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'Cloud ship' scheme to deflect the sun's rays is favourite to cut global warming
London Telegraph ^ | 7:58AM BST 07 Aug 2009

Posted on 08/07/2009 9:12:56 AM PDT by fightinbluhen51

'Cloud ship' scheme to deflect the sun's rays is favourite to cut global warming Ships with giant funnels which travel the world's seas creating more clouds to deflect the sun's rays could help cut global warming, say scientists. The "cloud ships" are favoured among a series of schemes aimed at altering the climate which have been weighed up by a leading think-tank. The project, which is being worked on by rival US and UK scientists, would see 1,900 wind-powered ships ply the oceans sucking up seawater and spraying minuscule droplets of it out through tall funnels to create large white clouds. Related Articles * Swiss villagers pray for glacier * China insists West must go further to tackle climate change * Met Office has lost its authority on global warming These clouds, it is predicted, would reflect around one or two per cent of the sunlight that would otherwise warm the ocean, thereby cancelling out the greenhouse effect caused by Carbon Dioxide emissions.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: globalwarming; goreacle; hotair
Are you kidding me? Do they want to exasperate the problem? Last I checked, clouds let through UV and IR (that's how you still get sunburned on a cloudy day, duh), and then they refract it (hence why it stays warmer at night when there is significant cloud cover in one region at night, than without the cloud cover).

I know health care is still important focus, but figured this would be a good April 1st, errrr, August 7th distraction for a minute.

1 posted on 08/07/2009 9:12:56 AM PDT by fightinbluhen51
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To: fightinbluhen51

This is almost as good as the Obamaclown that suggested everyone paint their roofs white to deflect the sun. NUTJOBS!


2 posted on 08/07/2009 9:17:16 AM PDT by Merlinator (One Big A$$ Mistake America)
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To: fightinbluhen51

I want these built so that when the Vulcans land it looks like we at least sort of know what we’re doing.


3 posted on 08/07/2009 9:17:44 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: fightinbluhen51

Sending ships like these out into the oceans to pollute the atmosphere with water vapor is insane. If global warming is occurring (which it isn’t) there are some countries that would benefit. Nordic countries like Russia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, USA (Alaska), and parts of Chile and Argentina would benefit greatly if the climate warmed up. Trying to cool the earth artificially would actually amount to an act of war.


4 posted on 08/07/2009 9:18:00 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: domenad

Sensible.


5 posted on 08/07/2009 9:19:31 AM PDT by El Sordo
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To: Merlinator

That is actually a practical solution, if you agree there is a problem.


6 posted on 08/07/2009 9:20:34 AM PDT by ffusco (The President will return this country to what it once was...An arctic wasteland covered in ice.)
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To: fightinbluhen51

Uh.....water vapor is supposed to be one of the worst “greenhouse gases” depending on who you listen to, so wouldn’t this cause more Gore Bull Warming?


7 posted on 08/07/2009 9:22:52 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: fightinbluhen51

If You Broke It, You Bought It

If any government actually did something this stupid, it would be blamed for every hurricane, tornado and rained-out picnic until the end of time.


8 posted on 08/07/2009 9:35:21 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (Don't blame me... I voted for PALIN!)
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To: fightinbluhen51

What the HELL are we doing, people? How did we go from common sense in the 80’s to NONSENSE in 2009? I don’t get it. There’s NO WAY the American public went stupid in one generation... wait... nevermind.

FReepers... where’s the outrage? Where’s the anger?


9 posted on 08/07/2009 9:37:21 AM PDT by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / MOLWN LABE!)
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To: ffusco

It would only have a minuscule effect, if any.


10 posted on 08/07/2009 9:40:11 AM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: ffusco

No, it isn’t. It’s idiotic. Water vapor is a far more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.


11 posted on 08/07/2009 9:46:06 AM PDT by sig226 (Real power is not the ability to destroy an enemy. It is the willingness to do it.)
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To: fightinbluhen51

So what’s the “carbon footprint” of these ships?


12 posted on 08/07/2009 10:00:58 AM PDT by ryan71 (We're in deep kimchi!)
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To: sig226

I meant the Paint!


13 posted on 08/07/2009 10:33:50 AM PDT by ffusco (The President will return this country to what it once was...An arctic wasteland covered in ice.)
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To: Kenny500c

Please cite figures. At any rate it would cut down on UV radiation being absorbed and lower cooling costs. It would also be able to be done a house at a time, by the owners.


14 posted on 08/07/2009 10:35:58 AM PDT by ffusco (The President will return this country to what it once was...An arctic wasteland covered in ice.)
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To: ffusco

:)


15 posted on 08/07/2009 11:00:52 AM PDT by sig226 (Real power is not the ability to destroy an enemy. It is the willingness to do it.)
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To: fightinbluhen51
They are getting more 'Looney Tunes' every day.

I keep waiting for:


16 posted on 08/07/2009 11:02:53 AM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: fightinbluhen51

You know their solution will be manipulated as part of their propaganda machine as a tool for their control.


17 posted on 08/07/2009 7:48:32 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: fightinbluhen51

I think they should tape a billion butterflies together and turn them loose. That will block the sun over a significant area.


18 posted on 08/07/2009 8:05:37 PM PDT by Rocky (OBAMA: Succeeding where bin Laden failed.)
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