T H E S O L A R N A V I G A T O R
This website is to do with all things sustainable on planet earth, to educate and influence those who will go out into the world to find new cures, develop new machines and processes, and maybe even explore new worlds. Man has come a long way - but still has a way to go - and you can help just by caring.
Sustainability is about protecting life as we know it. In order to do that we have to understand where we have come from, where we are, and where we want to be in 50 or 500 years. But, humans don't think that far ahead. Politicians are generally behind the curve with elections quick fixes, catastrophic short term steerage - pandering to big businesses. But it is proven that if you make enough noise, people power can influence world leaders. Even where police states are doing their utmost to silence critics - as in the UK - a so-called enlightened country, where the right to protest peacefully has been taken away. Enter the cost of living crisis & rampant climate change. Politicians remain unaccountable, so do not have to balance the books with nature, on their borrowing merry-go-round, that raises national debts past the point of realistic repayment. Effectively, bankrupting their country - and globally warming (roasting) us all into the bargain.
Enter John Storm. A fictional skipper of an intelligent, zero emission vessel, and a staunch ocean conservationist and true Solar Navigator. Hell bent on righting a few wrongs during his awareness adventures - as a progressive thought leader and defender of life on earth.
COVER ART - A proposed graphic novel to be published in three issues.
Sustainability is about caring for life and the planet we live on. This takes many forms. We are concerned about climate change and extinction. We are worried about poverty, hunger and disease. For these reasons we follow the latest trends and report on subjects from a positive point of view.
This site began as a project to send a fifty foot boat around the world on solar power. The objectives were noble in 1995 and many years ahead of their time. Then in May of 2012 the Turanor PlanetSolar completed the first solar powered circumnavigation, proving the concept.
Since then wind turbines and solar panel rooftops have become everyday sights, generating far cheaper energy than coal, gas or, radiation deadly, nuclear. Electric cars are now a reality in every showroom. We are though concerned about the almost complete lack of infrastructure for electric vehicles that has to be addressed - by statute - to accelerate take up to get anywhere near Paris targets. And we are supporters of affordable, zero carbon housing, but are in a minority, because the lack of profit is a disincentive to conventional builders.
Robotics and computers can help us in all of these quests - such as for ocean regeneration duties, to help restore our precious seas to their former state and to prevent over-fishing from degrading our oceans further. Our oceans provide oxygen, food security, and allow us to transport goods internationally for the good of the global economy. Blue growth is therefore vital to the health of planet earth and an area of human advancement that needs all of our attention, along with medical research searching for cures for cancer and other diseases.
Thank you for visiting us; live long and prosper. COF Ltd
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