“It is the fight for a new economy, a new energy system, a new democracy,

a new relationship to the planet and to each other, for land, water, and food

sovereignty, for Indigenous rights, for human rights and dignity for all people.

When climate justice wins we win the world that we want. We can’t sit this

one out, not because we have too much to lose but because we have too

much to gain. … We are bound together in this battle, not just for a reduction

in the parts per million of CO2, but to transform our economies and rebuild

a world that we want today.”

Miya Yoshitani, executive director of the Oakland-based Asian Pacific

Environmental Network (APEN), “Confessions of a Climate Denier in Tunisia,”

Asian Pacific Environment Network, May 8, 2013.

Surprisingly, it´s again about making a plan for a plan.

And its late. It´s very late to do that.

Making a plan for a plan not just to reduce, but to PUT AN END to excessive greenhouse gas emissions and a world of fossil fuels.

Staying within 1,5° Celsius of global warming, not reaching any of the tipping points or cascades we do not understand well.

A big goal, indeed...

  • It means the decarbonisation of our neoliberal globalized economy while our society is still addicted to over-consumption and fossil fuels.
  • It means to make the human footprint netto-neutral in CO2 emissions balancing our ecosystems with working and sustainable CO2 sinks.
  • It means to reengineer our energy grid and conditions of production, harnessing renewable energies instead of extreme extraction.

It seems that this effort is forlon, futile & hopeless.

  • One person is definitely lacking the money and global power or influence necessary to change anything of this scale.
  • One can try to fly less, eat vegan, etc. to reduce one´s carbon footprint as good as it gets in a Western society, and the industry still gets away unregulated.
  • One can also try to plant more trees or use the www.ecosia.org search engine.
  • One can think about solutions 24/7 and still miss major parts of the picture.

But why shall ONE INDIVIDUAL feel responsible to solve such a grand, multilayered complex "wicked problem" alone?

And the main question I raise is: how do you know it is enough?

It´s hubris, an overestimation following a headless feeling of guilt and at least to do "something" - but where will single action lead?

It will lead nowhere. A planforaplan needs a lot of hands, voices, minds and resources.

It needs an overarching feeling of responsibility for our planet, our air, our water, breaking down fences, silos and bubbles in which people got entrenched by fear.

  • Greta Thunberg feels responsible, and she is not enough. (see full speech at UN Climate Action Summit 2019, PBS Newshour https://youtu.be/KAJsdgTPJpU)
  • Naomi Klein is not enough, even though "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate" (2014) may change the attitude of thousand readers per day
  • Al Gore felt responsible, and he is not enough. He could have stopped the first free-trade deal NAFTA as a vice-president, but he did not. Preaching an "inconvenient truth" since 2006 did not wind down emissions.
  • In May 9, 1989, James Hansen, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, testified before a Senate transportation subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., a year after his history-making testimony telling the world that global warming was here and would get worse..
30 years after 1989, the powers in charge are still talking and there are more deniers than ever, as the pushback from the industry and petro-dollar funded misinformation campaigns clouded the minds of the voters for decades. The emission of CO2 went actually up in the mean time, not down...

It´s not political (wherever you may stand on the spectrum) it´s moral.

In 2019 7.7 billion people are endangered by the consequences of climate change and global warming, no matter if they already feel a drastic change in extreme weather conditions or not. Estimated 500 million people will have to flee the coastal areas of the world (Los Angeles, New York, Venice, Vancouver, San Francisco, Copenhagen, Singapore, Shanghai, New Orleans, The Hague, Miami, Rio De Janeiro, Osaka etc.) if we get over 2-4degress of temperature rise and do not stay below 1.5.

There are people elected in representative democracies who´s job is to move things and solve big scale problems. Who's job is to keep the social contract and leave a planet and intact ecosystem for future generations. There are thousands of scientists, engineers, farmers, local community representatives. People fully committed with in-depth knowledge & experience in different fields locally, full-paid jobs, resources and instruments at hand.

What can one do?

solitude lake

Asking to make a plan for a plan and not get bullshitted about the outcome. Getting the goal and the problem straight is a community task, so that others are not easily discrediting a single view and are confusing the mode of asking with a solution.

I need no money, because all what is necessary to know is, that the necessary resources exist.

I need no global power, because there are all the others who have global and local influence on their behalf. I am not them. Nobody elected me, nor is it a paid job to save the world single-handedly like in a comic book, I can remind them of their responsibilities, their expertise, their jobs, they have chosen.

  • All I need to do is make a substantial part of the community believe that it could work.
  • All I need is a simple concept, which tells the story.
  • All I have is a vision and the means to communicate it.
  • All I have is an idea that may become the machine that makes it start.

I need only a thought.

All we need is to change the collective memory, spreading the idea like a virus - that a better world is possible.

buckyball net spreading

We only have to find out the steps and make it happen.

We need a plan.


of planforaplan is for everyone in everday life. It´s a simple, devilish reflection, an inconvenient introspection.The relations are based on the psychological concept of the "dark triad" as a proposal to offer a territory for self-reflection.

"THE OTHER" represents the otherness, the state of being different from and alien to the social identity of a person and to the identity of the Self, dissimilar to and the opposite of the Self, of Us, and of the Same.

"ME" in the sense of self as an individual person as the object of his or her own reflective consciousness, the base for identity. The sense of having a self—or self-hood—should, however, not be confused with subjectivity itself. The distinction between the self as I, the subjective knower, and the self as Me, the subject that is known.

"COMMUNITY" A community is a social unit (a group of living things) with commonality such as norms, religion, values, customs, or social identity. Communities may share a sense of place situated in a given geographical area (e.g. a country, village, town, or neighbourhood) or in virtual space through communication platforms. It may constitute as a social construct through learning, language and culture, formed by individual choices to be temporally or permanently part of a group.

Let´s face it - what prevents all that to come together in a constructive and harmonic way?

Maybe human psychology is the biggest factor which keeps us from succeeding:

The colourful triads of planforaplan derive from the so called "dark triad" in psychology. Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_triad

Ask yourself:



Think about it, discuss it, print it and put it on a wall if you like (download .pdf of the poster HERE). Sometimes it could be enough to pose the question without waiting for an answer of somebody else.


or this one from Sept 2019. Why trusting CNN? - because one might say, that climate activists stating this for 30 years are overly dramatising the outcome...


of planforaplan is a call for global question and collaboration:

Ask all those you know:



To let die million humans in extreme weather scenarios like floods or draughts is no option. To let thousands of species go extinct and endangering millions of animals and people by hunger and thirst is not acceptable. There is no place for a "sacrifice zone" on this planet. To agree that approx. 500 Million shorten their lives by malnutrition (e.g. no access to acceptable drinking water quality) and insufficient housing means more than no-assistance of a person in danger, you have to call it what it is: torture and murder.

It´s the responsibility of all the people controlling the necessary resources to change this situation. Not to point to the population at risk as the perpetrator. A plan for a plan gives this responsibility a framework of self-driven quality-management and awareness of possible change - and tools to monitor and steer the outcome.

Humankind shall tackle it´s problems not anymore only in a “local focus hocus pocus” manner, as Buckminster Fuller put it, but also shall stop this childish and ignorant "global hocus pocus" manner where the gains of globalization are only for the rich and the risks are left to the 99% who have significantly less.

This has to stop. We have to evolve.

Since 1988 there are indeed getting a lot of solutions and plans developed and proposed, intelligence collected and evaluated. But which one to take? Which estimates to trust - what would really work, and what is standing in the way to implement it. It is still an Herculean efforts of hundreds or thousands of minds to sort through the arguments and balance and rank them. A non-exclusive and not ranked list which may act as a starter:

  • Project Drawdown / 2014 by Paul Hawken, a leading resource for researching climate crisis solutions https://www.drawdown.org/
Very interesting ranking: https://www.drawdown.org/solutions-summary-by-rank
Clean water and healthy food for everybody, also in climate crisis zones and war areas. See planforaplan - hunger.
  • Sturdy seawalls and extreme weather disaster mitigation
Compare the outcome of 2°Celsius or 4°Celsius warming in areas of your interest through map, world-wide: https://choices.climatecentral.org/
  • Shift to 100% of renewable energy
"The Hulk" Mark Ruffalo´s non-profit The Solutions Project https://thesolutionsproject.org/
Solar Farms https://www.drawdown.org/solutions/electricity-generation/solar-farms
  • Preservation of peatlands / keeping carbon in the ground of peatlands which are second only to oceans in the amount of carbon they store—twice that held by the world’s forests, at an estimated 500 to 600 gigatons. https://www.drawdown.org/sites/default/files/tech_references/References%20PEATLANDS.pdf

  • This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate Change / well researched eye-opening book by "No Logo" author and activist Naomi Klein from 2014.


  • Where are you in this? Where am I? Use the material linked to on site and talk to your friends and policy makers you know.
  • Inform yourself. Don´t let go. Know more before you dismiss hope or discredit the agenda of "climate crisis" or certain solutions.
  • Launch a symposium or conference or dinner locally with the subject "planforaplan" using the materials and results of others before you.
  • Join "Blockadia" wherever you can. Help keep carbon in the ground. Help raising awareness.
  • Ask yourself if you think that all the efforts so far are successful enough to go back to business as usual.
  • Keep vigilant about possible double-agents and misinformation campaigns, watering down demands and distracting from the results. We are up against our own system of fossilized democracies backed and sustained by petro- and gas-dollars. It´s an industry worth trillions and massive profits are expected by shareholders around the world, ignoring their impact on the planet.
  • Trust people who earned it. You cannot do this alone.




„No doubt there is work to be done. There is a difference between being forceful and WELL INFORMED

and being partially aware of what is needed to be done in reality. Greta Thunberg is making a splash but

needs to realize even though she has been verbal and brought it forcefully to world leaders attention the

project has to be turn over to CLIMATE and ENVIRONMENTAL experts who have to be in leadership

positions not POLITICIANS.

There must be a plan, which CAN be implemented, knowing how to coordinate staff, and the cost. Must

have buy-in around the world. No nonsense and pie in the sky. Much research still has to be done to


Judy Bouer in a comment in Business Insider, Greta Thunberg responds to 'haters,' asking why adults '

spend their time mocking and threatening teenagers and children for promoting science', 2019



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