Geo-Engineering

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I heard this thing on the radio the other day – about Geo-Engineering. This guy was talking about reducing global warming by introducing artificial dust into the atmosphere ( i think he said some kind of sulfates ) – similar to volcanic ashes which are known to depress global temperatures in the wake of major eruptions. At first, it seems crazy. It seems like more pollution. But then, think about it. There is no way, I mean, NO WAY, we will reduce greenhouses gases sufficiently in time for it to prevent major disaster. It’s just not realistic considering that half the planet is just now going through the industrial revolution. So why not start some artificial volcanism ? I have no idea what the immediate health effects of that might be… will we have to wear respirators ? But the fact that this might show results within a year is attractive. I will have to do some googling about this subject.

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