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This proposal utilizes food and water to help reduce the impact of drought on a local, regional,and global scale.


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Summary

 

              . . . The Three Realities of Climate Change . . .

(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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This proposal titled, Siphonics Natural Engineering (SNE) is

designed to reduce the effects of drought by helping to create

food, water, and energy. (SNE) is also designed to neutralize sea

expansion, and coastal flooding.

 

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has reported that

drought kills and displaces more people than cyclones, floods, and

earthquakes combined . . making it the world's most destructive

natural hazard.

 

In March 2007, when I was doing research on this (SNE) project . . CO2

was 384 parts per million . . innovation and solution was the cliche'

and global warming deniers were everywhere.

 

7 years has past - CO2 is 400 parts per million and moving upward . .

the words; adaptation and migration have replaced innovation 

and solution . . and detractors and solution delayers are everywhere.

 

The global masses are becoming more and more concerned that

misplaced priorities of today may be a recipe for the disasters of

tommorow.

 

I recently read an article about John Bradfield, a credible man in

Australia, who in 1938 could find no one to listen when he called for

flooding the dry lake, Lake Eyre, so that evaporation would create clouds

and rain for inland Australia.

 

68 years later in 2006, John Vidal of the Guardian reported,

"Australia suffers worst drought in 1,000 years."

 

It's now 2014, and desertification is on the move in places never seen

before or anticipated.

 

Research shows that waterborne diseases killed over 6,000 people

today on our planet and most of them were children. What could be

worse than watching your children die en-route to a drink of water?

                      Planet Earth needs serious medicine!                    


Category of the Action

Integrated action plan for the world as a whole


What actions do you propose?

 

The United Nations just issued a report that stresses water

supplies, aggravated by climate change, are likely to cause more

conflicts, and that water should be considered as vital to national

security as defense.

 

The sad simple truth is  . . if planetary leaders fail to think and act

big enough to return atmospheric moisture back to the driest

places on the planet . . WE ARE GOING TO BURN UP . . BURN

DOWN . . AND SUFFICATE INSIDE THE BOX!

 

       . . . PLANET EARTH NEEDS SERIOUS MEDICINE! . . .

 

Deserts, which consumes approximately (one/third) of the Earth's

surface - without water, are bastions for suffering and are basically

useless.

 

It has been estimated that one CSP / Seawater Greenhouse (78

square miles) located on the desert will evaporate approximately

one million tons of seawater per day.    

 

The desert around Tucson, Arizona (USA) receives (12) inches of rain

per year. However, this desert has the capacity to evaporate (100+)

inches of water per year. Eight times more than received.

 

                             " THERMAL / EXCHANGE"

 

(ONE PERCENT) of the land mass and thermal / Exchange

potential of the hot deserts of our world, in combination with

seawater, WILL EVAPORATE OVER (252) BILLION TONS OF

SEAWATER EVERY 460 DAYS.

                             

 

The "KEY" is to remove, replace, or usurp any strategic barrier

which separates UN-EQUAL Water/Land levels so that nature can

repair and heal itself.

 

When we remove any barrier that blocks the ocean's ability to F-L-

O-W into/onto the desert land below sea level, we have the

opportunity to create the hydration to provide the essentials for

the masses.

 

This process can turn barren uninhabited land into crops of saltwater

plants of cord grass, pickle weed, salt grass, and others which have

evolved mechanisms that will allow them to survive in saline conditions

to sustain a large variety of animals.

 

After years of desert irrigation from the ocean . . pools of shallow

saltwater ponds will be able to grow Sargassum muticum for sources of

local food and energy.

 

Deeper pools may be able to sustain the Mediterranean sea fish, Tilapia

as they can survive saltwater to 44 parts per thousand.

 

At night, the evaporation condenses and falls back to Earth where

catchments, like fog fences and air wells, collect the atmospheric

humidity for human, plant, and animal consumption.

 

Highly saturated clouds of short duration will cause rain-out every (10)

days and especially ice and snow on mountain ranges. This run-off will

provide hydration for the innocent masses located between latitudes 35

degrees and 35 degrees south.

 

        . . . SIPHONICS NATURAL ENGINEERING IS SAFE . . .

 

When we remove, replace, or usurp any barrier that blocks the

oceans' ability to F-L-O-W into/onto the desert land below sea

level, the #1 objective of this solution hinges on the engineering

option to SAFELY slow or stop the process anytime we need to

tweak or make an adjustment.

 

The power-ends extend inland below sea level and contain manuel

or automated, canal gates for safe, open, shut, and adjustment

situations contingent on coordinated climate data retrieved by

world-wide consultants.

 

Water flow management and adjustments will be made under the

direct focus of the environmental impact director and staff, who

are in charge of coordinating climate impact data retrieved by

world-wide consultants and host country universities of each

application.

                              

 

The objective, if possible, is to lease all equipment and contract

personal. Specialized machines will re-arrange land mass formations

until elevations and water volumes meet required specifications.

 

As an example; we could use the easier to handle "72" inch diameter

polyethylene pipes or the huge diameter polyethylene conduits

manufactured by Weholite in the UK.

 

A"72" inch pipe diameter (penstock) will flow approximately (500)

thousand tons of water per day. 

 

These "72" inch pipes, connected together, will extend far enough into

the ocean where one end will always be submerged in low tide.

 

The other end will extend below sea level and contain "72" inch manually

operated canal gates for open, shut, and adjustment situations.

 

They will be screened, buttressed, and secured with concrete and riprap.

 


Where will these actions be taken?

 

A Global application would consist of (nine) deserts and (eleven) teams.

 

(Nine) deserts will have one tream, the Sahara Desert would have (two)

teams.

 

The (nine) deserts are Arabian, Australian, Chihuahuan, Kalahari,

Mojave, Monte, Sonoran, Thar, and Sahara.

 

Please note; The above deserts and applications are flexible and subject

to change upon more discovery.

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FAQ

 

Will these deserts fill up with too much water?

 

Most deserts sometimes have sand &/or gravel, etc. one hundred feet

before reaching a bottom to substantiate water flow.

 

It has been reported that desert regions like those found in southern

Spain take water out of the ground . . something like five times faster

than it comes in which causes the water table to drop and become more

saline.

 

(SNE) is a SAFE . . Seawater / Desert / Evaporation to Rain-out

Proposal to help provide the essentials to Planet Earth.

 

To shut off water flow from the sea . . (SNE) has the engineering option

to safely, open, shut, and make adjustments of the conduit gates

contingent on coordinated climate data retrieved by world-wide

consultants.

 

 

 

. . . THE "KEY" TO NEUTRALIZING COASTAL FLOODING . . .

 

The National Climate Assessment report believes our planet may

have a (16) plus inch rise in sea level in the next 50 years.

 

Stephen Salter, emeritus professor of engineering design at the

University of Edinburgh, and many other top engineers and climate

experts agree the Sahara Desert alone contains the holding

capacity to absorb (one) meter plus of sea expansion.

 

As the oceans continue to rise due to ice melt and thermal

expansion, many also agree that no later than 2070, over 150

million residents will be exposed to coastal flooding with lost

revenue exceeding $ 35 Trillion (USD).


Who will take these actions?

 

Governments, institutions, collations, consortiums, Nonprofit

Organizations (NPOs), Non-government Organizations (NGOs) and

individuals concerned about the welfare of everyone on planet

Earth.


What are key benefits?

 

According to The Guardian, The International Energy Agency

estimates that the world needs to invest more than $45 Trillion in

new energy systems over the next 30 years.

 

                     . . . THE "KEY" TO NO CARBON ENERGY . . .

 

(SNE) is our option to use conduits to F-L-O-W seawater into/onto

the desert lands below sea level where each conduit becomes a

penstock that powers Hydro - Electric Turbines to provide NO

CARBON ENERGY to the masses.

                             

  


What are the proposal’s costs?

 

Each of the (11) locations will contain (100) penstock applications.

 

When fully operational, each (100) penstock location will have a

flow capability of (50) million tons of water per day.

 

The Sahara Desert project will contain (2) locations of (100)

penstock applications per operation. This (200) penstock flow

capacity upon the Sahara will be approximately (100) million tons of

water per day.

 

The total flow capacity of (1100) penstocks on (10) desert locations

on Planet Earth, has the Thermal / Exchange potential of (550)

million tons of sea-water to atmospheric moisture per day.

 

These (1100) - " 72" inch taps would have to run approximately

(460) days at full capacity to reach the (252) billion tons required to

equal (ONE PERCENT) of the land mass and Thermal / Exchange

potential of the (9) hottest deserts of our world.

 

                Planetary Installation Costs . . $ 2.65 Billion (USD).


Time line

Lab - based inexpensive proof of concept exhibits may be

constructed and viewed by decision makes to better understand

the significance of this proposal.

 

 The time line is contingent on how many world leaders will set aside the

frivolity that drives us apart . . and act before the International

ramifications of drought - food - and water supplies directly impact those

within their responsibility..

 

Planetary leaders, who fail to appropriately address this delicate

time frame, may sadly witness a massive die-out of those within

their responsibility.

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This Seawater / Desert / Evaporation to Rain-out (SNE) proposal is

custom designed to;

. . . HELP . . .

(a) Neutralize sea expansion and coastal flooding.

(b) Provide no carbon energy.

(c) Provide food and water for the masses.

(d) Recycle over and over to sand filter our poluted oceans.

(e) Replenish and provide the albedo we need to cool and heat

our planet . . NATURALLY. 


Sub-proposals

 

               . . . The Three Realities of Climate Change . . .

(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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Today, somewhere on Planet Earth, hundreds of millions of performers

are living one of the greatest reality shows ever known to mankind titled, "

The Three Realities of Climate Change."

 

NORMALCY for most of us is relatively simple. The lines are easy to

memorize . . there's plenty to eat and drink and if the stage becomes

uncomfortable, a flick of a switch brings relief.

 

But for the tens of millions whose circumstances are slowly pushing

them away from their comfort zones into uncharted waters . . I feel it is

my responsibility, as a researcher and a human being, to help everyone

focus on a couple of things we should take into serious consideration.

 

When I posted the three realities above that with ample food, water, and

shelter . . there is NORMALCY . . I did not factor in the accumulative

effect of what can happen when we start exchanging those things we

take for granted and retain the essentials of food, water, and shelter.

 

At the time I convinced my wife to embark upon our adventure to

seek a peaceful coexistence with nature, my wife was 55 and in

excellent health.

 

I was 57 and 4 years away from retirement. I was in fair health

considering I had participated in high pain competitive sports most of my

life and had never used alcohol or tobacco products. Plus - I had the

skills to build, plumb, wire, etc.

 

                              I was excited and apprehensive! 

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                       A true story of rhyme and reason!

 

Continuing the story above;  14 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 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. (Did I

mention I got snake bit?)

 

As the years went by - I began to realize that Planet Earth will

someday desperately need serious adaptation strategies designed

to maintain the bare essentials of food, water, and shelter . . if we

are to survive in the inevitable end.

 

Due to labor intensity, health issues, and the lifetime teaching

skills of my wife who repeatedly reminded me that living outside

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. 

 

It was 2010 and as I lay there in the coolness of my surroundings - I

evaluated our grandiose adventure to find a peaceful coexistence

in a natural setting.

 

I remembered that day I talked my wife into embarking with me to

find our rainbow.  Especially the cavalier tone of my voice, when I

said that all we had to do was purposely exchange those things we

had always taken for granted and retain the essentials.

 

Our intentions were honorable and just . . our work ethics were

skillful and resolute . . but in the end, circumstances beyond our

control - created failure in our attempt to persevere outside our

comfort zone.

 

The only penalty was to admit failure and return to those comforts -

we had previously taken for granted.

 

I have repeatedly ask myself;

 

"What would have been the outcome of this misadventure if there

was no grid to return to?"

 

If someday Planet Earth is unable to provide the essentials of

food, water, and shelter . .  will the chaos of mass migration in a

lawless world create a planetary nightmare of life and death?" 

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In my attempt to better understand our climate change dilemma I

have randomly researched organizations who have invested time

and money on surveys and studies.

 

Although they have their own private agendas, they sometimes

share a common denominator.

 

As I wrote this contest category, "Global plan", proposal titled,

"Strategically Transitioninig to Global Adaptation!" and the

additional 5 sub-proposals, I compared their findings and my 10

year misadventure to address what I personally believe are (8) of

the most relevant problems Planet Earth will face in the immediate

future. 

 

(1) Food

(2) Water

(3) Drought

(4) Economic Collapse

(5) Renewable Energy

(6) Carbon Dioxide Removal

(7) Sea Expansion and Coastal Flooding

(8) Political Cooperation Between Innovation and Preservation

 

The following proposals are focused on how we may help provide

Planet Earth with the essentials of food, water, and shelter as we

face the ongoing realities of climate change.

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Sub-proposal number one;

Geoengineering, "CO2 Enhancement Process."

When the crops we take for granted fail to produce . . Sargassum can feed our starving world!

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Sub-proposal number two;

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

They were only small islands in the rising sea - mere footprints in the sand - without food, water, and shelter - soon to be forgotten!

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Sub-proposal number three;

Communicating Coastal Risk and Resilience, "Coastal Reef, Barrier, and Fish Development on a Shoestring Budget!"

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

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Sub-proposal number four;

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

History clearly proves that forced migration without food, water, and shelter creates uncontrollable chaos and desperation.

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Sub-proposal number five;

Shifting behavior for a changing climate, "Finding Common Ground To Move Forward!"

Planet Earth desperately needs elite individuals and groups to find the common ground we need to move innovation and preservation forward!

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How do these sub-proposals fit together?

 

When I wrote this "Global plan", proposal and then added the 5

sub-proposals . . I turned to the Stanford Energy Modeling Forum

Study 27, where they focused an inter - comparison of 18 energy -

economy and integrated assessment models. (Referenced)

 

The following contains condensed information that I found very

helpful to overview and evaluate our planetary dilemma. (emphasis

mine) 

 

The EMF27 study looked into a large number of technology and

policy variations along two key dimensions of mitigation pathways:

technology availability and climate policy regime.

 

The technological variations were chosen to reflect the generic

deployment of key mitigation technologies.

 

The policy variations included two different target levels of

radiative forcing corresponding to atmospheric concentrations of

450 and 550 ppm CO2e.

 

Strong emissions reductions are needed to reach the GHG

concentration levels of 450 and 550 ppm CO2e in 2100.

 

3.2 Economic implications of climate policies

 

The majority of models shows similar price increases for the 450

overshoot and 550 not to exceed targets until 2050, and a stronger

increase for 450 ppm CO2e in the second half of the century.

 

3.3 Energy system transformational pathways

 

Emissions in the energy system can be mitigated in two ways: by

reducing energy demand and by decarbonizing the energy mix.

 

Bioenergy is projected to grow 1 - 10% per annum through 2050,

with bioenergy reaching 1 - 35% of global primary energy by 2050,

and 10 - 50% by 2100 exhibiting a wide range of models.

 

Biomass, as a CCS (Carbon Capture & Storage) feedstock, and

bioenergy technology are becoming more valuable everyday due

to their combined abilities to produce negative emissions.


Explanation of model inputs

Modeling criteria . . .

EMF27 Model 450 ppm CO2e policy

Energy efficiency: Greater efficiency

Energy supply technologies: Wind - solar and biofuels available

I also used the Stanford Energy Modeling Forum Study 27, where they

focused an inter-comparison of 18 energy  - economy and integrated

assessments models as a personal supplement. (Referenced)  

 

I was emotionally saddened when I evaluated the numbers and years of

heartache and desperation ahead for my families and friends.

 

I am particularly interested in their research of energy system

transformational pathwaysof mitigating emissions by reducing energy

demand and decarbonizing the energy mix.

 

With bioenergy projected to grow 1 - 10% per annum through 2050, and

reaching 1 - 35% of global primary energy by 2050, and 10 - 50% by

2100 . . suggests biomass, as a CCS (Carbon, Capture & Storage)

feedstock, and bioenergy technology are becoming more valuable

everyday due to their combined abilities to produce negative emissions.

 

Researchers believe that if Planet Earth had the opportunity to

ECONOMICALLY produce and utilize energy without negative

environmental consequences . . this could help provide sustainability to

the masses.

 

I sincerely believe if responsible governments or world class energy

players would consider, commit, and set in place the sub-proposal

number one "  CO2 Enhancement Process " before Planet Earth moves

into the next phase, this would ease the frustration and desperation of

the masses migrating to North America & Europe.

 

Although almost everyone knows that Planet Earth needs serious

medicine . . mankind has the inherent capacity to continue if there is

hope for a better tomorow.  

 

As social scientists, researchers, innovators, and human beings, we

have the moral responsibility to give a modicum of hope.


References

 

The EMF27 study on Global Technology and Climate Policy Strategies" edited by John Weyant, Elmar Kriegler, Geoffrey Blanford, Volker Krey, Jae Edmonds, Keywan Riahi, Richard Richels, and Massimo Tavoni.

EMF27 SI Kriegler OoO cc14 - Potsdam Institute for Climate ...

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Additional information concerning polyethylene conduits may be found at . . 

Weholite - UK

Uponor - North Amerca