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A Hectarian Gigaton Homestead Act for the 21st Century
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Assuming that by any reasonable birth or civil right everyone who has a desire to live and work a single hectare of land (2.47ac) deserves to have one, for the sake of humanity's futurity.

Therefore, to begin, we purpose that there are presently the means for all unaccompanied climate refugee children and forest guardian asylees to be expeditiously ceded a hectare of land in their name. This to be paired with vocational guidance in place-based self-sufficiency featuring our indigenous legacy, biochar agroforestry and regen utility maintenance.

As a pilot
project for all future willing refugees of all kinds it will presage the nexus of interactions that an equitable zeitgeist worldwide culture will (necessarily) experience in transiting the 21st Century.

The future of the future is the present.

The Xprize carbon removal 'land' category has almost 300 entries where a significant number have biochar/food soil as their primary instrument. Clear evidence that the science is in and the word is out about biochar's high-integrity in the durable natural climate solutions catalog.

Our Xprize intent is to portray the OnePlanet Biochar Hectare Homestead Hamlet (OPBH3) as the most
holistic and mitochondrial pathway to an enduring gigaton culture.

Some very round ballpark numbers we want to put into play:
  • vet 100 NGO allies and stakeholders for organizational agility.
  • begin acquiring 200million(mn) hectares (772,000sq miles) for 200mn one planet family biochar agroforest homesteads -  mostly distributed throughout the northernmost and southernmost temperate zones. 

  • resettle 100mn refugee children in the next ten years, @ 10mn turnkey homesteads a year.

  • at 2metric tonnes(mts) of biochar (= 4-5mts CO2) per hectare per year, 200mn hectare homesteads (=400+mn mts biochar) can sequester >1000mn mts of CO2, annually, conservatively, and further

  • the same 200mn hectares as oneplanet homesteads can sequester another >1000mn mts CO2 through off-grid, zero waste, agro food forests, place-based emissions avoidance, stacked functions, shrunken externalities and sovereign soil co-benefits.

  • so, 1000mts x 2 x 200mn hhs = 4000mn mts = 4 gigatonnes@year, conservatively. That's 4000mn tonnes of CO2 annually, mostly off-grid, by 2050. Come, run, see!

  • so, it could be that 50mn hectare homesteads could achieve an annual gigatonne of sequestered CO2e.

To win the grand Xprize, teams must demonstrate:
1. A working solution at a scale of at least 1000 tonnes removed per year;

  • A biochar homestead can make, at least, 1 tonne of biochar@year, therefore sequestering >2.5 tonnes of CO2@year, at least, with production emissions factored in.
  • It would take 400 biochar homesteads each making only one tonne@year to produce 1000 tonnes of sequestered carbon.
  • We can presume this to be easily happening worldwide and verifiable, right now.
       further notes
  • 1 tonne (1000kg) of biochar divided by 52 wks = 19.2 kgs@wk = 2.7 kgs@day (6 lbs).
  • 2.7kg@day average could be produced domestically with a biochar hearth.
  • 20kg@wk avg is easily accomplished with a homestead made outdoor kiln.

  • A hectare can commonly and sustainably bring forth >20 tonnes of dry biomass, which equals ~4.5 tonnes of captured CO2e when pyrolyzed. 400ha X 4.5 = 1800 tonnes, conservatively.

2. Model their costs at a scale of 1 million tonnes per year;

If the above data is found feasable and conservative we would need 400,000 biochar homesteads to sequester
a million tons (a megaton) of CO2, just through low tech biochar production.

This can be fulfilled through our proposed hectare homestead program and recruitments from present day smallholder / homesteaders worldwide.

Let's say that the avg cost of a turnkey refugee family hectare homestead(hh) is - all things considered - $1mn@, equalling $400bn (billion). USgov alone just spent over 6tn (trillion) on Covid.

3. And show a pathway to achieving a scale of gigatonnes per year in the future;

How many one planet biochar hectare homesteads (OPBH2) would it take to capture a gigatonne (a billion tonnes) of CO2 @year? We need 100mn hectare homesteads for a gigaton of reasons, including the full realization of a gigaton culture. Confronted with this number we can now propose the one planet biochar hectare to be the final coin of the realm.

XPrize continues: "Any carbon negative solution is eligible: nature-based, direct air capture, oceans, mineralization, or anything else that achieves net negative emissions, sequesters CO2 durably, and show a sustainable path to achieving low cost at gigatonne scale."

Our proposal fully realized will meet all the above criteria.

"No one has to give up anything except the idea of systemic poverty for the 3 billion farmers most at risk from global warming."  Danny Day, Eprida Inc.

"Global warming is a fact we need not fear at all." Giuliana Conforto

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