Nothing in Pandora’s Box report is new, nothing has to be invented, and all information is available to everyone on this planet. None of this information is originally mine (except my thoughts). My question is; why is nobody in the world ringing the bell?

  • Earth temperature is rising.
  • Global warming is caused by an imbalance of the carbon cycle.
  • Imbalance of the carbon cycle is caused by burning fossil fuel.
  • We are using fossil fuel because our demand for energy and lack of alternative sources.
  • To restore the balance of the carbon cycle we need to compensate emissions of carbon.
  • Reduction of energy (other than reduction through better efficiency) means reduction of economic growth.
  • The use of solar panels, wind turbines, nuclear power plants etc, will not reduce the current CO2 levels in the atmosphere. It will reduce the demand of fossil energy.
  • Ecosystems are closed carbon systems, untouched they will release the same amount of carbon as it takes. Ecosystems are temporary carbon storage’s.
  • The cheapest and most effective way to remove carbon out the atmosphere is by photosynthesis.
  • The cheapest and most effective way to bring carbon back to the lithosphere is to produce bio charcoal from plants and trees.
  • Indonesia has millions of hectares of low carbon land available, former rainforest.
  • Paulownia is the fastest growing tree species available for photosynthesis.
  • Converting 14 million hectares of low carbon land into plantation will offset the energy used by a power-plant of 60,000 Megawatts, enough to provide 1, 5 billion American homes energy. If used to produce timber it can produce more than 120 million Cubic Meters log per year.
  • Converting 14 million hectares of low carbon land into plantation will create between 6 and 10 million sustainable jobs.
  • The start of a project like this can be fast; also the revenue (capture CO2) starts as soon the first tree is planted.
  • As long we do it in a professional way with professionals this solution can and will be the first step to close Pandora’s Box.

Before you say I’m crazy, have a look again at the pictures. Compare the Chevron Gorgon project with our United Nations tree planting army, Look at the devastating state of low carbon land at Kalimantan and see how we can transform it. Look again at the amazing properties of paulownia or just google “Global Warming casualties 2012

I’m angry because we give the job of saving the lives of millions of people (who will die because of global warming) to volunteers and children.

I’m angry because we created a system of carbon credits, a system what is not measurable or countable. The world should know what it means if we make from carbon a commodity or financial instrument. The banks will love it; after the real-estate bubble they need something new.

I’m angry because we throwing billions of dollars hard-earned tax money away in the wrong direction. Stop for a period of 10 years looking for new data about the rising temperature. Put that money towards something that we already found out.

Mankind has the knowledge, skills and resources to pull a job like this; it will bring a safer and cleaner planet, it will create jobs, it will generate growth it will save lives. A better environment and growth can go hand in hand.

You should get angry to; don’t accept it anymore, start demonstrating, this time not against pollution but against sitting on our asses and doing nothing more that talking, spending our taxes on useless conferences and more investigations and predictions. It’s time to do something we already know

Help by forwarding this letter to everyone you know, your family and friends, your colleagues, to oil and gas companies, political parties, governments, presidents, senators, schools, banks, health-organizations, United Nations, Greenpeace, everyone you can think of.

Maybe that effort will get the ball rolling.

Piet de Vries.


2 Comments

  1. Subject: THE TRUTH ABOUT CARBON DIOXIDE SOURCES?

    Ian Rutherford Plimer (born 12 February 1946) is an Australian geologist, professor emeritus of earth sciences at the University of Melbourne, professor of mining geology at the University of Adelaide, and the director of multiple mineral exploration and mining companies. He has published 130 scientific papers, six books and edited the Encyclopedia of Geology.

    Where Does the Carbon Dioxide Really Come From?

    Professor Ian Plimer could not have said it better!
    If you’ve read his book you will agree, this is a good summary.

    PLIMER: “Okay, here’s the bombshell. The volcanic eruption in Iceland .
    Since its first spewing of volcanic ash has, in just FOUR DAYS, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet – all of you.

    Of course, you know about this evil carbon dioxide that we are trying to suppress – it’s that vital chemical compound that every plant requires to live and grow and to synthesize into oxygen for us humans and all animal life.

    I know….it’s very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of driving Prius hybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up till midnight to finish your kids “The Green Revolution” science project, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares of toilet paper,
    putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, vacationing at home instead of abroad, Nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all of your 50 cent
    light bulbs with $10.00 light bulbs…..well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just four days.

    The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth’s atmosphere in just four days – yes, FOUR DAYS – by that volcano in Iceland has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast, carbon. And there are around 200 active volcanoes on the planet spewing out this crud at any one time – EVERY DAY.

    I don’t really want to rain on your parade too much, but I should mention that when the volcano Mt Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in all its years on earth.

    Yes, folks, Mt Pinatubo was active for over One year – think about it.

    Of course, I shouldn’t spoil this ‘touchy-feely tree-hugging’ moment and mention the effect of solar and cosmic activity and the well-recognized 800-year global heating and cooling cycle, which keeps happening despite our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate change.

    And I do wish I had a silver lining to this volcanic ash cloud, but the fact of the matter is that the bush fire season across the western USA and Australia this year alone will negate your efforts to reduce carbon in our world for the next two to three years. And it happens every year.

    Just remember that your government just tried to impose a whopping carbon tax on you, on the basis of the bogus ‘human-caused’ climate-change scenario.

    Hey, isn’t it interesting how they don’t mention ‘Global Warming’ Anymore, but just ‘Climate Change’ – you know why?

    It’s because the planet has COOLED by 0.7 degrees in the past century and these global warming bull artists got caught with their pants down.

    And, just keep in mind that you might yet have an Emissions Trading Scheme – that whopping new tax – imposed on you that will achieve absolutely nothing except make you poorer.

    It won’t stop any volcanoes from erupting, that’s for sure.

    But, hey, relax……give the world a hug and have a nice day!”

    THIS IS CONTRARY TO THE “SETTLED SCIENCE” SPEWED BY THE FOLKS WHO SPEND ALL THEIR WAKING HOURS TRYING TO INVENT MORE EXCUSES TO HAND OUT GOOFY GRANTS & STEAL MORE OF OUR $$$$ (TAXES) & IMPOSE MORE GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS??

  2. Hello David,
    Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and the effort you put in your reply.
    Yes I agree it’s impossible to stop climate change.

    What you are mentioning is correct, however your conclusion is wrong. It’s sound like my wife when she comes back from a shopping spree. ‘Look how much money I saved, I’ve got everything on discount’

    There where always volcanic eruptions and there always will be, it’s about what mankind is doing on top of that.
    By shouting and qualifying all effort to change people behavior as bogus you put yourself on the sideline.

    Of course we should be critical towards all upcoming green solutions as carbon tax and carbon credits. There is nothing wrong with saving energy, putting a hold towards deforestation, fight poverty, shelter the poor and feed the hungry.

    Or do you say; one tsunami kills 300.000 people, that wipes out all the effort organizations like The Red Cross, Unesco, WHO are doing to save people, so better not bother anymore.

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