Global Warming Solutions By Steven Palm Jr
I have many thoughts on how to curb global warming, without introducing chemicals to the clouds or needing a sun blind in space. I do believe the sun blind ideal will work but they need to do it a bit different than NASA planned on. I'll get to that later.
First I want to start with desert restoration. If we can turn the deserts green again with any kind of plants. It will kill the extreme heat that is churning up the normal heat to record heat. The entire deserts world wide will have to be turned green for quick results. The results will be noticeable in ten years in the form of more rain and milder summers. Especially if both my plans are carried out I can guarantee big results with in 20 years time after the construction is finished.
My plan for the desert is first build large water holding towers in the ocean. That can suck up and pump thousands of gallons of ocean water down a very long water tunnel the size of a subway.
The water pipe itself will fit inside a subway like tunnel. Leaving plenty of room for the workers to get around the big pipe for repairs. Every 30 miles should be a station that rotates filters to clean out the salt, so the water will be usable for plants.
I say revolver filter system because it can rotate a filter in quickly with out slowing down the water for very long. I'm sure there is a lot of math to work out to time the filters rotating across many stations.
Scientist will say we can't filter out the salt but the fact is you don't need all the salt out. Just clean enough for salt plants to survive. The plants that live on many islands surrounded by salt water. All the plants around Salt Lake City Utah will do great. They have desert and I've seen green growing around that lake.
Any way after the salt water gets through enough filters hopefully before the water hits the deserts, if not they could run a pipe from where the cleaner water starts back along the main big pipe to the first section of desert.
After the water gets to the desert it will run into many smaller pipes, above and below ground reservoirs. Pretty much literally hook the entire desert up to a controlled sprinkler system supplied by what might as well be the unlimited ocean water supply.
The sprinklers will bring a constant moisture to the air. When the clouds come to the desert instead of drying up and making a big dust storm, the clouds will instead build off the moisture and rain. After 50 years switch the plants with other plants that can live off the natural rain. Slowly quit watering the now green land. Nature will take its course.
Doing that to all deserts world wide would fix the over heating problem but will probably increase flooding and water to already well wet north. On the other hand it will lower the ocean level a few inches. At the least stop the ocean water from going any higher. In turn would curb the fear of coastal cities and islands going under the ocean.
If the scientist wine too much about salt level I have a plan B. It will take longer but all goes the same as far as hooking the desert up but instead of sprinklers. Hook the hoses up to thousands of 20 feet by 20 feet, 1 inch deep shiny silver pans. With a thermometer that tells a water pump when it is hot enough to fill the pan.
Make it so it perfectly fills the pan only little just enough water to cover the pan. Then the water inside the pans will quickly evaporate, putting a lot of moisture into the air. Once again making it rain fresh water more and more often as the desert grows greener. All the extra moisture might even give the desert pop up showers.
Also I would dig out thousands of shallow gentle slope pools that catch flash floods and rain. With a gentle enough slope that any animal could walk in or out to get water. There will be a hole in the center of the pool with a safety grate. So the water can be pumped out through a sprinkler to water the desert again.
I would make that human controlled by satellite. To tell the desert sprinklers when is the best time to sprinkle. This plan should only take 10 years longer for noticeable results.
This project would employ 500,000 people in the USA for ten years. It should have been the shovel ready job the gov was looking for but could not think of.
Probably no need to tear up already populated areas to add water sprinklers. Turning the surrounding desert green will be enough to bring moisture and more rain to the city areas.
The next problem is the ice caps are melting away quick.The media has been showing for the last 8 years more up to date stats on the ice cap.
The most recent September 2012 and that is where I got the picture of the Ice melt from. That is a satellite images of the north ice cap with the yellow lines showing where the ice cap use to be. Almost half of the ice cap has been lost in the last 12 years.
With 10 strait years of ice melt that beats the old record ice melt from 50 years ago. In 2008 the record ice melt more than double the old 50 year ice melt record. Then in 2012 the record ice melt was more than twice the amount of the 2008 record ice melt.
This phenomenon naturally occurs once every 50 years but no where near as much ice lost compared to 50 years ago. With 10 years beating the old record and 2 of those years being a serious melt down. It is safe to say the North Ice Cap is failing and will be gone in less than 50 years according to the report the media received.
My plan is to build many large ice making factories on the ice caps. The ice should fall into a holding bin that feeds an ice pump. That can fill the trucks as fast as you can bring the trucks into the factory 24/7. Just make the factory big enough for four lines of trucks to go on all at once. The factory skyscraper will be how ever tall it needs to be to send enough ice to keep the trucks moving.
Like I said I would build many of these factories. Every big country should have to contribute 2 factories or more and employ them on the part of the ice cap nearest to their country.
So America and Canada would have to build 4 to 6 on this side spread out as best as possible.
After the trucks get the ice it should be driven and used to build up shelves that are not in threat of falling off. Eventually build the entire ice cap up level after level. I'm sure there are scientists that already know where the best place for the ice to go first.
I would build a wall of ice in the summer time all the way along the edge of the ice cap. Turning the ice cap into an ice bowl. Then when winter comes I would divert the water from the ice factories to fill up the ice cap bowl. I would flood the bowl an inch at a time and then let it freeze into hard ice. Then repeat all winter long an inch at a time until the bowl is full of ice. Then when summer comes build a new wall along the edge of the caps and fill it up again in the winter. Repeat until the ice cap is rebuilt.
I know putting a lot of ice on a weak shelf would be foolish. As you watch the shelf, all the ice you made and all the time spent fall off into the ocean.
To get the water for the ice I would use the desert method of pumping it out of the ocean. I'm sure salt water freezes at lower temperatures than fresh water. It would be a good Ideal for the factories to be 50 miles from the coast. To give room for the filter stations, to get out some of the salt.
I think it would be wise to make some dams out of ice right away to stop the fresh ice melt from running right off the cap. In the winter the fresh water will freeze back up instead of going into the ocean.
I would dam up all fresh water run offs and pump all the fresh water to the ice factories. To mix with the salty ocean water, so the ice cubes will freeze a bit faster.
Also, the mixed ice cubes will be less of a problem than a salty ice cube melting on the cap.
To much salt in the cubes may start melting the fresh water ice pack causing more problems.
So we will have to filter the salt water and blend in the fresh water to the cubes to make this plan work right.
Doing this will rebuild the ice caps. Literally we will be taking the ocean and placing it back on the ice caps. Combine my desert watering plan, with this Ice cap rebuild plan and the ocean is guaranteed to stop rising.
Saving islands, coast lines and coastal cities. It will save tons of wild life and habitat from changing. At the same time stabilizing the global warming.
As far as NASA’s ideal of launching a big round space tarp to block the sun light from Earth. It could back fire if the sun spot gets stuck there and cools us too far down.
It would be wiser to instead shoot thousands of special rockets into space. Made so the rocket casing can open up then the thousands of rockets can align to make a sun spot.
The rockets when in place should open up and have a solar panel on the inside to charge off the sun. That energy should be used to open and close the flaps back into looking like a rocket. This will give protection from solar flares to keep the solar panels and memory chips safe inside.
The rocket shell will have to be able to resist large solar flares. My ideal gives more flexibility to the size needed for a sun spot than NASA ideal. My ideal supports sun spots of any size. Useful by making the sun spot smaller and smaller as our temperatures cool. The sunspot being in just the right place and being able to cluster together or spread the sun spot out. This should give NASA the advantage of controlling all of the world’s temperature. Well cooling it but cooling it to far could set off another mini ice age. So many proper calculations will be needed.
My other thought was tree relocating to grow fields into forest faster. I noticed all over the country side the farmers have sold their land that turn to homes. The fields have small stretch of thin woods with mostly field that use to be crops. There are millions of baby trees that grow only so far then die because the big trees take all the sun light and eventually the baby trees starve out at around 20 feet tall. It is totally possible to go into these areas. Dig up all the baby trees that are growing in the shadows of larger trees. Then take the babies to be relocated on the owner’s property. Then the extras can be taken off to be used on some one else’s field that does not have a small strip of woods near by.
This is an easy task to complete. Plenty of people willing to dig up and relocate trees for 10 dollars an hour. Probably can even get some volunteers to help with relocating. Simply have people drive around find people willing to let other people come onto their land and dig baby trees. Then let us either plant them all some where else that the tree can grow or let us take them some where to someone that does want some trees. It is easy to get a dump truck of dirt if needed to fill in all the holes left from the baby tree’s removal. Can even take dirt from the trees that were put in the field and then go back to fill in the holes made in the woods. This will help the trees recover 90 percent faster in areas that use to be all trees, before the farmers cut them all down.
This will add to the cooling effect and help air quality by adding more oxygen. I will be taking donation to start the tree relocation program. I am taking donation for several things so remember to write some where what the donation is for. This being the tree relocating plan.
The way I see it the government will probably say they can't afford to build all the plans or any of them. So I am taking donations to build the desert sprinkler system and the ice cube factories. Then the government can't deny at least giving it try if it is all paid for. As for labor afterwards for upkeep. I am sure rich people will take over and find a way to make money out of it. I am sure many new towns will pop up in the desert after it is no longer desert. I'm sure they will all have a bigger water bill even though the water is unlimited coming out of the ocean. The large water bill will pay for the constant change of filters and for the workers.
To pay for the labor in the ice factories I would tax everyone that is being saved from the rising waters. Find a way to sell the ocean water ice cubes way cheaper than regular ice cubes to be used to keep drinks for coolers cool.
I'm taking donations for other things so remember to put what part of global warming you want your donation going to some where. So I know which account to stick it in. Go to the contact us section of this website for the address. I swear the money will be used for global warming. First I’ll try to get the government to help with the project. If the government won’t help, then the donations will go into bribing the government into letting us pay for all the construction ourselves. We need to do something right now our government and Al gore seem to have no answers to the problem. I have a solution and I can make it happen with some help.