If what is stated below is correct, let us manufacture Carbon Sink Platforms to float on the Ocean, each with a desalination system. Make these islands with habitation, linked as network archipelagos. Flexible to resist destruction by storms. Home for refuges and for people displaced by rising seas, and places for people to vacate land needing to recover.
- A decade ago I proposed this for humankind to move to temporarily so the land can recover, and the floating settlements be designed for better human social living. Also, GREEN. Floating wind and solar farms for power. Structures designed to survive hurricanes, some by hydraulic lowering structures to below sea level during storms – or just build our skyscrapers facing down into the ocean. This migration might be the modern equivalent of the Apollo Program to the Moon and a positive project to involve everyone.
- Mass produce factory systems that can be installed on many ocean coastlines, employing locals. Humankind temporarily migrates to the oceans of the world.
The Real Denialism (link)
“The essential denial today is not about anthropogenic climate change, but rather that life is sacred. For the fossil-fueled death sentence to be carried out requires denial that the Earth is sacred. No amount of information or logic can sway a person or a society in such denial. Addressing mass psychosis driving Western Civilization appears to be the impossible challenge, so that sad events and changes to the Earth, along with a positive alternative vision, will have to be what brings about a culture change. Then we will no longer be fighting ourselves nor fighting nature, and restoration will prevail at least in terms of effort. To help get there, many believe, we make changes because we see something potentially better for ourselves, not because we are driven from fear.”
Notes 5. From The Biochar Solution, Chapter 27:
“If everyone in the world planted one tree each day, by the end of the 2nd year, the sequestered CO2 would exceed the global emissions. Meanwhile, the trees you first planted are now older and bigger. So by year 3, the sequestered CO2 is more than three times emissions. By year 4, it is five times emissions. By year 5, we sequester seven times the emissions. By the end of year 6, we are annually sequestering more than ten times the 2009 CO2 world emissions…
“The principal obstacle is not lack of manpower, however; it’s the availability of land. Twenty-three million planters could plant enough trees to offset global CO2 emissions in two months, but they would use up all the fallow arable land in the world. Where do we send the tree planters after all the unused arable land is planted? Deserts cover a third of the Earth’s surface. Climate change is causing deserts to expand at an accelerating pace. Expanding deserts disrupt evaporation and rainfall patterns, desiccate forests, and grow steadily larger, changing regional climate. And yet, what is true about desertification affecting climate is also true about de-desertification. By greening barren lands, the hydrological cycle is restored, ecosystems are re-invigorated, and carbon is steadily removed from the atmosphere…”