Tuesday, December 19, 2006

New Moon on Monday, and a Fire Dance through the Night?

by Ken Houghton

Via Morgan Locke at Eat Our Brains, this proposal that we combat Global Warming by Terraforming the Earth.

Given the success of my last science post, I'll leave it to the article to explain itself:
In [Nobel laureate Paul] Crutzen's experiment, artificially enhancing earth's reflective powers would be achieved by carrying sulfur into the stratosphere on balloons, using artillery guns to release it. In contrast to the slowly developing effects of global warming associated with man-made carbon dioxide emissions, the climatic response of the albedo enhancement method could theoretically start taking effect within six months. The reflective particles could remain in the stratosphere for up to two years.

See the discussion at Eat Our Brains for more detail.
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