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Scientists set to geoengineer the atmosphere


Posted on Friday, 14 April, 2017 | Comment icon 11 comments

Is it really wise to deliberately manipulate the atmosphere ? Image Credit: NASA / Paul A. Newman
For a new experiment, Harvard researchers are planning to spray aerosols in to the Earth's stratosphere.
Global warming might seem like an unstoppable, irreversible process that can only be slowed down through a concerted global effort to cut carbon emissions and to stop polluting the atmosphere, but what if there was a way that we could actively put global warming in full reverse ?

For years scientists have been mulling over several geoengineering solutions to climate change, each designed to reverse the damage we are doing to the planet using modern technologies.

Now as part of a groundbreaking new study, researchers at Harvard University are planning to release special aerosols in to the stratosphere in an effort to block incoming solar radiation.

The experiment will see a balloon ascend 20km above the ground where it will create a plume of floating ice crystals covering an area approximately 1km long and 100m wide.

The scientists will then take measurements as the balloon passes through the cloud.

"The idea that you could even think about adjusting the temperature of the planet is terrifying," said Frank Keutsch, one of the scientists involved in the study.

"But the consequences of climate change are also quite terrifying. This is a very serious subject."

Source: Seeker.com | Comments (11)

Tags: Geoengineering, Global Warming

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Comment icon #2 Posted by lightly on 12 April, 2017, 23:09
 It does say they will ,for now, just "test a range of materials".... I hope they also test ways to Remove these "materials" ....as I would think it may be much harder,or impossible, to take them out than put them there? i'd be interested to know who would stand to make butt loads of MONEY providing these "materials" and "spraying" them into the stratosphere!
Comment icon #3 Posted by Buzz_Light_Year on 14 April, 2017, 12:05
List of geoengineering patents: http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/links-to-geoengineering-patents/ This is one that I suspect they've experimented with. https://www.google.com/patents/US5003186?dq=5003186&ei=5GFLUIusCYSg8QTy1YHoCA Some of these weather modification patents go back to 1891.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Essan on 14 April, 2017, 12:27
Well, these are just trial experiments to find out which, if any, actually work.  As for making money out of mitigating the consequences of burning fossil fuels?   Ask Frump's oil and coal chummies     Of course, the other way to get these aerosols into the atmosphere, and cause global cooling, is to let mother nature do it for us.   And Yellowstone is overdue ......
Comment icon #5 Posted by South Alabam on 14 April, 2017, 13:23
I'd often wondered if rings like Saturn has would slow these effects.
Comment icon #6 Posted by preacherman76 on 14 April, 2017, 13:32
Finally gonna make the chem trails public knowledge hu? Must be getting harder to hide. They have already been doing it for years.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Nnicolette on 14 April, 2017, 19:39
I thought the aerosol s in the air WERE the problem wth.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Parsec on 15 April, 2017, 11:00
Sure, what possibly go wrong?    Is this the project leader? 
Comment icon #9 Posted by Essan on 15 April, 2017, 12:04
That may be true.   But no-one has ever seen a chemtrail that wasn't really just a contrail   (And stratospheric spraying will be invisible from the ground anyway)
Comment icon #10 Posted by keithisco on 16 April, 2017, 13:51
I would like to know what the Controls are for this experiment, area of coverage, and what particulates and their lifing properties "they" intend to introduce into the atmosphere. What are the potential downsides of introducing such aerosols?
Comment icon #11 Posted by paperdyer on 17 April, 2017, 18:00
And what happens to these materials when they fall to the ground!  We all heard of "Nuclear Winter".  same principle but hopefully under control until some madman get ahold of it and threatens the world forcing an elite fighting force to go in to stop the madman!  Quick call SyFy!  I have a new movie idea for them!   A shield similar to the one NASA wants to put near Mars to repair the atmosphere sounds like a better idea to me.  What could possibly go wrong!


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