Skip to comments.Developing nations will study ways to block sunshine to slow global warming
Posted on 04/04/2018 9:14:56 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
OSLO Scientists in developing nations plan to step up research toward dimming sunshine to curb climate change, hoping to judge if a man-made chemical sunshade would be less risky than a harmful rise in global temperatures.
Research into solar geo-engineering, which would mimic big volcanic eruptions that can cool the Earth by masking the sun with a veil of ash, is now dominated by rich nations and universities such as Harvard and Oxford.
Twelve scholars, from countries including Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Ethiopia, India, Jamaica and Thailand wrote in the journal Nature on Wednesday that the poor are most vulnerable to global warming and should be more involved.
Developing countries must lead on solar geo-engineering research, they wrote in a commentary.
The overall idea (of solar geo-engineering) is pretty crazy, but it is gradually taking root in the world of research, lead author Atiq Rahman, head of the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, said by telephone.
Among risks, the draft says it might disrupt weather patterns, could be hard to stop once started and might discourage countries from making a promised switch from fossil fuels to cleaner energies.
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Colossally bad idea.
All of the “Developing Nations” types here in the Baltimore metropolitan area have their car windows tinted so dark you can’t see what’s inside. Doing their part, I guess.
Well, at least they admit they are crazy.
Why not fire nuclear missiles at the sun to blow it up /s
That will solve the problem wont it? /s
What could go wrong?
“hoping to judge if a man-made chemical sunshade would be less risky than a harmful rise in global temperatures. “
Hysterical——there is a town in northern Norway that uses mirrors to CREATE sunshine.
I wonder if it involves a witch doctor reciting a spell.
Temperatures were much higher during the Roman era and humanity thrived. Humans are a tropical species.
Mastering technology (fire first) allowed us to spread across the world.
Well, since we’re talking taxpayer funding, why not simply duct tape together a huge ring of dollar bills in orbit around the planet to block the sun’s rays.. I propose using $100 bills for added safety. I’ll be glad to begin construction on this vital project just as soon as I receive the ‘materials’.
Collassally stupid article.
So Senegal is going to invest and develop methods to “block the sun?”
Just sheer stupidity.
This will not end well.
Wide brimmed hat always works for me.
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