The Burning Question Answered
Climate change is the most difficult problem the world has ever faced: it is huge in its global scope and they are the biggest challenge of the century. We have far more oil, coal and gas than we can safely burn. We can only avoid devastating damage if most of the world’s coal, oil and gas are left in the ground. We can’t burn them if we care about climate change. Is this the Burning Question?
Here is the problem: even if we gave up on all the obscure and unconventional fossil fuel resources that companies are spending billions trying to access and just burned the “proven” oil, coal and gas reserves – the ones that are already economically viable – we would emit almost 3 tons of carbon dioxide. No one can say exactly how much warming that would cause, but it is overwhelmingly likely that we would shoot well past 2 C degree and towards 3 C degree or even 4 C degree of warming.
The book, Burning Question reveals climate change to be the most fascinating scientific, political and social puzzle in history. It shows that carbon emissions are still accelerating upwards, following an exponential curve that goes back centuries.
The simple truth is that tackling global warming will mean persuading the world to abandon oil, coal and gas. For all the uncertainty about the detail, every science academy in the world accepts the mainstream view of man-made global warming.
It is impossible to say what changes another three or four degrees would bring, but the impacts could very plausibly include a collapse in global food production, catastrophic droughts and floods, heat waves and the beginning of ice-sheet melt that could eventually raise the sea level enough to wipe out many of the world’s great cities.
After less than 1C degree of temperature increase so far, we are already seeing some profound changes, including a collapse in Arctic sea ice coverage more severe than even the most pessimistic predictions from just a few years ago.
If and when we emerge from this insanity, the carbon bubble will burst and those investments will turn out to have been as toxic as sub-prime mortgages. HSBC analysts recently concluded that oil giants such as BP – beloved of UK pension funds – could have their value cut in half if the world decides to tackle climate change.
Politicians are not really challenged that much: they are keeping a close eye on maintaining a healthy economy, which includes the oil and coal industry. Only public pressure will force governments to reduce our oil and coal dependence.
A clean energy revolution is worth the investment because of the dire need: an avalanche of clean energy solutions is coming.
Older coal plants produce 1,000 to 2,000 tons of carbon emissions/ GWh of electricity produced, which is double that of natural gas: 400-420 tons of carbon emissions/ GWh. (Carbon emissions are usually quoted in kgCO2/kWh.)
On average, one kilowatt-hour produces a little over one pound (1.13 -1.22 pounds) of carbon dioxide (CO2). If the average annual electricity consumption in the United States is 10,900 kilowatt-hours, that is translated into the generation of 6.15 tons of carbon dioxide.
ENTER: THE HUG
We introduce a huge innovation in clean energy, called the HUG. It promises to deliver a combination of irrigation and electricity in remote areas of the underdeveloped world using the kinetic power of moving water without the use of dams.
The HUG is simple to manufacture and maintain and it requires no elaborate electrical control systems. Maintenance is important: the main electrical generator is kept dry because it is located outside the flowing water (water and electricity don’t mix)– not like other damless kinetic systems.
HUG (Helical Unique Generation) is a new good, which has never been seen before; it substantially deviates from any other good or service produced before. Over the past decades, no major breakthroughs have occurred in the basic machinery of utilities. None of the present technology in Canada or the United States use the Power of the Vortex.
Lucid Helical Turbine
The typical river velocity of one m/s can be increased over four m/s after the second turn of the helical wave. This happens because the flow of the drainage becomes constricted and flow is laminar — not turbulent.
So the HUG vortex creates four to five times the increase of velocity. The turbine’s power is proportional to the cube of its average velocity. Thus, a doubling of the average speed of the flow results in an eight-fold increase in its power. Double down again and you create an amazing 27x the power.
WHAT IS THE SECRET OF THE HUG?
We have developed the proprietary HUG, based on the physics of the vortex, which will revolutionize hydroelectric energy. This new damless development of a submerged helical pathway is capable of extracting hydro-electric power from rivers, rapids, waterfalls, non-power dams and wave energy at a low cost.
This innovation also provides irrigation using large dimension submersible pumps, which operate entirely from the kinetic energy of the flowing river: no diesel oil and no electricity needed to power the large irrigation pumps.
CARBON DIOXIDE STORAGE unsolved
Back in Norway, Statoil also operates two projects to store carbon dioxide under water, in some of the most advanced examples of a technology seen as key to removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere: carbon capture and storage (CCS). This is costly and still in its infancy, and governments have supported it only erratically. In 2015 a mere 28 million tonnes of CO2 was stored that way. To help meet the 2ºC limit, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says the world needs to store a whopping 4 billion tonnes a year by 2040.
HELPING SOLVE THE WORLD’S CARBON POLLUTION
New Trees are the only solution to soaking up Carbon Dioxide:
Our Mission: to help solve the problem of carbon dioxide build up in the world by growing and managing mature forests of foliage, fruit and nut trees that eventually are used in lumber — not firewood. The Carbon Tax Fund supports a Micro finance initiative to support women farmers and their families who will nurture fruit and nut trees over their lifetime. The Net Present Value of each tree is $1.49/tree plus $1.00/tree for auditing and maintenance for 25 years.
A Full Scale Aquaponic Tree Nursery in Africa
SOME IMPORTANT LINKS
- An Irrigation System: NORTHydro.com
- A Rabbit and Fish Farm: AfriCAPITALISM.us
- An Agroforestry Intercrop System: LivingWaterIs.com
- The Charitable Arm: SunnyUp.net
- God’s Loveletters: Godloveletters.com
- Thunder of Justice: ThunderofJustice.com
- Microfinance for women: LivingWaterMicroFinance.org
- Deliverance Is: DeliveranceIs.com