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This proposal is designed to provide Planet Earth the option to effectively counteract the effects of atmospheric greenhouse gases.


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The atmospheric CO2 in 1986 was 349.77 parts-per-million (ppm).  

The clock has ticked for 29 years and today's CO2 is 403.26 ppm and still going upward!

Bloomberg New Energy Outlook (NEO) reports that despite investment of $8 trillion in renewable energy . . there will be enough fossil-fuel plants and enough investment in new coal-fired capacity in developing countries to ensure global CO2 emissions will continue to rise to 2029.  (Reference -1)

The Bottom Line Here Is ;  (emphasis mine)

As long as Planet Earth has fossil fuels available more economical than renewable energy . . emissions will continue to compound the impacts of climate change.

Many researchers believe that if the surface of the earth rises more than 2 degrees Celsius, this may be considered the 'point-of-no-return' for some of the worst consequences of climate change.

Ironically, as the CO2 numbers have continued to rise . . researchers have remained baffled as to why the global temperature has failed to rise in proportion to scale.

Recent discoveries from researchers at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and MIT. . have found that climate impacts of small volcanic blasts were overlooked because their planet cooling particles cluster below the satellites. (Reference - 2) (Reference -3) (Reference - 4)

It turns out,satellites are missing about 30% of these particles called aerosols. This factor helps account for the surface temperatures rising more slowly in recent decades than in the past, despite greenhouse gas emissions continuing to grow.

 

Research reveals that when drops of seawater fall on a stone or magma with a temperature of over 2,000+ degrees F, this interaction displaces the oxygen, which causes the water to vaporize and expand over 4,000 times.

As one example: About a small marble's worth of seawater will expand to the size of a space you and a friend could comfortably sit in.

A typical cumulus cloud is about a kilometer across and a kilometer tall and is roughly cubical and about one billion cubic meters in volume.

The total water content of the cloud would be around 1.1 million pounds .

Today, 40 volcanoes are erupting on Planet Earth where small fireboats could set off-shore and spray seawater on the volcanic lava flows just before they engage the sea.

A small fireboat or workboat with a 14,000 gpm pump could apply the potential of a cumulus cloud one kilometer cubed in 10 minutes at a cost of approximately $83 per cubed kilometer.

These white, maritime, stratocumulus clouds have the potential to reflect the incident Sun's rays back out into space and help cool Planet Earth!

Climate science also believes our planet can possibly tolerate twice the present carbon dioxide levels with no upwards temperature change, if we could increase the amount of solar energy reflected back out into space by about 2%  

Based on reasonable calculations of anthropogenic global warming: this one move alone, would be comparable to slashing global carbon dioxide emissions by over 60% in the next 40 years.


Which proposals are included in your plan and how do they fit together?

The big news is;  The Paris Climate Change Conference (COP) is touted by many as the world's last chance to effectively combat climate change.

Will this last chance opportunity, beginning November 30, to December 11, 2015, give everyone at the table a fair opportunity to help their people survive our climate change dilemma?

I once read a quote from a wise man who said, "Be wary of those skilled in the art of exclusion."

Ironically, the other day, I read this important attached article titled, "Grim History of the COP Process" where Greg Rau has the understanding and compassion to cut to the bottom line!

Grim history of the COP process

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The political and economical agendas of distrust and apprehension have created an impasse that affords no solution or escape for the millions of people who may die as a result of climate change.

For without law and the bare essentials to sustain life . . mankind will be forced to replace empathy and compassion with the inherent desire to survive.

I have asked myself many times,"What if our leaders fail to find the common ground we need before the devastating impacts of climate change are irreversible?"

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Many credible science researchers believe "Cloud Whitening" is probably Planet Earth's safest and best opportunity to cool our planet until we find the common ground to the use of clean renewable energy.

Making clouds locally does not have to be approved as they dissipate naturally and leave no footprint.

Climate science researchers believe our planet can possibly tolerate twice the present carbon dioxide levels with no upwards temperature change, if we could increase the amount of solar energy reflected back out into space by about 2.0%.

Based on reasonable calculations of anthropogenic global warming . . this one move alone, would be comparable to slashing global carbon dioxide emissions by over 60% over the next 40 years.

As of this writing, I believe "Cloud Whitening" has two options available which could ebb away and help reduce the 2.0% factor we need to save millions of lives and trillions of dollars.

As a 72 year old researcher and inventor, I have invested over 8 years in this Cloudtec (SRM) (CDR) hybrid option, where the energy is free and all we have to do is add seawater &/or limestone and monitor the results.

Cloudtec

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British physicist, John Lathem, and Professor of Engineering Design, Stephen Salter, have assembled a 'cloud brightening ' team of renown Silicon Valley scientists and engineers who have also dedicated years designing a "Cloud Whitening" process to help reflect solar energy back out into space.

Cloud brightening experiment tests tool to cool planet..-

As a realist, I know that it may require both strategies to effectively reduce the 2.0% factor.

It may even require a 3rd option not yet on the table!

The Bottom Line Here Is:

A report this year in the journal, Global Environmental Change, estimates the total value of our global ecosystems, currently threatened by climate change and other forms of ecological damage at between $125 and $140 trillion.

To put this in perspective, our gross global product stood at $74.31 trillion in 2013.  ( Reference - 5 )

When one/tenth of one percent could equate to millions of lives and trillions of dollars . . every option should be evaluated on the neutral table of discussion and discourse as soon as possible.

We are all in this together and time is not on our side!  We will win together or lose together!


Explanation of the emissions scenario calculated in the Impact tab

Climate science researchers believe our planet can possibly tolerate twice the present carbon dioxide levels with no upwards temperature change, if we could increase the amount of solar energy reflected back out into space by about 2.0%.

 Based on reasonable calculations of anthropogenic global warming . . this one move, alone, would be comparable to slashing global carbon dioxide emissions by over 60% over the next 40 years.

Cloudtec (SRM) (CDR) is the Hybrid option, where the energy is free and all we have to do is add seawater &/or limestone and monitor the results.

Cloudtec (SRM) equation:

Free Energy + Free Seawater + $83 = One Cubed Kilometer of "Cloud Whitening" to help cool Planet Earth!

Cloudtec (CDR) equation:

Free Energy + Free Seawater + Cost of Limestone + $83 = One Cubed Kilometer of "Cloud Whitening" to help cool Planet Earth & reduce the impact of atmospheric greenhouse gases.

Researchers in Germany seeking more energy-efficient, low-cost methods for carbon capture have found that it costs less than c20 to capture carbon dioxide using limestone, compared with about c50 for traditional solvents. (Reference 6 - MIT Technology Review)

According to climate scientists in the USA, their research found that when carbon in air mixes with water and if this water comes in contact with limestone, the limestone reacts with carbon dioxide to form calcium bicarbonate.

Exposing crushed limestone to concentrated levels of carbon dioxide found in exhaust gases makes it possible to capture and store 70 to 80 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted from a power plant, based on lab experiments.

( Reference 7 - MIT Technology Review)

If we will utilize and expand the above information, we now have the opportunity to significantly reduce our climate change dilemma!

Cloudtec (SRM) (CDR) is the hybrid option, where Free Energy + Free Seawater + Cost of Limestone + $83 = One cubed Kilometer of "Cloud Whitening" to help cool Planet Earth & reduce the impact of atmospheric greenhouse gases.


What are the plan’s key benefits?


Nature's simple formula of magma + seawater = clouds has been in operation for perhaps millions of years.

As just one example: Today (2015) somewhere on the Hawaiian Island Chain . . volcanic magma cascades from the land into the ocean creating a magma  + seawater interaction.

These small interactions of magma and seawater on 40 erupting volcanoes on Planet Earth have the potential to reflect the incident Sun's rays back out into space and help cool Planet Earth!

(SRM) benefit number one:

Free Energy + Free Seawater + $83 = One Cubed Kilometer of "Cloud Whitening" to help cool Planet Earth?

(CDR) benefit number two:

Free Energy + Free Seawater + Cost of Limestone + $83 = One Cubed Kilometer of "Cloud Whitening" to help cool Planet Earth & reduce the impact of atmospheric greenhouse gases.


What are the plan’s costs?

A typical cumulus cloud is about a kilometer across, a kilometer tall and is roughly cubical and about one billion cubic meters in volume.

A cubic kilometer is about a 0.6 mile on each side.

The total water content would be around 1.1 million pounds.

Today, 40 volcanoes are erupting on Planet Earth, where small fireboats &/or work boats could set off-shore and spray seawater on the volcanic lava flows just before they engage the sea.

As just one example: A fireboat or workboat with a 14,000 gpm pump could apply the potential of a cumulus cloud one kilometer cubed in 10 minutes. 

This would equate to approximately 144 cubic kilometers per 24 day.

 If this fireboat / work boat charged $500 per hour, the cost per 24 hour day would be $12,000 . . which would equate to around $83 per cubed kilometer.

If the energy is free, we just add water and monitor the results! 


What are the key challenges to enacting this plan?


As a realist, I finally understand that according to the experts at Bloomburg, as long as Planet Earth has fossil fuels available more economical than renewable energy  . . emissions will continue to increase and compound the impacts of climate change to at least 2029.

However, on the other hand, climate science researchers believe if we could increase the amount of solar energy reflected back out into space by about 2.0% . . this one move, alone, would equate to slashing global carbon dioxide emissions by over 60% over the next 40 years.

Many credible science researchers believe "Cloud Whitening" is probably Planet Earth's safest and best opportunity to cool our planet until we find the common ground to the use of clean renewable energy.

Making clouds locally does not have to be approved as they dissipate naturally and leave no footprint.

The destiny of "Cloud Whitening" innovation may now be in the hands of local and regional leaders!


Timeline

Progress begins when one individual has a simple discussion with a friend about their related abilities to make a difference.

Hopefully, someday when the masses understand that nature's simple formula (magma + seawater = clouds) does not have to be approved as they dissipate naturally and leave no footprint . . local and regional leaders will enact positive planetary climate change action before it's too late!

Economical and effective "Cloud Whitening" could begin tomorrow!  


Related plans

This related plan has the "KEY" to neutralizing coastal flooding!

As the oceans continue to rise due to ice melt and thermal expansion, many top engineers and climate experts agree that no later than 2070, over 150 million residents will be exposed to coastal flooding with lost revenue exceeding $35 trillion (USD). ( Reference - 8 )

This plan is also especially important for  . . .

(1) The developing countries of Africa in their search to provide the economical and environmental continuity their families will need to adapt and survive in Africa without massive migration to Europe!

(2) The developed countries of Europe who will have to pay a huge price for the cost of migration and assimilation!

                     The Fine Line Between Adaptation & Migration!

                                         Saving Africa.org


References

 

(Reference - 1) By Bloomberg

New Energy Outlook 2015 (NEO) - Bloomberg New Energy ..-

(Reference - 2) By Richard Gray

Volcanoes ARE cooling Earth and have reduced temperatures and tropical rainfall Daily Mail Online

(Reference - 3) By Anthony Watts

Ben Santer tries to explain 'the pause' in global warming ...

(Reference - 4) By Becky Oskin

Small Volcanic Eruptions Slow Global Warming - LiveScience

(Reference - 5) By Peter Rugh

What Is the Cost of Climate Change- - Planet Experts

(Reference - 6) MIT Technology Review

By Prachi Patel

Limestone Offers a Cheap, Efficient Way to Capture Carbon ..-

(Reference - 7)

Capturing and Storing Carbon Dioxide in One Simple Step

(Reference - 8)

NASA Says Three Feet of Sea Level Rise Is Unavoidable