Saturday, 6 August 2016

Do you believe in the Gaia Theory?

Is the Gaia Theory possible?

First it must be explained what the theory is, and the best way to do this is to link you to the Wikipedia listing. James Lovelock, the author has proposed that the Earth is a self-regulating system.

Using this hypothesis it should be possible to identify what changes are already under way due to the actions the human race has made to the planets life support systems.

We are already experiencing a change in the local climate in many parts of the world, and this trend is expected to continue. Locally we had a storm that was rated the worse in a 100 years and flooded houses for the first time ever, took out the power and trapped us in a restaurant for 3 hours due to the water.

Other parts of the world are experiencing uncommon draughts and wild fires. Nature is stressed and confused and is likely to react strongly over the next few years.

Or is this all just normal and has nothing to do with the global population and all the consumption of fossil fuels? How are you going to explain the climate changes to your grand children?

Monday, 14 December 2015

Clean Energy from water

The trend to clean energy has started

Now that the Paris COP21 has concluded with significant progress, the race is on to create a large scale, zero emission power generator. The companies that solve the many problems will become a global player and disrupt many industries, including oil. coal, gas, power transmission and the many support services.

Each country should be aware that the large companies will try to buy up solution companies or take out patents to stop progress. This practise must be managed and control for the benefit of all, not just a few.

Hydrogen has to be the answer. 

In Greek, hydrogen means "water-former".

Because it is contained in water and after separation becomes a high efficiency fuel. The waste product is water. Traditionally hydrogen has not been cheap enough to produce for large applications, but that might be changing. The Space Shuttle Main Engine burnt hydrogen with oxygen, producing a nearly invisible flame at full thrust.

The Chinese maybe first.

Using three abundant sources on earth, enough hydrogen could be produced to power every electricity generating station in the world, or could be used for local district micro-generation to avoid power transmission lines. Check out this article from the Hong Kong University

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Time to think about Climate Change

If you had not noticed, the world is changing

Most people are too busy taking care of their own lives and those of their immediate family to be worried about climate change. But if you watch what is happening around the world, you will see more "Natural Disasters" on TV, Floods in Peru, draught and water rationing in California, Arctic ice melting at an every increasing rate, and limited coverage on the causes.

It has been forecast that as the Arctic ice melts, sea levels will rise, which is already happening, little is talked about the reduced weight this reduction makes on the earth structure beneath.

As the weight distribution is move around the globe, expect more earth quakes, tsunamis, draughts, floods, fires and increased desertification.

This all sounds very depressing, and it is.

What can a single individual make to stop this self created problem from getting worse. The answer, very little, so why bother, enjoy life, leave it to somebody else. There are more immediate problems such as no jobs.

Remember the Cree Prophecy:

Only after the last tree has been cut down,
Only after the last river has been poisoned,
Only after the last fish has been caught,
Then you will find that money cannot be eaten.

Collectively there is a chance to make a difference, so what would you suggest?

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Aircraft do harm the environment

Just a post to make you think. How many aircraft are flying at the moment?. how many are overhead right now? Where did it come from and where is it going? All questions we ask our selves from time to time. There is now the opportunity answer all these questions in real time. Head over to Flight Information and see for yourself.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Sandy, is this the future?

Hurricane Sandy

The Hurricane Sandy, should show to everybody the power of Nature. Never has a Hurricane been more destructive or effected more people than Sandy. This is all part of the expected changes already taking place to our only climate.

Naturally there are many people that still claiming this is just a one off event, but is it? Time will tell but this could be a tipping point that makes ordinary people start to ask questions and demanding some answers.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

On 20th January is a UK vote on moving clocks forward one hour

There is a compaign in the UK to change the UK clocks one hour forward. This will have an important effect on reducing CO2 emissions. A link is here for more information. Every country should consider adjusting the clocks to minimise emissions, it's cheap and effective.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

It's just an idea

A major use of electricity is heating water. I used my electric kettle this morning and thought, do we really need to heat water to boiling point everytime? How about a small thermostat in each kettle so you could set it to switch off at a lower temperature. This could save a significant amount of energy without loss.

What do you think, have you ideas?

PS some business ideas at www.drachsi.com