AP Climate Solutions


A Sahara Ocean Could Forestall Ocean Level Rise


The following is my letter sent to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa.

Included at the bottom of the letter is a list of additional recipients.


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Adele Poenisch, CEO AP Climate Solutions

2705 Webster Street #5885, Berkeley, CA 94705

February 26, 2019


UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa

UN Campus, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1

53113 Bonn, Germany


Re: Creating a Sahara Ocean Will Prevent Ocean Level Rise


Honorable Executive Secretary Espinosa,


While we don't ignore, but engage in the process of solving the real causes of climate change, we need to protect our coasts and our civilization.


Recent reports on the Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier show it as unstable and in a state of irreversible collapse. These reports anticipate that ocean rise, due to melting of the glacier and other glaciers supported by it, could reach 10-15 feet in as soon as 10 years.


To prevent coastal cities such as Beijing, New York, Miami, Shanghai, San Francisco, Mumbai, Venice, London, Silicon Valley in San Francisco Bay Area, and the South Pacific Nations from being economically devastated or lost entirely, pump the excess ocean water into the Sahara Desert and create there a new Sahara Sea.


If you like my idea, while discussing using it, please consider including these points:


  1. Negotiate fairly with World Nations:

    Compensate generously the Sahara Desert's 4,200,000 residents and their respective countries for their land and the loss of theirs homes and livelihoods.

    Charge the cost of the project proportional to the percent of carbon emissions created by each country of the world. Quarterly reassess each country's emissions to incentivize them to quickly lower their emissions; thereby, reducing CO2 in the earth's atmosphere.

  2. Pipeline contracts need to be lucrative enough to entice oil pipeline companies to agree to:

    Retrain their employees and retool their company for renewable energy.

    Abandon immediately building of future pipelines to transport fossil fuel products.

    Care for ocean wildlife by screening the pipeline end submerged in the ocean until a credible volume of water in the Sahara Desert is present.

  3. Use only renewable energy sources to pump the ocean water to the approximate 3,000 foot summit when siphoning can begin.

  4. Contract immediately with appropriate engineering firms to assess and prepare the Sahara Desert to receive and hold the transferred ocean water.


Thank you for your time and consideration.


Sincerely yours,


Adele Poenisch, APCS


For more Information:


UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

Bill Gates Head UNFCCC Climate Action Fund

Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama

Netherland Prime Minister Mark Rutte

Denmark Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen

Japan Prime Minister Sinzo Abe

Cook Island Prime Minister Henry Puna

Kirbati President Taneti Mamau

Niue Premier Toke Talagi

Federated States of Micronesia President Peter M. Christian

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill

Nauru President Baron Waqa

California Governor Gavin Newsom

Former California Governor Jerry Brown

Former Vice President Al Gore

Oregon Governor Kate Brown

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee

Florida Governor Rick Scott

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Hawaii Governor David Ige

China President Xi Jinping

Indoneasia President Joko Widodo

Mexico President Andres Manual Lopez Obrador

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen

UK Prime Minister Theresa May

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

California Representative Barbara Lee

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo

San Francisco Mayor London Breed

Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

San Rafael Mayer Gary Phiullips

Sausalito Mayor Thomas Theodores

Richmond, CA Mayor Tom Butt

Emeryville, CA Mayor John Bauters

Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin

Beijin Mayor Chen Jining

Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan

Port Townsend, WA Mayor Deborah Stinson

Bill Maher

Rachel Maddow

Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Google CEO Sandar Pickar

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Warren Buffett

Rotarian International President Rassin