posted on Jun, 29 2005 @ 03:15 PM
Robert Roy Britt
Mon Jun 27, 5:59 PM ET
A wild idea to combat global warming suggests creating an artificial ring of small particles or spacecrafts around Earth to shade the tropics and
moderate climate extremes.
There would be side effects, proponents admit. An effective sunlight-scattering particle ring would illuminate our night sky as much as the full Moon,
And the price tag would knock the socks off even a big-budget agency like NASA: $6 trillion to $200 trillion for the particle approach. Deploying
tiny spacecraft would come at a relative bargain: a mere $500 billion tops.
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wild idea with an astronomical price tag (excuse the pun).
Is there anyone else out there that thinks this is never going to happen?
The concept itself is straight out of sci-fi.
Thoughts, comments; let's talk about it.