After a year of quietness, a Forum meeting will be held
Wednesday, September 7th, between
6pm and 9pm
in Committee Room G at the House of Lords
- using Blackrods Entrance at the opposite end to Big Ben.
The trigger and speaker is Aubrey Meyer who has brought
unprecedented attention to the necessity for actions on
climate change through his Global Commons Institute
www.gci.org.uk and his framework "Contraction &
Convergence". Aubrey is one of the few experts on climate
change who realizes that we cannot create a sustainable
environment with an unsustainable system of currencies and
The evening will therefore highlight the connections to
underpin the urgency with which we all should approach this
global challenge. Looking forward to see you on September
Organiser, Forum for Stable Currencies
Initial report of the FSC Meeting held
on September 7th 2005
Press the "pause" button on your usual pattern
of thought! Consider that now we know what lies ahead for
Titanic Earth UNLESS . . . .
This was the sombre message that surfaced for those who
could attend the FSC meeting on Wednesday last. The warning
and the development of the UNLESSù. lies in grasping the
significance of the document we each held as we listened
with fascination to Aubrey Meyer and then Sabine McNeill
explain its title "The Money Fuse of the Climate Bomb"
- "Contraction and Convergence" correcting
the "Expansion and Divergence" driving dangerous
UNLESS .we can master both - the ability
not to shirk the extreme urgency of action required by each
and every one - and - the sensitivity to be patient with
each other as we seek the courage and clarity to help each
other begin where each one of us can begin. A refrain
'we must learn to die laughing' helped to reiterate
the importance of this balance, if panic and/or willful
myopia are not to be generated. Quoting from the Guardian
Thursday 8th. "We have to avoid hysteria and its
by-product fatalism and indifference" . .
UNLESS we understand the lock-on to
each other of the monstrous threats of the USURY effect
and galloping CLIMATE CHANGE (illustrated again and again
in the riveting graphs the document presents and Aubrey
interpreted with his own passion coupled with compassion
for all of us who must grasp the message and convey it intelligently
UNLESS we wrestle with CONTRACTION
and CONVERGENCE's twin - SOVEREIGNTY and SEIGNORAGE
UNLESS we can couple C & C and
S & S and act to effect both.
UNLESS we work in this way for the
pre-distribution of the Global Commons by appropriate instruments
in all our social, economic and political structures.
Aubrey concluded, at the end of a lengthy question and discussion
period, with the plea that everyone should work to understand
the issues involved and then to pass the information on
to others and in particularly take the subject up with their
Member of Parliament.
Sabine's PowerPoint slides which could not be shown on the
night are now on www.monies.cc/s-s.htm
which links to on www.gci.org.uk/.
A fuller report will follow. Comments from those attending
that contribute key points to a fuller report would be welcome.
Be open to the spirit,
exude humble strength,
celebrate life emergent, and
find the promise of journeying