Voici la question qui me guide dans mes recherches...

L’appât du gain manifesté par les entreprises supranationales et certains groupes oligarchiques, de même que le contrôle des ressources naturelles par ceux-ci, dirigent l’humanité vers un nouvel ordre mondial de type féodal, voir même sa perte. Confronté à cette situation, l’être humain est invité à refuser d’accepter d’emblée une pseudo-vérité véhiculée par des médias peut-être à la solde de ces entreprises et groupes. Au contraire, il est invité à s’engager dans un processus de discernement et conscientisation afin de créer sa propre vérité par la confrontation de sa réalité nécessairement subjective à des données objectives, telles que révélées par la science, par exemple.

The penalty that good men pay for not being interested in politics is to be governed by men worse than themselves. - Plato

samedi 16 janvier 2010

Light reading for the weekend - Haiti situation - Question to all.

First of all, my heart goes to the Haitian people. I donated some money to CECI and Croix-Rouge, but things I would have liked to see from US, the "rich" countries are:

  • A drop of millions of food-water packs from the air.  We could have organized quickly small packages containing high calorie bars and water bottle, attach them to small parachute and drop them from air planes or helicopters. We hear from the news the difficulty of reaching the people, this could have been a solution.
  • We could, with some work and preparation, have a nuclear powered "barge" ready to provide power and fresh water from a sea water when needed. The Russian have build such vessels.
Each vessel has two modified KLT-40 naval propulsion reactors providing up to 70 MW of electricity or 300 MW of heat, enough for a city with population of 200,000 people. It could also be modified as a desalination plant producing 240,000 cubic meters of fresh water a day.
  • Another idea I had (not the first to have it, it seems) was to use blimps as cell towers.  Those communication devices could be setup quickly and be impervious to any problem on the ground.  Communication would have been greatly improved.
Imagine the difference that would have made if we would have been ready to deploy those ideas to the people of Haiti. We have the creativity and knowledge to do all this, we just need to divert some resources from the wars and banks recovery to get it done.

Now on the light reading
  • If we remove nuclear power station, does it automatically add more renewable power or more coal power? Read more
  • How can you increase the production of greenhouse vegetable by more than 200%? Easy, add CO2. Read more
  • You remember the ClimateGate scandal from the UK research center, well it seems now that this scandal and data manipulation was also done in the USA for world temperature record. Read more and make sure to watch this segment.
  • Who thinks this?: The only way humanity can cease to be an affront to the planet is if the 7-billion-strong human family is reduced to a hunter-gather-sized population. Read more
Question of the day:
How can we make altruism, the unselfish concern for the welfare of others a larger influence in our world than the egotistic, self centered, corruption that seems to plague our everyday news? Read more

Ok enough for today.. Heading out for some cross country skiing.

1 commentaire:

Simon Filiatrault a dit...

Rod Adams just pointed twitter readers to this story:


USS Vinson bringing benefits of #nuclear power to Haiti, including 400,000 gallons of clean, fresh water per day! http://bit.ly/5OX9A8