04 Apr '11, 6pm

Scientists Consider Blocking Out The Sun To Reverse Global Warming

Scientists Consider Blocking Out The Sun To Reverse Global Warming

Sometimes when it gets really really hot in the summers I have fleeting thoughts like, “Why hasn’t anyone figured out how to block the sun?” or “Wish it wasn’t so darn hot…” Well, apparently scientists have been having similar thoughts. In fact, a group of them recently convened at the Royal Society’s Chicheley Hall in the UK to ponder that fate of our planet as it grows ever warmer. The group consisted of atmospheric physicists, oceanographers, geochemists, environmentalists, international lawyers, psychologists, policy experts and others, who all discussed the pros and cons of “geoengineering”— aka manipulating the Earth’s climate (in this case by dimming the skies). “If we could experiment with the atmosphere and literally play God, it’s very tempting to a scientist,” said scientist Richard Odingo . “But I worry.” The necessity for a meeting is a result of an increase i...

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