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Originally posted by thematrix
Removing or adding anything from or to a biosphere will most certainly have more adverse effects then good ones.
If you change the state of water, you are not added or removing anything from the biosphere. Just changing its state. How you chance its state could impact the biosphere.
To fix a problem, fix the root cause, not the symptoms, I thought everyone knew that by now.
Originally posted by Blacksheep
Surely the heat caused by the friction of launching a block of ice through the atmosphere would cause it to melt long before it hit the moon?
Would it not jus create one massive down pour??
We could refill the Aral sea (Wikipedia article) This area is already installing desalination plants, so they could build more of them if it was filled by salt water. This would improve the ecology and economy of the surrounding countries. But I am not sure how much water it would take.
On the subject of Global Warming, it occured to me that if we can't stop the sea levels rising by cutting greenhouse emissions, would it be possible to transport large amounts of the glaciers which are melting to the moon, where they plan on making bases. They will need water there and we need to get rid of some. Its a logical idea but of course the question is how?
Why not just undertake the creation of massive lakes? For instance, we could just take the largest global initiative in history to dig out a series of empty craters across the Saharra desert, and then start diggin channels towards the sea. BAM, instant fill. Fish have a new place to live, the local ecosystem can grow mangroves, providing safe haven for inverts and juvenile fish so they can grow and become part of a new fishing based populations living aroudn it. What was once desert would then be oasis.
Originally posted by Regenmacher
Relocating people or sea walls and dikes would be more feasible than trying to send billions of gallons of sea water into space. We don't have the means or energy to do it with either.
Define the cause of climate change and eliminate the cause...