Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Remote site power haiku

Thor Peak

This huge granite spike is located in Auyuitttuq National Park on Baffin Island in Nunavut. I’ve seen it described as the coolest-looking mountain in Canada... with which I certainly agree, given that its 1250 m west face is the longest purely vertical drop on earth.

It is also a great (not particularly random) choice for a background to a haiku poem beginning with ‘remote site power.’  The next line, ‘using emissions …’ could refer to combining carbon dioxide and water using the energy in sunlight to form hydocarbon fuels – a process which has been developed, but is not likely to prove economically viable, except in really remote sites. This haiku comes closer to making sense than most…