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Could dimming the sun help to cool the Earth?

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  • The project will see a test balloon launch this summer from the town of Kiruna
  • It will send 2kg of chalk into the stratosphere 12 miles above the Earth’s surface
  • Scientists will then monitor who the dust particles interact with the atmosphere
  • This will be fed into computer models to predict how a larger plume would work
  • The idea is to ‘block out’ some of the sun’s energy to cool down the Earth 

The first test of a project backed to spray millions of tonnes of chalk into the stratosphere, in an attempt to ‘dim the sun’ and cool the Earth, could happen in June.

Harvard University experts will test the system by sending a large balloon 12 miles above the Swedish town of Kiruna and have it drop 2kg of chalk dust into the stratosphere.

The aim of the estimated $3 million mission, backed by billionaire Bill Gates, is to have the chalk deflect a portion of the sun’s radiation, stop it from hitting the surface, and cool the planet.

The idea has been heavily criticised since its inception, with project director Frank Keutsch even calling the need for this scale of geo-engineering ‘terrifying’.

And experts have warned that the unusual technique could be disastrous for weather systems in ways nobody can predict.

Backed by a range of private donors including Gates, the test mission is launching from Sweden as they could offer a launch by the end of this summer.

The test would use a high-altitude scientific balloon (pictured) to raise around 2kg of calcium carbonate dust — the size of a bag of flour — into the atmosphere 12 miles above the surface

The test would use a high-altitude scientific balloon (pictured) to raise around 2kg of calcium carbonate dust — the size of a bag of flour — into the atmosphere 12 miles above the surface

The balloon (similar to the example pictured) would take 600kg of equipment up into the stratosphere, and if all goes to plan, the dust would be released

The balloon (similar to the example pictured) would take 600kg of equipment up into the stratosphere, and if all goes to plan, the dust would be released

The test balloon will lift 600kg of scientific equipment 12 miles above the surface of the Arctic town and if it all goes well, about 2kg of dust will be released.

This will then create a dust plume several kilometres in length – not large enough to have any effect on the intensity of the sun’s rays hitting the Earth.

During that first test the team would gather information on how particles of dust react with the air.

The aim of the mission, backed by billionaire Bill Gates, is to have the chalk deflect a portion of the sun's radiation, stop it from hitting the surface, and cool the planet

The aim of the mission, backed by billionaire Bill Gates, is to have the chalk deflect a portion of the sun’s radiation, stop it from hitting the surface, and cool the planet

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18 Comments on "Could dimming the sun help to cool the Earth?"

  1. FamousDrScanlon on Wed, 24th Mar 2021 3:58 pm 

    It’s just a matter of time before the sweltering masses, including denier tards, will be begging them to try any & all solar radiation management schemes.

    Arctic methane release due to melting ice is likely to happen again

    “In the Arctic Ocean today, ice sheets exert pressure on the ground below them. That pressure diffuses all the way to the seafloor, controlling the precarious stability in seafloor sediments. But what happens when the ice sheets melt?

    New research, published on today in Geology, indicates that during the last two global periods of sea-ice melt, the decrease in pressure triggered methane release from buried reserves. Their results demonstrate that as Arctic ice, such as the Greenland ice sheet, melts, similar methane release is likely and should be included in climate models.”

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210322135221.htm

    Forget the climate models, the paleo climate record has many incidents of earth altering, rapid spikes (decadal scale) in temperature triggered by the same increases of atmospheric greenhouse gasses & positive feedback loops that techno industrial man has unleashed only man has done it in less than 3 centuries vs many thousands of years ‘naturally’.

    December 2, 2015

    Researchers decipher the history of paleoclimate change with surprising results

    “a core from the ocean floor in the Santa Barbara Basin provides a remarkable ultra-high-resolution record of Earth’s paleoclimate history during a brief, dynamic time hundreds of thousands of years ago.

    New research from UC Santa Barbara geologist James Kennett and colleagues examines a shift from a glacial to an interglacial climate that began about 630,000 years ago. Their research demonstrates that, although this transition developed over seven centuries, the initial shift required only 50 years.”

    “One of the most astonishing things about our results is the abruptness of the warming in sea surface temperatures,” explained co-author Kennett, a professor emeritus in UCSB’s Department of Earth Science. “Of the 13 degree Fahrenheit total change, a shift of 7 to 9 degrees occurred almost immediately right at the beginning.”

    “Kennett noted that this remarkable record of paleoclimate changes also raises an important question: What process can possibly push the Earth’s climate so fast from a glacial to an interglacial state? The researchers may have discovered the answer based on the core’s geochemical record: The warming associated with the major climatic shift was accompanied by simultaneous releases of methane—a potent greenhouse gas.

    “This particular episode of climate change is closely associated with instability that caused the release of methane from gas hydrates at the ocean floor,” Kennett said. “These frozen forms of methane melt when temperatures rise or pressure decreases. Changes in sea level affect the stability of gas hydrates and water temperature even more so.”

    https://phys.org/news/2015-12-decipher-history-paleoclimate-results.html

  2. makati1 on Wed, 24th Mar 2021 4:19 pm 

    Look at the picture of Gates an see the perfect psychopath.

  3. FamousDrScanlon on Wed, 24th Mar 2021 7:36 pm 

    Mak, claiming to know if someone is a psychopath by looking at a digital photograph of them is magical thinking dude.

    Although psychopathy is not an ‘official’ mental disorder there is still an established criteria for diagnosing psychopaths & plenty of research on how & why some humans (approximately 1% of the population) have that particular disorder.

    Being a psychopath is much like every other mental disorder, or like being left handed or queer – no one is choosing to be that way since free will is an illusion.

    Being a believer in freewill limits ones understanding by viewing everything & everyone as part of a never ending morality tale.

    Black & white thinking is all you have. What could be more primitive?

    I obviously don’t blame the believers, nor write them all off as stupid. Plenty of very intelligent people still believe in freewill.

    For a number of reasons their brains won’t allow them to intellectually accept they have no freewill.

    There are a number of things some people’s brains will reject by default.

    Your brain won’t allow you to believe the apocalypse could actually happen

    https://io9.gizmodo.com/your-brain-wont-allow-you-to-believe-the-apocalypse-cou-5848857

    The humans love to talk about the human brain as if it’s some special, wondrous perfect creation.

    Truth is the human brain has more bugs & glitches than all of Bill Gate’s piece of shit, junk, Windows operating systems combined.

    Every Single Cognitive Bias in One Infographic

    The human brain is capable of incredible things, but it’s also extremely flawed at times.

    Science has shown that we tend to make all sorts of mental mistakes, called “cognitive biases”, that can affect both our thinking and actions. These biases can lead to us extrapolating information from the wrong sources, seeking to confirm existing beliefs, or failing to remember events the way they actually happened!

    To be sure, this is all part of being human – but such cognitive biases can also have a profound effect on our endeavors, investments, and life in general. For this reason, today’s infographic from DesignHacks.co is particularly handy. It shows and groups each of the 188 known confirmation biases in existence.
    What is a Cognitive Bias?

    Humans tend to think in certain ways that can lead to systematic deviations from making rational judgments.

    These tendencies usually arise from:

    -Information processing shortcuts

    -The limited processing ability of the brain

    -Emotional and moral motivations

    -Distortions in storing and retrieving memories

    -Social influence

    Cognitive biases have been studied for decades by academics in the fields of cognitive science, social psychology, and behavioral economics, but they are especially relevant in today’s information-packed world. They influence the way we think and act, and such irrational mental shortcuts can lead to all kinds of problems in entrepreneurship, investing, or management.

    https://www.visualcapitalist.com/every-single-cognitive-bias/

    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/07/brain-bugs-the-glorious-imperfections-of-our-brains/242258/

    “Buonomano pinpoints three central sources of “brain bugs”—our brains’ evolutionary bias towards survival and reproduction; the cognitive quirks that have resulted from an imperfect and clumsy evolution process, such as optical illusions and impulsivity; and our constantly evolving environment, which forces us to adapt rapidly, in the scale of evolution, and often not in the best ways possible.

    “Simply put, our brain is inherently well suited for some tasks, but ill suited for others. Unfortunately, the brain’s weaknesses include recognizing which tasks are which, so for the most part we remain ignorantly blissful of the extent to which our lives are governed by the brain’s bugs.” —Dean Buonomano”

    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/07/brain-bugs-the-glorious-imperfections-of-our-brains/242258/

    All that being said, I still want to see Bill Gates executed for crimes against….whatever.

  4. FamousDrScanlon on Wed, 24th Mar 2021 7:59 pm 

    Psychopathy: What drives pathological selfishness?

    “Psychopathy is generally considered to be a personality disorder.

    Although the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) does not formally acknowledgeTrusted Source psychopathy as a standalone condition, it incorporates it under the wider “antisocial personality disorder.”

    But what is a psychopath? In 1993, Canadian psychologist Robert Hare, the creator of the famous Hare Psychopathy Checklist, defined psychopaths as “social predators who charm, manipulate, and ruthlessly plow their way through life.”

    “Completely lacking in conscience and feeling for others,” he goes on to say, psychopaths “selfishly take what they want and do as they please, violating social norms and expectations without the slightest sense of guilt or regret.”

    Does any of this sound familiar? The stereotypical portrait of the psychopath may call to mind such fictional characters as Hannibal Lecter, or even real personalities such as the serial killers Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer. However, some argue that most psychopaths live among us.

    According to recent estimates, just below 1 percentTrusted Source of non-institutionalized males in the United States are psychopaths.

    Despite this small percentage, people who have psychopathy are 20–25 times more likely to be incarcerated than non-psychopaths, and half of all violent crimes in the U.S. are committed by psychopaths.

    That said, if you feel as though this definition could easily fit your boss or your neighbor, you might be right. In his book Snakes in Suits, Hare argues that psychopaths are more numerous than we might think, many of them fitting perfectly, and even thriving in, the corporate world or that of politics.

    “[N]ot all psychopaths are killers,” Hare writes. “They are more likely to be men and women you know who move through life with supreme self-confidence — but without a conscience.”

    In this article, we will attempt to find out exactly what goes on inside the brain of such supremely confident yet conscienceless people. Is there such a thing as a neurological explanation for callousness? Can anything be done to correct it?”

    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321839#_noHeaderPrefixedContent

    I think this perfectly explains CLOG.

  5. FamousDrScanlon on Wed, 24th Mar 2021 8:08 pm 

    Warming temperatures tripled Arctic lightning strikes over the past decade

    “Lightning strikes in the Arctic tripled from 2010 to 2020, a finding University of Washington researchers attribute to rising temperatures due to human-caused climate change. The results, researchers say, suggest Arctic residents in northern Russia, Canada, Europe and Alaska need to prepare for the danger of more frequent lightning strikes.”

    https://www.washington.edu/news/2021/03/22/warming-temperatures-tripled-arctic-lightning-strikes-over-the-past-decade/

    What happens when lightning strikes a Bill Gates chalk cloud?

  6. makati1 on Wed, 24th Mar 2021 8:12 pm 

    Know them by their works, Famouse. They are all obvious without a photograph. Soros, Gates, etc., are all psychopaths and worse, they have the $$$ to make thing happen and ignore the law.

    The US government it full of bought off whore$, as I am sure, most governments are. After all, governments are jut legal mafias who take what you ern and waste it on their ideas, not yours.

    BTW: There is no “free will” except, maybe, to end your own life. All else is under their control.

  7. makati1 on Wed, 24th Mar 2021 8:14 pm 

    BTW: No one here bothers to read long word salads like you posted. If you cannot say it in a few short paragraphs, you are wasting your time.

  8. Theedrich on Thu, 25th Mar 2021 1:06 am 

    Billy Gates virtue-signaling again. Disastrously.  The problem with the American mentality of “If you’re so smart, why ain’t you rich,” is that it lead oligarchs to consider themselves gods.  So now God Gates is going to change the earth.  Never mind unintended consequences, and the fact that all of nature is interlinked with everything else.  In order to save the lives of a few advanced chimpanzees in the sewerlands, he is paying for planetary putrification and chalky pollution.  After the global ecocide he and his sycophants will always say that they “meant” well.  Just like Stalin.

    Nature made death for a reason.  It is the only way to eliminate evolutionary misfits.

    But Billy and his megalomaniac megabillionaire friends can’t grasp that.  Because Jesus said, etc., … (cue the violins).  And 𝕮𝖔𝖔𝖓 𝕷𝖎𝖛𝖊𝖘 𝕸𝖆𝖙𝖙𝖊𝖗.  Just ask Sörös.

  9. Biden's hairplug on Thu, 25th Mar 2021 1:44 am 

    “It’s just a matter of time before the sweltering masses, including denier tards, will be begging them to try any & all solar radiation management schemes.”

    The greatest denier tard is the resident kike from Canada, who is world champion CO2 farting:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_carbon_dioxide_emissions_per_capita

    Not that he will ever point the blame finger at himself. Demonizing and name-calling is all he can. Fortunately he is an evolutionary dead-ender… because his tribe created too many enemies, including the white population of the hapless Anglo lands. His lamenting about all these “cancer monkeys” and his nihilism is enough proof that his globalist project is going to fail majestically and his diversity mess is going to fall apart.

    “BTW: No one here bothers to read long word salads like you posted. If you cannot say it in a few short paragraphs, you are wasting your time.”

    He has nothing to say for himself, he just posts academic texts about pathology to make himself look bright and then without explanation uses that article to frame someone he doesn’t like. Demonizing is all what kikes do.

    A smarter jew than apneaturd knows that it is game over the The Tribe:

    https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/in-the-shadows-of-shadowland/

    The Tribe is waging war against the entire humanity. Not difficult to figure out how this will end, AGAIN.

  10. Anonymouse on Thu, 25th Mar 2021 3:07 am 

    Nope wrong again cloggjude. If anyone here has earned the title of ‘resident kike’, around here, that’d be jew, I mean you. ROFL.

  11. Biden's hairplug on Thu, 25th Mar 2021 5:49 am 

    “Nope wrong again cloggjude. If anyone here has earned the title of ‘resident kike’, around here, that’d be jew, I mean you. ROFL.”

    And why is that?
    Why would I wage war against my own kind?

    (Don’t hold your breath, understanding and explaining isn’t exactly the strength of his kind, just name-calling and running the 100 m reel hard)

  12. FamousDrScanlon on Thu, 25th Mar 2021 2:16 pm 

    clog, the humans are the evolutionary dead-enders & nothing can stop it. None shall see 2100.

    As for ‘blame’, it’s a primitive human construct I threw overboard decades ago.

    I would explain, but your primitive limbic tribal brain excludes you from understanding.

    It’s the same reason why you’ve spent your entire life as an angry, frustrated malcontent. I would pity you except pity got thrown overboard with the other toxic baggage decades ago. Besides you have enough self pity to last a dozen lifetimes.

    I’m curious to know if there are any tribes, other than your own, you don’t blame for the world not conforming to your expectations? Are there any innocents at all? Any tribes, nations or so called races not on your hate-blame list?

    A very, very, very dry future for the U.S. West

    “The American West is in the midst of a punishing drought, and long-term conditions are only expected to get worse.

    Why it matters: Much of the West has a deep history of decades-long “megadroughts” — and that was before the added drying effects of climate change. But with population in the region projected to continue growing, both water demand and carbon emissions risk an arid future for the West.

    By the numbers: According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, nearly 40% of the West is currently in a state of extreme or exceptional drought, the two most severe categories, and barely 10% of the region is altogether drought-free.”

    https://www.axios.com/megadrought-us-west-climate-change-b2617911-cd18-4869-8dea-b39143ccf911.html

    Drought is real and California is now facing water restrictions

    “State and federal water officials have delivered their most dire warning yet of California’s deepening drought, announcing that water supply shortages are imminent and calling for quick conservation.

    Among a handful of drastic actions this week, the powerful State Water Board on Monday began sending notices to California’s 40,000 water users, from small farms to big cities like San Francisco, telling them to brace for cuts. It’s a preliminary step before the possibility of ordering their water draws to stop entirely.”

    https://www.sfchronicle.com/local/environment/article/Drought-is-real-and-California-is-now-facing-16048480.php

    clog tell me again how green/alt energy is gonna save us by rewriting the laws of physics.

    clog you work on your story.

    I’m going to pick up my mom & take her to CostCo where we will both buy tons of meat & cheese & shit-loads of dopamine dripping consumer goodies with obscene amounts of energy embedded in them.

    It’s all good since we are morally superior Canadians & thus entitled to consume more energy per capita than all other nations.

    God has made Canadians the chosen ones.

  13. makati1 on Thu, 25th Mar 2021 4:14 pm 

    I see President Whoren is going to take care of the immigration problem “dead man walking” Biden started. LOL

    It just gets better and better! Pass the popcorn.

  14. makati1 on Thu, 25th Mar 2021 4:18 pm 

    Correction, President Whoring … i.e. Harris.

  15. Biden's hairplug on Fri, 26th Mar 2021 2:23 am 

    I’m going to pick up my mom & take her to CostCo where we will both buy tons of meat & cheese & shit-loads of dopamine dripping consumer goodies with obscene amounts of energy embedded in them.

    It’s all good since we are morally superior Canadians & thus entitled to consume more energy per capita than all other nations.

    God has made Canadians the chosen ones.

    You’re a nihilistic cynic and an evolutionary dead-ender yourself, who thinks that, just because Anglo-Zionism is going to bite the dust, the rest of the world will go down too. It won’t. It’s only Anglos who are thoroughly over and will be toppled from planetary pole position.

    R.I.P. Anglosphere 1945-202x

  16. FamousDrScanlon on Fri, 26th Mar 2021 4:01 pm 

    Future boy clog, the loser of a thousand predictions.

    1945-202x …..EXACTLY!!!

    ‘x’ because it has not happened and although it looks like it’s going to, there’s a good chance you won’t live to see it, thus making your entire sad life a cradle to grave Jew slave sob story.* You might want to revise it to 1945-20xx

    Ha I bet the superior Jews even own the funeral home & cemetery where your remains will end up. They’ll probably strip some skin off your carcass & make a lamp shade out of it.

    clog, as for catastrophic runaway climate change, the laws of physics don’t give a shit about Anglo-Zionism, nihilism, Canada, Holland, Jesus, USA, capitalism, communism, Christianity, Islam, the Anglosphere, the Dallas Cowboys or any other human fiction.

    No wonder you are so confused & angry. Who wouldn’t be if they thought all effects were caused by immoral behaviour.

    Could you imagine what physics text books would look like today if Newton had attributed that apple falling on his head to the decadence of ‘The French’ instead of gravity?

    BTW, your morality is also a fiction the universe does not recognize.

    Top scientists warn of ‘ghastly future of mass extinction’ and climate disruption

    Sobering new report says world is failing to grasp the extent of threats posed by biodiversity loss and the climate crisis

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/13/top-scientists-warn-of-ghastly-future-of-mass-extinction-and-climate-disruption-aoe

    Climate change by itself is an existential threat.

    Biodiversity loss/mass extinction by itself is an existential threat.

    Biodiversity at risk, threatens human survival, UN forum hears

    https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/03/1088212

    P.S. you’ll be happy to hear that CostCo had the Almond flour I require to maintain my energy & water intensive, 1st world Keto diet recipes.

  17. FamousDrScanlon on Fri, 26th Mar 2021 4:07 pm 

    The rivers that ‘breathe’ greenhouse gases

    Rivers are a surprisingly large source of greenhouse gases, and water pollution makes their emissions many times worse.

    “All the river waters were supersaturated with the three main greenhouse gases, namely carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide,” says Derrick Yuk Fo Lai, a professor in the department of geography and resource management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Lai found that the concentrations of these gases were sometimes 4.5 times higher than the atmospheric concentrations.”

    https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210323-climate-change-the-rivers-that-breathe-greenhouse-gases

  18. FamousDrScanlon on Fri, 26th Mar 2021 6:49 pm 

    Greta Thunberg mocks climate change deniers by citing ‘penis shrinking’ research

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/greta-thunberg-climate-change-penis-shrinking-b1823078.html

    One tiny teenage girl, who is largely a media creation, has triggered more dumb white-men conserveatard deniers into fits of rage than 2 term Obama (scary black man).

    Meanwhile, back at reality ranch, the behaviours that have lead to climate change have not changed one iota in the 2-3 years of Greta’s advocating stardom & that includes Greta’s fan boys-N-girls who live as comfortable as ever.

    Same as 50 years of environmentalism, hollow international agreements & empty promises by politicians.

    50 years of fear & anger by deniers & pro growth advocates was all for nought since fossil fuel use has never & will never be slowed or ‘taken away’ (like-R-guns) for environmental reasons.

    You would think after the first couple of decades consevrvatard deniers would have clued in that it was all talk & media hype, but they just seemed to get more angry & paranoid in spite of the fact that the data showed that not only were the envirotards not slowing fossil fuel use at all, but that fossil fuel use was growing, year after year, along with population, most other resources & economic growth all around.

    YET YET they’re still angry, hysterical & paranoid after 50 years of data showing environmentalism is the biggest failure of any social movement in human history.

    All they need to do is wheel one little teenage girl in front of the camera reading a few environmental think tank talking points & 50 million white denier twits start raging away on their keyboards.

    Talk about being owned.

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