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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Will You Wear This Ring?

Interesting article at Live Science about global warming.

Such a solution with an issue that may not even be happening is interesting to me. When weathermen can't get it right 4 days into the future, these scientists are predicting the climate 100+ years from now. Amazing.
Nonetheless, most scientists think our climate has warmed significantly over the past century and will grow warmer over the next hundred years. Various studies claim the planet is destined to warm by anywhere from 1 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit over the next few centuries.
I also have an issue with the price of all this:
And the price tag would knock the socks off even a big-budget agency like NASA: $6 trillion to $200 trillion for the particle approach. Deploying tiny spacecraft would come at a relative bargain: a mere $500 billion tops.
Who's going to pay all that money? Even the lowball estimate isn't very low. If everyone pays, how will the prices be split for each country? What about the animals? How will the added light affect them?

The concept is interesting, but there are just too many variables for me to get behind it.



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