johnnie-buttram




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In Search of the Ultimate Humanitarian Accomplishment!

Could there ever be a more challenging and rewarding humanitarian accomplishment than for the gifted and talented entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley and their friends to prudently move a fiscal and effective climate proposal forward with the potential to absorb, reshape, and provide the sustainability to save tens of millions of lives on Planet Earth?

                                                                              Johnnie Buttram

 


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According to Seth Borenstein of the Associated Press - Wednesday, September 14, 2016 . . Most Americans are willing to pay a little more each month to fight global warming - but only a tiny bit, according to a new poll.

As a hopeful sign, 57 per cent of Americans said they would support the fee if it did not exceed $1 a month.

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Americans know there is something going wrong and they want to help . . but they want and deserve prudent leadership who will do the right things for the right reasons. (emphasis mine)

Johnnie Buttram 


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This seems to me a huge engineering project that would change the environment of many ecosystem in ways that we cannot predict. I think that we need solutions where the majority of people can participate to help themselves as well as the planet.


johnnie-buttram




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Thank you Robert Dyson for your comment!

This huge engineering sink project is designed to cool, absorb CO2 from the ocean, reduce coastal flooding and create humanitarian safe zones for refugees without adding a Carbon Regulation Burden on the poor.

I appreciate your concern that outcomes of projects should be predictable . . but to be honest . . I have yet to find a complicated multi-faceted sink project which could accomplish the above objectives and also provide a guarantee that all of the uncertainties would be positive!

Concerning your thoughts . . where you prefer solutions so the majority of the people can participate to help themselves as well as the planet, I believe you may be referring to something like the simple premise promoted a few years ago like painting our roofs white to reflect solar rays back out into the atmosphere.

to be continued . . .


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However . . as an example . . even the small scenario (below) becomes increasingly difficult when humanitarian issues and possible loss of life decisions have to be addressed.

The small - scale scenario could be: 

White paint reflects solar rays back out into space.

White paint covers wood products with a thin membrane.

We have $100 for funding.

Each gallon of white paint costs $1.

We have 500 people on an island which is slowly being covered by the ocean. Each person has a small hut for protection and a small boat.

Who gets the paint? Do they use it to cover their hut for protection and reflection or do they paint the bottom of their boat and try to escape?

Can we guarantee their roofs and boats will not leak?

If not . . then why?

To be continued . . . 


johnnie-buttram




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Funding for huge research projects has unfortunately become the conundrum of the tail (tale) that wags the dog!

This conundrum has created a planetary dilemma . . where researchers and scientists without sufficient funding struggle to find effective solutions for humanitarian issues!

Robert, good luck to you as you embark on your voyage in the uncharted waters of creating those effective and humanitarian solutions Planet Earth so desperately needs.

Johnnie Buttram


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Dear Contest Judges and Fellows,



Hopefully - contest Judges and Fellows in the future will be able to make planetary life and death decisions that will be based on the proposal being evaluated in the correct contest!



As an example, the BIG GULP - Sahara proposal that was judged in the Anticpating Climate Hazards 2017 contest is actually a proposal in the Geo-engineering contest!



The results, being many hundreds of dedication, dismissed as not being relevant!



Johnnie Buttram



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Dear Johnnie, 



Thank you for your message. The Judges had not reviewed your "Big Gulp" proposal submitted to the Geoengineering workspace, but, rather the "Strategically Reducing the Overlapping Impacts of 65 Million Refugees!" proposal that you submitted to the Anticipating Climate Hazards contest. The proposal was moved over from the Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape workspace where you submitted it, after the formal contest began. 



Best, 



Climate CoLab


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