How ancient microbes could help save coastal cities from rising seas

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The issue is measures hardly match the dimension of problem. As all feedback loops in the heat system increase and accelerate global warming, and at a certain Sea temperature, I lack info about change in deep ocean temperatures, thas is key to the problem, seas will start no longer accepting CO2 in solution, and will release CO2 back to atmosphere. Methane is short lived, CH4 is burnt to CO2 and H2O x 2, but the amount of CH4 in clathrates and permafrost can be huge, also water in permafrost may be a noticeable amount.
If I lived in The Netherlands, simply, I'd move to the former DDR land, everyone will get advantages from this.
No more new civil engineering work below 110 m above curent sea level, please! This margin is proposed by multiplying by a factor of at least three the maximum Sea level rise expected in times coming soon. Flooding of NYC, Florida, Danemark, Washington DC, Paris, London, Berlin is sure, how fast and when remains in doubt.
You can't put walls to the Sea, no reasonable action but running away from areas susceptible of flooding. Salut +
 

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A way to reduce CO2 in the air is promoting growth of plants, trees, and so on. This can be done for example, by sending fresh water from Obi river, under mountains at its West, to replenish the Caspian Sea, today nearly a desert. This will help controlling salt content of Arctic Ocean, the detour can be closed and opened like a tap.
Sending desalinated water above Northern Sahara mountains, in Lybia, Tunisia, Algiers will induce rainfall and plant growth by reactivating inner dry lakes.
The overall rainfall in region was connected to the surface of Tethys Ocean remains, the larger the water surface, the higher the rainfall.
A virtue circle will result form adding freshwater to areas currently under extreme aridity.

Selling firewood in African areas where today many women have to walk kilometers to find wood for cooking, this creates also deserts, may help fix CO2 from vegetal cover increase.
Goats, sheep, are desert makers, it are better kept inside fences, fodder and water brought to place.
The catastrophic vicious circle of cutting plants for firewood and the effects of goats is evident in the Canary Islands of Lanzarote, where the conquerors had to open their way with bowie knifes, so thick was the vegetation, and the effect of goats in Fuertventura, that are those with highest milk output in the world, but destroyed vegetation.
 
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A way to reduce CO2 in the air is promoting growth of plants, trees, and so on. This can be done for example, by sending fresh water from Obi river, under mountains at its West, to replenish the Caspian Sea, today nearly a desert. This will help controlling salt content of Arctic Ocean, the detour can be closed and opened like a tap.
Sending desalinated water above Northern Sahara mountains, in Lybia, Tunisia, Algiers will induce rainfall and plant growth by reactivating inner dry lakes.
The overall rainfall in region was connected to the surface of Tethys Ocean remains, the larger the water surface, the higher the rainfall.
A virtue circle will result form adding freshwater to areas currently under extreme aridity.

Selling firewood in African areas where today many women have to walk kilometers to find wood for cooking, this creates also deserts, may help fix CO2 from vegetal cover increase.
Goats, sheep, are desert makers, it are better kept inside fences, fodder and water brought to place.
The catastrophic vicious circle of cutting plants for firewood and the effects of goats is evident in the Canary Islands of Lanzarote, where the conquerors had to open their way with bowie knifes, so thick was the vegetation, and the effect of goats in Fuertventura, that are those with highest milk output in the world, but destroyed vegetation.
Trees and algae, 'and so on'...are not long -term solutions. The oxygen created will recycle that organic carbon, sooner that later. Biofuels and wildfires. Only the permanent safe burial of carbon can make a difference to the climate. And the amounts of CO2 to be captured and geologically stored are in the billions of tons. That cannot be done without carbon fuels for transportation. Lowering carbon emissions to net-zero means increasing shortages and very high prices for gasolines.
 

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