Infrastructure & Harvest Damage + Rising Food Prices; Climate Chaos, Potential Human Extinction & Our Intentions & Emotions

London, UK - 22 July 2007, 18:57 GMT

Dear ATCA Colleagues

[Please note that the views presented by individual contributors are not necessarily representative of the views of ATCA, which is neutral. ATCA conducts collective Socratic dialogue on global opportunities and threats.]

We are grateful to:

. Elizabeth Marshall, based in Wick, Caithness, UK, for "Extreme Weather's Result: Infrastructure and Harvest Damage plus Rising Food Prices;" and
. Aurora Carlson, based on the West Coast, Sweden, for "Climate Chaos, Potential Human Extinction and Our Thoughts, Intentions & Emotions;"

in response to the ATCA think-piece, "Extreme Weather: Flash floods Cause Chaos across Britain; Emergency Services in meltdown; Claims to cross USD 4 billion."

Elizabeth Marshall is a Fellow of The Energy Institute in London and Member of the Ad Hoc Expert Group on Energy convened by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), based in Geneva, Switzerland, since 1992. Elizabeth is a former director of the British Institute of Energy Economics and a member of The Windsor Energy Group of which The Lord Howell, a long standing ATCA contributor, is Chairman. She is based in the extreme North of the United Kingdom in Wick, Caithness, and is a member of the Institute of Directors in London and The Reform Club. She writes:

Dear DK and Colleagues

Re: Extreme Weather's Result: Infrastructure and Harvest Damage plus Rising Food Prices

It is not just a case of the extraordinary rainfall events and extreme weather affecting the UK this summer. Observations of the alarming rise in sea levels and storm surge events far outstrip the projections of the recent IPCC report, whilst we are still haplessly short of data on precisely what is happening to the Gulf Stream.

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We need an international crisis meeting to be called for this autumn, involving not only governments and UN agencies, but especially the international banking and investment community. No continent is being left untouched. No community is immune. The resources and planning effort required for sustainability need co-operation to be on a co-ordinated and global scale, for serious medium to long term planning as communities everywhere are threatened -- whether they are the millions living with the threat of future drought in the Yellow River Basin of China or the Indo-Gangetic plain -- and the reality of the drought stricken farming areas of Australia and vast tracts of Africa, not forgetting the storm challenged USA regions such as New Orleans or flood prone Bangladesh.

Kind Regards

Elizabeth Marshall

Aurora Carlson is the founder of the Open One Center in Sweden, which is dedicated to teaching holistic health and to raising the level of collective consciousness. She has studied at Bucharest, Stockholm, Uppsala and Halmstad universities and at the Nordic School of Public Health in Gothenburg. She has served as an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) advisor in the mission of rebuilding the Romanian Red Cross after the revolution and has worked for over six years with the Swedish National Red Cross. For four years she has been a teacher at the Ayurveda School in Markaryd and has later developed a program for Ayurvedic counsellor certification. Her main interest is the evolution of human consciousness. For the last six years, Aurora has lectured extensively about spiritual ways to reach maximum individual and collective potential. She is a mother of two and lives on the West coast of Sweden. As an active member of the Alliance for the New Humanity founded by Dr Deepak Chopra, a distinguished ATCA contributor, Oscar Arias and others, she is working on bringing together those individuals who are consciously expressing higher human values. She writes:

Dear DK and Colleagues

Re: Climate Chaos, Potential Human Extinction and Our Thoughts, Intentions & Emotions

Due to the extreme weather challenges we experience everywhere on the planet, every one of us is called to honestly face three tough questions:

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If we keep in mind with clarity the new understanding emerging today, that our consciousness is connected to our environment, if we are ready to go deeper than the level of our actions to the level of thought, feeling and intention, we will observe an amazing correlation between the fluctuations of our individual and collective consciousness and the weather. If we take this next step in understanding, then we are suddenly much closer to a true solution. It then becomes clear why quieting the mind and clearing away the clouds of fearful, greedy, chaotic thinking is the way to reveal the natural harmony of human consciousness, the peace, beauty and serenity inherent in us and -- through the interrelatedness of all existence -- to see our physical environment calm down and mirror that harmony back to us.

With love and best wishes



We look forward to your further thoughts, observations and views. Thank you.

Best wishes

For and on behalf of DK Matai, Chairman, Asymmetric Threats Contingency Alliance (ATCA)

ATCA: The Asymmetric Threats Contingency Alliance is a philanthropic expert initiative founded in 2001 to resolve complex global challenges through collective Socratic dialogue and joint executive action to build a wisdom based global economy. Adhering to the doctrine of non-violence, ATCA addresses asymmetric threats and social opportunities arising from climate chaos and the environment; radical poverty and microfinance; geo-politics and energy; organised crime & extremism; advanced technologies -- bio, info, nano, robo & AI; demographic skews and resource shortages; pandemics; financial systems and systemic risk; as well as transhumanism and ethics. Present membership of ATCA is by invitation only and has over 5,000 distinguished members from over 120 countries: including 1,000 Parliamentarians; 1,500 Chairmen and CEOs of corporations; 1,000 Heads of NGOs; 750 Directors at Academic Centres of Excellence; 500 Inventors and Original thinkers; as well as 250 Editors-in-Chief of major media.

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