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Enhanced Geothermal Systems sequester CO2

If I read right “Future of Enhanced Geothermal Systems” MIT School of Engineering did for federal government 2007 (http://geothermal.inel.gov), CO2 is better than H2O as hydraulic/heat-transfer fluid for Enhanced Geothermal Systems. Also, 70 years output from 500 MW coal-fired plant would fill 1 of 15 hot-rock reservoirs needed to replace 100MW coal-fired plant sustainably, assuming 100MW EGS would need 0.5km3 pore space... more »

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REDUCING GHG AND CLIMATE CHANGE

What if Global Warming and Severe Climate Changes could be reduced and ultimately eliminated? What if soil erosion could be reversed and unusable agricultural land could be reclaimed? What if crop production could be increased 20% and germination of seeds accelerated. What if landfills were no longer needed for any organic waste? What if by increasing soil carbon we could emit 336 TRILLION fewer kg of carbon in the form... more »

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Build & Operate Buildings GREEN, Everyone Profit$

Buidlings account for ~ 40% of CO2 emissions & 72% of electrical consumption in the US ! All existing buildings, especially Federal buildings should be benchmarked with EnergyStar and be operated to meet at least a rating of 75. Then the building operators should keep on improving the EnergyStar rating , New buildings should designed to meet an EnergyStar rating of at least 80, with the help of Target Finder. It’s... more »

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Global Warming is NOT happening

Since the millennium there has been no change in the earth's temperature. Former alarmists are now retracting their previous statements. Here is one by the father of global warming, James ‘Gaia’ Lovelock, from MSNBC:

 

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/23/11144098-gaia-scientist-james-lovelock-i-was-alarmist-about-climate-change.

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Nuclear fission

There's enough Uranium & Thorium in the oceans to provide all of the world's energy, and rivers renew the supply all the time. No need for countries to fight wars over supplies. The UN estimates that smoke from fossil fuels and biomass kills 2.5 million people per year (that's far more than Chernobyl, every single day), and that number would be far higher without nuclear.

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THE MECHANICS OF EARTH’S CLIMATE ENVIRONS

THE MECHANICS OF EARTH’S CLIMATE ENVIRONS “The more you understand it, the more you realize you don’t have to answer the question of whether or not something is conscious in order to define consciousness”. But, he said, it’s important not to come up with a definition before we’ve understood all the elements that need to be encompassed in that definition, least we suffer what he calls “the heartbreak of premature definition,”... more »

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A better understanding of global warming.

Humanity needs to realize that CO2's are not the only massive environmetal contribution that has accumulated. Our just as massive aquatic thermal contribution has also accumulated and spread worldwide. Triggering the rapid rate of decline in the planetary ice and greatly contributing to climate change. This is why the ice is declining over ten times faster than their CO2 related predictions. The oceans have a predominant... more »

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Dust reduction

To have mist sprayers put up in arias were there is a hight population, so that it gradually spits mist during a dust storm, so that gradually the water particul adds wight to the dust particl causing it be heavy & drop to the ground...instead of the dust flying around right in to people's lungs

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Kenitec energies in flowing streams suited for low head turbine

Most neglected but of great potential are kenetic energies in rivers/stsreams, sea waves, and wind. Torque is amplified by multiple propellers in a common shaft to power gear pumps. Several gear pumps can be connected in series to increase water pressure to that required by a low head electrric generator. Several headers from sets of gear pumps can be accumulated into an accumulator with a relief valve. The system can... more »

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Tracefiers to remove pollutants from flue gases.

Carbon particulates up to three microns can be removed from flue gases. The process is to pass the polluted air through a duct where a solvent is sprayed across the flowing gas to lower than the saturation temperature at the pressure of the flue gas. Water can be used for most pollutans. Reactive fluids may be used to spray insoluble gases to precipitate the pollutants in the air. The suspended pollutants are dissoved... more »

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Global Warming

Mitigation of Global Warming at this late date will be HUGELY expensive and need a three-prong approach:1 buy sustainable energy equipment and barter it with foo big to fail fossil fuel firms for fossil fuel reserves to be held underground for posterity, 2 Buy fossil fuel reserves, 3 carbon capture and storage

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Facing the facts head on!

It has been determined that "aquatic warming" is the key factor linked to the rapid decline of the planetary ice, and not just the atmospheric CO2 build-up. We cannot ignor this factor. The oceans are the greatest conductor of thermal energy on the planet. We must restore that which we've altered. We can do this in a cost effective manner by investing in projects that will create a return or substancial benefit. And there... more »

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