It felt ironic that, just as I finished rebuilding my website describing a new principle to exploit the energy from the sun and reduce our need for oil and coal, Hurricane Harvey devastated the city of Houston and the surrounding area. While it’s true I can’t offer absolute proof of concept, my work gives very powerful evidence this idea works. Perhaps a small effort, possibly costing less than a million dollars, could create a world free of our dependence on burning carbon, with all the social, political and climate change problems it creates. Compare that cost to the 40 billion, or far more, it will take to offset the cost of this one hurricane.
Climate change exacts a heavy price. Warmer weather heats the oceans, which causes excessive evaporation, putting moisture into the atmosphere, which creates these monster storms. Facing such an expensive future, doesn’t a million dollars sound like a cheap option if it will provide a way out of the coming debacle.
I can only feel sadness for those flooded out by Hurricane Harvey. No doubt they will see their life savings disappear. And to be honest, the heaviest burden will fall on low-and middle-income residents.
Certainly, the hurricane’s victims need all the help we can provide. I just wish I could get some response from those with the resources to examine my idea in detail. When you’re just a ‘home shop’ tinkerer, it’s hard to get anyone to pay attention. So, if you know anyone with influence, maybe you could share this with them.
My website: www.ferrogenerator.com
I have created a short book describing my work to change the Curie Point of a ferromagnetic material and so create an electrical generator with a high efficiency. It’s now available on Amazon and other booksellers. I’ve kept the price as low as possible so others can examine the idea. This concept, although in its infancy, could revolutionize electric power generation.
From the back cover:
Energy is the foundation of Human civilization and critical for our survival as a species. Right now, there are seven billion people on the earth, with one billion added every ten years. From fire, through beasts of burden, all the way to the industrial revolution’s exploitation of coal and oil, mankind’s progress has been tied to energy. Oil and coal, while currently plentiful, create both environmental problems and the unavoidable truth that, with our expanding population, we will soon face critical shortages.
Although we have a few nuclear sources, most energy originates from the sun. Oil and coal are stored sunlight from a buy-gone era. Wind, hydro and biomass are more renewable but expensive and not able to meet realistic demands. For the long-term survival of civilization, we need to find better ways of tapping into the almost limitless power the sun sends us every day. This book describes a device designed to directly capture sunlight, and do it with an efficiency capable of rivaling or exceeding our current methods.
In Phoenix, Arizona, the other day, more than 40 flights were cancelled due to the extreme heat. This is the new reality. Climate change is real and is caused by human activity. If something isn’t done to get our act together, we will see more such record temperatures, more droughts, more floods and more weather disturbances. This isn’t only a problem for our children. Climate change is here now.
I can’t help but think that the money lost in just those cancelled flights, would have covered the cost of duplicating my research into the Ferromagnetic Generator and provided proof that this way of collecting solar power could free us from the grip of the coal and oil barons. Curie point manipulation can create a pollution-free and climate-neutral electro-hydrogen economy. But when you’re a back-yard inventor with no fancy credentials, it hard to get taken seriously.
So; the Keystone pipeline just received its first batch of crude oil. Major win for the oil barons and Republican Elite. Yay, fuel for your car might be one or two cents cheaper. No one cares about the danger that pipeline poses by crossing over America’s main aquifer of freshwater. Which, if it ever gets contaminated, could make a quarter or more of the United States’ prime Agricultural land unfarmable.
Let’s ignore the oil industry stooges and face the fact that oil costs more than its per-barrel price. Even present day shipping disasters (seagoing tankers, pressurized pipelines and trucks), refining hazards, carcinogens released into the environment, and even the soul-destroying karma earned by those who compromise their integrity for some company’s bottom line. Some research claims the true ‘2017’ cost of a single gallon of gasoline would be well over fifteen dollars if all the costs, now underwritten by taxpayers, were included. And this estimate is thought to be much lower than for coal, who’s long-term environmental and health expenses are too widespread to accurately calculate.
But, ignoring corporate greed induced short-sightedness, the larger issue is our dependence on carbon-based fuel. Alright for us, it’s the future generations who’ll need to deal with the really serious effects of global warming.
The Keystone pipeline stands as a symbol of backward, dogmatic, thinking. All that money, effort, destroyed land and human heritage wasted for a something that will someday be viewed a pointless exercise in corporate welfare, and a capitulation to the moneyed elite.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Every honest scientist admits the only way forward for human progress is harnessing the power of the sun. In the last few years, the cost of renewable energy has dropped to where it’s a major contender. In total, many might be even more cost-effective than fossil fuel if that privileged industry didn’t receive so many tax and other taxpayer handouts.
My own research on the ferromagnetic generator shows it to be a promising method of harnessing the power of the sun with an efficiency sufficient to free us from oil. But without absolute proof of concept, my idea is dismissed. I’ll write more about this strange short-sighted dismissal in other posts. But to keep it in perspective; it’ll cost taxpayers less to fund a research institution to confirm my work, than it costs them to keep the President’s wife in her luxury digs for a single year.