Back to Eden?
The skies are warming, seas rising,
species diversity dwindling...and inevitably earth's climate stifles
Weather control....A hypothesis;
For centuries mankind has been concentrating its energy usage and dispersion into conglomerations of increasing size and intensity. These
conglomerations are cities. To nature, and evolved natural systems, cities represent non-evolutionary wildfires of near nuclear intensity.
Some scientists posit that each day a modern city, with populations exceeding 1
million, gathers and disperses the same energy of a Hiroshima nuclear bomb. There were more than 300 cites exceeding a million in population in 2005, while over 125 were over 2 million,
and many over 10 million.
Just consider about the environmental impacts of more than 100, or even 500 nuclear bombs being exploded every day around our world!
Demographers have forecast that as planetary climate shifts, the number of mega-cities will soon hit the theoretical phase shift which will make these shifts in population
irreversible, because subsistence farming will become increasingly unpredictable.
Why is the growth of cities a concern? Cities are the places where the energy resources, such as oil, gas, and coal, are gathered from around the globe
and ignited. Cities are the places where these evolved energy stores are converted into vast quantities of sensible and latent heat. The sensible heat, that is heat as we can sense
it, generates effects such as heat islands. While the latent heat, energy that has been converted to matter, in the forms of organic and non-organic waste, and the products of combustion
such as CO2, methane, and nitrous oxide are produced in ever increasing quantities.
Cities are places where resources delivered by highly inefficient long-range distribution infrastructure, such as pipelines and power transmission lines, diffuse up to 40% of
their potential into the distribution path. While this diffusion can be regarded as beneficial, such as water evaporated, much of this diffusion is of unknown consequences, such as the
diffusion of electrical energy.
What's so special about cites? If a million people are distributed in a region they will also consume and disperse vast amounts of waste energy.
The problem is that nature has evolved to support even large groups of animals, numbering in the 1000's, such as the roaming herds of antelope in Africa. Yet, the key is roaming, a large
stationary herd would quickly overwhelm evolved ability to feed, water, and dispose of waste.
What we describe as city infrastructure, water, sewer and energy distribution systems, have been developed by man to address this problem of vast static populations.
Yet the problem that is yet to be addressed by human infrastructure is the impact of these
concentrated energy outlays on both climate and weather!
Weather and climate are emergent phenomena, climate strongly emergent, and weather weakly emergent, resulting from the conflicts between Newtonian
gravity, sunlight, liquid water, and gaseous water.
These conflicts have evolved into a complex system that we know as climate. This impasse includes things like the amount of sunlight converted to
energy by plants as opposed to the amount being reflected back into the atmosphere or to space. The amount of water stored as liquid on and within the earth and soil, as opposed to the
amount held in the atmosphere as gas. And the orientation of winds at various layers of the atmosphere, energized by both gravity and the earth's rotation, regional humidify, lower layer
topography and vegetation, as opposed to winds unconstrained or energized by human developments, such as
cities, mono-culture agriculture and constructed rights of way such as highways, tunnels, and passes through mountain ranges.
Cities are of particular importance in this equation because the energy dissipated by cites, both sensible and latent, becomes a powerful new and un-evolved factor in both
climate and weather generation. The energy dissipation of the city quickly overcomes the areas natural carrying capacity. As cities exceed nature's carrying capacity for things as
common as the burial of the dead or disposal of waste, mankind must engineer solutions, which are too often cosmetic and inadequate. The resulting energy spills out into the surrounding
environment affecting wind, humidity, air composition, and sunlight absorption or reflection.
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Deserts and creeping desertification
contribute significantly to dangerous planetary weather
phenomena...hurricanes, typhoons, and wildfires. Deserts also
limit bio-diversity. All over the globe populations are being shifted from farms to cities, as the climate becomes too unpredictable to support small scale farming. Governments
are tightening borders, and increasingly suppressing the poor to deal with or prevent overcrowding in cities. Cities are growing exponentially, concentrating energy consumption and
ultimately changing the regional or synoptic climates.
A Potential Solution:
Desert conditions and creeping
desertification can be ameliorated by afforestation and artificial
evaporation management schemes [AAEMS]. AAEMS can reduce greenhouse gas concentrations,
rise, and global warming.
Rain desalination : Planetary desalination via induced seawater
Mankind has the technology
and insight to significantly ameliorate and manage the destabilizing
impacts deserts, and creeping desertification. The reversal of desertification and
afforestation of historical deserts will improve lives of man,
beast, flora, and fauna...within a few human generations!
As arctic and mountain glaciers
dry, island children sleep in sinking homelands. We choke and starve
our poorest citizens with easy market based solutions. Rapid infatuation with bio-fuels
created dangerous food shortages, and increased food prices worldwide.
Profitable rapid pollution continues, while carbon trading finances easy gradual natural countermeasures.
A dramatic solution is necessary. A dramatic solution that can address
global warming. An active solution that can address diminishing
bio-diversity. A long-term solution that can mitigate dangerous
weather. We must quickly reverse rising sea-levels, while taming thirsty barren deserts.
INdRA [Interior Natural
desert Reclamation and
Afforestation project] will provide healing rainfall to
world! INdRA projects can calm the savage hurricane and cyclonic winds.
INdRA science can balance
the hydrology of diverse natural and man-made habitats.
projects will give mankind control of the greatest force of
mother nature...the climate.
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It is estimated that nearly 20% of the U.S.
economy is directly affected by the weather, and that the profitability
and revenues of virtually every industry - agriculture, energy,
entertainment, construction, travel and others - depend to a great
extent on the vagaries of temperature. In a 1998 testimony to Congress,
former commerce secretary William Daley stated, "Weather is not just an
environmental issue; it is a major economic factor. At least $1 trillion
of our economy is weather-sensitive."
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