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Monday, June 27, 2005

Stop Global Warming where it isn't occurring

Here's an idiotic idea on how to stop global warming:

Space Ring Could Shade Earth and Stop Global Warming
By Robert Roy Britt
Senior Writer
posted: 27 June 2005, 02:14 pm ET

A wild idea to combat global warming suggests creating an artificial ring of small particles or spacecrafts around Earth to shade the tropics and moderate climate extremes.

There would be side effects, proponents admit. An effective sunlight-scattering particle ring would illuminate our night sky as much as the full Moon, for example.

And the price tag would knock the socks off even a big-budget agency like NASA: $6 trillion to $200 trillion for the particle approach. Deploying tiny spacecraft would come at a relative bargain: a mere $500 billion tops.

But the idea, detailed today in the online version of the journal Acta Astronautica, illustrates that climate change can be battled with new technologies, according to one scientist not involved in the new work.

Scientific studies of global temps since the 70s have shown that global warming is primarily a problem in the Northern Hemisphere and that the equator has seen almost no rise in average temps. As you head farther south, the effects are negligble. At the Antarctic, iceflows & glaciers are actually increasing. But hey, let's not let the facts get in the way!

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler