In some areas of the world we’ve done a great job of studying our coastlines, and yet in other areas, we’ve done nothing. Okay so, I propose we change all that and use GPS, GIS, supercomputers, artificial intelligence, geo-spatial military technologies, and CAD CAM fluid computational simulation to create the world’s largest data base of coastline conditions, and then study all this as time progresses in order to predict the future changes of it all. Okay so, let’s talk shall we?
Specifically, I would like to have absolute documentation of where all the riptides, rip heads, swash zones, and surf zones are on every single coast of every single continent and island in the world. I also want to know the depth of the ocean, the slope of the ocean floor near the coast, and the changes as they occur as the ocean rises with regards to the fluctuation in gravity distribution. I’d also like all of this information in conjunction with lunar cycles, atmospheric compression due to solar storms, earthquakes, and surface temperatures of the water.
Apparently, the data we currently have in most places, even where we have an abundance of data isn’t good enough for us to make accurate and relevant predictions. We need to determine how best we can modify the riptides, swash zones, and surf zones to prevent beach erosion, and to help us with the wastewater affluent from treatment plants, the health of aquatic life, and the safety of our marine sector. This will help us to better flood planning and understand what we are dealing with when we have super storms, or black swan events as they are happening, or before they occur.
This will help us with our national flood insurance policies, hundred year flood zones, and planning for breakwater, and safety. This data should be available to the world, and it should be funded by the world, because humankind needs this information to protect themselves, their civilizations, and their futures. It will help us with pollution, urban runoff, and many of the dead zones we have around the world offshore from the largest human civilizations. The de-oxygenating of our coastline is going to be very costly to the future of humanity, and it has already cost many species in collapsing their numbers and populations.
Our oceans bring us abundance in life, and we can’t afford to do any more damage, nor do we want the ocean to do any more damage to our civilization. As we change and modify our environment, we are causing conflict with nature, and we need to figure out how better to work with nature, and what we are dealing with rather than all the laws of unintended consequences which result in massive erosion, and pollution into our oceans. No, I’m not an environmentalist, but it’s obvious to me that we need these tools, and we need them yesterday. Please consider all this and think on it.