Thursday, July 27, 2017

"Scientists dim sunlight, suck up carbon dioxide to cool planet"

Via Instapundit: Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun's rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet.

Backers say the risky, often expensive projects are urgently needed to find ways of meeting the goals of the Paris climate deal to curb global warming that researchers blame for causing more heatwaves, downpours and rising sea levels.

The United Nations says the targets are way off track and will not be met simply by reducing emissions for example from factories or cars - particularly after U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the 2015 pact.

They are pushing for other ways to keep temperatures down.

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5 comments:

bagoh20 said...

You got to hurry up and do something, so that when the temperatures don't rise, you can claim credit. If they do rise anyway, then you get to demand more money so you can fail harder.

Leland said...

The only positive in the concept is that their ability to do this is near impossible. Otherwise, it is about as intelligent as pouring water on a grease fire just to Do Something.

Methadras said...

This is all Do Something Disease. All of it. The problem is that there doesn't need to be anything done. So these motherfuckers can justify their existences to everyone.

Methadras said...

Also, what is the mean surface temperature these fuckers want the globe to be at. They are fucking with things they don't even understand and seeding the atmosphere with their shit is going to cause serious problems. I'm telling you, these people are pushing people to want to kill them for the sheer sake of leaving things alone.

Dad Bones said...

Volcano eruptions have the potential to cool things down and eventually one of the big ones will remind us of that. I'm willing to wait.