Shading Earth: Delivering Solar Geoengineering Materials to Combat Global Warming May Be Feasible and Affordable

Science Daily

COMMENTCompare the friendly and feasible tone pushing for the adoption of this dangerous approach with the real agenda behind those stumping for the technologies implementation. As filmmaker Michael J. Murphy exposes in the interview below and his latest film ‘WHY in the World Are They Spraying,’ (On DVD at Infowars.com) geo-engineers are spraying the earth knowing that it causes or heightens drought conditions for some of the world’s poorest, while GMO seed companies are waiting in the wings with a “solution”– genetically-engineered crops designed to withstand droughts, resistant aluminum and other particles being sprayed into the atmosphere via geoengineering and much more…

A cost analysis of the technologies needed to transport materials into the stratosphere to reduce the amount of sunlight hitting Earth and therefore reduce the effects of global climate change has shown that they are both feasible and affordable.

Published August 31, 2012, in IOP Publishing’s journal Environmental Research Letters, the study has shown that the basic technology currently exists and could be assembled and implemented in a number of different forms for less than USD $5 billion a year.

Put into context, the cost of reducing carbon dioxide emissions is currently estimated to be between 0.2 and 2.5 per cent of GDP in the year 2030, which is equivalent to roughly USD $200 to $2000 billion.

Solar radiation management (SRM) looks to induce the effects similar to those observed after volcanic eruptions; however, the authors state that it is not a preferred strategy and that such a claim could only be made after the thorough investigation of the implications, risks and costs associated with these issues.

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