ADME – 3 Stage Control plan for the Encroaching Desert Problem

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Phase 1 (Sand Storm Control) of Three Stage Control plan for the Encroaching Desert Problem of Northern China Creating Food and Energy Water.

Phase 1 (Sand Storm Control) of Three Stage Control plan for the Encroaching Desert Problem of Northern China Creating Food and Energy Water.

Phase 2 = Irrigation & plant growth with solar evaporated sea water

Phase 3 = Production and export of Energy to Europe

Rapid expansion of Chinese deserts is causing China to outsource farming to e.g Africa and South America, increasing land, forest,  water and political stress.

“For centuries, China experienced regular dust storms, but the latter half of the twentieth century brought an increase in these storms, likely due to human activities such as overgrazing. From AD 300 to 1949, a dust storm typically struck northwestern China every 31 years. After 1990, the occurrence increased to once a year.

“China has mounted various efforts to halt the increasing desertification, which is caused by overuse of the land for farming and grazing.

1. ADME Aerially Delivered Mini Environment. Enables the rapid installation of a sand fence automatically deployed between each ADME enabling the vast sand storms in central Chinese deserts to be controlled rapidly and cost effectively. Incorporates an arid resistant plant which will itself act in the long term as a sand fence and wind break. Contains a water / dew harvesting system, They can be deployed  in a string or line of up to 4 km in length by being dropped  from an aeroplane.

Studies by Chinese scientists and the World Bank have concluded that China has lost U.S. $2 billion to $3 billion a year over the past decade from the effects of lost land and productivity, threatening the livelihood of at least 170 million people.[1]

[1] R. Reggie Royston, “China’s Dust Storms Raise Fears of Impending Catastrophe,” National Geographic, 01-Jun-2001.

 

Phase 2 = Irrigation & plant growth with solar evaporated sea water  – In preperation

Phase 3 = Production and export of Energy to Europe – In preperation

2 Comments

  1. Kurt Grossman - July 1, 2012, 4:27 pm Reply

    Is this discussing “Nei Mongol” and “Ningxia” provinces? What is the estimated amount of water that is needed for the area? What would be an ideal supply to irrigate if they could build a pipeline or irrigation channel? Is there a source for topsoil to be brought in? Will fertilization and water bring back the agricultural productivity? The essence of my questions are “Are there reasonable solutions be proposed other than sand fences?”

  2. admin - July 3, 2012, 10:48 am Reply

    Kurt thanks for your comments. We have only covered the first part here, but will be writing answers to your questions. And it appear it can be done. ie we will calculate seawater volumes nee ed, and we can locate soil sources.

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