We can Solve the Climate Challenge and Prosper too
If scientific consensus is correct, the greatest challenge civilization has ever faced is rapidly unfolding. Even on the human timescale, it is clear, the climate is changing. For some people the calamity is already too real. But the situation is not as dyer as it seems. Intellectual leaders and scientists are exploring innovative solutions with powerful research tools. These innovators will reduce suffering and chaos now growing throughout the world by invoking Benign Atmospheric Engineering BAI. Pluvinergy encourages application of our ingenuity urgently, consciously, and courageously.
We know we must fix the climate mess fossil fuel oxidation has made, but the problem seems daunting. It is, if we limit the options to old technologies, and the old way of thinking. When the next era-changing technology materialized it will catapult civilization into a new arc of economic and social development, and so it will seem obvious. But at this point we must be courageous enough to imagine solutions on scale of the problem. With the highest respect to the critical method of science: It is too plotting to let the imagination flourish.
Our minds must open enough to accept the challenge on its terms, its scale, and its timing. Sea level change is part of the problem we must imagine we can manage before we can start the task of doing so. Think of the prospect of going to the moon in the 40s, you would certainly be sent in for "Shell Shock" medical review if you suggested it, but when we were brave enough to imagine, it we brought back pieces of the moon to illuminate how it was made as a piece of the earth; another shocking idea, before it was proven best fit. Science is certain, but slow, and limiting by nature.
Pluvinergy is the kind of endeavor, which may be challenging to think about, especially because your humble servant writes so, exceptionally, badly. Nevertheless, it offers transformative potential for civilization. Pluvinergy technology establishes and advances the art and science of atmospheric engineering. The reason it is a game changing technology is that it makes civilization a positive contribution to life, just like trees, and other animal do. It simply inserts civilization's needs into the natural energy process of the planet, not by undoing the balance of nature as fossil fuel oxidation does, but by using energy concentration and radiation into space, as part of the adjustment process to set the climate for hominid preferences.
We know the energy in the atmosphere is vast, when we look at what weather phenomena, like hurricanes and super-tornadoes can do. What we don't easily understand is that the energy is there without the manifestation of such calamities. If we can harness that energy with a controllable machine the potential is sufficient for all our needs into the eons, and to develop other planets for civilization.
Think of hydroelectric, that huge and ancient energy would seem impossible if we were just looking at a raging river. But when we see a placid lake, preventing floods and humming out electricity, the solution is obvious. Hydroelectric energy is a tiny portion of the energy available in a river, and that a tiny portion of energy available in the atmosphere, and that a small portion of the insolation budget that the earth must shed, and which is where the river came from.
Benign Atmospheric Energy
BAE makes fossil fuels and nuclear energy unnecessary. These tools are so powerful that even sea level is controllable by advanced designs of Pluvinergy technology such as Pluvicopia. We are now focused on developing this simplified technology for conventional investor financing.
Most of the underlying principles of Pluvinergy are well proven and understood. Pluvinergy may be considered a hypothesis at this point, but erudite people will appreciate the concept as a simple approach to a simple problem, a cost effective solution on an economic question, and an ecological alternative for the ever more urgent environmental issues. Most importantly, they will comprehend that Pluvinergy is on scale with the planetary challenge. They may require a little reassurance that this is not just pie-in-the-sky, but they will catch on once the ball starts rolling, and this is what Pluvicopia will do.
Realistically, it is only the specific architecture of the current Pluvinergy design that is in question. Since the fundamental physics are basic, intellectual and entrepreneurial leaders will know that a Pluvinergy prototype can be built in less than a decade, and substantial deployment can be accomplished in less than 50 years. So the problem of climate change is addressable but we have to have the imagination and daring to act.
The Energy Conundrum
On the other hand, because the energy conundrum seems so intractable, some people jump to the conclusion that economic growth is the problem. Practical visionaries know that it is not. They understand economic growth is necessary now more than ever. This is certain because to build a more beautiful and healthy environment is part of the definition of economic growth. It is education, which is made possible with economic development and security, that conquers population growth. Similarly, civil progress, which contrary to commercial news, will continue to flourish into ever greater peace, prosperity, beauty, and harmony, as long aw we have clean energy and water.
The civilization, that we love, is nothing if not for the intensifying expression of energy. That is, energy use not increasing equals a chaos of contracting civilization. This is what the conventional wisdom of environmentalism can not fathom. Environmentalism is wisdom, but it is an impassable chasm if does not accept this corollary.
Currently, civilization is a burden on the biosphere because our energy regimes are dirty and destructive; we are latterly burning the balance of life. That balance is what makes macro fauna, i.e. civilization, possible. The nuclear energy option has too many environmental and security drawbacks to be cost effective too; and so it is not much better, maybe worse. Even alternative technologies require subsidy for the same reason, it is not because they are new. Alternative energy can make great improvement over the catastrophic rate of damage we are currently incurring on the biosphere, but it is simply not enough, especially since 75% of the world's population is rapidly increasing its energy consumption needs as they aspire and achieve ever greater wealth too.
Further, since current technologies require use of the grid, which wastes up to 40% of the energy produced, the whole regime is dirty and destructive. Is it any wonder the environment is damaged?
A New Energy Vision
But energy is always abundant. The very problem of global warming is excess energy in the ocean/atmosphere system. The real challenge is to concentrate energy into the best form for civilization's needs. People who can understand the potential of Pluvinergy will see how civilization can create a verdant world with ever more abundant and peaceful prosperity.
It seems impossible on the surface, but with a little digging into Pluvinergy, and soon Pluvicopia, the inquisitive reader will be pleasantly surprised.
Can we avert the climate catastrophe? Yes.
It might take all century, but people who can grasp the opportunity, know that we can even reverse climate change, and adjust sea level within decades, not centuries.
Although we cannot stop using fossil fuels and nuclear energy without a replacement, determined and creative people can fix whatever problems we define. Such people can see that Pluvinergy is one concept that shows how, and importantly, why, energy production and use can, and must, improve the environment.
How can Pluvinergy Provide Energy, Water, and Food for an ecologically sustainable civilization?
BAE: Natural energy concentration.
Pluvinergy is an architecture of natural processes to concentrate atmospheric energy flux. Leaders in conceptual design, know that copying the mechanisms, which nature uses to concentrate solar energy and to cool the planet, are the best and most natural solution for both our water and for our energy needs. Food can be plentiful and environmentally benign when water and energy are abundant and benign.
With abundant energy and water which improves rather than degrades the environmen, all commodity production can also be made harmless, or beneficial, to rebuild verdant world and a sustainable relationship with the rest of the biosphere.
How can better communication solve climate change? Shared Creativity, Open Source Concept Development.
Web communication multiplies the creative capacity for all.
Sixty years ago, Philip Carlson designed the downdraft engine. The Israelis and the Indians improved the design and showed how it produces energy cheaper than coal, with a caveat. Meanwhile the Germans designed the opposite concept of an updraft engine, which was built and proven effective in Spain. Today, the Australians are gathering money to build such powerplants in Arizona and Texas. The university of Texas is improving the solar pond complex at El Paso, while the university of Arizona and the US Park Service in New Mexico have built working models combining three of these components necessary for Pluvinergy. Meanwhile Louis Michaud has been tirelessly touting the idea of structuring AVE in the open atmosphere. The simple underlying physics of Pluvinergy have been proven and used for years, decades, and centuries.
Pluvinergy is an extrapolation of those designs to bring it up to the scale of the climate challenge, by elegantly resolving each caveat. It is a rare confidant person of intellect who has the courage to understand all the challenges, but Pluvinergy specifies those caveats, and specifies all the physics to resolve them.
Is Pluvinergy Proven and Built? It can be.
The book shows the testing that has been done so far. What you are reading is an invitation to perceptive leaders who will build larger prototypes within in a few years. Such a systems will prove all necessary mechanisms for full incorporation. Once demonstrated, corroboration, improvement, and deployment, will develop rapidly, because all subcomponents are independently profitable.
Visionary entrepreneurs know better than anyone, that technology which creates a new era, is exceptionally profitable.
How can Pluvinergy deploy on time to avert climate change? Communication.
The first part is not easy; breaking the mindset of convention is hard. Also, the scale of a powerplant is too big to build a fully incorporated prototype from the start. Especially since a full scale model requires political support, at the interstate and international level. Pluvicopia is a stepping stone for conventional science, and environmentalism, to understand and accept the concept of BAE.
Nevertheless, courageous people of concern will expedite consideration and peer-review of the concept through the Web. Once the concept is understood and appreciated, experts, using computer-aided discourse and policy formulation will rapidly expedite design, improvement, and development of prototypes. Such innovators may be able to deploy powerplants simultaneously with subcomponent improvement and development. The subcomponents are scalable and economically self sufficient. Political leaders can then show how it is all benign from the start. Talented mathematical modelers can expedite the process even more, by resolving fluid dynamics questions without the need for physical prototypes.
The vision must first be appreciated; this means people who can appreciate it will become the leaders of the new era of lavish economic growth for all the people of the world. It is such people who will expedite the normally slow academic process. Then, scientists will fine-tune the theory of the underlying concepts with thousands of PhD level studies of details and dynamics, enriching both the new science, in the process of resolving current questions of theory.
The Purpose of this site is to expedite consideration of the concept and accelerate development.
This decade people will start to create a harmonious, beautiful, and verdant world because we believe we can, and because we will work to save civilization and our beautiful natural world for our children and millions of future generations. Pluvicopia is a step back; accepting that Pluvinergy is too hard for people to understand, but progressively proving selected components of the concept so we can back into highly efficient Pluvinergy systems.