Re: [asa] geo engineering

From: George Murphy <GMURPHY10@neo.rr.com>
Date: Mon Jul 21 2008 - 16:18:08 EDT

Burning coal already infuses sulphur into the atmosphere & thus reflects
some solar radiation. The downside is acid rain.

Shalom
George
http://web.raex.com/~gmurphy/

----- Original Message -----
From: "j burg" <hossradbourne@gmail.com>
To: "asa" <asa@calvin.edu>
Sent: Monday, July 21, 2008 11:58 AM
Subject: [asa] geo engineering

>I came across an article by a Mr. Thernstrom, co-director of an AEI
> project to study possible solutions to the global warming problem
> through geo engineering projects.
>
> Basically, geo engineering seeks to reduce the amount of solar
> radiation that reaches the earth's surface.
>
> He cites the 1991 volcano in the Philippines that "cooled the planet
> by about 1/2 degree Celsius for over two years.
>
> He suggests the infusion of "a small amount of sulphur" into the upper
> atmosphere which would deflect 1 or 2 percent of incoming sunlight. Or
> a fleet of ships spraying sea water into the air increasing the
> reflectivity of clouds.
>
> He also suggests painting the roofs of buildings flat white.
>
> He says that NAS, NASA and the US DOE have evaluated these approaches
> as feasible, economical and capable.
>
> He does not suggest geo engineering as a permanent fix, but it "could
> buy us time."
>
> Anyone here have comments on all this?
>
> --
> Burgy
>
> www.burgy.50megs.com
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