The Nikola Tesla Institute, founded in 2012 in Brasília, Brasil is a scientific organization with a goal of popularization of new energy research. The private research laboratory is located near the lake Paranoa in the capital of Brazil.



 
LIVING SYSTEMS
 

Planetary Whole System Design

According to Vernadsky, the biosphere became a real geological force that is changing the face of the earth, and the biosphere is changing into the Noosphere. In Vernadsky's interpretation (1945), the Noosphere, is a new evolutionary stage of the biosphere, when human reason will provide further sustainable development both of humanity and the global environment:

In our century the biosphere has acquired an entirely new meaning; it is being revealed as a planetary phenomenon of cosmic character... In the twentieth century, man, for the first time in the history of earth, knew and embraced the whole biosphere, completed the geographic map of the planet earth, and colonized its whole surface. Mankind became a single totality in the life on earth... The Noosphere is the last of many stages in the evolution of the biosphere in geological history.

“The Earth is a whole system consisting of various interactive and interdependent spheres. The operating dynamic governing the whole – from the lithosphere to the magnetosphere – does not recognize political boundaries. The sum of the whole system operations that make the Earth what it is possesses integrity to which all the subsystems contribute and support each other.”

Jose Arguelles, Planetary Whole System Design Science, 2010

The Global Crisis

The peaking of world oil production presents an unprecedented risk management problem. As peaking is approached, liquid fuel prices and price volatility will increase dramatically and, without timely mitigation, the economic, social and political costs will be unprecedented.

Fossil fuels are not the only important resource rapidly depleting. In this century we will see an end to growth and a decline in all the following areas:
Population, Grain production (total and per capita), Uranium production, Climate stability, Fresh water availability per capita, Arable land in agricultural production, Wild fish harvests, Yearly extraction some metals and minerals (including copper, platinum, silver, gold, and zinc) The general picture is one of mutually interacting instances of over-consumption and emerging scarcity. We are today living at the end of the period of greatest material abundance in human history.

“This critical forking — the “bifurcation” of the evolutionary trajectory — comes when fluctuations that were previously corrected by self-stabilizing negative feedbacks within the system run out of control: they break open the system’s structure.  Then the system enters a period of chaos. Its outcome is either the disintegration of the system to its individually stable components {breakdown), or rapid evolution toward a kind of system that is resistant to the fluctuations that destabilized the prior system (breakthrough).” Ervin Laszlo, Paths to Planetary Civilization(2006)

We are witnessing a social implosion where we are no longer able to keep up with, much less assess, the effects of every new technological innovation on our psyche and social life, which are already spinning out of control. The sum effect of these two accelerating factors precipitates the global crisis. The inability of the human to do anything about climate change is the more or less externalized symptom of the inability of the human to control the chaos of its consumption, which further manifests in the increase in violence, terrorism, war and social insecurity.

In the whole system analysis the factors bringing about the global crisis are inseparable. One cannot deal with the issue of global climate change as if it were
a political football apart from the degenerative process of the human social order that sustains the consumer philosophy and its unjust division of the world into
rich nation-poor nation. Aspects of the crisis are thoroughly enmeshed in profit technologies. The NOOSPHERE LIVING SYSTEMS provide solutions through whole system analysis and self-organization for functional integrity.
Addressing the economic, social, and political problems ensuing from the looming peaks requires an enormous collective effort. That effort must educate and motivate people at a massive scale, and the motivation must come from a positive vision of a future worth striving toward. Most of the peaks that are before us cannot be avoided, but there are many things we can do to navigate down and around them so as to enhance human sanity, security, and happiness.


Brazil - Nature's Strongholds:

Biosphere Reserve Location Map

Renewable energy comes from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat, which are renewable (naturally replenished). About 16% of global final energy consumption comes from renewables, with 10% coming from traditional biomass, which is mainly used for heating, and 3.4% from hydroelectricity. New renewables (small hydro, modern biomass, wind, solar, geothermal, and biofuels) accounted for another 2.8% and are growing very rapidly. The share of renewables in electricity generation is around 19%, with 16% of global electricity coming from hydroelectricity and 3% from new renewables. Brazil has one of the largest renewable energy programs in the world, involving production of ethanol fuel from sugar cane, and ethanol now provides 18% of the country's automotive fuel.

Brazil – Map of Wind Potential

Brazil – Map of Solar Irradiance

In 2001, the first Brazilian wind atlas was published, estimating Brazil’s wind power potential at around 143 GW at 50m. In 2008 and 2009, new measurements carried out in several states indicate that the real potential is considerably higher, at more than 350 GW. This compares to the country’s total power generation capacity of 113.4 GW at the end of 2010. Large unpopulated land areas, a coastline of 9,650 km and excellent resources help secure Brazil’s prime position as a potential wind energy giant.

Brazil is home to the world's largest waterway system in terms of volume: the Amazon River is 4,087 miles long, more than half of which is located within Brazil's borders. The waterway carries about 20 percent of the world's freshwater discharge to the Atlantic Ocean, and the land area covered by its tributaries nearly triples in size over the course of a year. The Guarani Aquifer, located beneath the surface of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, is one of the world's largest aquifer systems and is an important source of fresh water. Named after the Guarani people, it covers 1,200,000 km², with a volume of about 40,000 km³, a thickness of between 50 m and 800 m and a maximum depth of about 1,800 m. It is estimated to contain about 37,000 km³ of water.
 

New Earth Project Presentation by The New Earth Project


   
Noosphere Living Systems

Living matter gives the biosphere an extraordinary character, unique in the universe... Cosmic energy determines the pressure of life that can be regarded as the transmission of solar energy to the Earth's surface... Activated by radiation, the matter of the biosphere collects and redistributes solar energy, and converts it ultimately into free energy capable of doing work on Earth... A new character is imparted to the planet by this powerful cosmic force. The radiations that pour upon the Earth cause the biosphere to take on properties unknown to lifeless planetary surfaces, and thus transform the face of the Earth... In its life, its death, and its decomposition an organism circulates its atoms through the biosphere over and over again. Vladimir Vernadsky, Biosfera, 1926

Published by: Noosphere Living Systems Laboratory, Brazil

Energia de Biomassa: A Energia dos Trópicos

Mais da metade da matriz energéticabrasileira depende de combustíveisfósseis (petróleo e gás natural).

Entretanto, 60% da energia elétricaproduzida no país éproveniente deusinas hidrelétricas, que são fontesrenováveis de energia defendidas pormuitos.

Published by: Instituto Libertação Tropical
Earth Sanctuary - 21st century for human & planetary sustainability and evolution

Humanitad is developing the Earth Sanctuary project as a dynamic and replicable blueprint which can directly address the socio-economic failures of our current ‘civilizational’ model. The objective is to explore where and how we can begin to ignite a new conscious framework within which humanity and it’s diverse socio-cultural values may prosper in a decentralized and harmonious way.

Published by: Humanitad





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