Environmentalist activists are a funny bunch: They complain endlessly about humanity’s arrogance and selfishness destroying the planet while simultaneously insisting that they alone know how to stave off the threat of climate change that’s been occurring over the course of millennia.
Now, they think they’ve got a new, more-brilliant-than-ever solution to our climate change problem:
Harvard and Yale scientists are proposing that we tackle climate change by dimming the sun.
It sounds crazy, but according to their research, it could actually cut the rate of global warming in half: https://t.co/Ty8cCK3J5j
— CNN (@CNN) November 23, 2018
More from CNN:
Scientists are proposing an ingenious but as-yet-unproven way to tackle climate change: spraying sun-dimming chemicals into the Earth’s atmosphere.
The research by scientists at Harvard and Yale universities, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, proposes using a technique known as stratospheric aerosol injection, which they say could cut the rate of global warming in half.
The technique would involve spraying large amounts of sulfate particles into the Earth’s lower stratosphere at altitudes as high as 12 miles. The scientists propose delivering the sulfates with specially designed high-altitude aircraft, balloons or large naval-style gun.
Climate change is a direct result of evil humans polluting the earth and our atmosphere! So let’s spray more particles into the air to blot out the sun!
Another Simpsons prediction!!! pic.twitter.com/mky7BGHbV7
— PS ™🇨🇦🇮🇹 (@PSTM09) November 23, 2018
Am I the only one who expected to see The Onion under this??
— Periwin Glitterflix 🎠 (@loonylibra) November 23, 2018
"spraying sun-dimming chemicals into the Earth's atmosphere"
haven't we been doing this since the industrial revolution? https://t.co/9gECejesMB
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) November 23, 2018
What could POSSIBLY go wrong? https://t.co/fER6Bvv2E1
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) November 23, 2018
Wait … are you suggesting this plan isn’t foolproof?
The article looses me in the very first sentence… “spray sun-dimming chemicals into the atmosphere…” REALLY??? This is how post apocalyptic movies start. I understand the dangers of global warming but look for another way. Terrible idea.
— Mimi (@kerplooey10) November 23, 2018
What about the effects it could have on vegetation and growing organic food?
— Lholho Anelisa Dindi (@LholhoDindi) November 23, 2018
Bingo. Free energy radiating down from the sky isn't a bad thing. Plant trees like mad. Don't block sunlight. It's amazing these people think they're educated and intelligent.
— Matt Byrd (@MatthewAdamByrd) November 23, 2018
Eh, the sun is on its way out anyway. We might as well speed up the process, right?
Jack says pic.twitter.com/uwVGT5gl7M
— Stanley K Little Sr. (@StanleyKLittle1) November 23, 2018
— Kimli_ (@kim_li) November 23, 2018
This doomsday cult is losing what's left of its mind. https://t.co/EVG2jdyzVr
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) November 23, 2018