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Giant mirrors in the sky? The future of solving climate change?

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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 11:56 PM
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Well.. scientist seem to think that this among other things is a great idea?!?!?!

I for one see it as a little too risky myself.

Your thoughts on this one guys?

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posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 12:03 AM
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Painting every rooftop white would be more effective, cheaper, and much easier to do than sending giant freaking mirrors into the sky! But I suppose what's the fun in being a scientist if you can't design a few devices worthy of a comic book villain.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 12:09 AM
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Originally posted by The Cusp
Painting every rooftop white would be more effective, cheaper, and much easier to do than sending giant freaking mirrors into the sky! But I suppose what's the fun in being a scientist if you can't design a few devices worthy of a comic book villain.


hahahah.. yes it is very comic book'esque isnt it! hehee


Its almost as bizaar an idea as the space lift... whereby a giant wire be hung from space so that the gravitational force keeps it straight.. and then launching space visitors up a giant elevator using this "free hanging" cable as the main hoist?!?!

In fact.. im pretty sure i saw that idea on an ep of pinky and the brain once



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 12:14 AM
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This reminds me of a Futurama episode. The mirror was hit by a piece of space junk during its unveiling, flipped over and vaporized half of the audience.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 12:26 AM
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Originally posted by afroPunk
This reminds me of a Futurama episode. The mirror was hit by a piece of space junk during its unveiling, flipped over and vaporized half of the audience.


I was thinking the same thing.
Coincidentally, it was the episode about global warming.


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posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 12:32 AM
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Originally posted by afroPunk
This reminds me of a Futurama episode. The mirror was hit by a piece of space junk during its unveiling, flipped over and vaporized half of the audience.

Yeah, I love Futurama.

What makes me kinda sick, though, is that the evidence seems to show that the natural state of the earth is a series of long-a$$ ice ages with overall warmer "interglacial" periods in between; and that we're in one of those interglacial periods now and slowly sliding into another ice age. And that alone would be the explanation for the weird and extreme weather patterns we're seeing.

In other words: It seems we're about to take an ill-advised turn into geo-engineering on the questionable word of a bunch of self-serving one-worlders and carbon-taxers. I mean, I suppose it would be possible to cover or fold up the mirrors when it's clear they're accomplishing the wrong goal. And there's no good reason *not* to paint roofs white (since dark-colored roofs do cause urban hot-spots). But carelessly dumping iron filings in the oceans and any other long-term or permanent "solutions" could be seriously misguided. And the last thing we need is misguided large-scale decisions based on political ideology....
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posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 12:34 AM
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Yes! That was it. That episode serves as a reminder to us all that regardless of our technological climate progress Al Gore will continue to be the Lord Prince of Global Climate Salvation.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 12:42 AM
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I agree with you about earthly cycles. I must admit I am torn. I feel our attempts are just tests to delay the inevitable. Granted this level of manipulation is scary. I think though that anything that is done to the planet itself will be reversed during its dormant cycles. Popping random things into space; I am not a fan of.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 01:44 AM
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More space junk? What if gravity fails and that thing comes crashing back onto earth? I thought earth, nature, cosmos, etc. is self-regulating and can control its own climate.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 01:51 AM
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Obviously it would be 'the Right Thing To Do' when the world faces the real possibility of a mini ice age to make it even colder!

Scientists! When will we learn that they are thicker than the average person.

Global Warming went out of fashion a few years ago.

Climate Change is not longer the fashion either.

We now are having to face the reality that we have all been duped by the con men............again..........and the big Chill is on its way and still the dopes come up with dumb ass ideas to cool the planet down!

I really despair of the human race and think it deserves what is on its way!



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 01:52 AM
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and of course emperor of the moon.


I can't believe they're seriously considering this. I think they just throw out these lame ideas so they can be shot down.

When they're postulating ideas taken from a cartoon it should be obvious they're just pandering.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 04:14 AM
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Originally posted by The Cusp
Painting every rooftop white would be more effective, cheaper, and much easier to do than sending giant freaking mirrors into the sky! But I suppose what's the fun in being a scientist if you can't design a few devices worthy of a comic book villain.
Obviously you're not a scientist, that wouldn't work. I mean you can paint the roofs white, and it will lower the indoor temperature of some houses that aren't already in the shade, but it won't prevent global warming like the mirrors in space would. Since my house is already in the shade it would do nothing for me even if my roof was dark, but my roof is already white.

Anyway I have a better idea, instead of giant mirrors, make them giant solar panels, and then beam the electricity down to earth at secluded microwave receiving stations in the desert. There would need to be a safety device that would make the satellite shut off the power transmission if it lost aim at the receiving facility.

But why waste the power by reflecting it? Absorb it and use it to meet our growing energy needs instead.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 10:56 AM
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It's not about affecting the climate in your own home, it's about reflecting the sunlight back into space.

www.youtube.com...
30 secs into this vid.

As you can see from the vid, it wasn't my idea, it came from the US Energy Secretary. According to him, if you had all white roofs, and replaced black pavement with white cement style concrete, it would be equivalent to having all cars off the roads for 11 years.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 11:53 PM
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Montgomery Burns conducted a pilot project to test this plan on a smaller scale. His plan was to put Springfield in the shadow of his new solar power plant so that he could sell electric lighting both day and night.

Southpark's Professor Chaos devised a similar plan.

The space-based reflector would have to be situated at the L1 point between the Earth and sun. L1 is about 1.5 billion meters from Earth, which is a little over four times as far as the moon. The moon's proximity makes the L1 point wabble considerably, making it impossible to keep the shadow of your silly mirror precisely where you want it to be. Some of the time, it would rob sunlight from colder climates, making them even colder still. This would almost certainly be perceived as an act of war.

We have raped the planet enough to cause global warming, thought there is some evidence that forces far greater than us may be reducing the brightness of the sun, and heading us into an ice age. Raping the sun is not the solution.
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