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A New $3 Trillion Greentech Economic Model

for Combating Climate Change

In this $3 trillion Model below the combination of revenues shown will support an air capture industry that can grow the removal of C02 up to 5 to 10 billion tonnes of per year and put it into profitable uses. According to Wikipedia the cumulative CO2 in the air in America is 400 Billion Tonnes. This essay illustrates an economic model of $3 Trillion invested by the private sector over 20 years to build six layers of infrastructure all sharing the same easement to combat climate. $1 Trillion will build driverless transportation beside the 50,000 miles of Interstate Highways and $1 Trillion for connecting circulators in 275 cities. Over 20 years this could remove 100 million cars to fight Climate Change from emissions and replace them with all electric vehicles on controlled, elevated, all weather guideways. In addition, the same structure can provide shipping. solar smartgrid, water from vapor, easements for future landscaping and machines developed to suck up carbon.

This map shows our road emissions

It appears feasible to generate usable water from water vapor in the air and use it to grow thousands of farms in small communities around the country stations. The common denominator of all these carriers is they all share the same easements and work together. And their combined revenues make them financeable. This will stimulate a ripple effect of economic development for 5 to 8 times the trillions invested.  With these engineered solutions, Americas can turn the challenge of Climate Change problems, into seeding the infrastructure for new carbon approach to cities, towns and communities..

We need to act now on our climate.

Climate Change is going to be a mess. There is much evidence that Climate Change is an “Adapt or Suffer challenge” with a Ghastly Future. The civilization mankind built  over the past 100 years was based on automotive freedom, streets, cheap energy, stable climate, centralized finance, lifetime employment,    understandable insurance and timely food distribution is all starting to change. Technology is a big driver, but the biggest driver is climate change and it’s is going to change everything.  What is Climate Change? It is a phenomenon of climate characterized by a general increase in average temperatures of the Earth, which modifies the weather balances and ecosystems for a long time. It is directly linked to the increase of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, worsening the greenhouse effect and it causes so many problems.

There are lots of Doubters like Trump. The biggest doubters may have been the oil companies. But now they have admitted their share of cause. Just five countries — including the United States — create more than 50% of the global CO2 emissions. 

But now we are seeing evidence like the illustrations above. The way we’re living we can’t last. The federal government is only spending $15 Billion on research for a problem that could cost $50 trillion by 2100 if not properly addressed. The coming decade may be our last chance to contain the chaos driven by humankind’s craziest experiment: "the idea that carbon can be stored in the thin filigree of air around the planet without consequences." Experts say the heating produced by carbon dioxide would result in a period of super-tropical conditions, hurricanes and wildfires. Without reductions of carbon emissions, sea levels are estimated rise 2.6 feet in 2050  and  6.6 feet in 2100. Wild fires are growing out of control and storms are becoming more intense. Below is a short summary of these problems.

  

Into the hothouse with Unbearable Heat: Millions of years ago, earth saw temperatures up to 29 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius) above modern levels, so it can happen. Back then, the  volcanic eruptions put carbon into the atmosphere. Today humas are the cause. In 50 years 3 billion people may not be able to stand the heat, bringing in chaotic high-energy stormy conditions  that would prevail over much of the Earth. Now 18 of the warmest 19 years ever have occurred since 2001. Canada sees 122 degrees this summer.

Famine: The Bible predicts a period of plagues followed by famine. Could Climate Change be the cause of the famine? Already 1 in 7 people in the USA go hungry every day. Continued use of fossil fuels could lead heat levels causing a 30% to 50% loss of crop production at a time when our population growth is expected to add over 50 million people. Causes are heavier rains, floods, storms, heat waves, plant pests, drought and diseases.

More Powerful Storms: According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, in 2015 there were 10 weather and climate disaster events in the United States—including severe storms, floods, drought, and wildfires—that caused at least $1 billion in losses. For context, each year from 1980 to 2015 averaged $5.2 billion in disasters (adjusted for inflation). If you zero in on the years between 2011 and 2015, you see an annual average cost of $10.8 billion as storms are intensifying.

Drought: A lack of rain in two-thirds of the California is causing “extreme drought,” and 2013 was the driest year ever recorded in the state. The historic drought has been a  devastation for California’s crops. Across the USA 27.4% of the land area is in extreme drought mostly in the west. This is affecting food production and the daily lives of 129 million peopleA quarter of the Global harvest is at risk.

More and Bigger Fires: Climate change causes forest fuels (the organic matter that burns and spreads wildfire) to be more dry, and has caused more than 87 fires in the western United States in 2020. Each year fires get larger.  Homeowners are now struggling to find insurance in fire-prone markets. The latest west coast fires are called unprecedented in size and fury.

Homelessness: Trauma, confusion homelessness, losses, fear: life after California's deadliest fires show the future of climate crisis. In California 900 blazes incinerated six times as much land as all the state's 2019 wildfires combined, forcing 100,000 people from their homes. By 2100 the experts are saying, America could have 100 million Climate refugees from all the storms, heat, dam failures and wildfires.

Rising Sea Levels: The two major causes of global sea level rise are thermal expansion caused by water expands as it warms and melting of land-based ice, such as glaciers and ice sheets. Plus breaking up of permafrost would release plumes of methane, 30 times more lethal at trapping heat than carbon. Since 1993, sea is 2.6 inches higher. A glacier the size of Florida is breaking up at South Pole and would raise sea level by 4’. Every 1 centimeter of ocean rise will cause One million people to evacuate. (1foot’= 30 million). Miami’s $4 billion plan to combat sea level rise

Migrating Populations caused by  Climate Displacement from hurricanes, sea levels rising, wildfires, excessive rain or snow, heatwaves  and drought; In the US alone, 13 million people could be forced away from the coasts by 2100.The question is where will these people go? And how will cities prepare? Housing and  infrastructure aren’t yet equipped for that kind of crisis. Many will be homeless and have little money. There are over 275 cities in America with 100,000 population and 40% of them are on the coasts.

Financial Cost of Combating Climate Change: Climate Change Disasters. could cost $10 to $20 trillion over the coming decades for wildfires, hurricane flood damage, oppressive heat, food shortages, homelessness, insurance losses, job losses and rising sea levels. That does not include the clean up of 40 Billion tons of carbon added every year to the atmosphere. The total mass of the atmosphere is estimated at 5 quadrillion tons. This extra CO2 is only .0008 percent of the atmosphere, yet look at the damage it is going to do. Climate change will ultimately cost humanity $100,000 per ton of carbon, scientists estimate. That cost is so much money humanity could not possibly afford it, even over 100 years. The best we can probably afford is to stop adding more carbon and live with the consequences of the past. Building  sea walls  for our coast could cost $40 to $50 Trillion, if this number is even calculatable. With all the rivers in our coast, this may not even be feasible. With all the wildfires, moving people out of the forest will probably happen sooner, as insurance is becoming unattainable, and lenders will dry up without insurance.

 

Sources of Carbon Emissions. There are many sources besides the usual vehicle emissions which are 16%, Concrete is 8%, electric generation is up to 40%, then the remainder is from industry 32%, cows 4% and deforestation. Annually America alone produces over 4 Billion tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Organizations Combating Climate Change

These are a small sample of organizations below that are all promoting various mitigation procedures that are listed below. So far it is mostly study and talk with little action.

http://www.ipcc.ch/ Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change
WMO World Meteorological Organization 
UNenvironment.org/ United Nations Environmental Programs
Green Climate Fund 194sovereign governments making decisions together
350.0rg  A clean energy movement
C40 is city-level NGO action on climate action
Climate Investment Funds (CIF) is one of the world’s leading climate finance
Oil Companies admit to contributing to Climate Change in court
NASA is mapping tree coverage

 

What solutions mitigate these costs?

Reduce emissionselectric cars dirty secret, clean power, smart grid, education, seawalls (preventative)
Carbon Capture, New technology , Sequestration, plant trees, water-vapor (clean the air)
carbon tax,
corporate activism, See 10 pages of other relevant links.

“We have a choice. We can continue our current path of ignoring the economic cost of climate risk and find ourselves facing potentially catastrophic economic and ecological losses. Or we can make the global transition to a net-zero emissions economy through adaptation, construction of sustainable infrastructure and the rapid reduction of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere the important investing goals of the next several decades. The effectiveness and costs of these known solutions above will not be discussed in this essay.” Instead:

A New Idea

Attainable Economics

All Weather and All Electric

Merging the Driverless Car with Elevated Guideways

The Technologies

   1. Shipping/Delivery

   2. Fiber Media

   3. Smart Grid

   4. Oasis machines

   5. Carbon Farming

$1 Trillion urban Circulation

Security

Driverless Testing Grounds

Who would use it?

What Would It Take?

1. Startup Ventures

2. Consortia

3.  Capital Formation

4. States Should Own 30%

5. Digital Currency

6. Proposed A Structure 

7. Sustainable Economics

The Ripple Effect

1. Pedestrian Villages

2. Job Creation

3. Comparisons

First Steps

1. Public Feasibility Discussion

2. Mobilization of a Brain Trust

3. Incubators

Conclusions

By Lloyd Goff  lloydgoff@smartskyways.com  

https://freehitcounters.org