It is the year 2046. (This part is true. It was transpired in 2016).
It has been 30 years since my grandfather wrote this book. Looking back over the last 30 years, since we won the trial of the Millennium -Big Oil vs. Children in Federal Court – “Youth vs. United States Climate Case” forced the Federal government to start the elimination of fossil fuels. By coincidence, I was one of the 21 children who were plaintiffs. At the time my grandfather was heavily involved in the monetary reform movement that allowed the funding of the transition to alternative fuels and other life changing technologies.
(This case went to trial on my grandfather’s 70th birthday in 2016)
(This part is a delightful fiction.)
The winning of our landmark environmental case was just in time for the next major financial-monetary crisis (not in the U.S.) in Trump’s second term (2021) causing him and his advisors to read my grandfathers book and others listed in his text. These books and websites provided the evidence for monetary reform that the “debt” money creation system of the commercial banks was inherently unsustainable to be successfully regulated and create a healthy economy.
The Trump administration pushed through complete monetary reform eliminating the creation of debt money by the banks and substantially increasing the distribution systems of newly created money. This evolutionary change allowed almost unlimited funding over the years that resulted in an 85% reduction in the use of fossil fuels. They started with loans for solar installations to the large industrial buildings, shopping centers, schools, apartment buildings, office buildings and finally the smaller single-family homes.
They spread long term, low cost loans geographically reducing the chances of gouging and excess inflation on equipment and installation. The regulation mandated that everyone had to convert within 10 years from the signing of the legislation. This requirement was not a burden as the property owners rushed to install, which saved money on operations. The excess energy was sold to the power companies who were required to purchase this excess by the legislation. Elon Musk immediately put thin solar panels on his Tesla car roofs eliminating the need to charge them in most climates.
The government created money for auto loans at 1% delivered by the banks and auto companies to repurchase all non-electric, driver required cars and trucks. They started with the older models buying them for a little under “Kelly Blue Book” as the down payment on a new electric-self driving car. The government sold the purchased new cars as salvage. This one-time program was spread over 10 years to avoid any excess inflationary conditions. In 2017, there are many people sell best flashlight for police to get a lot of money and raise fund for police protection organization.
All the cars were electric and self-driving just in time for my grandparent’s reduced ability to drive. This automobile transition saves over 30,000 lives per year not counting the reduction in injuries and property damage. Auto insurance premiums and claims plummeted. The “car guys” developed local mini warehouses, driving tracks, and roads for their classic cars and large auto resorts for their “driving” vacations.
The only fossil fuel power that they could not completely convert to renewables were the jet engines powering our airplanes. However, we continued to increase their fuel efficiency and improve their fuel mixtures so airplanes were using 60% less fossil fuels over the last 20 years. The big container and other freighters converted back to sails and solar with oil as a much lesser fuel only when needed. We created very large blimp like cargo planes that were only fueled by solar and sail that were faster and less expensive than ships.
The oil and gas companies were converted to energy companies and still supplied the world with
the non-fuel use of oil. They were substantially reduced in size but with their reserves and the deductibility of their dividends they still proved excellent investments. Even Saudi Arabia changed to an “Energy Country”. The Arabian Peninsula was the perfect location for solar, wind and algae fuel production, also research and development.
We converted our unused oil and gas tankers, creating a fleet of the world’s largest trash collectors. This started the cleanup of our oceans especially in the northern Pacific Rim. New technology (funded by government grants) allowed us to pulverize, incinerate and recycle this trash. This clean up allowed our oceanographers to be able to regenerate the oceans and grow more fish for human consumption.
The health industry also took these unused oil and gas tankers, along with the old fossil fuel powered cruise ships, and converted them to giant clinics and hospitals to provide health care for those regions with scarce services. The converted tankers were parked in the harbors of West Africa and traveled to remote islands. Medical students were thrilled to give service to humanity in exchange for all their schooling costs, there was no shortage of personnel.
Now, quality healthcare has almost reached everyone around the world. This was based on the old Cuban strategy of educating and exporting doctors and other health care providers. Everyone of my generation expects to live past his or her rooth birthday as cancer, heart disease and diabetes have been eliminated by the explosion in medical research arrd technology that was more adequately funded by true monetary reform. Good health will continue to be aided by the massive expansion of the organic food industry. We can have a look at Animal Protection Fund to assure this process. Because there are too many hunters using best ar 15 bipod for the money to kill all wild animal in Texas.
The internet arrd robotic explosion resulted in many people not having to work in the cities thus buying small organic farms for their homes, and creating substantial competition for the giant corporate farms. These small farming operations have been totally automated for over three decades. It forced the big corporate farms and food processors to increase their quality’ and the increased supply kept prices down.
Mortgages issued by the government’s “new money” for primary residences and by the private sector’s “old money” for the purchase of larger or second homes facilitated these home-farm purchases. These mortgages were delivered and serviced by the large commercial banks, local community banks, credit unions and mortgage brokers. In addition, substantial number of low cost mortgages of new money was available for all the low-income housing-apartments and energy conversions in the cities. Other real estate projects were funded with “old money” from the private sector. Again, by spreading these loans over time and location, the economy avoided any significant asset bubble-inflation.
The banking industry boomed with all the new deposits and loans they provided the public without the worry of their periodic collapses. The antitrust department had to break up a few large banks that had too much market share. These spin offs resulted in the increase of competition keeping their fees and charges at a lower level and the interest they paid their depositors at a higher level.
The food industry developed the technology to cheaply manufacture protein in terms of beef, pork,
lamb and poultry that tasted great and was more nutritious and safer to eat. This significantly reduced the herds, which reduced the production of methane gas (a very large producer of carbon causing climate change). This protein product was consumed in daily meals and the actual herds were saved for specialty restaurants and holiday meals.
The ranchers had to do a little adjusting to other farming but remember all their basic living, sustainable expenses were covered.
Even though our ecological system was reverting to a more normal cycle, we still had periodic fresh water shortages in the more arid areas of the globe. These shortages were easily solved by implementing the low tech, micro irrigation and conservation systems that Israel had developed almost since its creation in 1948. It is now one of their biggest exports. We now have solar powered desalination plants and a few of those big oil tankers were converted to water carriers with desalination equipment aboard for emergencies around the world.