Monday, June 27, 2005

Balanced Article on Global Warming

If you would like to read a short article that will give you the range of opinions on global warming, and a solution, go here.

Space Ring Could Shade Earth and Stop Global Warming
By Robert Roy Britt
Senior Writer - Live Science
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.

By the way. I think that using such a method to cool the earth would be a horrible mistake. For a whole host of reasons. What say you?

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