Bypass surgery to help the World breathe
Trap the Flow of the Orange River and water Namaqualand.
Humble succulents can sink more Carbon than the Amazon
Sobukwe Canal in Namaqualand
The recent political spat in burning the Amazon has highlighted the worlds need to conserve carbon sink vegetation areas.
Equitorial Forests are NOT the best way to suck carbon out of the atmosphere. Temperate forests are more effective and succulent cover is the most effective.
There is no need to climb political barriers. Let Brazil have their cattle. Invest in Africa. Africa provides adequate areas and Africans have shown themselves to be world leaders in conservation.
The Amazon may well be a pinnacle of animal species, but it does not match the Cape Floral Kingdom for botanical diversity. There are a number of exciting options (Spekboom) to create far more efficient biomes - Just add water.
The South West Coast of Africa is an area with fresh water available. The Orange River dumps the City of Cape Town's water usage into the Atlantic every 3 days. A simply diversion (project finance needed) could create a botanical Garden of Eden on the West coast that would have tourist benefits as well as build a cactus based carbon sink possibly as large as that of the Amazon Basin.
The Sahara is an alernate prospect. The limitation is that current water sources are only sea water. The Orange River has a distant catchment area. Namaqualand is easier to reach if a desalinated sea water solution is used.
Can exceed Amazon carbon reduction
Africa is big and Land is aplenty
Just Add Water for proliferation
Africans are world leaders in conservation
Inexpensive hard working labor force
Agriculture to the west of the Canal
One million jobs created.
No competition from cattle
High Tourist potential
Bolsanaro can eat his beefburgers
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