Fight climate change: Hack the Planet

Dr Natural
January 5th 2008

Hack the planet

Lots of clouds this week. The peculiar picture above shows the eruption of mount Pinatubo in 1991, which apparently resulted in a certain amount of global cooling (next to some serious negative effects). If a vulcano can do that, why not humans?

Environmental scientist David Keith talks about a cheap, effective, shocking solution to climate change (TED video): What if we injected a huge cloud of ash into the atmosphere, to deflect sunlight and heat? As an emergency measure to slow a melting ice cap, it could work. Keith discusses why it's a good idea, why it's a terrible one -- and who, despite the cost, might be tempted to use it.

Via Beyond the Beyond. See also: Clear Blue Sky, Cloud producing Cloud, Super Mario Cloud, Blur Building, Humans to blame for Global Warming.

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Larry in Nyack
Posted 13/04/2010 – 01:19

There is a new book about Geoengineering published in April 2010:
"Hack the Planet: Science's Best Hope - or Worst Nightmare - for Averting Climate Catastrophe" It's a great read, and a fine dose of the science involved.

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