A Human Future, Topics of Interest

How to avoid the current global buildup of arms. We can feed the worlds hungry and more. Current active competition to develop a space elevator. Wernher Von Braun on the Mission to Mars.

Location: Canada

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Mag Lev Individual Vehicle Transportation System

John Beddington, the chief scientific adviser to the British government.
"Science grows and improves in the light of criticism. There is a fundamental uncertainty about climate change prediction that can't be changed." In his view, it's time to stop circling the wagons and throw open the doors.
Back to the facts. We have increased CO2 emissions which is having serious effects.
The ozone layers.
Methane from natural sources such as termites and the Canadian pine beetle that emits as much GHG as all the cars in Canada will continue to shape our environment.
The higher levels of CO2 precipitate increasing acidity of the oceans which in my opinion should be the focal point of global CO2 emissions.
The damage to our environment and to the general population is predicted through reliable data to add a heavy burden to health care costs. Pollution to should the focal point for individual countries while the global community focuses on our largest natural resource, the worlds oceans.
I refer everyone to previous posts on a gridlock free high speed (300k +) individual vehicle transportation system with a viable long term investment for the trillions sitting in cash accounts. Creating more jobs than workers is what the global economy needs and a global transportation makeover to a 0 pollution system is what the environment needs.
People don`t want to give up their personal transportation for last centuries bulk cargo trains even if the do manage 200mph safely.
There will be no extra burden to tax payers as the business model I have adapted will create secure long term investments for decades/generations to come.
There will be no extra burden on consumers as the energy costs of the current system will simply shift over to an equivalent toll.
There will be no loss to the current energy supplies as only the form of delivery will change.
Mag Lev Individual Vehicle Transportation System.
0 pollution

out of the gate

Saturday, October 20, 2007
Feeding The Worlds Hungry
"Current global agriculture subsides run at close to $400b/year"
"If a 10th of 1% of the global economy were diverted to buy food prices for global producers would strengthen to the point where subsidies would no longer be necessary. Most global transactions pass through an institution. Each institution retains and diverts .1% of every transaction"
Feb. 06, 2010
Tobin tax
as a number of people have noted, it would raise enough money to lift the world's billion poorest people out of absolute poverty