Scientists Working On Plan To Cool Earth By Blocking The Sun

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03 Feb 2024, 6:59 pm

https://futurism.com/the-byte/scientists-plan-cool-earth-blocking-sun


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03 Feb 2024, 9:23 pm

It's not the sun that's causing climate change, it's greenhouse gases and the warming of the oceans.

In any case, after Mr. Burns did it nearly 30 years ago, do we really want another repeat?


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03 Feb 2024, 9:45 pm

Wasn't there a movie about this


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03 Feb 2024, 9:51 pm

colliegrace wrote:
Wasn't there a movie about this


I think it was two episodes of the Simpsons. :nerdy:


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04 Feb 2024, 3:24 am

There was a science-fiction story describing a similar situation that was resolved by releasing water vapor into the upper atmosphere.  Somehow, the water molecules were supposed to reflect a portion of the sun's rays back into space.

I cannot find the title, but is was written in the 1950s (I think), way ahead of current scientific speculations.


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04 Feb 2024, 3:46 am

funeralxempire wrote:
colliegrace wrote:
Wasn't there a movie about this


I think it was two episodes of the Simpsons. :nerdy:


The Simpsons
was the first thing I thought of when reading this thread title. :nerdy:



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04 Feb 2024, 6:12 am

Fnord wrote:
There was a science-fiction story describing a similar situation that was resolved by releasing water vapor into the upper atmosphere.  Somehow, the water molecules were supposed to reflect a portion of the sun's rays back into space.

I cannot find the title, but is was written in the 1950s (I think), way ahead of current scientific speculations.


That's actually far more realistic than a 20000km mirror in space.



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04 Feb 2024, 7:26 am

at the same time they manufacture and erect more and more solar collection complexes across the world? working at cross purposes maybe?


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04 Feb 2024, 11:30 am

I don't think the sun is the culprit here, they should instead work on a way to maybe suck some of the greenhouse gasses out of the air.


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04 Feb 2024, 4:14 pm

Sweetleaf wrote:
I don't think the sun is the culprit here, they should instead work on a way to maybe suck some of the greenhouse gasses out of the air.


Yes. There is work going on to build "artificial trees".