From the Associated Press, Oct. 14, 2014--"Climate change and the military", by Lolita C. Baldor, in the Philadelphia Inquirerwww.inquirer.com ;
"...increased severe weather events ...(with) a broad impact on the Defense Department's ability to respond to natural and humanitarian disasters..."
"Climate change is a 'threat multiplier'...trends could spur more natural disasters...electricity shortages..."
So, what do YOU see? Drastic weather--more catastrophic? Let us at least BE MORE PREPARED--for floods, worse storms, power outages! -- BE READY--Not just the military--with local electricity needed for schools, homes, lighting, medical care, recharging batteries, water treatment plants, canal locks, farming, architectural works like tall "green" buildings.
May 28, 2008--from the Philadelphia Inquirer: "Pa. hunters, anglers see the need to take action on global warmng." Damaging impact on trout streams because "water temperatures are rising, ...torrential rains,... lower levels of dissolved oxygen, ...makes (fish) vulnerable to bacterial infection." Fewer birds would need to migrate "south through Pennsylvania to find open water and food."
Back in 1990--a warning that:
"the environment will be unable to support current technology; governments...for the most part are neglecting these problems, which are actually just around the corner."--(written by the future director of a Virginia river basin conservancy)
light weight, easily assembled polymer components
HydroCoil(R) applications for micro hydro POWER GENERATION:
Low head hydro [ 4 to 20 meters]
municipal water treatment plants [at least 25,000 incorporated towns/cities], set HydroCoil turbines at effluent conduits, transit or cascade, to help decrease monthly electric expenses
fisheries & fish farms
retrofit 81,000 existing, non-electrified dams 12 feet or higher (FEMA, National Inventory of Dams), suitable for electrification
contribute to efficiency of existing hydropower dams - use the tailwater, supply onsite lighting or surveillance
remote monitoring - reservoir security, pipelines, seismic, weather, military
conduits from reservoirs into cities & towns, or under Mississippi River levees.
industrial processes, paper mills, pharmaceutical & food processing, mining operations
auxiliary electric power--
emergency preparedness with distributed, portable local power
disaster relief after earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, war, EMP or nuclear detonation