Sept 26, 2012
While perusing magazines at the local supermarket I stumbled upon this telling display.
The New Scientist article can be read online for registered users here http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21528831.700-can-geoengineering-avert-climate-chaos.html?full=true
It once again goes to great lengths to sell wild ideas of blocking out sunlight in order to battle man made global warming.
As ever, the solutions listed include mass spraying the atmosphere with sulpher particles. The article even admits “we are doing this already”.
Here are a few excerpts:
OOPS. We really didn’t mean to, but we seem to have broken the planet. Is there anything we can do to make it better?
Climate change is already upon us, melting ice, killing forests and making floods and heatwaves more intense. Meanwhile, global emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases continue to increase, promising far worse to come.
Even if we stopped all emissions tomorrow, temperatures would keep rising for decades, with potentially catastrophic consequences ranging from famines to rapid sea-level rise.