Skip to comments.Researchers Studying ‘Cloud Brightening’ To Curb Global Warming
Posted on 08/22/2012 6:37:19 PM PDT by smokingfrog
While many scientists have some dire warnings against us trying to geoengineer our way out of the climate crisis, others dont necessarily see it that way and are working on new methods to solve the problem.
Researchers at the University of Washingtons College of the Environment Institute are studying the idea of cloud brightening, utilizing ships to shoot salt water high into the atmosphere over the oceans in order to create long-lasting cloud cover. The additional clouds reflect more sunlight back into space, resulting in a cooling effect on the planet. In order to encourage discussion amongst other climate scientists, UW atmospheric physicist Rob Wood detailed how a small-scale experiment to test the idea would work in a paper published in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.
What were trying to do is make the case that this is a beneficial experiment to do, Wood said, adding that because geoengineering is controversial he would rather that responsible scientists test the idea than groups that might have a vested interest in proving its success.
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Wonder how many millions in graft they got for this boondoggle idea. Professors are the greediest people on the planet.
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They should really watch the Matrix first.
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Accidental anthropogenic global warming does not scare me, but geo-engineering does, since an ice age would be unpleasant for most of us.
bray, these people are preternaturally insane. I mean that sincerely.
Not to long ago if any one would seriously propose something like this, they would be either laughed at or some guys in white suits with large butterfly nets would show up and take them away for a nice long rest in a padded room.
Today, not only are the not dismissed as kooks, they are actually taken seriously in the news and they actually given tax money to study their ideas.
I miss those saner times
Not too long ago, our Nation believed in God, and trusted in His judgement. Now we have turned our backs on God and trust in men. And men are inherantly foolish.
Now Biden and Obama is our leader in life. I miss those saner times too.
This will also keep the oceans from rising </sarc>.
Painting your roof white makes more sense than this.
This reminds me of the idiot who designed an artificial tree to convert CO2 to Oxygen.
Someone suggested why didn’t he just plant a REAL tree?
Water vapor is a major greenhouse gas. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas
Introducing more humidity into the air than nature intended sounds like a bad idea.
Great! Brighten the clouds (if this is even possible) just as we are entering a significant solar minimum period. D.A. dufusses....
Climatologists are pessimistic that political leaders will take any positive action to compensate for the climatic change, or even to allay its effects. They concede that some of the more spectacular solutions proposed, such as melting the Arctic ice cap by covering it with black soot or diverting arctic rivers, might create problems far greater than those they solve... The longer the planners delay, the more difficult will they find it to cope with climatic change once the results become grim reality.
From: Newsweek: The Cooling World (April 28, 1975)
Meet the new alarmists, same as the old alarmists.
This whole thing sounds vaguely racist, we need to hear from Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson on this issue I think.
This idea is no less “genius” than the Martian rover scam. For untold billions, they have landed a machine on Mars to verify what they’ve already known for decades. Mars looks a lot like the desert Southwest, populated by a lack of water, a lot of dust and rocks, and absolutely nothing of real interest. For an over-degreed and little educated bunch of grown up children, we have spent billions upon billions for their personal hobbies. This scam should go on for three years or so until they dream up their next scam. Heard of any scientific breakthroughs from the space station lately?
These idiots will really f**k up the atmosphere with their hare-brained schemes. Law of unintended consequences.
Weather Manipulation. Long a staple of the Soviet Union.
If we needed to cool the earth we could put an additive in jet fuel.
We don’t need to cool the earth.