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Comments on Space Ring Latest Implausible Warming Solution
The journal Acta Astronautica has published what is probably the most outlandish suggestion yet to stop global warming on Earth. (Read the complete story)

"Heard about golobal dimming? Less Light, lower crop yeilds less photosynsthesis etc. there was a interesting BBC doc on it."
(DtRWoS 6/30/2005 5:51:28 PM)
"In one of the stories in Murray Leinster's MED series, artificial comets are used to warm a frigid planet."
(Winchell Chung 7/1/2005 7:05:52 AM)
"i have found this webpage interesting and i think it is kool "
(christine 7/22/2005 2:30:34 AM)
"What about instead of using micro-macines, using ice particles instead, creating a ring around the planet, ice is reflective and cheaper to get into orbit that trillions of machines you would have to build,along with more abunbant then the metal you would need right?"
(James 11/11/2006 7:04:16 AM)
"Global dimming is in place and works already. However with the new particle filter systems for disel engines we will loose the dimming effect already in place and therefor make global warming even worse. It will exaleratie by using more particle filter in the future. Paradox but true. On the Space Ring it becomes clear that we as a global comunity would have the power to solve the problem. However the very small and tiny inerlect of our politicians will make a solution like this impossible. However the bigger getting problems will force us to chance ourselfs, otherwise human mankind will not be able to survive."
(Alex 11/11/2006 1:05:13 PM)
"How about an inexpensive solution that would work, and do it relatively quickly? Take a Near Earth Object (NEO), put an appropriate ballistic on it using, say, a micronuke or even generation of reaction from a mass of NEO ices, whatever works, and caquse it to hit the backside of the Moon at a fairly good clip. Due to the Moon's low gravity, if the velocity and mass of the bolide are large enough, some of that mass will "bounce" back into space in Earth-orbit in the form of colloidally-fine dust. Because it is in Earth orbit, when the Earth goes through the dust, it will be swept into our upper atmosphere and gradually filter down, gathering a layer of condensastion ice as it does so, thereby becoming reflective. A mass of fine dust has an enormous surface area, so the amount of ice in the upper atmosphere generated this way will be enormous, as well -- and it will reflect a certain amount of sunlight back into space. Now: repeat this every month or so with a train of NEOs, all hitting the Moon's backside and thus not endangering Earth. Lots and lots of dust will be generated in this way, most of it being swept up by the Earth, entering our upper atmosphere. Repeat as often as necessary until the amount of ice-covered dust in the upper atmosphere will reflect back enough sunlight to cool the Earth down to the desired level. If this sort of operation is piggy-backed on other missions, this could be a low-cost option which would do the job in the short run, buying time for something more permanent."
(YRD 11/18/2006 6:33:10 PM)

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