How to replace geoengineering permanently with global geochemistry

Global methane levels are set to quickly and unavoidable double CO2 levels, which is going to lower the oxygen content of the ocean. This will kill most of the ocean food chain which is already dying at the larval stage of several species1-4. Only an ocean with a nearer optimal pH can sustain life and absorb CO2. Adding oxygen ions to larvae hatches in captivity must be followed by stepped targeted oxygenation of the ocean. Both oxygen levels and pH are treated at the same time.

If we are going to save ocean life and the capacity of the ocean to absorb our collective CO2 emissions in its buffering system we need to make oxygen ions. They can be made from mining carbon dioxide made by coal plants which have been fully sealed and capture CO2 for this purpose. The carbon from the CO2 is made into different products like graphite, diamond parts, fiber parts, and special powders, and can be recycled.

The Oxygen needs of the global atmospheric remediation and Ocean remediation have been calculated. The combined heat and power base needed is 8GW of coal systems producing CO2 for splitting into oxygen and carbon. The carbon products all have a strong business case and markets. Retired coal assets can be retooled to help mankind handle all of its CO2 emissions on an emergency and ongoing basis. At the same time, toxic geoengineering can be replaced with remedial geochemistry that can reflect heat, modify weather, remove all of its current toxic side effects. We need a global solution and we now have one. You can learn more at http://www.vivacundliffe.com and http://www.gcgreencarbon.com, and help spread this important information to stop our global environmental failure.

We have the chance to use one economic solution to build the technology that will deliver the oxygen ions for the planet.

Oxygen is missing from the ocean because of CO2 dissolving and lowering the pH by raising the hydrogen ion content. Hydrogen and oxygen are two ends of the seesaw in water chemistry balance.

In the atmosphere, Oxygen ions can scrub particles and methane out of the way, and also trigger different kinds of weather naturally. This can be increased safely to help the planet cool by removing heat blocking molecules. The ozone layer can also be repaired by restoring oxygen and it is not healing like we want.

Our lives are full of the many references in the news about how our Earth is failing. We need to act, even in small ways, but we now have a high output system to provide oxygen on the drawing board and the science is open for public oversight. We cannot keep secret a non toxic way to rebalance the Earth system with a proven pH and oxygenating chemistry for seawater and scrubbing and weather ions for the atmosphere that need only a moderate amount of testing as known agents of the air and weather.

The whole plan would cost less than 0.5% of global GDP per year for 6 years and can be spread over a longer period. Can we afford not to gain control of our emissions, when we have an economically positive and healing technology available to us?

  1. http://e360.yale.edu/features/northwest_oyster_die-offs_show_ocean_acidification_has_arrived
  2. https://grist.org/food/2011-08-17-the-great-oyster-crash/
  3. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/12/091207-giant-lobsters-acid-oceans.html
  4. https://phys.org/news/2015-04-lobster-growth-decline-ocean-acidification.html
  5. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41653511
  6. https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-11-05/study-rising-co2-levels-threaten-global-marine-life
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