[cryptome] Fwd: RE: Greening the Deserts (33% of the global land mass: by using seawater irrigation and saltwater loving crops)

  • From: "Joe Products" <Joe_Products@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:58:41 +0200 (CEST)

I just got this book from Gijs Graafland.

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Od: Gijs Graafland | Planck Foundation <graafland.gb@xxxxxxxxxx>
Komu: 'Joe Products' <Joe_Products@xxxxxxxxx>
Datum: 18. 10. 2014 17:32:11
Předmět: RE: Greening the Deserts (33% of the global land mass: by using 
seawater irrigation and saltwater loving crops)


Joža, regarding your intel stuff: what’s the core of any IT environment? The
directory server (who can do what database). There are only a few families 
of DS’ses in the world. Have the ‘god keys’ to those (NSA has) and any IT 
environment is c.o.m.p.l.e.t.e.l.y. theirs. I’ve tried to tell Greenwald 
this, but he don’t understand IT that much to understand this. Any IT 
environment in compromised by this: just 3 ‘god keys’ will open everything. 
If you want to use this info: be my guest, but please don’t mention my: I 
want to convince the power to be of desert greening and clean energy now 
(both are Trojan Horses into their realm of power): I don’t invest any time 
in exposing the bad guys anymore: creating good things is what we should do:
good things will limit their power. (I have developed single sign-on models 
for telcos: so I know DS stuff). As weekend gift: a book of F.W. Engdahl 



Van: Joe Products [mailto:Joe_Products@xxxxxxxxx] 
Verzonden: zaterdag 18 oktober 2014 17:07
Aan: Gijs Graafland | Planck Foundation
Onderwerp: Re: Greening the Deserts (33% of the global land mass: by using 
seawater irrigation and saltwater loving crops) 

interesting... tell me more 

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Od: Gijs Graafland | Planck Foundation <graafland.gb@xxxxxxxxxx>
Komu: joe_products@xxxxxxxxx
Datum: 18. 10. 2014 15:32:57
Předmět: Greening the Deserts (33% of the global land mass: by using 
seawater irrigation and saltwater loving crops) 

Planck Foundation (http://www.planck.org) 
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Dear Joe, 

Please page quickly through the attached slide presentation on 'turning the 
global deserts into economic productive areas'. If you don't like email 
attachments, than see the text below as summary of the slide presentation. 

The described model could become a huge (and also long term / sustainable) 
surge for the economies of Africa and West Asia, as well / thereby for the 
global economy too. 

It's about turning all the global deserts into high performance economic 
areas by the use of salt sea/ocean water for irrigation. 

(mainly based on salt resistant crops: the so called halophyte crops: almost
all sweet water demanding crops have a halophyte 'nephew') 

It's about dredging a network of salt water rivers into the deserts towards 
millions new created diversified family farms. 

(or about installing seawater pipelines, if there are rocky soils and/or 
landscape elevation that would make salt water rivers impossible) 

Said as a parable: making salt water rich regions like the eastern side of 
South America that focus on salt water agriculture / salt water aquaculture.

This model could turn many currently nett food importing nations into main 
food suppliers of the world. 

(desert soils combined with salt water irrigation are very productive) 

(mega space + plenty seawater + sunlight abundance = voluminous agriculture/
aquaculture = voluminous food) 

A high performance salt water resistant crop like salicornia (its beans has 
30% oil and 35% protein) has great potential for desert greening. 

Ocean water has already 80% of the nutrients halophyte crops need. As the 
channels are not that deep the water will get warmer and by that flora and 
fauna will explode in it. This upcycling makes that number 100%. This is 
also why most farms in this salt water based artificial mangroves type of 
delta will combine agriculture with aquaculture: the aqua culture part not 
only delivers weeds to feed scrimps/fish, the scrimps/fish also enrich the 
nutrient value of the water for halophyte agriculture use. 

I've also attached a slide presentation on this desert greening model to 
this email. 

This detailed presentation could also be found online as a powerpoint file 
at http://www.desertcorp.com/slides/DesertCorp-Slide-Presentation.ppt
(http://www.desertcorp.com/slides/DesertCorp-Slide-Presentation.ppt), or as 
PDF file at http://www.desertcorp.com/slides/DesertCorp-Slide-Presentation.
pdf(http://www.desertcorp.com/slides/DesertCorp-Slide-Presentation.pdf) if 
you like a PDF instead of PPT file, or as PPS file at http://www.desertcorp.
(http://www.desertcorp.com/slides/DesertCorp-Slide-Presentation.pps) if you 
don't have a PDF nor PPT program. 

In the mindset of delivering a model open source, you've got access to the 
powerpoint source file and do with it what ever you want, even easily remove
the DesertCorp logo and replace it with your own logo. 

If you like the model: feel free to share this document or use parts of it 
in your own communication. Greening the deserts could diversify and 
intensify the economies of the Global East and Global South widely/deeply. 

It will end youth unemployment in the emerging nations with young 
demographics delivering their youth more economic perspectives. 

Salt water based agriculture/aquaculture also will end all water/food/energy
based tensions/sparks/conflicts in the world. 

(food trade is just trade in 'embedded' water/soil/energy/sunlight) 

With global implementation of sea/ocean water based agriculture/aquaculture 
all water/food/energy tensions/sparks/conflicts will be gone for ever. 

Combining two abundances (desert soil and ocean water) together with the 
abundance of sunlight will change the future of the world at large. 

More information can be found on http://www.desertcorp.com
(http://www.desertcorp.com) where you can find also some informational 
videos on desert greening economy here too. 

At least watch the CNN broadcast on Carl Hodges' salt water based 
agriculture/aquaculture projects: practicing all those possibilities. Or 
watch the interview with NASA's Langley Research Center scientist Dennis M. 
Bushnell. Or see the IBM micro CPS/PV solution. Educate yourself in this 
topic with this short videos. If you like these videos of those desert 
greening gurus: feel free to share them with others: it will make the world 
at large (economy, ecology and peace) a better place. Economy and ecology 
are not contrary influences: only if we do things not so smart they are in 

Salt water based agriculture/aquaculture will change the global landscape 
and global food/water/energy perspectives. Someone who really understands 
the global impact of this is Club of Rome's sustainable economy guru Hazel 

It's the game changer of the 21st century and its realization will thrive 
the global economy for decades as driver/widener of global investment/

All nations with deserts could benefit of this seawater based fast 
development model (and also the already developed nations: as a lot of 
equipment is needed). 

The logo of DesertCorp tells this story in one simple image. Take a look at 
it on the DesertCorp site: just that one image will convince you of the huge
potential of desert greening: sand soil becoming green soil. 

Will there be global deserts left? Yes, a) we never will be able to explore 
all deserts and b) new deserts will emerge due to land erosion. An huge 
example of the second facet is the Mid West of the USA. 

It's hard to apprehend why the USA is so much abroad/outside overstretched/
focused, while not addressing the own national water scarcity issue. This 
should be national security item number one. The Great Lakes (which could 
have solve the national water scarcity) are severely polluted with not easy 
to remove pollution. The USA needs water pipelines. Sweet water ones from 
the Great Lakes and salt water ones from the Pacific and Mexican Gulf. 
Quick. The USA needs also halophyte based agriculture in the current 
deserts. Also quick. 

The same (a huge spread between being an empire and the homeland situation) 
could be said on the status of almost all domestic infrastructure (like 
power grids, road infra, rail infra, bridges, etc): it's not that well 
maintained (a severe understatement). And yes, there's need for sweet water 
and salt water pipelines too. Maybe those will water pipelines will pull the
rest of the infra investments (as water/food/energy is about national 

Aside of the complex Keystone discussion: America needs a fresh and/or sea 
water pipeline discussion for sure. Unfortunately nobody talks about this. 
Google for usa+desertification for info/maps or see the global 
desertification map on our website to see this threat visualized. Using 
fresh/sweet water for subsidized methanol corn is a waste of fresh/sweet 
water. Salicornia can do much better (and therefore without state debt 
increasing subsidies) with salt /sea/ocean water. 

The agriculture lobby has to discover aquaculture and halophytes too. Than 
they need less lobbying while performing economic better. Burning subsidized
fresh/sweet water irrigated corn methanol is not that clever to do. 
Salicornia can do this biofuel job much better. Exploration of the deserts 
delivers a) more economy/jobs and b) reduces the demand for subsidies. Also 
aquaculture of cyanobacteria could deliver massive energy productivity: 
75000 liter fuel per acre / per year and additional large protein content 
(halophytes as biomass deliver around 2500 liter fuel per acre / per year. 

The DoD/DHS/DOE/etc and their contractors should realize those inland water 
pipeline infra ASAP. For national security reasons. Food and water and 
energy are the first 3 items on the national security list. This could 
deliver it. Without conflicts. While creating an whole new export sector 
(water pipelines, agri equipment, etc, etc) too. 

The possible (national and international) both monetary based and market 
based finance models are listed on page 28 in the slide presentation. These 
finance models make funding/realizing desert exploration simple. Great plans
need good models to get realized. 

This approach by the described models for desert exploration could deliver a
wide and stable global economic growth for at least one of two decades. 

It could do a lot for the emerging nations in the Global East and Global 
South: as it's core is facilitating a market driven self-powered economic 

But the side effect also will be that this 'turning deserts into productive 
areas' will pull the global economy into a new growth phase. 

It will become a huge driver of the global economy (and thereby for each 
national economy too) for at least the next two decades: as it will 
integrate also North Africa and West Asia fully into the global economy. 

Another huge facet is that those with a job/company are instant out of the 
radicalization movements. 

Therefore desert greening is a far more effective way to fight terror than 
drone attacks (drone attacks increases terror due to collateral damage of 
innocent bystanders). 

Peace by economic activities/development delivers a prosperous world: so 
much the post WWII period has taught us for sure. 

We have to change our approach 180 degrees: we should abandon what don't 
work or even work in contrary direction and go for the best results against 
the lowest costs. 

The focus of patent driven seed corporations of Global West to monopolize 
global seeds supply is also something we should recognize and abandon. The 
'breeders' rights' model delivers innovation on innovation. The patent model
delivers only dead-ended streets for innovation. Blocking all possible 
progress. For more on this see the paper 'Global seed cartels aren't right' 
on our website. Gentech is more about the patent model, than about gen 
improvement. For example cotton: For a farmer 3 things are important: costs,
yields and fiber length: in all those 3 main facets gentech cotton fails. 
There's a huge spread between the gentech fancy marketing and the gentech 
real output. By the way: there's not one independent scientific study 
published that proves the promised higher yields, let alone one that proves 
lower costs. On the contrary: intensive GMO/RoundUp use is asking for faster

Patents on DNA by the global monopoly achieving players are just a new kind 
of global (private corporation driven) taxation. Which even is enforced by 
the legal system of host nations (also known as the trojan model). All those
free trade agreements are also not that much on free trade, but rather on 
patent enforcement. The seed monopolists are playing a crucial role in 
promoting this 'free' (not...) trade agreements. They will be able to seize 
any container (without any cost or liability for them) in any port that 
haven't the 'seed patents paid' papers on it. Shipping companies will not 
accept containers with food products if they don't have the 'patent duties 
paid' documents. Patents on DNA is more about extortion than about 

The world is post 'power play by any global state or corporate power, the 
peak of it is behind us: it delivered a not stable situation with multiple 
wars. Mutual interest cooperation is the nature of all new deals (see for 
example the Bilateral QE model we described). The sole hegemony of one state
is over. The an uni-polar world too. 

Mutual interests based cooperation will core theme of the 21st century. The 
world will resists neo imperialism and neo colonialism. Soft empires maybe 
will be tolerated, but hard empire definitely not. Food (or water) deficit/
importing nations will make long term / mutual interest based bilateral 
deals with food producing nations. Energy deficit/importing nations will 
make long term / mutual interest based bilateral deals with energy producing

Kissinger was wrong on the 'problem' (in his view) of a getting more wealthy
Global South. The quest for an 'unipolar' world is wrong as repressing and/
or overstretching always is: it's self destructive to the max. 

Time to create economies (and thereby huge economic demand) by greening 10% 
of the global surface and 33% of the global land mass that is desert simple 
by the use of ocean water irrigation. 

The Global West will benefit big time of the demand coming these emerging 
economies. The total costs for the US (including productivity lost and 
veteran care) of both the Iraq and Afghan war are somewhere in the $ 6 
trillion realm (so they count for 1/3 of the $ 18 trillion US federal debt: 
war bankrupts the state). 

For what result? None or an even greater mesh? With as bonus more friction 
between the Global West and the Global East / Global South? This is going 
nowhere. It's driving in reverse at high speed. 

The foreign policies and actions don't serve the public interest any more as
they only serve a narrow scope special interests. The policies of a 'hard 
empire' are always bad for the homeland at large: only special interests are
benefiting of/by it. 

The same could be said of monetary policies and actions. The current money 
creation doesn't serve the real economy anymore. The 'tickling down' model 
has failed and should be replaced by a 'percolating up' model. 

Continuing of the 'hard empire' strategies by the Global West any longer 
would be plain dumb. Overstretched empires collapse. Always. Time for some 
severe introspection, time for some strategic new/different approaches. 

Therefore it's time for a huge global economic surge by desert greening: 
jobs here and abroad, not a few, but big time. Not by subsidies, but by the 
market (with the coverage of state export guarantees). So no longer by guns/
drones, but by seawater channels/pipes. 

Channelling money creation towards the real economy also will prevent the 
current two potential monetary dangers. These two are a) runaway inflation 
caused by completely detached from the real economy type of money creation, 
or b) contrary runaway interest rates as there were in the early 80ties. 

We should leave the old skool Malthusian based fighting over resources 
behind us and just work on widening the resources base (and enjoying a good 
economy while doing that). Starting with the voluminous low hanging fruit: 
desert greening by sea water use. 

History will look back on the last 20 or 40 years as 'the adolescence period
of the Global West': the wild/irresponsible stuff they did with both war and
credit before they reach economic adulthood/wisdom. 

The signing of the BRICS 'global bank treaty' that took place on July 15 
tells enough of the above described issues: The Reuters headline on that day
was: 'BRICS set up bank to counter Western hold on global finances'. A 
counterweight for the Worldbank and IMF. 

The Shanghai Consensus (state backed infrastructure investments) replaces 
the Washington Consensus (privatization of profits while socializing costs/
losses plus public austerity) at fast pace. 

Geo-political power is always a result of (former) geo-economic power: 
industrial production and energy production. The Global East and Global West
are somewhat trough with still huge power play of the debt burden i.e. 
credit growth as real growth vision of the Global West. 

By the way: Don't believe all that shale gas/oil buzz: it just not true i.e 
a fairy tale i.e. more wishful thinking than actual production (much more 
expensive to explore in exchange of a small transport advantage): the 
economics of shale just don't add up: the cost shale is multiple the cost of
conventional. The buzz is a bubble, any case that exclude certain costs in 
their projections seems nicer than reality. Besides the discussions of 
PeakOil: PeakGas is far far far away: the last decade have delivered new and
huge and explorable discoveries at fast pace. Shale will not save the 
dollar. The buzz on shale will do it only shortly. The only drivers of shale
are a) Wallstreet (inflating a bubble), b) chemical corporations (demand for
their products) and c) geostrategists (repressing future contract prices of 
the gas exporters and by doing that weakening their economies: similar to 
the oil price collapse in the second half of the 80ties that bankrupted the 

Power play (invasions, politics, outsmarted trade agreements, etc), will no 
longer save the US Dollar and by that the US leverage on the world. On the 
contrary: it starts to work quiet counter productive. Let there be no 
mistake: the US is floating on its dollar. Therefore: if the foreign demand 
of dollars declines, so will the USA. See for example the bilateral currency
swaps that are made around the world (google for bqe swaps): it reduces the 
role of the US dollar in global trade at fast pace. 

Not self-restraint power play erodes the perception of the US by the world 
significantly. Its core is burning money i.e. burdening everybody only for 
select special interests. Power potential without self-restraint works big 
time self-destructive. Wisdom is very much about self-restraining. Certainly
in power. Otherwise it will deliver contrary outputs. 

Don't get even started on the gray area between the hard empire and the soft
empire (as in: the intelligence agencies): They still operate on a total 
outdated and proven not valid concept that 'the enemy of our enemy is our 
friend'. Showering almost each terror group worldwide with funds/training/
weapons for the sake of 'national security' (no joke, really, and the truly 
believe it). If something has been proven wrong over and over again time 
after time, than this one could be number one on that list. Maybe it was 
true somewhere in the past, when there were less actors on the global stage.
Today it's a recipe for disaster. They need a strategy update urgently. One 
simple/clear example: James Foley was initial kidnapped by the US funded 
'Free Syria Army' and later on literally sold by them to his murderers. 

The war in Syria is much about a gas pipeline to Europe (Iran of Qatar: but 
why not both in cooperation without proxy wars?) and about the new 
discovered offshore natural gas fields for their coast where Noble Energy 
has huge stakes. The whole Syria case has nothing to do with national 
security what ever. It's just serving special interests by the state at the 
cost of everyone else involved. In the case of Syria that would be a 
shameful 191,369 casualties (confirmed casualties according to UN data, with
51,953 not official confirmed deads not yet included). 

The economies of these nations are destroyed: they will not be able to 
import that much the next decade. So much for more economic demand. These 
destroyed nation undergo an explosion of terror. So much for national 
security. Someone somewhere in this gray area should do his/her homework 
better, as this works contrary. The model of 'exporting democracy' by 
military/covert means as way to force/drive nations to become open for 
business has failed: it hasn't worked in not even one single case. All these
nations are thrown under the bus by it and still burning. Force is not a 
that good foundation for trust and business has a lot to do with trust. 

A renewed focus on investments will change the perception of the world of 
the US: building real stuff (at home and abroad) that benefits the economies
both at home and abroad. Real visual improvements that improves economies 
and therefore people's lives. No subsidies, just export guarantees. 

It looks like that the US is forgotten its own production legacy. The 
financial sector only moves money. The service sector is mostly based on 
using in production made money. Something has to change. The economic 
'growth' due credit growth is not a sustainable concept: it has reached it's
peak in 2007. Operating a 70% consumption driven economy without no 
possibility for further credit growth has no future (the concept of credit 
has its limits). The year 2007 has showed that to us all. Only the Global 
East is understanding this investment/infrastructure driven economic model 
these days. The USA doesn't come in this area much further than Keystone: 
serving the special interests (fakely under the banner of national security)
ones again at the cost of the general interests (maybe the political process
should clean itself somewhat from such too much special interests influence 
just to maintain/protect it's legitimacy / approval / acceptance / trust / 

This is why both the USA and the EU are losing influence in i.e. relations 
with the Global South and their economies are in decline. They both forgot 
that production and not consumption makes economies that last. Consumption 
is just a result of production (that for sometime could be replaced by 
credit, for some time, not eternally). There's even a dark side into this 
non-production / credit-consumption misconception: The perception that 
others are a) stupid enough to fund us for ever and b) should do the work 
for us: two huge mistakes born of out misplaced/unfundamented supremacy 
perception that will hit the wall of global economic reality soon (if that's
not already has happened). 

All the 'knowledge industry' bla bla is severe bla bla when it's not 
embedded in / attached to real production. Ask the Germans: they combine 
knowledge with production and their economy thrives by this combination. 
Engineering plus production delivers an economic boost. Without production 
is just a fata morgana and tell more on arrogance than on real achievements 
(the perception that the rest of the world is too dumb for knowledge is 

The corporations that now build and maintain the military bases abroad just 
should change their trade to dredging inland channels and constructing sea 
water pipelines. Not that much has to change: just the output, nothing more.
The rest can stay the same (otherwise they will use their huge political 
leverage that brought them where they are today to block any output change).
If you can't fix the system, at least change the output. 

Maybe it's time to convert the almost 1000 foreign bases into trade centers.
Maintaining the costs of almost 1000 foreign bases was possible when the US 
dollar was still the dominant global reserve currency. These days are gone. 
Foreign demand for US debt has never been lower than these days. Nations 
abandon the US dollar at rapid pace by bilateral currency swaps/deals 
(google for BQE/TQE to understand this huge change). Is this a problem for 
the USA? At first sight: yes, but by a change of strategy: no. Trade is the 
answer. Force isn't no longer the answer. Relations are. Achieving mutual 
interests is. Projecting power doesn't pay off any more. On the contrary. 
Desert exploration pays off. Big time: it delivers a huge demand for 
equipment based on economic models. Forget aid: this is economy. Mutual 
interest based economy. At home and abroad. 

An extra economic burden on top of all these changes is the rise of the 
'control society' that has been build since 2001 and that is quiet different
than our heritage. Like in the DDR (Former East Germany) a rise in people 
controlling other people has hurt/damaged the economic production output 
severely: as it's the economic output that really counts (all the rest is 
just based on that). It's a kind of overhead that doesn't produce more 
economic improvement/output. On the contrary: It even rather slows down 
things like innovation (as innovation is 'somewhat' contrary in its 'DNA' 
than control) and by that our economic output. Less production by 
unnecessary controlling overhead and less innovation by controlling overhead
deliver a not that stimulating realm for the economy. 

If we need homeland security fusion centers in all cities, we certainly need
homeland economy innovation and export fusion centers in all cities. Merge 
them: new functions are much more easy to realize than new structures. As 
much as possible immigrants should become exporters, delivering voluminous 
foreign demand/market driven jobs to manufacturing base of the economy. Also
here: if the system can be changed that easy, at least let's change the 
output. Innovation + Communication + Relations = Economy = Security. Doing 
it the other way around doesn't work/perform. Both the DDR and the USSR were
not that much the poster childs of thriving economies. Let's avoid repeating
their mistakes. 

Where and how to go from here? Is (re)building wide spread and market driven
prosperity really that hard to do/realize? Or is it a matter of just phasing
out the special interests by achieving the general interests? 

For a simple and fast to realize solution/change: 'ask' former Secretary of 
State George Marshall on his brilliant (and therefore bi-partisan supported)
post-WWII move to turn war economies at home and abroad into peace 
economies: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_Plan

Credit for equipment production and export delivers jobs at home and builds 
long term stable bilateral relations (see the width/dept of the Trans-
Atlantic relation George Marshall made: a good/long relation by not self-
restraint power play now on the brick of collapse too). 

Without this foreign demand based recovery the Global West is heading for a 
not that pleasant economic decline (with attached the economy further 
damaging internal unrest: think for example on Europe in 1848 and do the 

Add to this the fact that the 21st century maybe have not that much good 
perspectives for agriculture in the Northern Hemisphere as result of the 
declining magnetic strength of the sun (see http://www.google.com/search?q=

On global perspective this is no problem: just an normal effect of the super
cycles of the sun (and also just a 're-run' of a similar period from 1350 BC
to 1850 BC called http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Ice_Age

In the 70ties scientists started to understand the Gauss value of the sun 
and recent research from all around the world confirms it decline. It's no 
global scale problem at all: it's just a result of the journey of our solar 
system through the Milky Way and the journey of the Milky Way through the 

But it makes greening the deserts by good models even more important: the 
Global West maybe soon will need additional food supply/imports of the 
Global East and Global South for quite some time. 

Yours sincerely, 

Gijs B. Graafland. 

PS: Check also out our non full plain deserts (and therefore not on sea 
water irrigation based) 'guiding rain into the soil' model for non desert 
regions that have suffered from heavy erosion and thereby suffer from severe
desertification influences. It based on maximum use of irregular heavy 
tropical type rain fail. Rain volume that otherwise mainly would have been 
lost due evaporation within days. This model also prevents the 
infrastructure (roads, rails and bridges) demolishing land floods too. This 
rain/condensation based model delivers flora that with its 3D structures 
harvest at nights a condensation volume equal to the annual rain fall 
" " 
                      Planck Foundation (http://www.planck.org/testimonials)



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