Alpinism and ArtScience: #SolarPoemMachine

Body Alpinism is perhaps the best art form that exists today regarding illuminating the beauty and frailty of our pristine mountainous zones on earth. Mountains are sacred spaces in all cultures, serving as highways to heaven. No matter what culture you are from, a mountain is behind your religion. Moses climbs a mountain to get the Ten Commandments, Jesus climbs a mountain to deliver the Sermon on the Mount, Mt. Kalish is the start of major rivers in Asia and is sacred to Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, and Bons, and the Sierra Nevada are the temples of America. Today, we see the melting of glaciers and dissolution of millennia of ice accumulation. What do we have to do? We have to climb. We have to climb the mountain that is Armageddon (Tel Megiddo – מגידו – مجیدو), the metaphorical mountain symbolic of the end of an age. The climate change mountain, that mountain none of us can climb alone is going to bring us all together. Conflict, war, and famine are all immanent and the poorer you are and the closer you are to the equator the more trouble you are going to face. Those in the global north have an obligation to help the refugees storming across the boarder due to climate change induced war. Syrian civil war, think that is just crazy Islamists? No! It is climate change! Support my work in the climate change awareness raising ‪#‎SolarPoemMachine‬ and help me summit the climate change mountain in art and science. More to come soon.


About kayaerbil

I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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