Smelling Land: The Hydrogen Defense Against Climate Catastrophe
by David S Scott
Crown Publications, Queen's Printer for British Columbia
April 21, 2008
Al Gore described the problem. David Sanborn Scott provides the solution.
In his accessible, dramatic new book, Smelling Land: The Hydrogen Defense Against Climate Catastrophe, Dr. David Sanborn Scott, one of the world’s foremost energy experts, sets out practical solutions to first slowing, then preventing climate instabilities. He explains how energy systems really work and, in particular, the vital role of the energy currencies electricity and hydrogen. The book gives insights into today’s global energy systems and shows pathways to a brighter tomorrow.
Smelling Land: The Hydrogen Defense Against Climate Catastrophe by David Sanborn Scott, is the first clearly written, comprehensive book to explain why hydrogen is the only way to escape global climate catastrophe. Climate destabilization is the most serious environmental threat of the 21st century. If not stopped, it will bring economic collapse; mass migrations and global wars as countries vie for depleting resources, water and even the ability to grow food.
Resolving these escalating issues will be the most important environmental challenge we face this century. In this timely and important new book, Dr. David Sanborn Scott, one of Canada’s foremost energy experts, clearly demonstrates that we have only one real choice.
Chapter 2 - Charting the Course: Toward a Cleaner, Richer Hydrogen Age
Today, climate scientists and the media’s reporting on climate change speak almost solely to the phenomena causing the problem, to the changes we might expect, and to the coping strategies we might adopt. Sometimes people speak to important but wholly insufficient, actions—like using fuel-efficient vehicles or windmills. Almost no one speaks of the single overarching strategy, hydrogen systems, that can give us a chance to escape climate catastrophe.
Although conceptually straight forward, implementing a hydricity strategy will require a major evolution in our energy system infrastructures. It will also require time—up to a decade for the first components, more than half a century for others. In contrast, we can quickly introduce helpful but insufficient starter tactics (such as hybrid cars and windmills). But while deploying starter tactics, it’s critical that we simultaneously begin to implement longer-term sustainable hydrogen systems. It can be done. And that is what Smelling Land is all about.
The Hydrogen Defense Against Climate Catastrophe
David Sanborn Scott
Canadian Hydrogen Association, 2008
It just might work…
Smelling Land begins with the parable of a cabin boy warning his captain to turn about for he smells land. In spite of the reprimand, the boy again warns the captain, “I smell land sir please turn about.” In anger, the captain hung the boy; a short time later the ship run aground.
We hear warnings but are we listening. We are told, “Sir, I smell land, please turn about.” Are we heeding those warnings or are we intend on hanging the cabin boy? David Sanborn Scott clearly lays out a solution to our energy problems and Global Warming. He writes with expertise and vast experience. Smelling Land is well written and explains Scott’s solution in a clear and concise manner. If you care about the future of our world, you will read Smelling Land.