lure and endearment of automobiles in democratic societies have been culturally intertwined with the notion of liberty, freedom and image through placement in the music and film industries for decades. Thus, to break out generations of unchecked psychological conditioning that makes the very dying victims desire and lust for it killer, now requires strong and decisive State led action. However, it appears government leaders are themselves to deeply indoctrinated and weak in their understandings to rise up and save the lives of their people.
This deeply rooted failing of society to curb it's unhealthy infatuation with automobile culture that still grooms impressionable minds of children, with developing pre-frontal cortex brain regions is evident by comments from the Prime Minister. In a recent press interview he fondly mentions his 11-year old daughter’s “hunger strike” in a bid to reinstate the host of a popular public funded automobile TV show, who the PM hailed as a “great talent,” despite the fact that he and the show had glamourised killer combustion motor vehicle brands for decades, that are now selling in record numbers. In an enlightened society where a State’s prime objective is to protect it’s citizens, especially in light of a Supreme Court judgement dictating ministers to take “immediate action,” proper conduct would be to immediately protect the young from such indoctrination by passing legislation to ban the promotion of the these murderous brands that are further causing autism, asthma and schizophrenia in children.
This of-course should be done along with the ban on advertising of all combustion engine products and associated brand sponsorship of media spectacles including fossil fuel related motor racing activities the pinnacle of which still draw 29 million television viewers in Britain. Ignorance of the issue also permeates the very upper echelons of the police force. The chief of London police recently spoke jovially in the media defending his purchase of a £65,000, 3.0 litre diesel engined SUV with tax payer’s money. However, at this price point he could have afforded an electric powered Tesla X with better performance and efficiency and thereby set example for public and State. Unfortunately, his purchase decision will mean he is responsible for the deaths and ill-health of the very people he is meant to be protecting. Hence, price points which themselves are now clearly a skewed means of making judgment at this stage considering the criminal nature of the case, are not even the main factor perpetuating the rapidly increasing numbers of those dying from the CAWMD crisis. Social leaders and celebrated personalities themselves have been so severely indoctrinated by the propaganda and status appeal of the killer machines that they continue to glamourise and revere the very fossil fuel burning vehicles responsible for the genocide of 60,000 people a year in the State of Britain. Thus by the present low levels of awareness and purchase decisions of it’s leaders there is an inwardly social structural problem, in remedying the most gross loss of life from third party causes in British history since the bubonic plagues of 14th and 17th centuries. This genocide from toxic gasses breed out of ignorance affects the very people who vote and consume, seemingly unaware of the mass destructive nature of their choices. While their leaders lack an understanding of the issue or are too weak to inconvenience their ignorant majorities, despite a clear Supreme Court ruling on the matter for the government to revise it’s direction with immediacy.
Quite clearly in the given circumstances UK law requires the implementation of the Civil Contingencies Act (CCA) 2004 to save as many lives as possible and as soon as possible. By the CCA temporary emergency regulations can be rushed to remedy the situation under a Minister of the Crown. The WHO has already refers to the CAWMD crisis a “public health emergency”, and it clearly meets the definition of “emergency” as under the Civil Contingencies Act. Qualifying clearly by two separate sections. 1a) “an event or situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare in a place in the United Kingdom” further elaborated in 2a) as “loss of human life,” and 2b) “as human illness or injury.” CAWMDs also qualify as an emergency by section 1b) “an event or situation which threatens serious damage to the environment of a place in the United Kingdom,” and concisely meets the further description provided under section 3a) “contamination of land, water or air with biological, chemical or radio-active matter.” After enforcing this correctly as the legislative emergency that it unarguably is legislation and action can be brought in to place as expediently as possible.
Her Majesty, the Queen in the given circumstances in the gross failure and criminal negligence of her ministers in reacting to CAWMDs that are killing her subjects on mass would be justified in immediately invoking her Royal Prerogative powers to save lives and health of her subjects. Unfortunately though it would appear that the conditioning of status and it’s association to combustion engine automobiles clouds even the judgement of Her Majesty. As the Queen. her church and bishops too have fallen prey to the mind controlling propaganda of luxury automobile brands, and as of 2016 no electric vehicle (EV) is present in her fleet. Instead the Royal household continues to maintain and operate eight State limousines with “powerful” fossil fuel combustion engines the oldest a 1950 Phantom IV to the most recent acquisitions made in the 21st century. Tragically, instead of evoking an emergency to clear up a criminal cloud of ignorance, Her Majesty’s automobiles continue to contribute towards murder and ill-health of her own subjects. His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Wales, bucking the trend somewhat, did have one of his automobiles converted to burn bio-ethanol in regards to environmental concerns. Unfortunately, while biofuels may potentially reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and particulate matter (PM), they do not necessarily reduce the nefarious nitrogen oxides emissions believed to be responsible for 5,879 deaths in London in a single year according to the King’s College. Some biodiesel blends actually lead to an increase in the production of this source of CAWMDs. Bio-ethanol also produces acetaldehyde emissions, a gas that in high concentrations can cause dizziness, respiratory depression, convulsions, possibly pulmonary oedema and even death.
This monumental crisis to which the last comparable in terms of mortality in England was over 350 years ago. When the civil war in England, coupled with famine and plague collectively from 1642-66 led to a death toll of roughly 500,000 (inclusive of the Cromwellian war in Ireland). That turbulent period of British governance covers two total regime changes by the execution of Charles I and then the fall of Cromwell’s Puritan Republic. The ongoing CAWMD emergency is now even more deadly.
Thus one wonders why those in power and in media seem so little concerned in prioritising this emergency and taking immediate action to save lives despite being informed and directed by the significant data, scientific evidence, WHO health warnings and Supreme Court instructions. Could a lack of urgency surrounding the invisible genocide by CAWMDs actually be much more deeply rooted in shortfalls of the naturally evolved human senses in assessing post-industrial threats? Human beings and their ancestors have evolved to judge collective threats and appropriate reaction based on their sensory capabilities. These senses evolved over millions of years have allowed for homo sapiens to thrive on Earth over their known 200,000 years of natural history on the planet. However threats from industrial CAWMDs only came into existence recently with mass exposure through the transportation networks starting with the production of the Model T in 1908. The evolved human senses of sight, smell and taste that can identify predators, poisons and diseases instinctively have now failed in realising the new threat to society on mass from CAWMDs.
Perceived threats of foreign nature whether physical or ideological are usually by the tribal and social nature of the Homo sapiens species given priority. The most visibly gruesome offences and those that are perceived to be greatest in scale are given greatest priority. In contemporary times this process is amplified by the media to raise awareness of dangers across large and dispersed collective populations that make up a modern nation. At present the media is dominated by stories of war, disease and greed all of some foreign demise. Thus the Zika virus, war and refugees from Syria and Google’s avoidance of tax are all stories that saturate media and headlines. This clearly highlights an outwardly focused media and societies incapacity to notice and prioritise local mass post-industrial threats such as the ongoing domestic CAWMD crisis. This is costing societies exponentially more in terms of human life, suffering and financial costs than any classical outward issue in the news today. Yet by this failure now clear limitations are observable in the homo sapiens adaptation and processing of threats in their new post industrial environment.
The media thus bears a major responsibility in such circumstances as in a fair competitive market those best as assessing and raising awareness of threats should be in position in the media to highlight them for all society. As this in a democracy priorities of the media drive legislation and State actions. This clearly is not happening. Even the opposition is focused on more traditional agendas of visual disarmament. It appears that to be adopted and promoted on media platforms one needs to serve face value theatrics than factually communicating the now more advanced industrial core issues that plague the modern State. Fundamentalist belief in market systems to correct despite short falls in the post-industrial human evolutionary capacity, still set the accepted monetary rewards for the media and it’s owners. Thus by these outdated market theories the media leaders keep communicating stories that appeal to a similarly outdated human instinctual base behaviour of gory violence and tribal jealousies. Societies are thus unable to adapt to new threats in their environment and communicate them effectively within the current system, to a point where they are in mass self-destruction and distracted by lesser issues of primitive appeal.
While the media’s primitive focuses may yield it monetary rewards in the short term, it is it’s failure as the first point of crisis flagging that has resulted in a £53 billion yearly cost to Britain's economy from a domestic CAWMDs crisis accounting for 3.7% of GDP. Further as the media is dependent on price points set by criminally corrupted markets instead of leading the call for action it instead profits from the advertising media sales directly related to brands most responsible for CAWMD release. This presents a conflict of interest and highlights the media’s irresponsibility in investigating and warning the public about an ongoing and deadly CAWMD crisis. The absolute failure of the mass media in this regard has created a vicious cycle of ignorance and lack of action. Where the mass media is un-inclined by dependence on a skewed market to raise awareness of CAWMDs inflating criminal damage all around them. Without awareness a mass electorate and it's leaders are clearly unable make the right judgements on their own. Which might lead to questioning the intentions of those wishing to enter the political system if they are so inclined to follow only poplar sentiments propagated by a failing media. The State must now take an immediate and direct lead to save it’s people from themselves even. Otherwise in current and historic perspective this tragedy, the greatest since the civil war, leaves the Government vulnerable to a legitimate regime change as had happen then. CAWMDs as a silent and invisible mass killer defy the pre-industrial evolved human senses unable take the needed action against it’s mass atrocities. This must be remedied by the media and government taking an absolute proactive stance after understanding that there are human sensory limitations in detecting this most grave threat to all.
Another worrying paradigm of CAWMDs, is that so many have been allowed to engage in such gross criminal violation of the law for a prolonged period. Yet a perceived de facto acceptance and denial of mass murder of fellow citizens is illegal under present laws. The vast majority are unwilling to accept their responsibility in this most serious and ongoing matter as in the short term it would compromise their lifestyles and levels of convenience. However in a state of emergency such as these, considerations of convenience cannot hold sway over the greater good of saving the greatest amount of lives. Simply fundamental issues such as the silent killings by CAWMD regardless of popular belief or vote cannot be considered to acquit regardless of majority when that majority are themselves implicated in the crimes. Further as judgments of convenience and lifestyle presently are govern by price point perceptions, which have been grossly corrupted in assessing the true costs of goods and services in the case of CAWMDs, they serve no defence for the individual or the State’s denial.
In legal theory even if one child was inflicted with autism or one innocent was killed as consequence of CAWMDs, the State should by all means do it’s fullest to deliver justice regardless of any perceived financial costs. However, the CAWMD tragedy is now taking a colossal toll on the life and health of all it’s peoples completely in violation of the criminal code and so must be addressed as the utmost priority by the judiciary to force the State into remedial and preventative action. This is indeed now a most serious issue of corruption of the entire civil State system unable to protect itself and it’s people from mass killings everywhere. This has reveals a state of insanity breed from a lack of awareness and an uncompromising fundamentalist belief in markets to govern and deliver justice faster than other means or organisation. This by any reasonable analysis is clearly failing in the case of dealing with the humanitarian crisis in the case of CAWMDs. There is a facially of belief in these now false markets, that are unable make judgement and allocate resources appropriately to prevent or resolve the CAWMD crisis as demand for the causing agents is still rising. This is in part as the markets themselves are products of the mass psychology of demand based on naturally evolved human hormonal and conscious balance that has not been able to adequately adapt in the wave of post-industrial damage done by CAWMDs.
The most appropriate action going forward must be to end as many CAWMD related deaths and criminal health damage as soon as technologically possible while mitigating impacts on the labour force to avoid spikes in unemployment or inflation. The State upon immediately declaring emergency must ban the sale of all new fossil fuel combustion engined vehicles. It should work with the businesses whose workers will be most affected by such legislation to assist them in providing credit facilities for hydrogen conversion or a switch to produce electric vehicles or support the hydrogen industry in the plan to end all industrial CAWMD releases. This must be done in the shortest possible time-frame. All fossil fuel combustion motor vehicles, trains, road machinery and such must be converted to hydrogen use or replaced by electric alternatives. The target must not be emission reductions but an absolute end to the realise of CAWMDs.
Public and emergency service vehicles should be replaced by electric or hydrogen power immediately. People and their children in cities and towns or near heavily polluted carriageways should be provided with masks to protect them from the CAWMDs in the interim. The state may as such extend an exceptional loan to cover costs to those needing to convert their motor vehicles. A collective organised State task force to engineer the operation of mass conversions to hydrogen should be deployed, potentially making use of the armed forces to expedite the process in the most efficient manner possible given the exceptional emergency of this crisis. While some citizens may seem to take a financial hit, they must remember that they are being in essence pardoned of unintentional manslaughter. The gross value saved to the economy in terms of lives and health will go on to provide an economic surplus at truer market equilibrium levels. The state must work with all petroleum station business to refit them with the infrastructure for dispensing hydrogen fuels and offering electric charging in the shortest time scale possible.
Issue of electric vehicles drawing charge from industrial power stations burning fossil fuels must also be simultaneously addressed. The state must thus move forward with the installation of solar panels on all suitably angled roofs in Great Britain, there by allowing people to charge their EV at home. Considering the average roof solar system produces 3.5 kW of electricity and 81.4% of dwellings in the UK are not apartment buildings then roughly 18.1 million homes may have roofs to apply the technology too. If 30% of these were suitable that would give about 5.4 million roofs for solar installations. If the average PV system could be pushed to 5kw then an additional 27,000 MW would be added to the solar capacity by this process. In part this addition of clean electrical output could be also used to offset all 10,362 MWe nuclear power capacity in the UK when the final nuclear power plant Sizewell B in Suffolk is scheduled to be decommissioned by 2035.
29.1% of electricity yielded is still from coal and 30.2% from gas which both contribute to the CAWMD crisis. Here the solution would be a systematic plan to replace all coal plants with either solar or wind turbines. For instance without the need for any further addition of pylon infrastructure the government could work with present sites and businesses of fossil fuel burning power stations and convert them to solar. The DRAX power station in Yorkshire has a capacity of 3,960 MW. Here a conversion to solar would require 19,800 acres to produce the same level of output. While 19,800 acres may sounds like a large area, the nature of mass CAWMD releasing power stations means they are in rural areas where solar panel installations would serve to benefit local community health and would be welcomed as they would also add see value added to their homes once the coal burning stations are shut down. Land used for solar power can also continue to be used for a number of agricultural purposes including grazing as the panels are installed with some separation and elevation. To cut the killer emissions from natural gas all solar panels installed on roofs will be photovoltaic-thermal (PVT) hybrids that provide heating as well as electricity. All other gas based heating appliances will be switched to electric or hydrogen.
The government would then invest in accelerating hydrogen fuel technologies assisting and lending to airlines and manufactures to convert all large commercial aircrafts to hydrogen and smaller crafts to electric or hydrogen. The same would be done across the maritime shipping sector where a combination of hydrogen, solar and sail would be applied as soon as possible to end the release of the deadly pollutants. In the meantime those living near aviation facilities would be provided with masks, with heavy polluting vessel having to stay at sea a safe distance away from British ports and seaside settlements. They will have to off-load their goods and services at sea to converted large solar cargo ships used to ferry from the port to their sea rendezvous. This would be done for as minimal a period as possible with the government gearing to switch all transport delivery to zero CAWMD release.
There is also the case of resuspension of particulate matter to address not related to fossil fuel emissions. These particles are from causes such as tyre sheer, road wear and road side construction dust that can be blown back into the air from drive turbulence or wind. This can be controlled by making use of a multiple strategies. These range from dust suppressants such as calcium chloride or polymers and gels which can chemically bind to the road surface to absorb the CAWMDs. Legislation requiring manufactures to use enclosed brakes and electrostatic precipitators for filtration would also play a role stoping the particulate from forming in the first place. While one innovative strategy for dealing with resuspension of PM10s could involve accelerating the progress of roadside maintenance drone technologies currently being developed at Leeds University. The drones could also be used for sweeping and vacuuming the particulate matter in much more through and constant manner then currently feasible.
Maritime and aviation activities prove more difficult to fully legislate due to their offshore nature and global trade. However, as soon as all British registered vessels are converted to hydrogen or electric no craft in non-compliance will be permitted to sail or land in the UK. So only crafts that meet the strict zero CAWMD requirements will be permitted to deliver goods, supplies, or passengers. Here a full collaboration on the issue with the European Union would seem the most logical course of action. If all European Union states joined together in this endeavour to move all vessels to utilise hydrogen fuels foreign shipping vessels and craft would be under immense pressure to follow suit faster or be denied access to valuable EU markets. Further a joint European action on the entire plan of solar adoption, hydrogen use and transport electrification would save millions of lives across all Europe. A clear, rapid and coordinated stance in the European community would most likely lead to the rest of the international community following suit rather immediately. If these strategies would be globally adopted it could save over 60 million lives over a the next decade and save hundreds of millions of people from ill-health.
Throughout this emergency restructuring of market economic principals that were devised prior to the advent of threats such as CAWMDs the government would seek to return the economy to a truer equilibrium in the smoothest possible manner. Here instead of simply allowing for entire businesses to shut and for their workforce to go into unemployment, left to market forces to reallocate them into sectors of demand, the government would orchestrate the shift in the mass nature of production. For instance where it would convert and apply solar to existing power sites it would than assist business operating the pervious CAWMDs generating stations by utilising as much of their existing work force to manage and operate the new solar facility. The same would apply to automobile manufacturing where the extra production needed for a major increase in demand for electric and hydrogen vehicles would be made by the nearest previous industrial match with the State providing bridge training needed for labour. This should help to reduce redundancies from such a revolution and bring the nations economy and it’s markets back to true economic balance. Ideally, this operation would be conducted in a coordinated European community effort to minimise disruption and unemployment in the transition across all the EU, as these economies are so intertwined. However, Great Britain should not wait to reach consensus with the rest of Europe, it must push ahead in saving it’s citizens as any further delay in this crisis costing the UK lives at a rate equivalent to over 1,100 a week. Thus, Great Britain must lead the way and action against this domestic humanitarian and economic tragedy plaguing the world.
A question that may arise to many would be how much would all this intense State action cost to the government and tax payer? Quite simply this question cannot be answered in a numerical sense anymore. As present price points are no longer reflective of a fair equilibrium, where technologies serving needs for convenience and low costs have moved on much faster than the market systems capacity respond in pricing them. Cutting CAWMDs all together though would save £1 trillion a year to European economies. Thus over a 20 year period this would equate to £20 trillion. If Europe to jointly invested £20 trillion towards completely ending the CAWMDs crisis plaguing it’s people and restructuring it’s energy needs it would still yield a £10 trillion return to the economy over 30 years and far more importantly save millions of lives. That for the UK would mean £530 billion pound saving to it’s economy over 30 years if all other things remain equal.
It would also add more productivity for nations with healthier people juxtaposed with more efficient and sustainable means of energy. Costs of goods imported by maritime means and aviations travel may rise in the short term, how ever these too would also be offset by demand for more locally produced goods that would not be priced out by cheaper imports presently with prices not reflecting the true costs of CAWMDs released by their shipping. Overall a well coordinated effort would not only be a great unified victory against a common threat for all humanity, saving the lives and health of all, it would also help make a real and positive economic surplus in the long run. The associated benefit of success of such emergency action would mark it in history as the most important event of the early 21st century. When the war on CAWMDs is won a monument must be erected in memorial of the millions of lives already lost out of ignorance and inaction. This would serve as grounds to make future generations better aware of potential new post-industrial threats that maybe yet to rise. It would be a memorial for them to react faster and not allow for them to go unchecked wrecking carnage on their society for as long as we have blindly allowed so. Further, in times of mass humanitarian crisis such as this, the priority must be justice and the saving of millions of lives by all means possible. For justice of even one innocent life in an enlightened civilisation should not have a price.
The deadly CAWMD crisis now continues to take more lives than any war in Britain history, including World War II. So why does the State continue to act in a criminally complacent manner in regards to a clear and present emergency? Especially when technologies and means are available to end the CAWMD crisis and the Supreme Court has called for “immediate action.” Mass indoctrination by marketing propaganda towards revering the very machines that produce the lethal threats to society have created a fundamental layer of inability to act. Further a fundamentalistic fate in a market system and money price points that are now clearly broken perpetuates an unacceptable situation of a dictatorship of greed and ignorance. This coupled with complacency by a blinded Sate is leaving a silent genocide of it’s own citizens by toxic gasses. Precedent in British values already holds strongly against any regime inflicting mass murder on it’s people whether or not it enjoys majority support. British support of rebels to recently overthrow a majority Libyan leader that controlled it’s people via propaganda and perviously and elected Iraqi head of state indicate that by our values justice must be served against even the mandate of popular democracy if it’s voting decisions are seen to be severely impaired by propaganda that consequently leads to the mass deaths and ill-health of it’s citizens. This is the critical case of the criminal killer CAWMDs in Britain now. The government must destroy these CAWMDs immediately that are killings it’s people in mass or it’s very authority to govern legitimately is open to challenge.
Further the long held 300 year old belief of “greed is good,” has now expired. As the invisible hand has proven blind to the new invisible threats posed in the 21st century post-industrial environment.