Introducing the RAMA Project

Let RAMA stand for the following:

1. Recognition

2. Attribution

3. Mitigation

4. Adaptation

Let’s define those terms further.

Recognition: Widespread acknowledgment that significant warming is occurring and is likely to continue during the course of the 21st century. Useful ranges of likely further warming are developed and explained.

Attribution: Clear fingerprints of the causes of this warming are identified and disambiguated from natural variation. Human contributions are identified and quantified by type, including greenhouse gases, deforestation, black soot, changes in land use and land cover, etc.

Mitigation: A staged strategy of efforts to reduce all human contributions to warming is designed, agreed and implemented incrementally, based both on projections of future warming and observations of climate impacts as they happen. Backup plans for both accelerating and decelerating these efforts are put into place.

Adaptation: A multinational program to help regions deal with current weather-related losses and future climate impacts is developed and funded as part of the next set of Millenium Goals. Separately, a series of X Prizes is announced offering significant rewards to those who develop advances in CO2 free cement production, energy storage, solar power efficiency, wind turbine technology, hydroelectric turbine efficiency, improvements in tree absorption of CO2, breakwaters and seawalls, etc.

I guess the devil’s in the details, but this looks pretty.

Rama’s life and journey is one of adherence to dharma despite harsh tests and obstacles and many pains of life and time. He is an ideal man and a perfect human. For the sake of his father’s honour, Rama abandons his claim to Ayodhaya’s throne to serve an exile of fourteen years in the forest.[6] His wife Sita and brother Lakshmana decide to join him, and all three spend the fourteen years in exile together. While in exile, Sita is kidnapped by Ravana, the Rakshasa monarch of Lanka. After a long and arduous search, Rama fights a colossal war against Ravana’s armies. In a war of powerful and magical beings, greatly destructive weaponry and battles, Rama slays Ravana in battle and liberates his wife.[7] Having completed his exile, Rama returns to be crowned king in Ayodhya and eventually becomes emperor,[6] rules with happiness, peace, duty, prosperity and justice—a period known as Ram Rajya.




6 responses to “Introducing the RAMA Project

  1. Interesting concept. I happen to agree that a staged, rational approach is always the best strategy to deal with problems. In the area of climate, after the tens of billions controlled by alarmists and opportunists this would, sadly, be a revolutionary development. Your willingness to focus on the rational and the measurable is a breath of fresh air in the climate discussion.
    Let us know if and when the “R” is based on recognizing something taking place in the “R”eal world.
    Attribution: while increased CO2 does impact things, that is a far different situation than that of CO2 causing impacts significantly different than which the climate experiences without changes in CO2.
    Mitigation will work best when progress and human development, not climate, is the goal.
    Adaptation should be based on local conditions and needs and resources. And most of all sound engineering and financial controls. Not some master climate council living in Tomorrowland. In my city, which just experienced a bad round of localized flooding we do not need CO2 mitigation. We need proper funding for decades old flood control plans and effective execution of that plan. The floods we just experienced in Texas were not unexpected, not unusual. hot significantly different from other flooding events in Texas history. In Houston at least part of the flooding was due to long known weaknesses in the city’s engineering infrastructure. in getting the water from extreme rains from streets into storm sewers into the Bayous. Part of the flooding in my neighborhood, for example, appears to be plain old fashion bad engineering due to political pork barrel spending.
    Imagine a huge top-down approach to what at the end of the day are local issues of stream management, levee maintenance, bulwark updates, etc. The opportunity for poor and ineffective- not to mention corrupt- practices is vast.

    • Is it drying out down there yet?

      • Yes, after the flooding rains comes beautiful weather: Not too hot, blue skies. Trees and lawns are green and growing. Debris removal is slower than anyone would like. The hill country area hit by flooding is still a mess as well.

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