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An open letter of request to:

The Honourable

Peter Garrett AM


Minister for Climate Change, Environment, Heritage and the Arts

This is a request that should warm an environmentalist’s heart. I propose to save all of the various life forms on the Earth, and I want you to help.

I believe that the current trend of our technical society is headed for a Doomsday event. This isn’t a new thought, but my answer to the problem is new, and the only one that makes sense in the long run. We must admit the possibility that current efforts for maintenance of our high tech society may fail at some time in the future. Unfortunately, at present there is no fall back plan for humans, or the other living things to survive if, and when that time comes. The Lifehaven Strategy is to provide one. Here is a graph of the probable prospects preceding and following the Doomsday event.

Doomsday population crashThe Doomsday population crash.

This graph approximates what will occur when there is a major atomic war. That atomic war is a real possibility when there are 30,000 A-bombs at the ready, and a with supply of essential resources dwindling. There are increasing pressures to acquire these limited resources, and thus on the causes for war. The only way to save the planet, and the human species from annihilation when such an event occurs is to have Lifehavens with essential materials already in place, before the Doomsday event. If these preparations are not made very soon, complete disaster with annihilation of all we hold dear is a real possibility within the live times of living people. It is difficult to know just how many species would go extinct, but it is not impossible that it would be everything that lived on the surface or that comes to the surface within a year of Doomsday or that lives off of food derived from the surface. That eventuality is a bleak but it is a real possibility.

What is needed are Livehavens, and Australia is the owner of several of the best places on Earth for locating them. See the Lifehaven List. Perhaps the quickest, easiest and cheapest Lifehaven Strategy to implement is to locate a ship like the retiring Queen Mary in a Southeastern bay of Tasmania. The Queen Mary is mentioned because it may soon be retired as a hotel ship, and could possibly be acquired for this use.

Tasmania bay

The Breakseas area in Tasmania

This Breakseas site is remote and with beautiful deep looking bays, as seen above in the Google Earth photo from Mt Milner. It looks like a fine place for this form of Lifehaven.

Queen Mary

The Queen Mary would make a fine Lifehaven.

The Lifehaven Strategy is still being developed, but there are so few really good places, and so few methods for creating workable havens that any plan is going to be at approximately the same sites, and look pretty much the same at each particular site when completed. Ideally there would be a number of alternate havens located in very different environments each with different survivability qualities. But ultimately it must be the same at each haven — a modest sized group of people, 50 to 1000, with the essence of society condensed with them, and within their genes prepared to live, on a moment’s notice, in a totally isolated place for a year or more before they return to a devastated world, and reconstitute it to habitability.

The need for Lifehavens is becoming acute, and obvious to everyone so it won’t be long before some are begun. There are so few workable Lifehaven possibilities that you, and your office are likely to be involved very soon. That will occur when anyone decides to embark on a Lifehaven Strategy. We humans have been lucky for the last fifty years but with the population still exploding, the earth’s natural resources becoming harder to recover, and climate change already coming upon us, disaster can strike in an instant. We must act now and we need authorization from you to permit the placing of the Queen Mary or similar ship into one of the Lifehaven locations.

Lifehaven Strategies

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