Project (Food) Waste by Global Solution 3.0
Mother Nature is Alpha of the Animal Kingdom. In times of danger, to save Mankind, look no further, Mother Nature may have (most) answers.
Mankind is the real problem. We all know it. Mankind pollutes the air, water, land and poses a whole list of problems.
When I look at the world as I know it, if we just follow Mother Nature's own rule-book, it gives us most of the answers to climate (environment) issues, so why are we wasting MIT's time asking for help to find a solution? Shouldn't those brilliant minds be focusing on ways to travel light years into the future instead?
How we tackle this Climate Change problem is a critical issue to address; therefore, let me first explain a few roadblocks ahead ...
Ladies and gentlemen, please explain this critical question to me: If it takes a teleprompter to give our U.S. President ideas to discuss, even though he is pushing the Climate Change agenda, how can we be sure this topic won't become a debacle too?
As another example, what about those pesky special interest groups causing havoc in politicians' heads? Since we all know what happens once money is donated, matters just get a whole lot worse since the highest bidder, typically, wins 1st place.
So despite that knowledge at hand, no matter what others may think, I was already working on my own solution. It all starts with 'Project (Food) Waste,' as I call it, because if you take the time to review it there are plenty of 'green' solutions running through it.
Keep in mind, most people elect, a seaside living is really the best. And since we know that statement is true, with plenty of organic trash in nearby villages and saltwater for the taking, isn't it also realistic to use biogas power to assist desalination plants that require high power generation?
So what do say, MIT minds, can this theory tackle climate, organic waste and 'help' with generating fresh water at the same time?
Or what about strategically placed small modular reactors (SMRs)(think: natural uranium fission) facilities? Although we need to temporarily disregard the natural disaster at Fukushima and the unfortunate Chernobyl accident and push those thoughts to the side, technologies have advanced to assist with safe operations, for it would certainly offer instant benefit, no doubt, and can, literally, solve some electrical and water problems (via desalination plants) pretty quickly.
As an illustration on how important more seawater desalination plants will be, besides fresh water that can be delivered to those who may be lacking, but aren’t the rising sea levels, which can destroy sectors of our human society, at the same seaside destinations I am discussing?
Hypothetically, if we added concentrated seaside desalination plants, strategically, on a global scale, maybe, like mentioned, even added small modular reactors (SMRs) (a natural phenomenon - uranium fission, i.e., Oklo Fossil Reactors, in Gabon, Africa) and could use fresh sea water to cool the reactor and lower, or keep, sea levels in check, including worldwide 'green' projects at the same time, wouldn't you agree that can have a major impact on our Climate Change crisis overall?
Besides the potential cost issue to build a mass quantity of desalination/biogas plants (including a few SMRs?), think consistency in its development and, therefore, it becomes a modern-day Henry Ford desalination and/or biogas assembly-line plant, pushing out identical parts, packaging them up to be shipped, and then setting them up where they'll be taking in seawater on one end to push out fresh water at the other, which will address several key problems, like slow but rising sea waters, lack of fresh water, and metric tons of organic matter that's currently headed to a nearby landfill.
Add to this subject matter the issue of the rising population, last I heard, do we not still need more food and fresh water to keep the population growing, despite our current droughts in many locations?
Which plan do you select for China?Value not set.
Which plan do you select for India?Value not set.
Which plan do you select for the United States?Value not set.
Which plan do you select for Europe?Value not set.
Which plan do you select for other developing countries?Value not set.
Which plan do you select for other developed countries?Value not set.
What additional cross-regional proposals are included in your plan, if any?
When I first learned how weather cycles work, I learned that it was moisture from the sea and inland bodies of water working together with soil and air and temperature changes that comprise how our climate is influenced. We also take into account the solar and lunar cycles (gravitation and tidal activity as well as other theories). Of course you throw in other factors such as latitude and elevation to help determine climate and weather, but this is the general way Mother Nature’s recipe brew comes together.
Therefore, to me, I believe the real secret is to keep as much moisture in the soil as possible and, because I may be correct on one more little fact, is it not also true that 'soil' holds the most volume of 'life forms' on this planet?
Here's a visualization from USDA Drought Monitor (http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/) as of October, 13, 2015.
Now take a moment and look at the ocean warming off the western coastline of the United States (bottom animation, right side). Do you see the massive popping of red (warming) along the coast down to San Diego? In my opinion, that is a direct result from the dry land mass and it is creating a constant dry convention (see pic above) preventing coastal winds from bringing in moisture as well forcing the heat into the coastal waters (ocean) at night, in fact, probably completely disrupting the 'average' weather cycle in that particular region.
(Courtesy: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory El Nino 2015 observation - http://sealevel.jpl.nasa.gov/elnino2015/index.html)
Because with dry soils like this (see below)...
You get massive flooding, like in the picture below, because dry soil = less vegetation = (potential large(r) fires) = less water absorption during rainfall = future water runoff (ie, catastrophes).
(Courtesy:http://ktla.com- October 15, 2015)
How do the regional and cross-sectoral plans above fit together?
So when Mother Nature's land mass becomes much drier, with rising sea levels, we need to start tackling this potential disaster, to not only guarantee our human survival, in my opinion, but to start bringing lots of fresh water (via seawater) back to the inland soils and let life forms do what they do best: providing protection to many more generations of our species for the foreseeable future.
Yet, besides the possible option for SMRs for (specific) seaside power and feeding water supplies into desalination plants, I think it starts to make sense on how biogas fuel can help pay the high cost of power generation and, maybe, along with other smart ideas (such as organic trash to run biogas generators) we can start addressing a combination of solutions to the Climate (Environmental) Change crisis.
Sure, deserts may have their place in our planet's life cycle, but it's not really what Mother Nature intended for us to survive on, and I’m thinking the real answer is more like a 'Garden of Eden,' where luscious green plants and the like are made available for us to benefit from.
And now that we know that previously locked-up frozen water is making its way into the seas, what results would occur from putting that seawater (via desalination) into the soil as well as maintaining water reservoirs, like a replacement glacier, so to speak?
Since we know a well-moistened soil is much cooler than dry soil – not to mention the active life forms that will develop, depending on how 'healthy' – therefore, I would assume that over time, depending on the area(s) being irrigated, by eliminating 'hot, dry soils' it will slowly start to alter weather patterns. Adding to that theory, it would be replicated in many global regions (or, at least, maintain those soils from the last 100 years). Logically, it would make sense that Mother Nature would be forced to react to those conditions along with other man-made changes as to how we live as a society. Then we should start seeing a return to 'normal weather cycles' and, maybe, even slow down, or add back, to previously depleted icecaps at a much later date once we accomplish set goals. Far-fetched? Maybe, but maybe not.
As long as the Sun's Solar Cycle doesn't act up, a newly discovered asteroid is not bumped in the earth's direction, or, hypothetically, an unfortunate Yellowstone event occurring and causing an instant winter, all of which are out of human control, I think, we would be able to become 'green' and the planet should again start providing a positive reaction to any planned changes.
Although I've been told by a few people in my lifetime that my ideas (thoughts) are 'pretty much out there' - which I always taken as a compliment, in case, anyone doubted that – and I'm not an alien from an outer space destination on vacation while visiting this planet, thinking that no one's proven 'The Real Secrets of the Universe' to me, let me take a chance and potentially make a fool out of myself for the world to see:
We, as this species called 'humans,' are hitting some limitations on our planet, like unusual weather patterns including a lack of fresh water which, by all estimations, will be double in demand within the next decade or so. And if my 'pretty much out there' thinking cap is on, could this not be an opportunity that Mother Nature is offering us a chance to tap into vast amounts of water that are being delivered to our seas, while allowing us a chance to fix problems that we know need addressing, which will, therefore, allow us to keep our species viable well into the future??
[By chance, do any MIT philosophy PhD candidates read this website? If so, responses are welcomed.]
Yes, very deep thinking, but, if you put those previous thoughts into perspective, just looking at the lack of fresh water issue we have and now seeing how much more seawater is slowly becoming readily available (approximately 0.10 inches in sea level rise per year, depending on source), population growth forecasts in front of you, despite the social changes that need to be made, maybe we're being given a nudge to take the help and run with it?
Remember, here's the situation:
Fresh water is increasingly being added to seawater (think: water glass);
Fresh water stays above seawater longer (think: top);
Fresh water heats faster than saltwater (think: warming);
Fresh water interferes with thermohaline circulation which affects climate cycles (think: unspeakable);
Warmer water expands (think: flooding);
And, lastly, we need more fresh water (think: thirst).
Now, let’s take a moment to glance back at Earth's history, even though this theory I am about to briefly touch on goes against my own reasoning when it comes to how this planet, like many planets over time, goes through cycles (i.e., previous ice ages, both major and mini). So I’m going to ignore those ideas and think back on a not too distant past, a period of time where vast greenery along with massive reptiles were roaming this planet. In theory, if those times were any indication of what the planet is capable of, obviously, again, we don't have control over our Solar Cycle (Sun activity) and many other factors (asteroids, volcanic activity, etc.), to me, however, it says that 'earth' shall be 'fine' with creating 'green' development in areas that are currently hostile destinations.
[See Middle East (note: besides current fossil fuel wars and other ('deep state') activities – the Sahara Desert, i.e., from all indications, was a lush green and water filled area approximately 15,000 years ago.]
Explanation of the emissions scenario calculated in the Impact tab
Therefore, by providing more desalination plants to take up the volumes of seawater, I can't disagree with a few environmentalists on how best to solve a few problems, such as various sea life forms when conducting water intake, a slightly higher salt concentration going back to the seas (I have a few ideas), or figuring out simpler methods to extract useful minerals (lots of uses). But, seeing how sea salt for humans in moderation is good thing for us, not sure about others, I do like the idea of having sea salt, basically, given away at my nearby Whole Foods market. ;)
So, why would 'biogas' be a smart option at seaside desalination plants and many inland locations? In short, it's Mother Nature's solution to help dispose of organic matter and insure our survival while helping to prepare further processing (i.e., vermiculture or 'hot' composting), offering 'green' energy in return, and the nice thing about it is these little bacterial creatures will be happy to do it for free.
Biogas is a 'natural process' where anaerobic (a no-oxygen environment) bacteria (microscopic creatures) eat organic matter (i.e., non-edible food, yard waste, etc.), reproduce, consume similar life forms, die, and in that process release 'gases' (methane and hydrogen), and then once combined with oxygen we can produce electricity (using generators) or similar methods for a natural gas solution. And, knowing this process has limited effect on the environment compared to regularly used fossil fuels, like ground-based oil or coal, Mother Nature shouldn't be giving us any problems if we put thousands more biogas plants, strategically, on a worldwide basis.
What are the plan’s key benefits?
Yet, even though my discussion here is only talking about 'diverted organic matter' (and, to be honest, I haven't read any of the most recent studies on the recovery and environmental issues with tapping existing (or new) landfills using a similar biogas process), for those people not aware, landfills via the released gases is also a major contributor to greenhouse effects. So, regardless of those thoughts, as you can see, there are plenty of options to explore and implement into a future 'Global Master Plan' (TBD) to help solve this problem.
The bottom line, the more important message for you to take away, with thoughts on how I think about ways to tackle our Climate Change issues, is to just remember this: It's a giant jigsaw puzzle that needs to be crystal clear, when taken in account to see the 'big picture,' it's just using and exploring Mother Nature's ways to insure our survival.
And just so that you know it's not a secret, I did not invent this biogas technology and only see the potential in its uses for organic waste removal, for if I did I wouldn't be writing; instead, I'd be taking in vitamin D on a nearby Sir Richard Branson island.
[note to self: at current rates, in 3-4 decades (if alive) from now, that may not be possible with slowly rising waters]
No doubt, this planet Earth will eventually reach its full capacity and I am not sure when that time will happen. However, I do believe with smart planning it will, at least, allow future ancestors a chance to keep our species alive, forever, or at least until we can enjoy space travel and expand into the light years of the Universe and find new (and exciting!) ways to survive.
So before I put you to sleep, my friends, at this very moment in time, let us rhyme our way on this journey together for a little while longer ...
What are the plan’s costs?
How my interest first started was when I was very young, as a little boy who had an older brother who showed him around, and that's where my big brother's love for gardening gave me the bug: who the hell is this 'Mother Nature' and why is she watching me right now?!
That's when the light bulb went off in my head that I needed to explore Mother Nature's true purpose. Would Mother Nature crawl out from the ground and grab me where I stood? Who knows ... keeping the lights on at night surely didn't help me at all.
In the end, a simple question was to be answered: Was Mother Nature a stalker who was planning on taking me to some underground cavern? Yup, no doubt, for a short time I recall, a little scary not knowing if life was in danger.
So exploring I did, reading lots of books and magazines when I was a kid, even to go as far to ask a neighbor known as 'the old fart' because I needed to find where this mysterious Mother Nature was living.
Then, it struck me, many years later, and it started to make sense of Mother Nature's true purpose: It wasn't to stalk or even hurt me as I thought; it was furthest from the truth as I discovered, all she wanted for me to remember: keep her in mind, and then most life forms would (perpetually) live forever.
So like a neighborhood mom who looked after the kiddies and a piece of advice if they were willing to listen, seeing how Mother Nature fit into that puzzle while working with all life forms it became much clearer: lo and behold, I just discovered how to get the best food from my garden!
To illustrate how simple it was for me to do: grab a teaspoon of soil or two, add a few drops of clean H20, now place it under a bright light with a scope, and before my eyes, what amazement did I see? Frolicking around like they had no school tomorrow, French kissing with...never mind, let's leave that alone for now.
What are the key challenges to enacting this plan?
So when I think about this puzzle in mind, it starts to make sense why I'm alive, because if this small army of creatures is working together it all makes sense how Mother Nature works in harmony, and destroying them was certainly not the right answer, especially if I thought about 'life' in future generations.
Now take those same thoughts one step further; as our time passes, most of us, will, eventually, be placed in a wooden casket. And once that occurs most of us will say it's over, with some of the greedy ones demanding their inheritance, so down we go into the ground with lots of sad faces and tears to go with it, thinking the 'end' has finally made it.
But don't be saddened just yet, since if you ever had thoughts about living forever, this is where Mother Nature starts to take over.
Without getting too gory about its details since I, too, get grossed out when I think about it, the fact still remains, we all eventually return back to the soil.
So think, once again, about those little critters in the example above, or 'why' we need to keep the soils alive with water, and now take a second to think in a similar way about people who you truly adore, because if given an opportunity, don't you think, wouldn't you want the best in life for those people, too? If, 'yes,' and you really mean those thoughts at this time, now seeing how life works in real-time, because, believe it or not, some of those little creatures may be, hard to think of it, part ancestors from both you and me, then doesn’t it make sense to give thought to my theory?
And then the process starts all over, feeding on plants or animals that eat from the soil, taking in minerals, bacteria and more, keeping us all alive on this planet called 'earth,' and I want you to think about one last thing before we move on: you were just given (reminded) the basics of 'Evolution,' as we know it. :)
This is life forms we sometimes forget, kinda like a company I wish to stop in its tracks, it starts with a 'M' and ends in an 'O', and they're trying their best to run Mother Nature as its own.
Sure, M-O adds to its bottom-line each quarter (note: not too well this last quarter), repeating to investors: [Don't worry about it. We've got plenty more organisms at our disposal, just keep propping up our stock and then we'll delivery, because it's a non-issue to discuss Mother Nature at the moment.]
But how can that be, M-O? (as I ask myself) [Well, it may be complicated for many to understand, in reality, M-O may be partly responsible for Mother Nature's painful situation and although it should be our own little secret with what I'm about to tell you, the fact is, we figured out ways to 'profit' by being her replacement.]
Ohhhh, M-O, now that makes more sense to me. But the problem here, M-O, is that you didn't need to repeat it since it doesn't take a genius to see right through it.
Why I bring this up should be relatively easy to see; if we ignore Mother's Nature's own rules, the question shall be: What's going to be Mother's Nature's real PMS reaction to our unnatural actions?
I'm not sure about others in this case, as I have dealt with plenty of PMS cases, certainly not fun if you asked me that question, so if given a choice, sorry to disappoint, but I'll be taking a hike in order for someone else to answer.
All joking aside and let's return to more important issues, like, no doubt I need to mention, genetic alternating of plants has proven to be a worthwhile invention. But keep close attention, as to when I discuss M-O or others, although forced in a lab, as we know it, 'natural selection' is a Mother Nature invention, and when we attempt to alter more than she'll accept will it work in reverse and, therefore, kill the human race?
Again, it's just something for you to think about while sitting at the table, staring out the window and seeing Mother Nature, but maybe we really need to consider these changes in mind knowing full well it may be related to our Climate Change crisis.
By chance, if the (blank) hits the fan and I must really tell you and needed a plan, [shh] just don't tell Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos or Sir Richard Branson my little secret, I'll be grabbing a few people and hiding in one of their spaceship's hidden compartments.
Yet again, these topics are for you to ponder knowing full well these are Mother Nature's own answers, and if we don't play nice little boys and girls with her in mind, be forewarned, she will, literally, destroy all of mankind.
But because my rhyming is starting to wear me thin and lots more issues are lying ahead, please check out the 'rough draft' of the road map ahead since it is, after all, attached here within.
So is my project a solution (or partial) to solve this Climate Change (Environmental) crisis? I'm not sure; give me some time and significant funding source(s) to get me started, and then I'll pass on that knowledge.
But if I can launch my project one day, just like the returning Apollo moon mission, I'll do my best to make it a splash in many ways. And then it's 'Off with their heads!' like King Arthur used to say, trust me when I say this: 'Get out of my way!'
So if you don't agree with my ideas for admission, thinking it may not be an answer to this Climate Change (environmental) issue, regardless of those thoughts I have one request to make to you: please don't bash the messenger, for Lord's sake, thus far, neither has any other submission.
And if you like what you see don't be in denial because if I was given a chance I will help to change the results of tomorrow.
Yes, I may be confident in what I am saying to you here but just be aware I may need thousands more like you, and because if we thought this idea can be a (partial or whole) solution, who knows, by chance, we may rid ourselves of this pesky climate (environmental) issue.
No doubt, my mission has admirable goals in mind and it all starts with helping my fellow man before he completely falls behind. How that is done is relatively simple, by helping to divert edible food to insure his survival.
We all know each of us deserves a chance to live, especially not knowing if Mother Nature agrees with those wishes, but, still, the question will always remain: Why is MIT spending its time on these issues? See, the way I look at MIT as the world knows it, bright minds with creative juices flowing, so, therefore, once again, let me riddle a simple question: Why isn't MIT working to put us on planets light years into the future?
And just so that you know the reason I am here, just like you, it's because I, too, have a curiosity about Climate Change (environmental) issues.
To conclude, before I forget, I respect MIT so much so that I wish I was part of its alumni, too.
And as a final reminder for all of us to remember: Mother Nature is a friend, not an enemy, and if we all put her in 1st place when it comes to what we do in nature, who knows, we can (probably) keep the human race alive for another (unknown) years on this place called, 'Mother (Nature's) Earth.'
To learn more about Project (Food) Waste, please visit GoFundMe: http://bit.ly/1LM1HWx
United Nations: http://research.un.org/en/climate-change/un
United States Geological Survey (USGS) National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center: https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/node/372
MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change: http://globalchange.mit.edu/
Stanford University Global Climate & Energy Project: http://gcep.stanford.edu/
Harvard Project on Climate Agreements: http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/project/56/harvard_project_on_climate_agreements.html
Yale Project on Climate Change Communication: http://environment.yale.edu/climate-communication/
Yale environment360: http://e360.yale.edu/
University of California - California Climate Change: http://www.climatechange.ca.gov/
California Department of Water Resources: http://www.water.ca.gov/
California Regional Weather Server: http://squall.sfsu.edu/
Nevada Climate Change Portal: http://sensor.nevada.edu/NCCP/
Southern Nevada Water Authority: http://www.snwa.com/
U.S. Department of the Interior – Bureau of Reclamation: http://www.usbr.gov/climate/
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Institute for Space Studies: http://www.giss.nasa.gov/
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Global Climate Change: http://climate.nasa.gov/
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Education Resources: http://www.education.noaa.gov/Climate/
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