Just Imagine removing all emissions, not just stopping them. Hydroxyl dispersal is notably superior as it does this. Graphic from: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01372-y
Thanks to all of my subscribers! Viva Cundliffe, PhD abd.
The only airlift that could mitigate the loss of the ozone layer to water vapor is this: https://wp.me/p8T7hp-vf
While we focus on the great strides we are making on CO2 in the world, We have to remember that in CO2 equivalents, we do still have a lot of other gases, like methane, synthetic greenhouse gases, short lived climate pollutants, and water vapor changes as we try to cool the planet.
If we look at the ppm excess over 350, we see that we are 72ppm over that. Let’s also add the 42ppm (MIT, 2012 Report No. 211) in CO2e for all the other climate pollutants; that is basically One THIRD of the excess we need to deal with. The XPRIZE Carbon Removal focuses mainly on CO2. These other pollutants actually are very heavy so they present as fewer molecules. Some are 3000x worse in their global warming potentials. Their un-GWP- weighted amount is what I want to point to, because it shows how this small fraction holds all of the other bad actors. Note this table:
Since the non-GHG gases portion is so small, it is daunting to think of how to attack the problem. The best solution available is the hydroxyl, which also happens to remove CO2 and sequester it into the geochemical sink of the Earth as minerals. It provides a 2-in-1 service. No other Earth-friendly compound does this. If we disperse hydroxyl to remove CO2, it will also remove these other gases, including the growing methane gas, which hydroxyl is its most important and effective sink. If we have a methane burp emergency, I suggest we use OH*dispersal.
The Global competition, XPRIZE for Carbon Removal announced today their top 60 and top 25 picks and qualified a base of 287 from which these competitors were selected. Now we know what kind of team we have for their CO2 removal focussed mission. Congratulations to all who are continuing to work. We should make headway with these efforts!
The global situation also includes the ocean and upper atmosphere. Here is a recent report on the state of the Ocean which is projected to degrade quite badly:
We need to avoid Oceanic degradation as much as possible. XPRIZE Carbon Removal teams will help with this in some measure, which is good news.
Further, the Ozone layer is tied to this problem because of potential damaging UVC radiation leaks, which appear to be happening now over the USA:
Let’s hope that the IPCC positive claims are correct, we await this report: https://csl.noaa.gov/assessments/ozone/2022/
We should note that short lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) are increasing and we probably need equatorial satellite surveillance so I have suggested that NASA consider two equatorial geostationary satellites for this emerging problem, and the fact that the holes often intrude into the equatorial zones:
The Ozone degradation can allow deadly UVB and UVC into the Ocean and, on land, damaging trees and plants, which we cannot afford. This will contribute to the development of a Canfield or toxic Ocean because of phytoplankton death. More CO2 will release than be absorbed. I have a concern that the Ozone layer is depleting and am watching for more evidence. The question I have is-how many poor years in a row will qualify the Ozone layer as being in need of mitigation? Are they open to this at all? There is a company that can offer an airlift of 5MT of doubly ionized oxygen to the stratosphere. O++ would be a double-strength because it can form OF2, which is heavy and would fall out toward Earth, out of the Stratosphere more readily.
We need to treat the situation holistically and without harsh methods when gentle methods are available-hopefully chemists and engineers have learned that lesson given how harsh chemicals are the cause of our problems.
I will provide another update next Friday.
Viva Cundliffe, PhD abd, CEO ReductionTech Inc., www.reductiontech.com
As you may know, I advocate the release of the overwhelmed ancient natural atmospheric scrubber, hydroxyl and hydroxide because it renders the air pristine, increases mineral diversity and biodiversity, kills viruses, intercepts ozone depleting substances, and has a small technology footprint. Planetary heat is lost quickly as the chemistry is very rapid (relativistic speed). See www.reductiontech.com
An excellent brief overview of the scientific baselines that contribute to future inaccuracies, which we need to be aware of.
Included is the updated addition of CO2 removal chemistry with hydroxide which is a stabilized hydroxyl.
“Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself” is an admonition that is coming true in the opposite direction. If the wealthy do not assist their less affluent neighbors, they will perish last in a very ugly global heating disaster. They will live in the disaster conditions longer which will be part of their compensation for failing on progressive financial policies for key infrastructure personally and societally.
It has been noted that all we really need to do is to take the most wealthy registers, and divide up the $1trillion in costs caused by the wealthy on a pro rated basis. This way, the carbon footprint inherent in every $M of wealth can be offset fairly at $50/T CO2. These numbers are already available and can be assigned to individuals in the wealthy class as a debt owing to everyone else who is shouldering the burden of the wealthy’s emissions from luxuries and projects resulting in excess runaway profits that also have damaging carbon footprints. We cannot afford to take much time to communicate what the wealthy owe to the climate disaster and it is getting personal for a lot of people who deserve better treatment than what this class of people are offering. They are presiding over a sinking ship which they cannot get off of, and believe me, most would welcome their exit if it were possible. Because we have to come together, we need to transfer $1Trillion to GHG removal from the atmosphere from their coffers as quickly as possible.
I suggest that the 2021 Forbes millionaire and Billionaire list be used as the compensation guideline. The $1Trillion can be pro rated across that group by apportionment to wealth. We can set up a trust for the funds to be held until the GHG removal methods are selected. A file with the names and amounts owing will be posted here in the near future. If the wealthy choose to be forced into court to release these funds, well, then they have chosen to plunge us all to our deaths, frankly.
This is an invitation to the wealthy to organize a payment action as a group as soon as possible. Names and current to 2021 wealth will be posted here.
I want you to know that I do not like to be the bearer of these nasty details. THE PURSUIT OF UNFETTERED AND IRRESPONSIBLE WEALTH WAS NOT MY CHOICE IN LIFE, therefore I do not apologize for being frank with you on these facts. Please cooperate now on a global scale to help yourselves as well as those that you have hurt and continue to hurt and maim. The time for diplomacy has passed I’m afraid.
How Many Millionaires Are There in the World? – General Estimates
1. The global number of millionaires reached 56.1 million in 2021.
There are currently 56.08 thousand adult millionaires in the world, with a total net worth of $191.6 trillion. They make for 1.1% of the population.
17. The number of billionaires exploded in 2021 to reach a new all-time high of 2,755.
Forbes’ 35th Annual World’s Billionaires List of 2021 includes a record-high number of the world’s wealthiest people: 2,755. Altogether, these people are worth a staggering $13.1 trillion, which is $8 trillion more than the collective wealth of the previous year’s billionaires. One hundred and six members of the list are under 40 years of age, and two-thirds are self-made.
Let’s apportion these fortunes into the $1T that should be paid by them for GHG removal:
191.6T + 13.1T=204.7 T Total wealth. $1T / 204.7 =0.49%. This means that just for GHG removal, NOT INCLUDING reparations from weather, fire and crop failure extremes, each of these persons owes $4,900.00US per million dollars of wealth to pay for accumulated emission removal to 2020. They can send these funds to the XPRIZE Foundation and earmark them for “GHG removal work”. The XPRIZE can act as a receiving foundation for these overdue funds. This is my opinion about the XPRIZE Foundation, but please note that the Musk Foundation is currently financing the XPRIZE for Carbon Removal, so it is close to the technologies which will scale for the GHG removal emergency.
As and example If you were worth 200 Billion, you should pay 0.98 Billion towards GHG removal to be current with your obligations under this apportionment scheme to 2020.
It would help if the wealthy refrained from private jets, pointless luxuries and yachts until humanity figures out how to handle these very hurtful emissions-which you are personally liable for.
Please help in spreading this information.
To see what you owe as a billionaire current to 2020-see the list: https://www.forbes.com/billionaires/
If you are a millionaire- you owe 0.049% of your 2020 total net worth to catch up with GHG removal work needed to offset your pollution.
FYI a personal carbon footprint of around 5tonnes a year is justified-that is about the EU average. Anything above this can be classed as a liability on the global carbon budget, so please govern yourselves accordingly. If you have paid for offsets in the past, just be able to provide the proof of purchase.
If we took the $204.7T and divided it among 8 billion people, each person would receive $255,875.00, this helps to illustrate the kind of wealth disparity we are dealing with on Earth. Excessive wealth is an opportunity cost for everyone.
Disaster prevention dollar saves 6$ in damages according to experts. That suggests that the wealthy will not only owe $1T for GHG removal work, but will owe an approximate additional $6T in damages. 6 from 205T is still a mere 3%. This murder-suicide of the careless deserves some swift and sure adjudication if we are going to
It is time for all elected politicians to govern this EN MASSE.
The top 630 million rich persons are responsible for half of the global CO2 emissions which is 20GT of CO2 emitted in 2021. (this started to get out of hand around 1990). It is time to assign climate liability to them and litigate for compensation so that mitigation is paid for, and luxury emissions are stopped because this amounts to $1,000,000,000,000,000, 1 Quadrillion dollars at $50/T CO2e.
I am calling for the shutting down of all private airports, and private leisure air traffic by the airports of the world immediately because of the climate emergency. I also call for the banning of all luxury yacht and boat usage of recreational and corporate craft over 20 feet for the same reason. These people need to be regulated to understand that these emissions are completely unwarranted and unethical.
I call on all political leaders to direct their governments to enact immediate policy like this until the emergency is remedied. Politicians must now lead properly and also limit their own air travel footprints as much as possible. No excuses. People are dying, and until humanity has addressed this, people should be respectful of this emergency and realize how they can create a better situation…cut emissions and go carbon negative with everything- all businesses and all projects. Anyone not in compliance with this is a criminal who is living the most disrespectful moral hazard of humanity’s existence and must be stopped. I encourage people to be more vocal about this now.
Technology updates-well worth watching if you need good news
Read this lengthy article below, and see how the insurance companies are missing their chance at justice.
The problem with this is that the governments would have to assume most of the liability of carbon capture and sequestration technology- which means the taxpayer-yet again-subsidizes the the FF companies. What should happen is a retroactive fine for all the GHG pollution these companies sold. Believe me the wealth they gathered is still around in the pockets of the wealthy, who horde it. As we can see, the proposed tax credit is the same kind of thinking that got us into this disaster. We need them to pay their taxes in full now and actually, retroactively as well through a scientifically applied assessment process based on the published and emerging literature.
Runaway Climate Change is a real possibility, so we had better cut emissions and hold governments responsible for our emissions gaps. Canada has 64 MT of CO2e gases to remove from the atmosphere: time to get going.
It is high time politicians follow this direction. In Canada only the NDP is showing courage on this issue. The tax needs to be retroactive by two decades at least to ensure funding the emergency.
Please download and forward to any politician you want to check on is the advice from the CCCJ group that authored it.
We Need Politicians who will Take back Control of the Government and Capital Flows Fairness With Better Taxation and Corrected Wealth Management Policy.
From the great Urantia Book, we receive guidance on the abuse of Capital by its custodians. It is critical for us to understand that those who are holding the capital in their names are custodians of it, and no more. They have a set of responsibilities which need to be met when in that position. We know that on Earth, we have urgent need of capital for many peoples, while other people enjoy a glut of capital and this is because the wealthy have been psychotic or lazy with understanding how their selfishness and greed affect others. Climate change is a major and decisive example. As the wealthy create excessive carbon footprints, through lifestyles and wealth expansion projects, they are killing others while they also kill themselves. They need to awaken to this as a group.
It is a political and spiritual mistake to allow the freedom to pursue unadjusted wealth disparity because it has brought physical tragedy. We must find a way to adjust this disparity, while the present custodians of the excess wealth are hoarding it. Idle, hoarded wealth must be deemed as such and confiscated based on criteria which protect the public’s interests in basic need areas. If that is achieved, the wealth will be legitimate.
Note below the quoted discussion of the concern around social and religious freedom and capital management.
“Social And Religious Freedom
If men would maintain their freedom, they must, after having chosen their charter of liberty, provide for its wise, intelligent, and fearless interpretation to the end that there may be prevented:
- Usurpation of unwarranted power by either the executive or legislative branches.
- Machinations of ignorant and superstitious agitators.
- Retardation of scientific progress.
- Stalemate of the dominance of mediocrity.
- Domination by vicious minorities.
- Control by ambitious and clever would-be dictators.
- Disastrous disruption of panics.
- Exploitation by the unscrupulous.
- Taxation enslavement of the citizenry by the state.
- Failure of social and economic fairness.
- Union of church and state.
- Loss of personal liberty. ~ The Urantia Book, (70:12.6)
Though capital has tended to liberate man, it has greatly complicated his social and industrial organization. The abuse of capital by unfair capitalists does not destroy the fact that it is the basis of modern industrial society. Through capital and invention the present generation enjoys a higher degree of freedom than any that ever preceded it on earth. This is placed on record as a fact and not in justification of the many misuses of capital by thoughtless and selfish custodians. ~ The Urantia Book, (69:5.15)”
Idle capital, in support of the few, rather than the many, is an extreme abuse that takes away freedom. The evidence of this is the many underfunded programs to help the disadvantaged and displaced, the war torn,. Taxation policy has been usurped by bribery of politicians. The governments, through politicians, must bravely extend their reach into the lives of the deceptive and deceived wealthy classes that have spitefully used the accounting professions in a massive institutionalized bribery culture. Tax laws must intervene in this corruption, and change this culture completely.
Greedy and irresponsible corporation have lied to the population and fooled governments, which they bribe one politician at a time. They passed their pollution cleanup costs onto the taxpayer and sought and obtained subsidies from the same taxpayer all for the sake of profit. This is double corruption is why it is coined corporate fascism, as they have control of the government by avoiding taxes and extorting subsidies.
A new politician is needed. One that cannot be corrupted by special interests. One whose interests really and truly revolve around the public that elected them. They must be prepared to govern the wealthy with a firm hand, and provide a sound vision of wealth distribution with the wealth of the wealthy included prominently in the planned new capital flows. The honour system of philanthropy is a failure, and the new politician must openly admit this.
New politicians must be able to recognize that the fruits of Corporate and personal greed are climate change and fallen or missing infrastructure and social safety nets on a physically dynamic and sensitive planet. They must be able to speak to this in legislatures, and effect the policy changes necessary to get these sectors to carry their weight in society correctly. We have not caused enough good politicians, thinking along these lines, to get seated in our legislatures, and it is already past the time we did this. All of the tax breaks we gave to corporations and the wealthy have resulted in our collective peril with climate change, and lost infrastructure and safety nets at their behest and it must be fully reversed as we now know they are liable for their evasions of responsibility and must retroactively pay their fair share. Finally, politicians fell asleep at the wheel of the government based pollution regulation system and allowed too much pollution into the environment, which has greatly exacerbated climate change and human health.
Viva Cundliffe, PhD abd
I proposed a 50% tax on $7million gross wealth or higher- no exceptions seems fair and generous taxation from the state. Now we have to urge politicians to wake up to this and enact robust tax policies.
The wealthy need to understand their own illusions of grandeur. I apologize if this triggers them at the levels of their egos, but it needs to be addressed. They have used every accounting trick, loophole, lobbying, propaganda, lies, different types of deception, bribery, and money itself to make more money and in the end, they foisted most of their pollution onto the tax payer.
Philanthropy came up corrupt and fell massively short of the need under this private control. Mostly they garnered respect through fear. Others’ fear of loss of income or career. Few of them have been criticized directly on the major issues of human thirst, hunger, poverty, birth control, climate gases, and, their own footprints. Their footprints are far too large when they actually need to go carbon negative in their lives and projects right away.
It is good that there is some philanthropy for the climate, but there is far from enough. Time to open your wallets to the appropriate extent, which is a lot, as soon as possible into the many aspects of world problems, and global warming. Greenhouse gases need to be removed post haste.
On behalf of the disadvantaged everywhere, we must rise up, and force the broken scales of justice in our taxation policy because the world’s wealth is being hoarded and kept out of circulation. There is no good reason of any kind for this to be happening when the need is so dire. Let’s support brave well informed, and ethical politicians in the fight for this humanity to distribute wealth appropriately. What has been happening is not appropriate.
In order to make changes to our climate related injustices, we need to look at a number of imbalances that hold progress back. The billionaires wealth is the product of a system that is out of balance, where few elected politicians will step out and pledge their careers on the plank of taxing wealth accurately, fairly, and consistently across the board. I wonder if they feel that they are putting their lives at risk by standing in that corner of badly needed policy improvement. The wealthy are flying into lower Earth orbit and polluting the air abundantly for fun and marketing traction while people are dying and displaced because of the emissions from all of their collective projects. Politicians need to be mandated to govern all wealth movements.
Let’s also face this: the fossil fuel companies were so crooked that they managed to hoodwink and scare or lobby and brine politicians into giving them massive subsidies, while also allowing them to avoid taxes. Policy makers need to be awake to this dangerous arrangement now, as they enriched a very corrupt bunch of jackasses-smart jackasses that are still liable for the ongoing plumes of decades old GHGs in the atmosphere. It’s one very bad bunch of apples, and the political class must be asked repeatedly to resolve to protect citizens from this swindle. The taxpayers were left so thoroughly on the hook by fossil fuel company management and shareholders, none of them can truly hide from the obviousness of the horrendous political machination and maneuvering around a system that is governed by elected people in the free world who were flawed. It is time to clean up the flaws by admitting that politicians can no longer hide their historical failures in these areas, and must evolve to a transparency that has been achieved in public offices despite their efforts to hide their donors’ direction.
There really should be no such thing as a tax haven, and no entities should be allowed to escape taxation. Where did the accounting professions go wrong? They got greedy, I suspect, trading their knowledge of the loopholes for personal gain and power for its own sake. The only way to stop this doomed fault line of corrupt accountants is to change tax law, and to do that, it will need to be resolved from the top. The only lever that can achieve this is the political class, and the grass roots must call for a brave new political class loudly and urgently. Status quo politicians need to be vomited onto the proverbial carpet, and voted out in droves.
Governments have failed to protect their proletariats, because the politicians made more money and career runway running with the military industrial pharmaceutical complex. They have now reaped their own peril by this failure, allowing too much pollution, not directing regulatory bureaucrats to reign in pollution permits, and the bureaucrats happy to just obey and rubber stamp pollution permits, And let’s remember, universities have been the source of the so called scientists that we all trusted to make sure that too many pollution permits were not allowed. Well, their complacency or cowardice has now led to our collective peril, and the grass roots should be very ticked off about it.
These are real fault lines that occurred in the developed world, and the whole world, as in people everywhere should be informed of them so that we figure out to head off our own extinction. I urge people to run for office that are willing to govern the flows of wealth properly for the protection of the taxpayer, who is now in the streets regularly about global warming, telling the inadequate leaders to step up and be realistic and truthful. Frankly we would all like to be excepted from the retarded concept of pollution externalities that the corporate class foisted onto the unsuspecting taxpayer.
Climate change is an ongoing plume event, so currently, there is no statute of limitations to stop the pursuit of those who should be held liable and culpable. The courts everywhere should find the forensic evidence obvious, and if they don’t then forensic scientists are failing us on that effort as well.
We must keep grilling politicians on all of the points mentioned here, and, I’m sure there are a few more that will come to light.
This simple pie chart reminds us that the non-CO2 gases are still a major factor in our plight and deserve to be addressed:
Catch up with Professor Guy McPherson here:
The Time is Here for Us to Stop Trying to Produce at All Costs and Just Do the Atmospheric Cleanup
There are Schemers and decision makers in industry that are trying to hold out for affordable atmospheric carbon removal that also turns into a merchantable product. After seeing the field of companies trying to do this, it should be clear that when it comes to the cleaning and maintenance fields, it is a prohibitively expensive pipe dream. If we think about cleaning in every area, waste capture has been planned, but for the environment, be it the home or the planet, the idea of a snake eating it’s own tail does not go very far, we just get realistic and open up our wallets for the cleaning products. This needs to be taken to heart.
The other extreme that was perpetrated on societies was the externalization of unwanted residues, the cleanup of which has been foisted on the taxpayer by big corporations. It is no surprise that the actual work of different cleanup needs is left to those who have the associated principles around being clean from the outset, or being willing to pay to remediate. These are rare peoples, and those who would do a better job are sidle lined by the angel investor class which is highly organized and biased for runaway profits seeking. Often, profit should take a hit for the sake of cleanliness, it is a form of denial that it is not a mainstream practice and paradigm.
The cunning that profit taking projects exhibited in their large bottom lines is not yet dealt with when it comes to different ongoing pollution events. Since many of the events have not been mitigated, they are still active, and governments would be wise to force these actors to pay as soon as possible, Let’s remember that ongoing pollution problems do not have a statute of limitations as ongoing events!
We need braver politicians who can legislate the prosecution of our polluters and make then pay, or, your politician is basically telling you that the taxpayer should be on the hook! They should know that not dealing with pollution as we go is very seriously more costly by their own admitted cost benefit ratios of 6:1. Even knowing this, they have not legislated task forces to litigate and adjudicate on behalf of the public purse, and this is a travesty that we all need to point out to our candidates before they get elected. The news media is so lukewarm and cowardly on this, it is a crime, and look how much pressure it took for them to report on climate change honestly. Scientists and our intelligentsia class have also failed us, all you have to do is look at the situation, early, brave warnings were not strengthened by a majority of scientists until 2017. Engineers, and Chemists have known how to assess the greenhouse gases since their first year of undergraduate school, yet only some of their associations recently took leadership and carbon reduction policies.
We need to elect leaders who know that the bills for environmental cleanup will either be paid for by the taxpayer or the polluter, and the correct payer is the polluter. This means that capitalism has to change by including pollution or its prevention as the price for doing business. Period. As soon as this change is normalized, a lot of problems are solved.
It is just ridiculous that people have been privately deciding that pollution is an externality-how did we allow this? The truth is we actually got swindled by a lot of high powered psychopaths, and now we need to put them in their place. Brave politicians thinking beyond their election time frames are our only hope. They will need to be told to legislate that the polluter pays, including the organizations like angel investment networks in their policies. The portfolios of all highly wealthy people must go carbon negative, along with their big footprint lifestyles. If they don’t the politicians are presiding over a murder suicide policy that will win out. Cleaning is an executive function in all areas fo biology and society and must be appropriately budgeted for. General cleaning will not provide repurposed products because the feed stock dirt is too dilute. The sooner that this is realized, the sooner things like a hydroxyl dispersal will be scaled. Not everything is recyclable or repurposed in the world of hygiene and holding out for really viable ideas has not produced anything affordable and appropriately low in engineering. Over engineered ideas can harm and cost as much as doing nothing.
This chemistry is just unacceptable to normal people-only militarized, hubris filled-spoiled and indulged scientists and politicians could bear this terrible poisoned fruit.
More truth that begs for us to speak together on from Dane: We do not have the right people at the top, this is very clear.
This proposed temporary approach to carbon budgeting is reposted from 2020.
A carbon insurance number that holds your personal carbon budget information profile and history and helps you find ways to offset your carbon over a certain level has now become necessary so that scientists can manage the climate mitigation work that is being done and started.
If we don’t confront this fact, we are going to continue down the trajectory that is going to kill a lot of people and biosphere.
As a species we have to get control of our carbon demand and removal immediately. We all have a personal stake in this planet’s condition. It is time to appreciate this planet in scientific and thoughtful ways as a species of enlightened individuals. A global personal commitment to a livable planet by everyone is the last big step we need to take.
Don’t we deserve to survive? The sooner we commit to what is going to be delayed gratification and emergency socialization of carbon, the better off we will all be.
As the CEO and founder of a negative emissions technology I am telling you all this out of love for you and the planetary diversity that is left. There is no point in my company helping you unless you work with me to really be truly effective, because as of today, August 8,2020, you are not lowering your carbon demand. I presently see this as a demand-side issue.
The honor system for emissions reduction currently applied with individuals and with nations at the COP 25 level have failed.
Our particular technology can only reduce warming by 2.1’C by removing methane and synthetic Greenhouse gases once fully applied. After this, there are no second chances. The reason my company exists is to help you succeed and we know that carbon demand must come down by 50% virtually immediately. Our youth are fully aware of the need for equity, as well as many others. To stall a program of global carbon demand reduction is harmful to your fellow humanity.
Friends, the science has clearly shown us where we are headed, and what we have left to salvage, which is a significantly damaged biosphere. We are now all global citizens with global responsibilities whether we like it or not. We are now all accountable to each other whether we like it or not. We need to get on the same page about our global state.
Our carbon consumption is no longer a private matter-it matters to everyone because we do have an overshoot of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere which we all contributed to. Our first mission as a global society, is to succeed at saving our biosphere for ourselves to live on. All other affairs are trivial right now.
The news media must join in this call to globally unite and organize a rapid emergency carbon demand reduction system for everyone, that is equitable and just, while we also remove the excess greenhouse gases. I know that if you were in my shoes, you would also call for these measures so that we can all succeed.
I wish you well,
Viva Cundliffe, CEO Reduction Tech