Cold Air Drainage is a threat, a risk and a potential few “experts” understand
Ask a Spartina Patents buddies and they will agree.
My hometown gave itself to Robert Moses worshippers in 1962. Tax gabble won the day. Tomorrow may see my Spartina buddies make a comeback. While most “experts “are mere squirts under pressure Spartan Spartina are real and live as marsh experts on every Continent. Yes every Continent.
Bulgaria culture probably understands this worldwide fact than any other
culture. 18 year olds have harvested rose flowers to process them into the most
expensive commodity in the world. Rose Valley is the site that for hundreds of
years the co-ed bare chested harvesting time tradition has survived wave after
wave of belligerent politics. The most dramatic of the recent past is the key
role it played in the fall of the Communist government. As the meltdown at
Chernobyl (caused by an engineering blunder) occurred the Russians who were
running the Bloc gave their titular heads a heads up. Directive was to stay
inside for a few days and either after a rain or the washing down of streets
and public places safe conditions would return. They listened, and went beyond
measure by importing food and drink and all convening to celebrate Communism
and their role in keeping Bulgaria as a fellow Progressive State.
Direct, distinct, correct advice was not shared with the citizens including
the last18 year olds in the country to be ruled by Communists.
By the 10th of November 1989 a real scientist and physician involved
in the May Day Retreat of 1986 came forward publicly nationwide. Attending the
“required” Saturday evening movie debut followed by re rerun and intermission news report. Few saw the debut. 52 movies were produced each year by the state. As a warm and fuzzy benefit of the regime Saturday Night Movies were free, attendance, required. The 3’ish hour period allowed time for the police and others to search homes, read private records and analyze the relative wealth of the families snuggling in the theaters.
The interview producer produced a flood of families to the streets. Official
buildings were destroyed and many records were destroyed especially in the
National Repository in Sophia. Cancer contracted through airborne enriched
radioactive elements has long thought to take 25 plus years to effect vital
organs and glands. Those Rose Oil teens are at that point now. Data is coming
in. Soviet and American propaganda regarding fallout will be tested. Japanese
data from the detonation of slightly different isotope packages is being
analyzed as is their 2011 version of a nuclear disaster. World demand for
energy is just at the starting point of increased need.
Whether the Green Religion or Coal Worship believers turn out to be correct
we should be planning for cold air drainage. Glacial Retreat is at 2 out in the
9th in both boys and girls baseball terms. There will be no tie game. Heating and
cooling have been profound and virulent over the last 17 Glacial Retreats.
Pave everywhere has been the go to solution for political power on the local
level since WWII in many countries. Add in big pipes and the institutional
incompetence called “Professional Engineering” and flooding worldwide is on the
rise. Understanding cold air drainage could well threaten the sad status quo.
While blame for mess lies at least 50% in the laps of the “environmental “fake
industry their supporters have a chance of getting it right this time.
The Spartina family has remarkable knack for choosing the most productive
lands in the world. Their ability to overcome the dumb is back on the rise. Their
habitat is expanding as it has for 10,000 years. Human assistance to their
expansion can be a double winner.
As the retreat of the most recent Ice Age continues much is made of nothing.
Something would be the understanding of Cold Air Drainage. Spartina pectinata has a number of common names, my favorite SLOUGHGRASS. Found on every continent including Antarctica in every form and states of happiness we should take it seriously. A condition of degradation, despair, helpless depression in our modern culture slough has a lot of punditry brain trains to overcome. Literally worshiped by many native peoples for centuries and my North European ancestors here starting in the 17th North America we have lost touch with the devotion.
Sloughgrass is a hardy strong pant with sturdy hollow stems. It’s distant cousins, as in 4,000 varieties of bamboo, are better known for that feature. Topping out at 10 feet Sloughs, send out rhizonomous tentacles and roots deeper than that. The sod they form is strong and will withstand water and drought conditions. Wet all the time, does not work for it. As the moist sod produced increases it can form a micro climate. Wet meadows can be wonderful areas to help control floods. They can be grazed, harvested, used as fuel and shelter.
As the Sun sets on most latitudes temperaturechanges over to cooler readings. Cooler air is in most cases heavier than warm air and contains more moisture. Dew is a tangible product of cool air drainage. Sloughgrass has the right location and physical makeup to harvest dew. The moisture falls from it’s perfect shape leaves and drips to the sod. Already living in lower drainage friendly places the system works. Individual property owners can take a journey that is fueled by cold air drainage and plant to take advantage of it.
High temperature weather patterns can havecatastrophic deluge creating events based on cold air drainage. Large and medium sized examples are the Rocky Mountain Eastern Slope and the Appalachian Mountains in the US. As the Ice Age Retreat continues more water is availablein the atmosphere. Stable ocean currents provide weather patterns a base nearthe Earth surface, Jet Stream currents provide the topping on the weather cake. Stability is interrupted by large scale factors, especially seismic activity. 2011 saw an increase activity of same as evidenced by what happened in Japan.While one earthquake created horrific immediate results at least 17 other quakes occurred along the same plate that were powerful Each produced tremendous amounts of energy that was released to the bottom of the Western Pacific Ocean. This energy transfer deflected currents enough that Alaska had the coldest Winter in recorded history. At the same time Eastern North Americahad the warmest in the East. Prevailing Westerly winds are the result of the sun rising in the East and setting in the West. Large scale cold air drainage contributes to the direction of the Jet Stream. 2012 saw remarkable effects from the earthquakes as evidenced by weather patterns changing and should be used as a planning platform.
Living just above the Sloughgrass can be a variety of species. The Bulgaria’s Rose Valley is an extreme example as to species mono culture and could be mimicked in other locations. Inland watercourses and waterways at the sub watershed level is the place to begin.