Dimming the sun: The answer to global warming?

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Scientists are proposing an ingenious but as-yet-unproven way to tackle climate change: spraying sun-dimming chemicals into the Earth's atmosphere.

The research by scientists at Harvard and Yale universities, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, proposes using a technique known as stratospheric aerosol injection, which they say could cut the rate of global warming in half.

The technique would involve spraying large amounts of sulfate particles into the Earth's lower stratosphere at altitudes as high as 12 miles. The scientists propose delivering the sulfates with specially designed high-altitude aircraft, balloons or large naval-style guns.

Despite the technology being undeveloped and with no existing aircraft suitable for adaptation, the researchers say that "developing a new, purpose-built tanker with substantial payload capabilities would neither be technologically difficult nor prohibitively expensive."

They estimate the total cost of launching a hypothetical system in 15 years' time at around $3.5 billion, with running costs of $2.25 billion a year over a 15-year period.
http://lite.cnn.io/en/article/h_4a77ef7 ... 6c6ee58c6a

What can possibly go wrong?
They can make the process easier by modify commercial airplanes to spew these chemicals out in their trail.
ukimalefu Wasn't me
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not cleaning up the current mess, but adding more crap to the atmosphere?

yeah, that makes sense
A salt of suphuric acid aerosol-ed in the atmosphere. Good call.
macnuke Afar
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a nuclear winter would best.
that way would use only natural materials.
gd Ya boi, Guzma
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To me, this sounds like a recipe for sulphuric acid rain (H2SO4) on a global scale.



Just me?




No?



Ok


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Metacell Chocolate Brahma
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Ooh, ooh, couldn't we polarize the atmosphere so the outside of it was reflective?
user Stupid cockwomble
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bubble bubble toil and trouble
ukimalefu Wasn't me
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why don't we just build a giant air conditioner? we could just turn it on and off as needed!
Pariah Know Your Enemy
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There was an old lady who swallowed a fly.
I dunno why she swallowed that fly,
Perhaps she'll die.

There was an old lady who swallowed a spider,
That wiggled and wiggled and tickled inside her.
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But I dunno why she swallowed that fly -
Perhaps she'll die.

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How absurd, to swallow a bird!
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
That wiggled and wiggled and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
But I dunno why she swallowed that fly -
Perhaps she'll die

There was an old lady who swallowed a cat.
Imagine that, she swallowed a cat.
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird ...
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
That wiggled and wiggled and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
But I dunno why she swallowed that fly
Perhaps she'll die

There was an old lady who swallowed a dog.
What a hog! To swallow a dog!
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat...
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird ...
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
That wiggled and wiggled and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
But I dunno why she swallowed that fly
Perhaps she'll die.

There was an old lady who swallowed a goat.
Just opened her throat and swallowed a goat!
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog ...
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat.
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird ...
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
That wiggled and wiggled and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
But I dunno why she swallowed that fly
Perhaps she'll die.

There was an old lady who swallowed a cow.
I don't know how she swallowed a cow!
She swallowed the cow to catch the goat...
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That wiggled and wiggled and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
But I dunno why she swallowed that fly
Perhaps she'll die.

There was an old lady who swallowed a horse -
She's dead, of course.
Donkey Butter jerk face
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Why don’t they just build a giant car door? Then when things heat up you can just roll down the window.
macnuke Afar
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Donkey Butter posted:
Why don’t they just build a giant car door? Then when things heat up you can just roll down the window.

big ass chimney.
all that heat rises and out to space it goes.
problem solved..
gd Ya boi, Guzma
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Why don’t they make a giant umbrella to shield the earth from sun?

Or, why don’t they coat the atmosphere in sunblock, to block the UV rays?
macnuke Afar
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gd posted:
Why don’t they make a giant umbrella to shield the earth from sun?

Or, why don’t they coat the atmosphere in sunblock, to block the UV rays?

can't.... there'd be a hole over hawaii cause they outlawed that human waste.

and don't say only some... if there is no shareholder value...they won't use it.
ukimalefu Wasn't me
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Donkey Butter jerk face
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wait a sec, so you're saying some organization ran a story, ignoring facts, to fit some sort of narrative, spark debate, and bring attention to their product?

So it's just another Tuesday then.
ukimalefu Wasn't me
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Metacell Chocolate Brahma
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Isn't that literally a joke from an episode of Futurama?
macnuke Afar
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a short victorious war is always good for the economy.
dv
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macnuke posted:
a short victorious war is always good for the economy.

You been reading your Honor Harrington again or what?
macnuke Afar
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yes.
but it still holds true. :p
If we nuke China and it's coal plants we'd hit three birds with one stone.
dv
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Betonhaus posted:
If we nuke China and it's coal plants we'd hit three birds with one stone.


We? I didn't realize Canada had nukes.
ukimalefu Wasn't me
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dv posted:
Betonhaus posted:
If we nuke China and it's coal plants we'd hit three birds with one stone.


We? I didn't realize Canada had nukes.


uhm... the british commonwealth does... so technically, Canada does.

Not sure if they actually have their own, but they're capable.
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