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Geoengineering Is a Recipe for Disaster ( UN calls for a Moratorium )
Local Bias ^
| Wednesday, December 1, 2010
| Diana Bronson
Posted on 12/06/2010 12:20:17 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
This Climate Plan B approach could cause wars and mass starvation.
Think you've heard enough about climate change? Chances are you haven't heard anything about the dangerous and costly sci-fi climate fixes known as geoengineering.
Geo-what? Geoengineering is a set of speculative, massive-scale technologies that would have humans intentionally modify the climate--rather than accidentally, as we've been doing since the Industrial Revolution
. Many U.S. lawmakers are starting to take it seriously as a climate change Plan B.
Yet, proposed geoengineering schemes are absurd and potentially devastating for the Earth.
Here are a few examples of how you could make the Earth cooler by "managing solar radiation" (i.e. manipulating the sun):
- Put trillions of tiny mirrors between Earth and sun to reflect sunlight back to space.
- Whiten the clouds over our oceans by increasing the droplet size, making the Earth more reflective.
- Blast sulphate particles into the stratosphere to simulate volcanic eruptions, again to block sunlight and diminish warming.
Then there are technologies under development to actually suck carbon out of the atmosphere and bury it, either:
- In oceans through growing algae, which feeds on CO₂, or
- On highways, by lining them with giant synthetic trees (which use chemical processes to suck CO₂ out of the air).
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TOPICS: Agriculture; Business/Economy; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: climatechange; geoengineering; globalwarminghoax; science
posted on 12/06/2010 12:24:05 PM PST
(TSA: Feds gone wild)
To: All; NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; tubebender; Carry_Okie; ...
On highways, by lining them with giant synthetic trees (which use chemical processes to suck CO₂ out of the air).
Um, I thought that's what real trees do.
posted on 12/06/2010 12:25:48 PM PST
by Drill Thrawl
(TSA - You don't get on until we get off)
Mirrors in outer space!! Yeah, that’s the ticket, that’ll make things right! Whoo hoo.
posted on 12/06/2010 12:26:38 PM PST
by La Lydia
Let’s see.....the people who brought you AGW are now trying to convince you that THEY know how to solve this incredibly complicated set of partial differential equations called climate forecasting.......
posted on 12/06/2010 12:29:12 PM PST
(Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
So the UN doesn’t want to affect the climate by engineering means, just legislative.
Some geoengineering can be done on a small scale. If you put an orbital mirror in place to beam down heat on a city during winter, that might have an actual economic benefit.
The Russians have already experimented with this (Znamya project), but have had mixed results.
posted on 12/06/2010 12:29:25 PM PST
(Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
To: Drill Thrawl
These would be special trees, costing thousands of times more than a natural tree... but they would be able to suck fractions of a percentage more carbon from the air than their natural counterparts.
posted on 12/06/2010 12:35:34 PM PST
(In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
One Word: HAARP
posted on 12/06/2010 12:36:10 PM PST
(The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
Might I dare ask the carbon footprint of the fake trees?
posted on 12/06/2010 12:42:59 PM PST
by Drill Thrawl
(TSA - You don't get on 'til we get off)
Left off one of the best and cheapest geo-engineering efforts: fertilizing phytoplankton in the southern oceans with iron. The increased phytoplankton growth sequesters CO2 and pumps up the food chain. The result is more fish and less CO2.
The southern oceans are starved for iron because there is less land mass from which to generate iron-rich dust...
posted on 12/06/2010 12:52:30 PM PST
To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; i_dont_chat
They've been doing it here for years for years. I have thousands of pictures similar to this one I took right here in my little ol' valley.
They began geo'ing in earnest about 1998, if I remember my skies correctly. 1998 was the last year we had blue skies here.
Whoa! I hadn’t seen those photos. Which city - county were those over?
Time to start some undergound living quarters.
These people are seriously scarey - and they have BIG touys.
posted on 12/06/2010 2:06:48 PM PST
(We Stand Together of We Fall Apart)
So the question begs = Why do you still live there?
posted on 12/06/2010 2:09:00 PM PST
(We Stand Together of We Fall Apart)
Yeah, good idea: Put planet-changing technology in the hands of communist morons who can't say a coherent word without reading it from a teleprompter.
Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
posted on 12/06/2010 2:32:39 PM PST
by The Comedian
(Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Whenifhow; TenthAmendmentChampion; Clive; scripter; Darnright; WL-law; ...
posted on 12/06/2010 2:41:25 PM PST
(ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
No, the question does not beg. If you would take the time to look up ocassionally you would see similar skies in your own neighborhood. Sooprise!
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