Below are excerpts from conversations between Dr. Eisenberger and friends of ECI:
“I did not like the word sustainability for me it was a slogan with no logic to back it up. However the trait of being sustainable was desirable even if a state of sustainability never existed. On the other hand by including the word sustainable as mediating the interaction between mindful activity and innovation – it also means we use the same approach for any critical global issue – they all need to be sustainable with our support and will cease if we withdraw approval. This is beyond climate change.”
“…what is most critical in my opinion is to be able to educate our species towards the mindset that following the Golden Rule and practicing compassion is the key to our future success.
“Our Darwinian past with its eat or be eaten reality from which our species emerged as the most fit no longer will serve us well. Saying this more positively: it has always been the cooperation part and development of trust enabled by the Golden Rule and Compassion (think in the modern day of King, Gandhi, and Mandela) that has been at the core of our success as species. We hunted bigger animals successfully because we cooperated rather than as a result of becoming physically stronger. So this is not really new for our species just a new stage – on the final global scale.”
“…the goal of ECI is to enable mindful innovators to help us use our powerful knowledge to live sustainably with our planet and one another.”
The Global Thermostat Narrative
Watch Peter’s uncut video with Vice Media where he explains the Global Thermostat narrative (password: peter)
The Global Thermostat narrative as an offshoot of a Framework for Mindful Sustainable Innovation: Closing the CO2 cycle: “We spent many years refining our respective analysis and then one day it occurred to us that Closing the Carbon Cycle was a necessary step for our species to live in harmony with the planet… The main point is we had no idea how to capture CO2 from the air when we started.” “…Matt Atwood and John from Algae Systems were thinking in a system manner about how to use the captured CO2 to in a new human-designed ecosystem that uses the best of our knowledge for long term beneficial impact.
- GT captures CO2
- AS uses excess CO2 to grow Algae
- no competition for land resources: grown on the sea
- minimize water demand: produce clean water by feeding waste water
- useable byproduct: biochar to replenish soils and sequester more CO2
- process in line with current car use