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Focused action will help reduce vanishing reefs, fish stocks, and storm surges in thousands of locations on Planet Earth.


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Summary

 

Researchers report that phytoplankton converts carbon-dioxide

from the atmosphere into organic carbon during photosynthesis. 

Although they make up less than 1% of the Earth's biomass,

phytoplankton is responsible for roughly half of the Earth's natural

carbon cycle.

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Problem:

Warmer temperatures and human activity have caused carbon

dioxide to become so concentrated in seawater that our coral

reefs are dying at a rate that requires great alarm and urgency.

 

In fact, many officials predict that up to half of the world's coral

reefs may die within the next 40 years . . maybe even sooner.

 

We desperately need a solution that will restore our oceans'

ecological systems by utilizing economical reef infrastructure.

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                 Reducing storm surge and coastal flooding

                                

According to Nabil Ismail, Professor of Coastal Engineering at the

University of Hawaii at Manoa, stated that super storm Sandy sent a

storm surge of 4-5 m onto New Jersey's and New York's barrier island

and urban shorelines, estimated at $70 billion in damage.

 

Also, according to author, Donna Conneely, "Flood Losses May

Quadruple by 2050."

 

For example; the yearly cost of flooding in New Orleans is

$1,583,000,000, in New York it is $1,960,000,000 and in Miami it is a

whopping $2,099,000,000.

 

These three cities alone account for the vast majority of flood loss costs

in the US each year.

 


Category of the action

Communicating Coastal Risk and Resiliency


What actions do you propose?

 

This strategy  combines practicable innovation with economical

products right off the shelf.

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                                       Here's how it works;

 

1) Oceanographers will designate the oceans' areas that are being

severely impacted by the destruction of our reefs and coastal

erosion.

 

2) Heavy gauge, non-painted, 55 gallon, open-head, steel drums

will be machine perfed with small holes and shipped direct from

the best price manufacturers closest to the designated site.

 

(3) The barrels will be filled to capacity with a prescriptive mixture

of sand, iron fillings, lime, etc. and capped.

 

(4) The barrels will be loaded on barges, etc. or flown to drop sites

via helicopters.

 

Please note: Contingent on special circumstances the application

of coastal infrastructure close to the shoreline may be better

addressed using equipment from the land - side rather than from

the sea - side.   

 

(5) The barrels will be unloaded (not-dropped) by hoist to the

designated depth floor and stacked in un-orthodoxed

configurations, so fish and sea life can use the nutrients inside to

proliferate.

 

Using action and ingenuity, we may create viable economical

substitutes in thousands of impacted locations, to add beneficial

processes to our oceans' ecological system.                                      

 


Who will take these actions?

 

Planetary governments!

 

Applications will be on - going on thousands of locations all over

the planet!


What are other key benefits?

 

I believe, through action and ingenuity, we can create viable

economical structures that will not only reduce the residual fallout

of our dying reefs . . but through focused infrastructure in

thousands of impacted locations, add a positive and beneficial

process to our oceans' ecological system.


What are the proposal’s costs?

 

The main advantage of a seawall is that it provides a high degree of

protection against coastal flooding and erosion.

 

According to research, the approximate cost of an engineered and

constructed seawall, designed to reflect and scatter ocean energy, will

cost approximately $3,000 per lineal foot.

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The approximate cost of a low-end buffer boundary to reduce

erosion between the sea and the land like a Rubble Mound of

Boulders will run around $150 USD per lineal foot.

 

Costs will vary contingent on the vertical height of the wall

structure.

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The costs of these barrel configurated projects will vary from a few

hundred dollars to huge amounts contingent on what needs to be

accomplished on each location.

 

This project is multi-faceted with overlapping benefits at an

economical cost!


Time line

 

Progress begins when one individual has a simple discussion with a

friend about their abilities to make a difference.

 

Action begins when they have a discussion about a possible solution.

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Based upon the final decision to move forward . . some small

scale applications could be in monitoring positions within 90 days.

 


Related proposals

 

Adaptation to Climate Change,"SAFELY ADDRESSING ADAPTATION ON A GLOBAL SCALE!"

Geoengineering, "CO2 Enhancement Process."

Global plan, " Strategically Transitioning To Global Adaptation!"

Adaptation to Climate Change, "A Common Sense Transition To Adaptation!"


References

 

Websites:

 . . . Adaptation . . . The Fine Line Between Adaptation and Migration!

Cloudtec is a net environmental, pollution removal and cooling process!

                                                    Cloudtec

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10 Years of Adaptation Using the Essentials of Food, Water, and

Shelter!

Fourteen years ago . . I was 57 and telling everyone who would listen . . I

believed we could have a better world by exchanging the excesses of

today for the essentials of tomorrow.

 

When our daughter and son finally became adults and no longer lived at

home, I persuaded my wife (a retired teacher) to help me build a small

cabin off-the-grid in the Kiamichi Mountains of Oklahoma.

 

I repeatedly told her that all we had to do was exchange those things we

took for granted and retain the essentials.

 

We moved into our cabin with the ESSENTIALS OF FOOD, WATER,

and SHELTER . . in 2000.

 

There was no electricity, no AC. We used propane to cool our food,

cook, and heat. When our well was dry, we hauled water.We used a

solar panel to charge our phone and computer batteries.

 

Due to labor intensity, health issues, and the lifetime teaching skills of my

wife who repeatedly reminded me that living ourside our comfort zone

was more of a challenge than what I had anticipated . . we moved back

to the grid in 2010.

 

I immediately turned on the AC - took a long shower and went to bed.

 

This ten year project helped us realize that if Planet Earth was thrust into

a situation where the essentials of food, water, and shelter were no

longer available . . the chaos of mass migration in a lawless world could

become a planetary nightmare of life and death.

 

As a researcher, I viewed this 10 year journey as an opportunity to

help me to evaluate three realities!

 

(1) With ample food, water, and shelter . . there is NORMALCY!

 

(2) With limited food, water, and shelter . . there is ADAPTATION!

 

(3) Without food, water, and shelter . . there is MIGRATION and

CHAOS!

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Seven years ago . . when I realized Planet Earth will desperately need 

serious adaptation strategies designed to help Planet Earth maintain the

bare essentials of food, water, and shelter . . I have devoted a sincere

and concerted effort to this cause.