Skip to comments.In Case We Can't Give Up the Cars -- Try 16 Trillion Mirrors
Posted on 06/22/2007 6:53:41 AM PDT by i_dont_chat
In Case We Can't Give Up the Cars -- Try 16 Trillion Mirrors
What if we wait too long to act on global warming? What if nothing we do is enough? Already, scientists are working up plans of last resort: stratospheric sprays of sulfur, trillions of orbiting mirrors and thousands of huge off-shore saltwater fountains.
Each is designed to counteract global warming by deliberately deflecting sunlight, rather than by retooling the world's economy to eliminate carbon-rich oil, coal and natural gas.
More at link (a must read)
Another related article from February 2007
(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...
The geo-engineering of (3) spraying of barium into the clouds has already started. Do an Internet search on Chemtrails. Youll get over one million hits. People are noticing. (I propose that now that the scientific information is coming out the term salt trails would be more accurate and more palatable!)
Instead of arguing about it, simply look up and see for yourself. Those are not condensation trails you are see. Condensation trails evaporate after a time. This stuff is made of minute particles of barium and/or aluminum oxide. What goes up, must come down.
Aside from the health risks, anyone care to venture a guess of what spraying salt out of aircraft into the clouds is costing us? And where is the money coming from? And, by-the-way, the spraying in our atmosphere is occurring around the globe. This geo-engineering appears to be under the control of the United Nations, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Control, and each country is conducting its own operations under secret by their military.
They can welcome the next ice age with open arms. I’d rather move to Australia than be subject to sub-zero temperatures for years to come.
People with plans like these used to be institutionalized. Now they are lionized.
The entire world has gone insane. I’m going back to my cave.
I’d like to see them lionized, as in eaten by a lion.
Wouldn't that cause acid rain? Geez you can't make these people happy...
When I started reading the article, I thought they were going to suggest putting mirrors on top of all automobiles, so as to reflect the sunlight right back into space.
All in all, I like that idea better than sulfurizing the stratosphere.
People with plans like these used to be institutionalized. Now they are lionized.
Yes, the Godless Dems have a new religion in the Global Warming “crisis”...sounds more like a cheap science fiction novel.
I’m finding it VERY disturbing that the writers for the WSJ have so little common sense, or even economic sense.
The other day, they had a front page article on some Alaskan village that was being pinched by high gas prices.
The article stated that when snowmobiles got cheaper to operate than their snow dogs, they switched to the snowmobiles, and now that gas has gotten so expensive, just WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO?
Basic economics - an alternative will be purchased instead, duh, they’ll start using their dogsleds again. Geez. And you write for the Wall Street Journal?
If you like government controlled economies, just wait until governments around the world start trying to control the climate with these half-baked politically motivated technical interventions.
I think we really need a Constitutional amendment prohibiting Congress from making any law respecting an establishment of climate.
We should also make it the policy of the US that any attempt by any nation to change the climate shall be considered an act of war against the United States.
“Oops, we were wrong. It’s getting a tad chilly down here. Can someone turn off those mirrors? What, they can’t be turned off? Okay, we need to set up a trillion missiles.......”
Not Chemtrails. Salt Trails!!!!!!!
IMO the WSJ has gone down hill markedly in the past few years. I will be canceling my online subscription upon its expiration.
Oops, we were wrong. Its getting a tad chilly down here. Can someone turn off those mirrors? What, they cant be turned off? Okay, we need to set up a trillion missiles.......
Followed by “How many years of Bad Luck?”
Our tax dollars at work imagining fantastic solutions for imaginary problems.
I don’t have an online sub, just doorstep delivery.
I mostly just read the condensed version of the news and the editorial page, which is still conservative.
The rest of the paper seems to have gone ignorant. Articles are written by those that don’t have an understanding of economics, and therefore, are liberal.
That’s been the pattern in the WSJ for many years — conservative editorial page, but largely liberal balance of paper. The news articles are generally written by economic illiterates.
(1) spraying sulfur in our stratosphere
Why not just nuke 10 of the world`s most powerful volcanoes to try to get them to erupt? Be a lot cheaper. These guys are nuts. Just as nuts as the scientists who proposed covering the Arctic with soot to melt it during the global cooling scare.
I wonder who will be making the mirrors and how much the politicians will earn from pushing this nonsense.
I think that we'll survive GW (assuming that there is such a thing...) if we don't try to fix the problem. So long as no one tries to do anything about it, we'll be fine.
Now, if people want to drive hybrids and switch their light bulbs....that's fine, as it makes them all feel good and amounts to a spit in the ocean. But these ideas could truly do lasting damage.
I can't wait until the Global Warming fad is over.
According to the National Weather Service it is supposed to be 43 degrees here tonite - - about 75 miles northwest of New York City, one day after the longest day of the year.
Perhaps it would be cheaper just to retart a known sulfuric volcanic area with a nuke, and let Mother Nature do the rest?
With all the CFR/SPP/Tri-lateral Commission/Freemason/Illuminati/Builderberger conspiracy nuts around here lately, I forgot about Chemtrails.
Paint everything white...
sulfur is out - acid rain.
mirrors are out - space junk. (look ma, no satellites)
barium - toxic.
aluminum - fearfully expensive
ships in the middle of the ocean spewing up ocean water sprays - probably only feasible measure.
I'm like you. I believe everything I read on the internet...I'll bet you even get a lot of your facts from Wickpedia...now there's a reliable internet source. < /sarcasm >
Right you are; however, there was a "series" plan floated years ago to put a "hugh" mylar web circulating between Earth and the Sun to reduce solar emissions down here. At least that action could be removed when no longer needed.
One can only hope you are joking....
Where’d you find your cave?....we’re looking for one.
Get your own - I'm not sharing.
We've been doing geoengineering for thousands of years. For example we are no longer at the mercy of the rain gods because we developed the technology to build dams, aqueducts, and methods of flood control. Earth couldn't support 6 billion people without geoengineering. We build roads, bridges, tunnels, move mountains and forests. All this is geoengineering. Cloud control is just another technology we can use to make life better. I sure hope our military is researching cost effective weather management methods since most leaps in technology originate from the military developing new weapons. Most experiments will fail but we can't move forward without trying. Are you upset about this? If the military develops effective weather control the whole global warming scare is over. Developing new technology is not only cost effective, it is also the source of America's wealth.
Chemtrails puts this otherwise series article into the kook department. Orbiting a trillion mirrors does also, as does spraying sulfur into the atmosphere. Doesn’t leave much, oh well. Just being WSJ doesn’t make it series.
"internalized" as it were
Currently reading “State of Fear” by Michael Crichton - great book.
That will just heat up the oceans. Besides that, what will power the pumps?
If less sun reaches the ocean surface it will cool, not heat. Wave action is pretty powerful, and pretty useless for most things, except this.
The trillions of orbiting mirrors is especially “brilliant.” What would they do with them once they cooled the Earth to the “correct” temps? Send up a giant vacumn cleaner to collect them all? I assume they would want them orbiting high enough to not interfere with the space program. They would continue to cool the Earth into a permanent ice age.
BELIEVE me....we do NOT want to share.....just wondering if you know of any others somewhere....LOL.
The mirrors won’t stay up long. Maybe a year, probably less.
“The geo-engineering of (3) spraying of barium into the clouds has already started.”
For what purpose?
This sounds like tinfoil hat stuff.
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