There is some disturbing new evidence of climate change in the United States. A drought and devastating wildfires in the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains in March something I have never heard of before.
Over one million acres were of land were consumed by fires in Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas early in March, CNN reported. Over 400,000 acres burned in Oklahoma alone.
Seven people died in the fires which injured at least five firefighters. The blazes also destroyed around 30 homes and killed hundreds of cattle.
Another fire in Colorado led to the evacuation of 1,000 homes in the mountains near Boulder on March 19 and 20. That fire was definitely caused by drought, an Associated Press story indicates.
“One of the firefighters said it feels like June up there,” Boulder County Sheriff’s Commander Mike Wagner told the AP. “There is no moisture.” March is normally Colorado’s snowiest month.
Tom Darden, J.T. Vaughn, Industrial Heat and Cherokee Investment Partners are again alleging that Andrea Rossi’s e-cat low energy nuclear reaction technology does not work. In an answer and additional defenses to Rossi’s lawsuit the defendants made the following allegations.
Leonardo Corporation now has total control of Andrea Rossi’s e-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology. The Rossi-headed company took control by ending its relationship with Tom Darden’s Industrial Heat LLC.
“Leonardo Corporation announced today, June 2, 2016, that it has terminated the license granted to Industrial Heat, LLC. for the Energy Catalyzer (“E-Cat”) technology,” a Leonardo Corp press release states. “Effective immediately, Leonardo Corporation has the sole and exclusive right to the E- Cat intellectual property in all territories previously licensed to Industrial Heat, LLC.”
This means that Leonardo Corporation now has the right to market e-cat products in all the world’s major economies.
“The license; previously granted to Industrial Heat LLC, gave the company the exclusive rights to use the E-Cat intellectual property in the geographic territories of North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Emirates,” the press release posted on ecat.com states.
Andrea Rossi is planning yet another “public demonstration” of his ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology. He also claims to have new partners to replace Industrial Heat and Tom Darden; with whom he is now in an all-out legal war.
On May 7, 2016; Rossi made the lowing post on his blog:
This preliminary demonstration will be given to our Partners and it will be fundamental to decide the eventual scheduling of our work. If of course, these partners; actually exist.
Any information related to it is, obviously, classified. When I say “Partner” I mean also our new allies with which we are preparing the massive production of the product.
Thank you for your wishes to our great team.
The partners are not identified, hopefully that relationship will work out better than the one with Darden and company.
There’s another very good reason to be afraid of global warming it could cause serious food shortages. Reports from NASA and other organizations indicate that rising temperatures created by greenhouse gases could make it a lot harder to grow food in the near future.
More and more regions of the Earth are simply getting too hot to raise crops in satellite images reveal, NASA’s Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan told Business Insider. Temperatures over 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celsius) interfere with photosynthesis – the process by which plants convert carbon dioxide into carbohydrates (food) – according to Stofan.
A NASA analysis of global temperature anomalies from 1880 to 2014 revealed that the number of places in the world where temperatures regularly reach those numbers is growing fast. This includes some heavily populated areas including Southeast Asia, the Himalayas and Southern Africa.
California is in the midst of a catastrophic drought that could affect food prices all over world. What’s truly interesting is that something like low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) or cold fusion could be the solution to this crisis.
If the drought continues California only has about one year’s supply of fresh water left, NASA scientist Jay Famiglietti wrote in a recent Los Angeles Times op-ed. Familgletti a hydrologist looked at satellite data and made the alarming discovery that the Golden State has just enough fresh water left in reservoirs and underground aquifers for one year of use at current consumption levels.
What is truly disturbing is that California is not alone in an article for National Geographic last year, Famiglietti warned that aquifers all over the world and throughout the American West were being pumped dry. He predicted massive water shortages in the US, China, the Middle East and elsewhere if nothing is done.
There have been a few important developments in the world of energy that everybody needs to be aware of. The energy industry has become more unstable than ever even without the appearance of disruptive technologies like low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) and it looks like it is about to get worse.
The biggest story is that the collapse in oil prices is destabilizing many countries including Russia and Venezuela. News stories indicate that super market shelves in Venezuela are empty because the government cannot pay for food imports and that nation’s president is frantically traveling around the world begging for loans and foreign aid to keep his country’s economy functioning. Venezuela’s economy is totally dependent on oil exports, take away the oil exports and the result is depression.
It is a rather interesting and very exciting time for low energy nuclear reaction (LENR). Perhaps the most exciting developments are the attempts to replicate and perhaps improve upon Andrea Rossi’s Lugarno demonstration of his ecat technology.
Jack Cole who is described as a hobbyist reported that he has succeeded in achieving some sort of reaction with a mixture of nickel, hydrogen and a special lime based ceramic powder, the LENR-Coldfusion.com website reported. Cole reported that his experiment created 10.6 watts of excess heat. Cole was hoping to produce LENR without the use of lithium a volatile and potentially flammable substance.
The Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project is attempting to do much the same thing with their Project Dog Bone. Updates about that effort are regularly posted on the Project’s Facebook page.
The best way to predict how the commercialization and adoption of low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) could occur is to examine how other technologies were adopted in the past. Then to identify the patterns by which they were adopted it. In other words we need to take a look at history.
History does not exactly repeat itself but it often operates in similar patterns. These patterns sometimes produce different results but they are similar. A pattern for technological development, commercialization and adoption based on past technological progress can be discerned. Here are the highlights of such a pattern: