Gallery: Reflecting Sunlight Into Space Is The Cheapest Way To Prevent ...


A few months ago we posted “5 Crazy Ways To Stop Climate Change” – a list of geoengineering concepts put forward to stop the planet from warming. One of the ideas was to essentially “wrap Greenland in a blanket” in order to reflect the sun’s rays back into space and prevent the country’s glaciers from melting. While it sounds insane, a new study published this week in the journal Environmental Research Letters reveals that reflecting sunlight back into space is actually “the cheapest way for us to combat global warming”.

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  1. bthinker September 3, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I’m not sure if these people are aware, but nature has a lot of balances. Many of which are chemical melting/meshing points which the heat itself is a response to offset. Much like if a human gets a massive infection the body heats in the process of solving itself. Stealing the heat which is the planets way of dealing and evening out such an infection just worsens the host. When all kinds of aerosols and contaminants enter the atmosphere the host(earth) get’s tares in it’s reflective coating. This ever more present heating brings the geological and natural elements to battle the infections cause(In this case mankind). These Volcanos, Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Tsunamis remove some of the harmful root of the problem(population). What tampering with this defense mechanism may bring can’t be better for the host but only momentarilty beneficial to a current group of species. As 98% of all species to be on this planet are no longer on it, I think we need to pay the price for our insustainable practices.

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