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2144, 23 Nov 18

Scientists Want to Blot Out the Sun to Fight Global Warming

What could possibly go wrong?

(CNN)Scientists are proposing an ingenious but as-yet-unproven way to tackle climate change: spraying sun-dimming chemicals into the Earth’s atmosphere.

The research by scientists at Harvard and Yale universities, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, proposes using a technique known as stratospheric aerosol injection, which they say could cut the rate of global warming in half.
The technique would involve spraying large amounts of sulfate particles into the Earth’s lower stratosphere at altitudes as high as 12 miles. The scientists propose delivering the sulfates with specially designed high-altitude aircraft, balloons or large naval-style guns.

2144, 23 November 2018


  1. kjanz1899

    That idea stinks. Really!

  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    Thi is what liberalism does.

    Blocks out light in favor of the pit of darkness.

  3. jjf

    Careful, that kind of “what could go wrong” thinking might lead you to understand that otehr forms of pollution have an effect, and that other things might go wrong.

  4. Le Roi du Nord

    I would be much, much more concerned about this:

    And it came out of the current administration.  Amazing, no?

  5. dad29

    Amazing, and about 20 years behind the curve.  Actual climate scientists are converging on the prediction that we’re going into a cold spell–like the Maunder Minimum cold.  About 400 years’ worth.

    LeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeRoy has the advantage of having lotsa wood nearby.  He should build a couple of large food-storage bins and start stocking up.  Corn don’t grow unless it’s warm.

  6. Le Roi du Nord

    Well dud, this study came from the current administration, so if it is in error, you can blame 45.

    I quit burning wood years ago.  Geo-thermal is a lot cleaner.

  7. Le Roi du Nord

    You and trump can believe whatever you want, but that doesn’t negate the science.  But you knew that, right?

    The article you attached was full of “allegedly” this and that, no substantiation of the claim.

    But the real tell in the article was, “The White House has allegedly dismissed the report as a partisan hit job by Obama loyalist”.  The report was released by the trump administration, by an agency under control of that administration, and where the $$ for such studies has been controlled by the republicans for 8 years.  Some major cog dis going on here, folks.

  8. Kevin Scheunemann


    That was inspiring evangelism for the warming religion.

    Glad we could admit your passionate discipleship for your religion.

  9. Le Roi du Nord

    Admit whatever you want, but there is no religion involved.  You just make that up so you feel better about yourself.

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