posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 02:12 PM
Is global warming for real? I mean, is it such a clear and present danger to our survival that we may want to do things out in space that will effect
our entire planet, things that may not be easily reversible, if at all? It give me cause to pause, still, teams of scientists and geo-engineers are
dreaming up such solutions. This is a very recent example of such projects under consideration:
To combat global warming, scientists in Scotland now suggest an out-of-this-world solution — a giant dust cloud in space, blasted off an
asteroid, which would act like a sunshade for Earth.
Instead of altering the climate by targeting either the oceans or the atmosphere, some researchers have suggested geoengineering projects that would
affect the entire planet from space. For instance, projects that reduced the amount of solar radiation Earth receives by 1.7 percent could offset the
effects of a global increase in temperature of 3.6 degrees F (2 degrees C). The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has
noted climate models suggest average global temperatures will likely rise by 2 to 11.5 degrees F (1.1 to 6.4 degrees C) by the end of this century.
"A 1.7 percent reduction is very small and will hardly be noticeable on Earth," said researcher Russell Bewick, a space scientist at the University of
Strathclyde in Scotland. "People sometimes get the idea of giant screens blocking the entire sun. This is not the case ... as [the device] is
constantly between the sun and the Earth, it acts merely as a very light shade or filter."
To me it is scary they are even considering doing things of this magnitude. Maybe if our very survival depends on this kind of project as our last
best hope then we may have to give it a shot. I would hate to see this happen because the UN thinks it is a good idea, kind of like the way they warm
up to Codex Alimentarius and want the whole world subject to its ideas about our food. Now, our very climate and perhaps the air we breathe.
On second thought, what could go wrong?
edit on 2-10-2012 by Erongaricuaro because: (no reason given)