I Still Want to Save the Human Race.
I want to do it right here in Panama.
And it Just Became Easier.
As I near my own end-of-days, I’ve come to realize that humanity itself is in the same boat as me. Because nothing is going to change. Everything is about to grind to a halt. Everything that we care about will die, likely unpleasantly.
People will quibble and propose solutions, but the sheer hubris that is endemic to man will prevent any meaningful change. Industrial-scale extraction and exploitation will end, yes — when the populace stops breathing. Well, I’d hope the extractors would expire too and stop burning oil and gas.
The time has long passed for any thought of saving the entire global population. But I still want to try and save the human race — at least for a generation or two. This urge is instinctive, another sort of feeling endemic to man (woman). By ‘human race’ I mean a sustainable population: several million people. That’ll be a huge challenge itself on this dying planet.
I’m giving my project a ‘go.’ As I’ve said, it just became easier. Why? Well, if it’s end of days for me and everybody, what in the world is there to lose?
Another reason it’s easier now is that I can stop fretting about externalities and exported entropy. What’s with these big words? Well, sometimes they’re needed. That’s why I’m providing links. I am a scientist/engineer after all. I understand what I’m saying.
I don’t need to worry any longer. The damages done making an ecological village, where everything is already pretty “green,” are insignificant compared to the irreversible damages being done by . . . oh, let’s just single out Big Oil. OK?
If I need to use photovoltaic panels and mirrors, which I do, there’s no sense being concerned about damage being done elsewhere. It’s small potatoes, white noise. Mirrors and panels are one-time purchases. I’d be planning on making my own mirrors when the purchased ones start to degrade. All that’s required is the older mirrors and beach sand that gets melted down to make . . . more mirrors. Mirrors making mirrors — all solar powered. It’s easily done, or at least easily enough.
The panels may need to be purchased every 20 to 30 years. Not really a problem, as discussed.
This Article is not an Article. It’s actually a Plea for Help.
I’ve run out of aspirin. I’m broke. I eat 8,000 calories a day when I write. I’ve eaten all the protein (chicken, eggs, milk) that were supposed to last me all month. In the past 5 days!
I still desperately want to build a solar village here in Panama. I’m encouraged because one supporter just sent $100 to my Panamanian partner, Julio Rodriguez. (Thank you, * * * * * ). It was an easy process; either Western Union or direct deposit to Julio’s (and my) Panamanian bank will work. I’m beyond embarrassment. Can you help? Financially or otherwise?
August 11, 2020
Frederick Scott Ermlich
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