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Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel
The Boston Globe ^ | April 10, 2014 | By KARL RITTER

Posted on 04/10/2014 4:37:33 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

BERLIN — It’s Plan B in the fight against climate change: cooling the planet by sucking heat-trapping CO2 from the air or reflecting sunlight back into space.

Called geoengineering, it’s considered mad science by opponents. Supporters say it would be foolish to ignore it, since plan A — slashing carbon emissions from fossil fuels — is moving so slowly.

The U.N.’s expert panel on climate change is under pressure from both sides this week as it considers whether geoengineering should be part of the tool-kit that governments use to keep global warming in check.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: climategate; failure; hoax; socialism

1 posted on 04/10/2014 4:37:33 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

These people will soon be put in “free speech holding pens” in Nevada.” ( in the winter)


2 posted on 04/10/2014 4:43:17 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

These people will destroy earth in their idiotic attempts to save us from nature


3 posted on 04/10/2014 4:45:25 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Liberal Castration would have the same effect.


4 posted on 04/10/2014 4:46:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Nuts!


5 posted on 04/10/2014 4:46:57 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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6 posted on 04/10/2014 4:49:09 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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... or reflecting sunlight back into space.

I understand that this is how major volcanic eruptions cause “summerless” years, the airborne phytoplasma reflecting sunlight away from earth, corrections welcome. Here's a reference to 1816, the year without a summer.

Year Without a Summer

The consequence of reflecting too much sunlight away from the earth is crop failure as a consequence of record frost and snow even in summer.

7 posted on 04/10/2014 4:49:45 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All

I used wrong term in post 7. I tried to remember a pyro-related term but should have kept it simple by saying volcanic ash.


8 posted on 04/10/2014 4:55:42 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A Modest Proposal if I may.

Why not build thousands of refrigerators, set them at maximum, and run them with the doors open?


9 posted on 04/10/2014 4:59:07 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

ANY “geo-engineering” effort will be less assured and more risky than “global warming”

if you want to DEMAND taxpayers pay for “doing something” regarding “global warming”/”climate change” the ONLY legitimate demand you MIGHT make, MIGHT be ONLY for “adjusting to”/”adjusting to live with” “global warming/climate change”; nothing else


10 posted on 04/10/2014 5:01:34 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: null and void

Here’s one for your nut job conspiracy list.


11 posted on 04/10/2014 5:03:46 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: GeronL

You still don’t get the picture — these ‘scientists’ are not interested to save us from anything but to make lots of money by persuading ‘politicians’ to legislate idiotic laws that benefit their ‘research’ projects.

It’s called the Algore Syndrome.


12 posted on 04/10/2014 5:15:23 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: GeronL
These people will destroy earth in their idiotic attempts to save us from nature

Fear mongering morons who are guessing at how the planet works and are willing to try any stupid idea to screw it up.

13 posted on 04/10/2014 5:17:16 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The UN will add a carbon tax to our internet bill.


14 posted on 04/10/2014 5:19:39 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: I am Richard Brandon

because the light in the refrigerator would burn out too quickly, then what would you do?


15 posted on 04/10/2014 5:25:20 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

40 years ago these people were suggesting spreading a layer of coal dust over the Arctic Circle to stop the coming Ice Age.


16 posted on 04/10/2014 5:52:37 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I guess if you could get all those “scientists” lined up in a field you could use them for fence posts ... but the real fence posts might object to dumbing down their positions.


17 posted on 04/10/2014 6:42:51 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (I think the Administration would get more respect if they just went ahead and wore clown suits.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

WHAT global warming??????????????????


18 posted on 04/10/2014 6:47:39 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Well said, lol!


19 posted on 04/10/2014 7:05:31 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: GeronL
These people will destroy earth in their idiotic attempts to save us from nature

Exactly. Mankind's track record of "managing" nature is just about universally dismal. Just look at the early history of the national parks, national forests, management of species, etc. All the monumental {expletive}-ups were done by well meaning, educated people who thought they knew what they were doing.

Of course the libs and enviro wackos will say we're much smarter now and we really do know what we're doing. Ha! That's exactly what every previous {expletive}-up said/thought too.

If we ever have the technology and resources to perform geo-engineering, I hope and pray to God that we are smart enough not to try it. We will, 100% guaranteed, screw it up.

20 posted on 04/10/2014 7:35:20 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“The idea is to grow crops that absorb CO2 from the atmosphere then burn them in a power station to generate energy. The resulting CO2 emissions are captured at the plant and then stored deep underground”

Would it take more energy to do this than was generated by burning the “crops” to start with? Oh, and what would we eat if much of our arable land was devoted to burning “crops”: Soylent Green perhaps?


21 posted on 04/10/2014 8:20:36 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

22 posted on 04/10/2014 8:46:16 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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