Here, we consider rapid climate change on Earth, no matter the cause, resulting in drastic global sea rise for next generations of humans based on the ongoing disintegration of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) since May 2014, Greenland ice loss from 2002-2016 and glacial melt around the world. (See also, “Ramp-up In Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Sea Level Rise,” Sea Level Change/Sea Level News, NASA, June 13, 2018.)
Utilizing the 3×3 Global Drills process, any six people or less in any organization(s) can amend the working outline below. It offers a simple but comprehensive structure for how all humans, working together, even in indirect ways can create synergies of effort over 40 years to migrate inland a majority of each vulnerable coastal urban population center on Earth.
Cosmic – Americas
Cosmic – Africa-Europe
European Space Agency (ESA) space-based solar power satellites to power globally distributed infrastructure. Construction of launch facilities from Somalia to Tanzania, taking advantage of centrifugal force of Earth to assist escape velocity. (See also German Research Center for Geosciences-NASA project, “First Laser Light for GRACE Follow-on,” Sea Level Change/Sea Level News, NASA, July 2, 2018.)
Cosmic – Asia-Pacific
Individual and Societal – Americas
Learn from Cuban public health and literacy programs. Prolonged and steady evacuation can sustain Brazil, Argentina and Mexico as new global economic engines.
Individual and Societal – Africa-Europe
Replicate academic structure of “ancient” European universities and Plato’s Academy globally while preserving local customs and values.
Individual and Societal – Asia-Pacific
Learn from Arab women on family management. Necessary vaccines. New schools and universities inland.
Environmental – Americas
Build new small resilient cities in “Tornado Alley,” Amazon Basin and Patagonia.
Environmental – Africa-Europe
All African coastal urban centers are of concern. Copenhagen, Hamburg and French Riviera are of strong concern.
Environmental – Asia-Pacific
Lessons of December 26, 2004 Asian tsunami: Listen to indigenous populations. U.S. Navy seawater desalinators can be force for good across Asia-Pacific.
In September 2017, within the confluence of a United States-North Korea nuclear crisis, a 7.1 earthquake in Mexico City and Category 4 and 5 Atlantic hurricanes hitting eastern sections of the Americas, I offered a wider context in which to consider global sea rise, that of solar system resilience:
More in the way of personal narrative as to how and why I created the 3×3 Global Drills process from 2005-2012 is forthcoming via my YouTube and Vimeo channels in addition to occasional written pieces here on my blogroll.
As we fight each other for territory across Earth and artificially created scarcity-based money, gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) of potentially planet surface-life ending radiation occur at random moments by imploding stars outside and possibly within our galaxy. Current and near-future human generations on Earth and eventually across the solar system may not be able to deflect this natural lethal mega-force in space. Underwater and subterranean habitats offer interim protection from GRBs. As beautiful and nurturing as Earth can be in the Cinderella zone of our sun, if the human family stays confined to just one solar system, we could be eliminated. The following outline is based on nine confluences of the six 3×3 Global Drills perspectives – 1) Cosmic, 2) Individual/Societal, 3) Environmental (disciplinary perspectives) with 1) Asia-Pacific, 2) Americas and 3) Africa-Europe (geographical perspectives), forming a tight global human synergy against this and other existential threats: 3x3globaldrills.com.
NINE-POINT FLEXIBLE PLAN
1) Cosmic – Americas
NASA/Industry/Academia launches more GRB detection satellites to follow NASA’s 2008 Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST)/Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (renamed), the 2004 Swift and the 2000 High Energy Transient Explorer (HETE 2) satellites. See also the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (Ligo Scientific Collaboration) between Caltech and MIT.
2) Cosmic – Africa-Europe
European Space Agency (ESA) Russian-derived launch infrastructure (Arianespace) launches more GRB detection satellites to follow Italy’s 2007 Astrorivelatore Gamma a Immagini Legger (AGILE) and ESA’s 2002 International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory Announcements (INTEGRAL) and XMM-Newton satellites.
3) Cosmic – Asia-Pacific
Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) and Japanese Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA) collaborate in developing new GRB detection satellites as other elements of national governments and multinational corporations in this region prepare individualized and communal habitats near population centers underground and underwater off the coasts.
4) Individual and Societal – Americas
Geert Hofstede’s World Map of Individualism [Dimension] is consulted to decide where to construct individualized and communal habitats near population centers underground and underwater off the coasts.
5) Individual and Societal – Africa-Europe
Same as above in regard to Hofstede.
6) Individual and Societal – Asia-Pacific
Same as above in regard to Hofstede.
7) Environmental – Americas
Same as Individual and Societal – Americas above in regard to Hofstede. Plus, U.S. Navy in collaboration with all navies of the Americas researches, develops and constructs large-scale floating platforms with underwater compartments to comfortably accommodate large populations further off the coasts.
8) Environmental – Africa-Europe
Same as Individual and Societal – Africa-Europe above. Plus, U.S. Navy in collaboration with all navies of Africa-Europe repeat and modify above approach to floating platforms as appropriate.
9) Environmental – Asia-Pacific
Same as Individual and Societal – Asia-Pacific above. Plus, U.S. Navy in collaboration with all navies of the Asia-Pacific repeat and modify above approach to floating platforms as appropriate.
Brief verbal overview of the GRB threat given at 2:51 of the following online course introduction from October 2014:
Visual representation of the 3×3 Global Drills Worksheet given at 0:24-0:36 and 3:10-3:20 in the following preview from October 2017 of pivotal topics to be addressed in future posts:
Interesting conjecture in terms of prediction modeling and shielding, possibly the topics of future posts as concepts and technologies develop: