posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 08:28 AM
reply to post by MysterX
I'd think a kid with a super soaker filled with "the evil chemicals sprayed to do X to humanity" would be a much more efficient way to deploy the
chemicals. If you did it with a balloon, you would have to have targets outside, and you would have to want to hit everyone who was outside and
downwind. While possible, highly unlikely. (IMHO)
Although you / we were talking in connection with placing chemicals onto specific targets originally, I've found evidence that the balloon
delivering chemicals into the atmosphere theory is valid.
A US aerospace company (DARPA contracted 'Aurora Flight Sciences') has been reported to have proposed using them to deliver millions of tonnes of
Sulphur dioxide into the stratosphere each year, which according to them, could cool the Earth by 1 to 2 degrees C.
It would cost an estimated $10 Billion a year and probably plenty of unintended and negative effects though.
Sorry, can't provide a link or a quote (because i can't link to it). I've searched and cannot find the article online. It was printed in the Q & A
section of the October issue of 'Focus Science and Technology magazine' (issue 247). I only have a hard copy available, so can't point you towards
the actual piece / answer.
Scientists from Caltech are also seriously proposing this type of thing apparently too (along with cautions).
So while different to what we were discussing hypothetically, it does show there is some serious thinking about dispersing chemicals into the
atmosphere using balloons, and thought you might find it interesting.