Speeding up the arrival of the next glaciation period is a fool’s game. Lame Stream Media finally admits this ‘could‘ dim the sun. LOL 🙂 And Harvard study links Earth’s slower rotation to global warming. Makes my brain hurt!
SUNSHINE could be dimmed in an astonishing attempt by scientists to curb climate change. Then experts are hoping to discover if a man-made chemical sunshade would be less risky than a harmful rise in global temperatures.
The sunshade of ash will cool earth, say scientists
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 the poor were most vulnerable to global warming and should be more involved.”Developing countries must lead on solar geo-engineering research,” they wrote in a commentary.Lead author Atiq Rahman, head of the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, said: “The overall idea (of solar geo-engineering) is pretty crazy but it is gradually taking root in the world of research.”The solar geo-engineering studies may be helped by a new $400,000 research project, the Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative (SRMGI), which is issuing a first call for scientists to apply for finance this week.The SRMGI is financed by the Open Philanthropy Project, a foundation backed by Dustin Moskovitz, a co-founder of Facebook, and his wife, Cari Tuna, the scientists wrote.
Volcanic ash: The sunshade would work like a volcanic ash cloud
Developing countries must lead on solar geo-engineering research
The fund could help scientists in developing nations study regional impacts of solar geo-engineering such as on droughts, floods or monsoons, said Andy Parker, a co-author and project director of the SRMGI.Mr Rahman said the academics were not taking sides about whether geo-engineering would work.Among proposed ideas, planes might spray clouds of reflective sulphur particles high in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Harvard study links Earth’s slower rotation to global warming
The experts wrote: ”The technique is controversial, and rightly so. It is too early to know what its effects would be: it could be very helpful or very harmful.”A UN panel of climate experts, in a leaked draft of a report about global warming due for publication in October, is sceptical about solar geo-engineering, saying it may be “economically, socially and institutionally infeasible”.
Icelandic volcanic ash cloud in pictureSun, October 1, 2017
Some of the best pictures of the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud last time it erupted in 2010 and what we could be in for if the volcano erupts again
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The Icelandic volcano created a huge ash cloud which covered much of Europe
Among risks, the draft obtained by Reuters 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.Still, Mr Rahman said most developed nations had “abysmally failed” so far in their pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions, making radical options to limit warming more attractive.The world is set for a warming of three degrees Celsius (5.7 Fahrenheit) or more above pre-industrial times, he said, far above a goal of keeping a rise in temperatures “well below” 2C (3.6F) under the 2015 Paris Agreement among almost 200 nations.