Captain Bligh as a distracted driver

The story is an old one, about a ship’s captain relieved of duty by a disaffected crew.

The story is an old one, about a ship’s captain relieved of duty by a disaffected crew.  Now imagine it is 2015 and the ship is that of the state, although “Resolution” would still be an appropriate name. Let’s also imagine the crew includes; but is not limited to: Mark Lynas – “Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet”, Andrew Weaver – scientist guy, Naomi Klein – “This Changes Everything”, Tom Rand – “Waking the Frog”, Alan Rusbridger – newspaper guy and Jeff Rubin – economist guy.

The crew is becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the course chosen by the captain. Collectively, the crew has presented the captain with all kinds of evidence to suggest that continuing on this course will lead to disaster. Even better, the crew has offered course changes that would still allow the ship to arrive safely at their future destination.

The captain has been seen wandering the deck, talking to a can of 10W-30, as though it were a crystal ball and muttering, “we will have an energy empire if we keep on in this direction”.

The situation is becoming desperate and, the crew must take action to save the ship and all on board.  The actions are obvious – the captain must be relieved of duty and the transitions for a change of course implemented.

The story is not yet finished – it’s an interactive one. Your involvement will influence the outcome of the story.  Get involved.

 

Ron Robinson

Nelson, B.C.