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TACKLING POLLUTION AND WASTE

 

Custodians front cover of the book
Custodians the book

The Company has changed focus in 2022 to address critical 21st Century issues through the writing of a book (Custodians) and and an online course (Earth Custodians). The main theme of these publications is to encourage citizens to be custodians to care for our earth rather than accepting the pollution and waste that is ubiquitous to 21st century existence. It is important that enough of us change the ways we do most activities to be able to sustain earth’s interconnected ecosystem.  

For the first time in human history the impact that humanity has on our earth is greater than the natural processes. Knowledge is not humanity’s problem it is the wisdom to choose effective options that will care for earth’s ecosystem.

Three quotes are pertinent here the first is by Alexander Pope a poet whose  work spanned the 15th and 16th centuries. A little learning is a dangerous thingdrink deep or taste not the Pieren spring.  In this poem Pope is saying in effect that superficial understanding of anything can lead to erroneous  or dangerous conclusions. Einstein and Gandhi  in the 20th century gave quotes that echo similar sentiments. Einstein’s Two quotes “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” and “He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.”Another quote is by Einstein ‘the problems we have created will not be solved by the same thinking that caused them!’

We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.

What do these quotes urge us to do releative to be a Custodian of our earth? They urge us to know what are the issues that affect  our earth, how we can impart the knowledge about what is happening  and act individually  to male a difference in our lives. Also to get enough of us as a community to make a difference as we as humans are now the main source of change on our earth.

To advance civilizations extraction of earth resources is required, but the waste humanity is creating is reducing critical resources and requires a circular economy where waste can be eliminated.  

Two of the main sources  that significantly negative impact on human populations are air and plastic pollution.  Air pollution causes more than 7 million deaths annually and, plastic waste occurs on land to the deepest parts of the earth’s oceans and will overwhelm our oceans if action is not taken!

WATER – OUR EARTH”S MOST PRECIOUS RESOURCE Fresh water is fundamental to the existence of all life on our earth and our most precious resource. Fresh to total water is 3%. However, of that,  2.5% is unavailable as it is locked up in glaciers, polar ice caps, atmosphere, and soil, is highly polluted or lies too far beneath the earth’s surface to be affordably extracted leaving only 0.5% of the earth’s water as fresh available water.

Clearing of vegetation reduces transpiration from plants and water vapour and capacity to create clouds. It creates dry bare earth, increasing local temperatures and the potential for regional climate variations and, on a larger scale contribute to climate change

CRANFIELD GEOSERVICES (CGSI)  PRODUCTS AND  SERVICES

 From more than  45 years of experience we can deliver :

  1. Office-based assessments on ways to improve your  target generation of mineral and/ or Energy potentialand application for an exploration licence.  
  2. Office-based staff training in ways to improves geological mapping of prospects and data integration based on work in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Mongolia.
  3. Experienced responses to your inquiry  exploration and mining industry of minerals and energy projects that drives value for  investors in your project.
  4. Experience in  Mineral and  Energy Projects including Queensland, and Mongolia examples, regional and detailed studies in Queensland and Papua New Guinea in Geological Mapping, coal, economic and industrial minerals and energy resources.
  5. Let us Train your staff in developing your Minerals and Energy Project  – This service is  focused on developing your staff in specific methods to improve integration and interpretation of multiple geoscientific digital data sets to solve local anomalies. Data sets include airborne, ground and down-hole geophysics, remote sensing, geochemistry, geological mapping,  field site observations, drill hole data, structural interpretation, mineral analysis, stratigraphy and  energy resources.

6. Utilize high level knowledge and experience of mineral (including industrial minerals) and energy resources  to Identify , Refine and Target potential resource areast.
7, USE the principal’s Executive Level management skills and experience in understanding of government tenure management, mining law and World Bank contracts  in Queensland, Papua New Guinea and Mongolia.
8•Expert assessment of existing geology and the geological content   of geophysics, remote sensing and geochemistry using all relevant data to drive targeting for your exploration and can update knowledge by improving the geological mapping and resource information by integrating historical data sets.
9.More than 40 years of geological mapping experience in  in Queensland and Papua New Guinea.
10•Development of a new sequences of data and knowldge integration.  The value of using multiple data sets (databases, previous mappig that was digital, airborne geophysics  and the location of mines that had a structurally solid roof showed that errors in one set of data could be identified and the interpretation  updated to create a new geological map in the eastern Surat basin that could identify uniquely different coalseam gas producing units and map their location under younger sedimentary rocks.

11.Geology for safe local Development

 Major Flooding and land slips  has occurred in southeast Queensland over the past 50 years and these geohazards have been major community issues and sources of loss for residents. The flooding and land slip issues have greatly affected the community with loss of possessions,  destruction of dwellings, businesses and their  inventory and public infrastructure.  The recent 2022 floods created a huge amount of destroyed hous ehold and business and created a major economic setback that will take the region  years to recover from. It does not make sense to continue to allow any further  unsustainable development on any  flood prone land subject to riverine inundation without major modification of existing dwellings on these sites and significantly better planning when these events occur to rapidly move possessions to higher ground.    The principal was involved in creating all current geological maps of the southeast Queensland  region and the first Geoscience GIS package (SEQ GIS) for the Geological Survey of Queensland.  These maps show areas of high level alluvium (ie areas subjected to river inundation) during periods pf major flooding of the Brisbane River. Historically, during construction of the city of Brisbane, many creek lines were covered by roads and have storm water drains. These old creek lines and their associated flood plains back up through the storm water drains and the sewers to inundate the flat areas close to creeks and the river during periods of excessive rain fall.  As large flat areas close to creeks in the Brisbane area flood during these events buildings in these floodable areas should be higher and not have any areas of permanent occupation at the ground level.   He has knowledge of government constraints to development at the State departments and Local Authority level that may be crucial to your development proposals.  Additionally, building materials for houses use clay for bricks and tiles.  Recent projects in this region have linked the known geology to industrial mineral resources and development of land parcels .

 

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