Tags: salicornia, food, energy, future hope, Carol Hoges
July 24, 2008
Ms. Dickerson says that there are some neat rows of emerald plants growing up from the desert floor. Carl Hoges, an atmospheric physicist from Arizona, has spent his 71 years figuring out how humans can get food when they can't get fresh water and good soil.
this plant is called salicornia. It is a halophyte or a salt loving plant. Hodges would like to channel the ocean into some man-made rivers to nourish commercial aquaculture operations, mangrove forests and crops that produce food and fuel.
Hodges said that it would neutralize the sea-level rise. He wants to see 50 seawater farms.
He thinks we need to divert three Mississippi rivers size of bodies of water to stop the rise of the ocean and sequester lots of carbon dioxide. Hodges has had interesting followers, including the late Marlon Brando and Martin Sheen.
the leader of Abu Dhabi has sent him $3.6 million to create a saltwater greenhouse system.
What do you make of his claim? Shouls anything be done? Who should help if anyone?
Please leave your thoughts. thanks! natalie