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Paul Wolfram

May 18, 2016


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thank you for submitting your proposal to the ClimateColab. Unfortunately, I do not see how your idea could work. In essence, do you propose to rely on the wind to carry away CO2 emissions? Where should these emissions go? Perhaps you could clarify your concept?

Thanks, Paul

Parag Gupta

May 18, 2016


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Hello!  I'm Parag Gupta, an MIT Climate CoLab Catalyst.  Thanks for your submission.  I also am having difficulty understanding the feasibility of this project.  When you bring up simulations, what exactly do you mean?  I suppose theoretically one could model one specific intersection and come up with wind movement and currents as a function of the traffic there, but that would not have much bearing on the macro-scale wind movement and currents beyond few hundred meters (at the most) in any direction away from such an intersection.  Therefore, I believe it would be difficult to assert that entire cities have wind demographics that are manipulable in any predictive manner to ultimately push carbon dioxide, or anything else in the ambient, away from undesired locales.  Perhaps you could clarify your idea?

Deivis Bluznevi?ius

May 19, 2016


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Hi there,

If we look at the planet from cosmos what most of weather forecasters do traffic would be very insignificant. But we can look from the perspective of how one small part of human activity i.e. road influences the whole planet. When the traffic moves it creates winds in the direction of the road. Traffic lights cut the traffic and so they create waves diagonally to the movement. As you mentioned their distance would be few hundred meters. When all traffic would have one goal i.e. desired weather forecast to the specific places collective influence of the whole traffic on the planet would be big. Cars stop at the traffic lights with their engines on and then they emit CO2 and other gases. We can mark these points. Depending on the time cars spend waiting for green sign the amount of pollutants is different. Also roads, railroads have directions which are not parallel or diagonal to the axis of the planet. So the movement of traffic i.e. vibration has an adverse effect to the axis of the planet.

I suggest to create a software which can turn the global map in the direction of one road. Movement of cars and trains affect the rotation of the planet i.e. creates pulse which speeds the rotation of the planet. If we adjust traffic so that each road compensates the traffic in other roads we can affect the axis of the planet.

Plants inhale CO2 during daytime. Traffic goes day and night. The real time map shows the forests and other places that inhale CO2 and the places the CO2 is produced. So we can see how small changes in human activity can have big collective influence. See my other proposals. They relate to each other.