Colombia has proposed to collaborate with Brasil and Venezuela in creating the world’s largest ecological rainforest corridor. 150 selected urban areas around the world, (selected urban areas and notes, see post season 1: The Equation) cover an area similar to the suggested corridor in the Amazon. Together all these urban areas have a population equivalent to the estimated population of entire India. The suggested Amazon corridor is approximately half the area of India, and in 2030 we’re going to be another 1,2 billion more people, about the same amount of people living in the selected urban areas today.
In theory, the Amazon corridor could house a billion people. With this logic only, it would make sense to cut down the forest, and start producing homes for the new born. The effect of this would be less rainforest producing clean oxygen, and absorbing carbon dioxide from the air. The people would have land and housing, with quality of life affected by the lower amount of clean oxygen, and impoverished soil, reducing the growth of nutrition.
The question is if we protect the Amazon, what 1/100th of Earth’s land area could be used for the next billion people to come, and how should we develop land for the 7,3 billion already here?
Is the answer to the equation building more Mega Cities?
Instead of cutting down the rainforest, I suggest an introduction of a Global Rainforest Tax, treating Oxygen like a product as any other natural resource, starting with the Amazon.
There are two great inventions on the market ready today:
The nanoFlowcell powers cars, trucks, ships and homes
with Saltwater. Saltwater.
‘Named after a Greek sea goddess, CETO offers the potential to revolutionise power and water production globally. CETO harnesses the enormous renewable energy present in our ocean’s waves and converts it into two of the most valuable commodities underpinning the sustainable growth of the planet: zero-emission electricity and zero-emission desalinated water.’
A Change to a Saltwater powered ground and ocean fleet,
would unleash the sustainable development globally,
solving the equation.
We have the best system that’s been working for billions of years, Earth.
To The Equation, I’m adding one billion people living in urban slums today, with another billion estimated to live in slums, doubling the amount of urban sprawlers, over the next 30 years.
Areas with dry soil, could be irrigated with desalinated water from the Ocean using CETO. Irrigation could therefore add value to otherwise impoverished land. The farmers would initially cover their own needs, when gradually gaining strength, production could increase, providing organic food. Improving soil in the poor country could be done in a collaborative synergy between expanding urban areas, CETO, aviation and nanoFlowcell.
For example: Airlines are already reducing their CO2 emissions. If the car industry would go over from oil to water, a global reduction of CO2 emissions would take place. This could improve the prospects for expansion of the airlines, assuming a growth in the tourism industry since more people earning money, could mean more holidays. Aviation could invest in CETO, providing energy while irrigating soil for the farmers producing food, and biofuel for the airlines. NanoFlowcell could also invest in CETO, if for example adjusted for the production of ionic liquid for fueling cars.
This could be done with a 15 + 20 year investment perspective. For the initial 15 years, the slums and farmers would be provided with water and sanitation, reducing the costs of urban sprawl. On top of this foundation, the following 20 years of investment could stimulate the consumers market in a growing population of income takers, allowing more families to buy cars, and go on holidays.
Investors would create sustainable jobs locally and growth for their companies, offering clean water and energy to a growing population, balanced with Earth’s Ecosystem. Contributing to a Biodynamic society where people are no longer poor, and the right to happiness is equal, regardless of material possession. With renewable Energy, on a foundation based on Shared wealth, in balance with Earth’s Eco-system.
Good for all.
one day at a time
a thief in a library
What is a thief doing in a library? Hem is reading a book.
Why is a thief stealing things? Hem has no money.
Why doesn’t hem have money? Hem has no job.
Why doesn’t hem have a job? Hem has no education.
Why isn’t hem at school? Hem has no money.
What is a thief doing in a library?
A haiku about human conditions.
And how taking a little bit of time, asking Why?
The Swedish word for trust,
Works both ways.
For people to maintain our common sense,
we must acknowledge the continuity
from those that died a long time ago to those not yet born.
A time dimension necessary for all spiritual life. 1
Solving today’s problems,
can’t be done without providing sustainable solutions.
We need to know if there’s a future.
How are we supposed to accept migrants,
when our own people are unemployed?
Can we say no to the poor desperate, escaping death?
I doubt that anyone could stand on the shore,
greeting a ship with migrants,
saying, ‘sorry folks, we can’t let you in.’
While knowing that the ship, with people, will sink.
Our main problem today,
is the lack of real decisions for the future
while migrants are drowning boat after boat in the seas.
There’s no time line.
There’s no time.
- ’För att människor ska kunna behålla sitt sunda förnuft måste de erkänna en kontinuitet mellan dem som för sedan länge dött och dem som ännu inte fötts. De rikare samhällena fråntas i allt större omfattning en tidsdimension som är nödvändig för allt andligt liv.’ Arundhati Roy, The Algebra of Infinite Justice. Translated into Swedish, Ordfront Stockholm 2003.
Free translation from Swedish by blog author.
‘Un reroute the rivers
Let the dammed water be
There’s some people down the way that’s thirsty
Let the liquid spirit free
The people are thirsty
Cause of man’s unnatural hand
Watch what happens when the people catch wind
When the water hits the banks of that hard dry land’
Lyrics from a great song by Gregory Porter.
Steam rising to the skies, falling down like rain,
Onto hard dried deforested land.