Gallery: Scientists Suggest Dust Clouds From Exploded Asteroids Could C...


We’ve seen many strange geoengineering proposals over the years, but this has to rank as one of the most bizarre – in the Nov. 12 issue of the journal Advances in Space Research, a team from the University of Strathclyde proposed blowing up asteroids in order to create a large dust clouds that would act as a sunshade for the planet. This ‘dust sunshield’ would reflect sun light to stop it from heating the planet and melting the icecaps. However there are many that feel that a geoengineering project on this scale would do more harm than good.

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