Hot New Idea To Stop ‘Climate Change’: Flood The Deserts

Why would they want to flood the deserts when they are already getting greener? It’d probably be a lot easier if every member of the Cult of Climastrology gave up their own use of fossil fuels and went carbon neutral

Would flooding the deserts help stop global warming?
The idea is “risky, unproven, even unlikely to work,” according to Y Combinator. But if it did work, it could slow climate change.

We could probably stop right after the subhead

Imagine flooding a desert half the size of the Sahara. Using 238 trillion gallons of desalinated ocean water to do the job. Creating millions of 1-acre-square micro-reservoirs to grow enough algae to gobble up all of Earth’s climate-changing carbon dioxide. For an encore: How about spreading the water and fertilizer (the dead algae) to grow a vast new forest of oxygen-producing trees?

A Silicon Valley venture capital firm, Y Combinator, unveiled the radical desert flooding plan as one of four “moonshot” scenarios that it hopes innovators will explore as potential remedies to catastrophic global warming.

But would it work? And should it even be tried?

No and no. But Warmists gonna Warmist

“We do not want to have this be purely profit driven,” said Greg Rau, a University of California, Santa Cruz climate scientist and part of the team that helped Y Combinator craft the request for proposals. “We are trying to benefit the planet, not just make money. So we need this kind of research and development first, but then oversight and governance over how any of this is deployed.”

In other words, they want Other People to pay for their insane ideas.

The startup accelerator that helped finance Airbnb, Dropbox and Reddit asked innovators last month to come forward with specific proposals on desert flooding and three other extreme plans for reducing greenhouse gas concentrations. The existential threat posed by climate change requires research into solutions that the investment firm itself conceded could be “risky, unproven, even unlikely to work.”

Which means they need Government money, coming from your wallet.

Y Combinator pegs the price tag at $50 trillion. That’s roughly half the entire globe’s economic productivity for a year. Altman said in an interview that the cost for any solution will need to drop into the billions to become more realistic. “You can do a lot of things that require spending more money than you will ever be able to get,” Altman said, “and it just doesn’t come.” Brought to a more realistic price, he believes that governments will pay.

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3 Responses to “Hot New Idea To Stop ‘Climate Change’: Flood The Deserts”

  1. xtron says:

    for that kind of money you could build several thousand thorium reactors, which would power the world, with energy left over to desalinate water for all the drought stricken areas, and to generate jet/diesel fuel from that same sea water.
    but why let common sense get in the way of a good scam.

    and ,yes, thorium reactors have been used at oak ridge since the 60’s, and the navy has a method to turn sea water into jet fuel, it takes a lot of electricity tho.

  2. Dana says:

    Gee, a guy in California, where all of those wildfires are burning, wants to flood the deserts!

    California is burning because it has always been a wildfire prone area, with a climate which has had a water deficit for centuries.

    Of course, dumping 238 trillion gallons of water in the Sahara is going to create a whole lot of wet sand, not arable soil. And once you’ve dumped 238T gallons on the sand, it will evaporate, because the Sahara will still be hot as Hell, and it still won’t get any more rain than it does now to replenish the evaporated water.

    A KC-135 tanker carries roughly 10,000 gallons of liquid cargo. That’s 23.8 billion fossil fueled flights to dump that water in the Sahara. This sounds like a plan from Wile E Coyote.

    • I imagine they could do it with a pipeline. But the real fuel costs would still be in desalination process and pumping.

      It would be better to pipe it over from the Ohio valley where the water is already desalinated and excessively plentiful every year. You would only have to pump it south of the Rockies through Arizona, then let gravity do the rest.

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