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People are dying, climate change is or will impact everyone! Planning for an unsure future is crucial! Control Alt Delete Climate Change


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As Climate Change is impacting the world, an adaptation plan to shade or mitigate its effects is mandatory. In order to stop the ice caps from melting, hold the seas from rising and mitigate most all negative effects encompassed from climate change, we need to plan for an unsure future. I am proposing we start testing the plausibility of Control Alt Delete Climate Change's idea to create an invisible, unbound screen in space. 


What actions do you propose?

 

I heard a staggering fact the other day that there are an estimated 400,000 deaths each year due to climate change compared to 18,000 from terrorist attacks. This is globally! The only difference is one is easy to identify and the other one is like a ghost that too many people don't believe exists. Other than population growth, I believe that climate change is the number one factor that could lead to this planets 6th extinction. 

 

In order to adapt and try to mitigate this large number of annual deaths I am proposing we look at a means to adapt on a global scale. Control Alt Delete Climate Change (CAD) is a method for modifying environmental conditions. I am proposing we deploy ultra-fine nickel particles in the thermosphere and or the exosphere creating a ring around the equator. This would be an invisible, unbound screen in space that could block, deflect, and absorb 1.7% of the suns total emissions. By reducing or minimizing the incoming solar radiation we would see lower temperatures in the local area below this screen and also lower global temperatures. Upon achieving this, we as a world would not see our ice caps melt, or our seas rise. 

 

The screen would consist of nickel particles in 3 - 5 micron size, which is approximately 20 - 40 times smaller than a human hair and virtually invisible.(exact size of particles will be determined through testing, depending on the abrasive qualities)

The novelty of using nickel is that it gives the option of controllability by magnetic manipulation. Meaning if at some point in the future such an idea is no longer needed. Satellites with electro magnets can collect all of the nickel particles. Transfer them back into atmosphere causing them to burn up upon re-entry. The idea also could be manipulated to have a more localized impact. Via the use of these electromagnetic satellites a governing body could also anticipate a countries pending weather conditions and create a more localized shading effect. If per say a country such as India were to be consumed by a heat wave similarly to summer or pre-monsoon season of 2015 where the roads literally melted and recorded temperatures hit highs of 47.7 °C (117.9 °F) in Allahabad. Portions of this screen could be repositioned over the greater India/Asia continent thus minimizing these incredible temps. After the heat wave passes the nickel particles could be recollected and repositioned to better suit the worlds problematic areas or return to a more centralized position around the equator to stabilize its effects.

 

Scientists have done some initial research and even published an accepted manuscript found in Advances is Space Research called “Heliotropic dust rings for Earth climate engineering” to prove the idea of shading the earth with a dust ring is plausible. The paper examines the concept of a sun-pointing elliptical Earth ring comprised of dust grains to offset global warming. The paper is proposing due to the high cost of launching things to space that we mine the moon to create a dust cloud, or lasso a near Earth asteroid and crush it up to create a dust cloud.

The problems I foresee with their proposal:

-        We have never mined the moon before! How can we guarantee particle size and or material make up? What would the costs of setting up such an operation be?

-       Can we lasso an asteroid? Is this possible, and again how can we guarantee particle size and material make up?

-       What happens when this solution is no longer needed? How can we go back on such a project if the desired results are not favourable?

 

By choosing nickel to create this invisible, unbound screen:

-       We can guarantee particle size because we produce the material here on Earth.

-       Nickel is in abundance and readily available for a minimal cost.

(Initial proposed cost of material 100 - 300 million US$, 5000 tons produced in less than 5 years)

-       We can strategically disperse this material to maximize its shading qualities.

(Using current prices per pound with Space X Falcon 9 cost would be 20 billion US$. It is also stated that these prices could be cut in half if there was customer demand, meaning the price for delivery would be 10 billion US$)

-       Nickel doesn’t oxidize and has no magnetic memory. This means if collected via electromagnetic satellites and re dispersed, the nickel would not clump causing an adverse abrasive quality.

-       Nickel isn’t harmful to humans or animals.
 

-       Nickel being magnetic gives us the ability to control and alter its position if need be. Thus being able to Control alter and Delete the negative effects of Climate Change.  (price of the electromagnetic satellites for repositioning has not yet been sourced)  

 

As I am spreading awareness about Control alt Delete Climate Change I have also created Dennis’s Genesis Project which produces and sells out of this world imagery and items that have traveled “to space and back.” For every image I sell, I have 50 trees planted and for every item that has traveled to space and back I have 20 trees planted. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but as our slogan goes “Every Bit Counts.”

 

I have also started a huge “pay it forward” project where children are challenged to grow vegetables from seeds. (Seeds are free as sponsored by Home Hardware) Once they have reached fruition the participating children donate the vegetables to their local food banks. Children who are fortunate enough to have garden space to use, parents who have the time to nurture, and able to complete such a task are now giving to kids who are less fortunate and in need. To reward the children who participate I am giving them special bracelets for the project that will have traveled to space and back.

 

Once again it doesn’t sound like much. These gardens or trees will never replace the massive deforestation the world is experiencing, however it is a start in the right direction. To hear more about these initiatives you can check out

www.cadclimatechange.com

or Facebook page  “Control Alt Delete Climate Change.”

 


Who will take these actions?

 

Climate is changing, and so should WE. By “WE” I mean every human on earth. It involves us all. It was once said that a bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not in the branch, but in its own wings. To my knowledge the world has yet to discover a pair of wings in which to trust. By seeing what is happening, and talking about climate change, too many people get caught up in a debate of whether climate change is man-made or natural. They feel that by debating this, they are doing their part. But what good is debating if we aren’t going to do anything about it?

We need to think about a plan “B” for an unsure future.

A “what if” kind of solution…

Control Alt Delete Climate Change does exactly that.

Basically by implementing my idea we would be buying time. This will give us the time we need to clean up our act and implement permanent change to help reverse the recent changes to Earth’s climate. During this controlled time, mankind must reduce, reuse, and recycle. We would need to reduce our emissions and our carbon footprint. We must set up solar, wind, wave, geothermal, and earth friendly energy stations. We must continue to make advances in using less fossil fuel. We need to choose future leaders who will be agents of positive change. We need to empower these leaders with knowledge and skills to overcome these unprecedented challenges that require a collective, collaborative approach to decision making. We need to challenge leaders of all countries and make them integrate the issues pertaining to climate change into their day to day planning. We need to delegate leadership roles at local and provincial / state levels, national levels, and on an international stage.  The question isn’t IF the seas will rise, the question is WHEN! With my idea we would be able to stop the glaciers from melting thus holding the seas from rising potentially saving millions of lives.


Where will these actions be taken?

Actions and steps have already been taken on-line, on radio, newspaper and on television. People are being informed about CAD climate change.

What we need to move forward

·Inform the general public that we have a viable option, to potentially control, alt, and delete climate change.

·Obtain funding to complete tests at the NASA research center or other similar facility.

There are many tests that need to be conducted:

-Testing abrasive qualities of nickel over satellites and shuttle components
-How nickel will be affected by Earth’s electromagnetic force field
-Check for potential loss or weakening of satellite signals
-Check for possible loss of clarity to astronomers

·Perform a small-scale field test to determine the effectiveness of proposed idea

·Have satellites equipped with electromagnets to reclaim and re-position test plot

End goal:

·Ultimately, block out 1-2% of the sun’s total emissions in order to alter and delete climate change and stop any further rising sea levels

·To regress; have sea levels recede to where they were 10, 20, or 30 years ago

·To restore; have polar ice caps thicken, essentially giving homes back to the animals affected

Ultimate goal:

·To live in a world free of the problems created from climate change

·To live in an environmentally friendly world


What are other key benefits?

Consequences of doing nothing would be catastrophic.  The result of climate change related disasters would cost the world billions/ trillions of dollars worth of economic consequences trying to fix the damage, control the spread of disease, and struggle with diminishing natural resources.

CAD Climate Change would stop the polar ice caps from melting and stabilize the seas from rising. We would potentially reduce the frequency of droughts, hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. We would also potentially minimize the spread of disease, diminishing food and water supplies, and animal extinction all caused by climate change.

 


What are the proposal’s costs?

Testing costs would be minimal. If implemented the cost of the material would be 100 – 300 million US$, the cost of deploying would be 10 - 20 billion US$ and the cost of the satellites that would be able to maneuver and control the material in space has not yet been sourced.

In comparison I look at plans to adapt to rising seas.

To save the San Francisco delta from rising seas. They are planning on building a dam, created by dredging the bottom of the ocean and pumping up the sand similar to that in Dubai, to block the San Francisco delta. This would save the delta for an estimated 2 billion $.

To save the Mediterranean they are suggesting the same for the strait of Gibraltar, a 13km dam which would save all the countries inlet from rising sea levels but would also block all marine life from going in and out. Total cost of this dam would be 250 billion. As for that marine life… total change, who knows what will happen with the ecosystem.

As for any islands or coast lines, nothing can be done. Unless something like CAD climate change is considered. This idea will save not only San Francisco and the Mediterranean but the entire world’s islands and coast lines. And the whole time not displacing any animals or their habitat. In fact it would give back a lot of habitat to animals who are already on the move looking for more desirable places to live.

These numbers are very shocking but in comparison make my idea sound like something that is worth a try.  The numbers are from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s top-ranking 6 cities at risk from rising seas.

1 Miami 4.8 million people at 3.5 Trillion Dollars

2 Guangzhou 2.7 million people at 3.4 Trillion Dollars

3 New York - Newark 2.9 million people at 2.1 Trillion Dollars

4 Kolkata 14 million people at 2.0 Trillion Dollars

5 Shanghai 5.5 million people at 1.8 Trillion Dollars

6 Mumbai 11.4 million people at 1.6 Trillion Dollars

If the above mentioned cities got together, you’d think it would be a no brainer. 


Time line

What I am worried about is time… I feel we don’t have a lot of it. As we look at how long it takes a typical project of this magnitude to go from idea through completion; I look to cities like Venice and their building of the MOSE (The largest single environmental project in Europe). The idea was proposed in the 1970s and was studied in 1981, the conceptual design in 1989 the environmental impact study in 1997 final design work in 2002. The actual construction started in 2003 and the project which will end up costing 5 billion Euros is stated to be completed in 2016. That is 30 years of design work and another 16 years to construct, give er take a few years…

 Do we have this amount of time to think about a possible ‘plan B” for the world?

I am proposing now in 2014

Study complete 20??

Conceptual design  20??

Environmental design 20??

Final design 20??

Work started 20 ??

Completed in 20 ??

Question is how many set back or objections will I get to be allowed to test? 

I think it is our obligation to plan for an unsure future. 


Related proposals

Related proposals include putting millions of little mirrors in space. (This would never be allowed due to the potential hazards it would create to space shuttles and satellites.)

Creating a ring of dust made from mining the moon or asteroids. (Problems being we can’t control particle size creating the same hazards as the mirrors, and not being able to reverse the process.)

Use a low cost method to build a planetary solar shield (cost of creating a shield would be high and the cost vs size ratio isn’t great. Also creating a source of potential hazard to space shuttles and satellites.)

 

 


References

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/27/climate-change-kills-400-000-a-year-new-report-reveals.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_of_India

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Indian_heat_wave

http://cadclimatechange.com/wp-content/uploads/Bewick_R_et_al_Heliotropic_dust_rings_for_Earth_climate_engineering_Apr_2013.pdf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falcon_9

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_variation

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/97EO00180/pdf

http://www.centre-cired.fr/IMG/pdf/OECD_Cities_Coastal_Flooding.pdf

http://www.energy.ca.gov/2012publications/CEC-500-2012-036/CEC-500-2012-036.pdf