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Asteroid Dust Could Fight Climate Change on Earth

Asteroid Dust Could Fight Climate Change on Earth

Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor
28 September 2012 Time: 03:20 PM ET

Scientists propose a dust cloud made of asteroid material could help to cool Earth. Here, an artist's depiction of what a spacecraft spewing asteroid dust might look like.

To combat global warming, scientists in Scotland now suggest an out-of-this-world solution — a giant dust cloud in space, blasted off an asteroid, which would act like a sunshade for Earth.

The world is warming and the climate is changing. Although many want to prevent these shifts by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases that trap heat from the sun, some controversially suggest deliberating manipulating the planet's climate with large-scale engineering projects, commonly called geoengineering.

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You could never be sure

... that this would be the right thing to do. As other posters have said, unintended consequences could end up being many times worse.

We know a lot about how our climate works, but there is still far more that we don't know.

"Climate Change" is real, "Global Warming" is not

We are being heavily bombarded with asteroid dust, in any event; and have been ever since around 2002. However, if you check out "Global Warming" on Richard Hoagland's site, you will find out it is occurring throughout the solar system. This may have something to due with the sun acting as a virtual lens focusing energy from a black hole in the center of the Milky Way galaxy. BTW, the perfect alignment with this black hole will occur on December 21, 2012.

Another Soon to Be Failed Attempt

to control nature. With hundreds of unforeseen consequences... Great Idea!!

The Government jumping in to fix something that they can't control (might not even exist) only to cause actual problems as a result.

You're wrong

I don't want to stop these changes. I want them to hurry up. I don't want "science" to find a way to reverse this ghost or goblin. You might think that I hate the environment or want to destroy natural resources for my own profit. You would be wrong.

I don't want to "stop" climate change because I'm afraid of the ignorance of people in this world who will buy into any idea flashed in front of them without a second thought if we should actually do it. Throw meteorite dust into the air? Sounds great lets do it! Who cares about side effects or what it might actually do. Lets fill the air with some microparticles to block out the sun and we will save the world and humanity, because its the right thing to do. Lets flash some soulless celebrities as supporting this asinine project, that will rally support for it. Lets show some poor kid in Africa in a dessert and blame it on climate change.

No thanks, I don't want anything done to stop climate change.

Southern Agrarian