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The Paradigm Junction Project


Blue Planet Governance

A Story to live by




Small blue sliver




We live on this small blue dot –     – our home as seen from space






Our Vision Statement…






The era of global tragedy of the commons ends.

The new paradigm begins when Interdependent Regional Governments unite!

To form a chaordic organization called the United Regions

Where coordinated expertise in Earth Science, Human-Nature and Economics,

Provide Regional Governments Guidance to Maximize Real Wealth:


Real wealth is a measurement of a robust ecology

and of the general health and happiness of the people!





Chapters of

Paradigm Junction






Glossary Of Terms






The New Story



Bio Of The Writer



The Triad



2b-Dynamic Systems



3a-MCP – Money Corporations Politics



3b-Paradigm Flaws



4a-Those Who Envision



4ax-Envisoning 050APC



4b-Dynamic Societies 050APC






4d-The View From 050APC






5a-Are We Ready To Enact



5b-Chapter And Verse



6a-Our Journey Into Today


















































4c UR Wheelhouse

… graphic overview...




… a more detailed view of the UR …

The United Regions General Assembly consists of representatives from all Assembly of Bioregions








~~~United Regions ~~~

The Wheelhouse of Human Activity - 50 years APC

-The System of Law

-The State Of Gaia

-Human Activity Index

-The Bank of Gaia

-Global Standards Committee


Overview analysis of the world of 50 years APC (After Paradigm Change)- in backcast.


United Regions - UR 

The United Regions of the world replaces the old paradigm’s United Nations, still using the old UN’s New York buildings.  It is operated by a relatively small staff that coordinates communications, meetings, processes data and publishes the results.  The vast majority of meetings are held via internet, as dictated in a low energy-per-captia world.  The General Assembly (GA) of the United Regions (UR) consists of representatives of all of the world’s, Assembies of BioRegions (AoBioRegions).  The old UN Charter has been changed to meet the holistic purpose of the United Regions based on criterion essential for Blue Planet type of interactive dynamic governance with a goal of sustaining humanity within the Gaian system of nature for future generations


Core purpose of the United Regions

To ensure continued integrity of the Gaian systems of life on Earth,

    To be the meeting place on global issues,

    To be keeper and auditor of global  standards and laws,

    To arbitrate AoBioRegional disagreements,

    To coordinate global trade and monetary exchanges,

    To be the Global Peacekeeper of last resort.


Key points of fundamental understanding at the roots of UR guiding principles were these:

v Anthropocentric Global Warming (AGW) is changing the relatively stable state of the Gaian system, therefore a united effort to reduce the causes is essential for our survival.

v The anomaly of human population growth to over 7 billion in the past millennia is beyond the Gaian natural Carrying Capacity (CC) of our planet;

v A number specifying precise human CC is both unknowable and irrelevant.  Science guided planned attrition (fewer births than deaths) toward CC is the only likely pathway to achieve negative population growth;

v In order to prevent chaotic human die-off many industries and technologies that were developed during the fossil fuel era remain essential during the early years of population level adjustment.  The dynamically regulated monetary flow control will hasten transition toward only nature’s sun-activate flow-energy sources and also tidal and geothermal energy.  (the term flow energy replaces the thermodynamically incorrect term, renewable energy.

v A separation of Church and State is fundamental to harmony in a world of vastly differing cultures and religions.  Regions, however, can maintain cultural/religious heritage bonds.

v A Regional appetite to join the BPG collective will quicken as Gaiacide induced chaos begins to overtake order in various parts of the world early in the 21st century.  Proactive, well informed leadership from all parts of the world will be an essential element of success.

v Human wisdom guided by verifiable, repeatable scientific data will provide essential data for economic and sociopolitical heading, while human nature and human needs will be considered in determining the speed of change toward dynamic balance.

v Our individual and collective human spirit is capable of achieving rapid paradigm change.


The General Assembly (GA):    

Though the Global Standards group the GA creates international law covering a variety of areas and is the governing body that regulates all internal functions of the UR dealing with:

o   Management of the global commons, i.e., the open oceans, the atmosphere and space. 

o   Global dispute resolution;

o   Global security; 

o   The GA creates the enabling documents for key UR agencies (block diagram in Fig 5) these are:

1.     The State Of Gaia Report organisation (SoG);

2.     The Human Activity Index organisation (HAI).

3.     The Global Standards Organisation (GSO) and its companion organizations, the legal system and the Wealth Factor (WF) system.  WF data provides feedback for the State Of Gaia Report. 

4.     The Bank of Gaia (BG).


Note: Diversity and variety are important to make any dynamic system robust and able to recover from unexpected disturbances.   However, in order to ensure peace, harmony and exchanges of products, global standards are essential in areas of common interest.   Some specific rules of global law, money and security must be followed by all participating Regions.  However, stewards at all levels must not over-regulate human affairs; they must find balance.  


            The State Of Gaia Report (SoG)

This report is published monthly with a major process review each year.  The selected members of the State of Gaia panel are mostly scientists of geology, biology, oceans, atmosphere, etc.  The report is a continuous evaluation of data from around the world.  They use data from oceans, from the atmosphere and from space.  From each Region of the dynamic society monthly assessments as part of the monthly WF (Wealth Factor) data reports.  These data include absolute data and rate-of-change information on forests, farmland, water and other details.  The monthly State of Gaia report also produce trend and projections into the future (as first used in Limits To Growth) to help guide regulation and to predict the likelihood of tipping-points. 


Wherever practical, complex data from various specialties is presented in an easy-to-understand 000 to 100 format in order that non specialist can have at least an overview understand.  This format is based on the presumption that each category was 100% before human activity began its effect, and is 000 when a species becomes extinct or an aquifer can no longer be pumped, or that desertification has occurred on once arable land, etc. 


The State of Gaia data is much like the diverse array of instrumentation in a nuclear plant, or a large aircraft, or a spaceship, such as Spaceship Earth.  The State Of Gaia Report and the Human Activity Index represents a very important part of the information available to the captain of the large and complex ship [R1]


In 1965, shortly before his death, while he was the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Adlai Stevenson made a most memorable statement:

We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil; all committed for our safety to its security and peace; preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and, I will say, the love we give our fragile craft.


Human Activity Index

Those who generate the Human Activity Index gather data from a wide variety of sources.  The purpose of this Index is to make a continuous assessment of the state of the socioeconomic world of human activity, of the robustness of the industrial economic world, an assessment of the high and low limits of industrial activity, and to assess the well-being of the humans that industry is intended to serve.  Computer based projections are used to assess apparent future outcomes of a wide variety of input conditions.   Data from the Human Activity Index provides guidance to the Wealth Factor Standards group who create the basic Wealth Factor categories.  The Human Activity Index gathers data from;

·        the measure of human impact on several vital indicators of the Gaian system;

·        usage rates of non renewable resource and estimates on viable future supplies;

·        arable land and rates of change;

·        Human happiness and satisfaction with life;

·        current human population levels and rate of change, regionally and globally;

·        Per capita data on each Region (Regional wealth divided by population).

·        The state of commerce and corporations.

Using computer projections, assessments are made on factors such as:

·        Global human Carrying Capacity ranges presuming low, moderate or high levels of per capita resource throughput.

·        Human Activity Minimum: This is the minimum amount of total global human activity that will sustain an industrial society, i.e., the threshold before industrial collapse.  This assessment is based on a basket of several items essential to human industrial needs.    

·        Human Activity Optimum: This is the dynamic society’s target.  This is the level of population that is likely to sustain an essential industrial economy that is necessary to maintain optimum human happiness and well-being while controlling the global human/Gaia impact with dynamic guidance in both population and industrial throughput, while causing minimum or no deterioration of the Gaian systems.  In the future when optimum population has been reached, human numbers will be somewhat below estimated Carrying Capacity of planet Earth.  At that point, Gaia will be robust, resilient and able to evolve in its own positive and negative ways and the human footprint will be just another part of the interactive Gaian diversity.


In summary, the Human Activity Index is a key element in providing safe regulatory guidance to the Global Standards Organization for their Wealth Factor control data.  The HAIndex organization also produces two global databases that are capable of global inter-regional exchanges that operate somewhat like the stock market of the growth era:

            One that displays  corporate stock information;

            And also one that displays Wealth Factors of every Region of the world.    

These are explained in the next section, Dynamic Flows.


In the ship captain analogy, the Human Activity Index might be viewed as the helmsman on the wheel and throttle; with linkages to the Global Standards Organization where Wealth Factor Regulation mechanisms act as hydraulic actuators to slowly alter heading and speed by effecting the supply of Gaia$ dollars in a manner that enables human self-interest to energize the changes to progress of the good ship Human Civilization through the mysterious sea of time.  A key point – accessible money is now, and always has been, a regulator of human-activity.


Global Standards Orgaisation (GSO)

The GSO provides the document interface between humans and the Dynamic Society rules and regulations.  The GSO uses many protocols and procedures that had been established years earlier by the International Standards Organization (ISO).  GSO creates and applies the standards in a few primary areas, as noted: 

·        The means of identifying and measuring the numerous elements of human activities that effect both Gaia, and human well-being and happiness. 

·        Administration of the Bank of Gaia (BG).

·        Definition of the basic hierarchical structures of governance at the various levels, i.e. Regional governments, government of BioRegions and government of Associations Of BioRegions (AOBioRegions).

·        The nature of data flow and data protocol used throughout the dynamic systems of governance, and data security measures.

·        The standards for the creation of, and flows of, money, generally referred to as Gaia$.  This branch works closely with the Bank of Gaia (BG) that administers all branch banks, i.e., AOBioRegions (AOBR-BG), and BioRegional branches (BR-BG) and the Regional branches (R-BG). 

·        Training and auditing guidelines and materials. 

·        Third person auditing procedures to audit the Bank of Gaia and Regional WF assessment processes and results. 


Feedback from Regions comes through the Review and Arbitration Committee (RAC) who work closely with the Standards creation processes. 



          The Bank of Gaia (BG)


Real wealth is a measurement of a robust ecology and the general health and happiness of the people.   
     ~Riane Eisler~


Riane Eisler’s [R2] simple statement represents the core value-measurement of wealth.  A wealth that represents the basket of components used to underlay a commodity-based monetary system.  The Human Activity Index is the gathering point of these data; The source of the data are the individual Regional Wealth Factors (WF) that are measured on an ongoing basis of every Region of the world of the Dynamic Society. 


The Bank of Gaia at United Regions (BG-UR) oversees monetary exchanges throughout the world.  The maximum amount of money in the world is based on the State Of Gaia and on the needs of the socioeconomic world of humans as digested by the Human Activity Index. 


Each month BG-UR calculates the sum total of all the Gaia$ in the world as recorded in each BG-AOBR, BG-BR and individual GB-R.  As discussed in the next section, the money of each individual, and of each corporation, resides in the local BG-R at all times.  When a transaction occurs, it simply moves from one account to another in a cashless society.  


From the WF data, the HAIndex section assesses whether Human-Activity should increase or decrease for optimum heading and speed toward sustainability.  From this assessment, BG-UR can increase or decrease the global money supply in order to apply a negative or positive feedback on human-activity.  Specific AOBioRegions or Bioregions can be targeted for change.

If the global money supply needs to shrinks (or grow), after some delay dynamic responses will cause the global HA to shrink (or grow) as a result.  This will be the result of feedback of monetary flow limiting adjustment.  (Remember, it is flow energy that energizes civilization, and it is monetary-flow that regulates  Human Activity levels)


The HAIndex section also determines the comparative value of one WF compared to another WF.   High quality flow-energy [EI:EO] [R3] is equivalent to the old gold standard for money of a previous era.  The flow-energy WF is the prime standard to which all other WFs are compared.  For example, statistical data may indicate that one unit of flow-energy should produce X units of food calories or of a certain value of manufactured goods.  


TS Note: As with all systems that seek dynamic balance it is critical that the regulator apply an appropriate amount of feedback.  Too much feedback can cause overshoot.  In the case of the money supply regulating human activity, excessive negative feedback (drop in money supply), could cause collapse of the industry on which humans are dependent.  Excessive positive feedback and continued high HA could further damage the Gaia system elements, and perhaps reach critical tipping points.


The next section D, Dynamic Flows, will provide greater detail of WFs and the bank’s means of controlling the money flow and monetary exchanges within the Region, inter-Regional trade, and trade with other BioRegions and AOBioRegions. 


It will become clear that there are two interactive dynamic systems at play within the functioning Dynamic Society.  System B is, as discussed up to now, the dynamic interactions, as measured by the SoGaia (State of Gaia), that bring global HA toward balance with the Gaian mother system, such that our civilization will be eventually become sustainable.  The closely related System A, is the dynamics of the money supply and flow rates.  When both systems are in design balance, human-activity decrease will be on target toward (or at) optimum rate of change.  When the money system is in dynamic balance the amount of money in the global system will not be increasing or decreasing (at least, not much- homeostasis).  System A controls System B.  Humans are able to purchase all goods and services needed, and the corporations of the world can operate and produce these goods and services using the money spent by the public for their product.  (APC corporations are Regionally owned - see chapter 4e)


Back in Part I, the chapter, A Brief Overview of Systems, began with a block sketch of components of a basic system structure as designed be early systems pioneers who considered applying systems theory into social applications, repeated here.


The functions of the Dynamic Society described in this section matches closely with the criterion spelled out in 1968, as elaborated in Chapter 2b, Dynamic Systems:


Closed Boundary: Spaceship Earth - The enclosed system in question is the systems of Gaia, the atmosphere and oceans of our small blue planet home, and the minerals and biological content thereof.  The only significant externality is energy from the sun.  This is the prime life enabler of all of Gaia and is (after the end of fossil fuel use) the primary energy source of civilization.  For the past multi-centuries the inflow of energy was balanced by the radiated outflow: But AGW has shifted this critical dynamic balance of Nature.  The monetary system is also a closed boundary, with all the Gaia$ in the world being know and accounted for at all times.


Goal: the goal is sustainability through BPG is - 3D-Optimum:

1:  Optimum human-population and;

2:  Optimum human-activity (resource throughput) and;

3:  Optimum human-happiness.

3D-Optimum is further explained in the Glossary. [GL].


Observed condition: As measured by SoGaia and HAIndex.


Discrepancy: as assessed by HAIndex.


Desired action:  To set the optimum course from current HA to:


Feedback Loops: Levels and rates: The difference between Observed conditions and Goal represent the error signal, the Levels and rates partly determine the size of the error signal, and feedback control is applied via the BG through WF leverages.  Enlightened human self-interest operates the levers that control the dynamic society.




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The view from 50 years after Paradigm Change: 4d-The View From 050APC



What is the world worth: In a video Pavan Sukhdev  Economist Senior Banker of Dechuch Bank was speaking at the, Australian Center Of Policy Development CPD.  At 41 minutes into the video, his last of talk before Q&A session were: 

We need an instrument panel on Spaceship Earth, and stop measuring progress by BPG!!”

(He is referring to Gross National Product)  Key points were: 

  +Nothing can be managed that cannot be measured.

  +we must change human behaviour.

Although his talk did address the population issue or a changed money system, it was an excellent talk:


The Real Wealth quote is from her ‘07, The Real Wealth Of Nations, book.

TED talk by Riane Eisler, Building a Caring Economy" describes the essentials of Gaia$

She also mentions that a valid indicator of a nation’s well-being is a measure of female equality. com/watch? feature=player_ embedded& v=f9cMcTWWDkU



EI: EO This is the Energy Invested in capturing an energy flow, compared to the total energy the source will produce.




Misc. notes.                   

Like the nervous systems network of our body, it is these standards and their application that form the web of understanding and the communication highway with feedback and control data that enables the Dynamic society to function as an integrated assembly of systems, subsystems and sub-subsystems [holarchy].   And it is this web of understanding and communications from which synergy is created from the combined individual systemic parts.  This is what makes the dynamic system greater than the sum of its component parts, and thereby able to achieve a common goal.  [link to note on wicked problems- melting pot] [This is not a new idea Link to Beer]


All AOBRegions may have representatives on the UR Standards Committee.  The process of selection of representatives starts at the Regional level who chose individuals that best meet the requirements of Regulatory Councillor or auditor.  Further selection is made at the BioRegion and  at the ABR (Association Of BioRegional) level.


John Bongaarts Thanks to John Rowley for this posting from People and Planet.  See

As the human family approaches 7 billion and as food prices rise, the spectre of Malthus with his warning of widespread famine has reappeared. Here the distinguished demographer, John Bongaarts, argues that the poor of the world are, indeed, vulnerable unless a greater effort is made to meet women's needs and slow population growth.




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