There are some ethical lines science should not cross: Mengele’s experiments, human-animal hybrids, and this.
Even MIT is raising red flags in response to this eco-startup’s madcap idea to prevent/reverse global warming.
Anyone familiar with History and the famines that accompanied the global cooling the year or two following massive volcanic eruptions should be reading this story with a wary eye. (See 1816’s year without a summer, for example, or the eruption in 536 that preceded crop failures and a plague outbreak).
The culprit responsible for those years without a summer was not the volcanic eruptions themselves. It was the clouds of gasses hanging high in the air which screened much of the sunlight from reaching the Earth’s surface.
Now, a climate-activist start-up is trying to intentionally mimic the effects of those catastrophic climate anomalies.
Because messing around with ecosystems in the name of saving the planet never has unintended consequences, right?
Like what’s happening to the Sahara:
HEY CLIMATE ALARMISTS: Where Is Your Outcry Over This Study About Solar And The Sahara?
Or climate-altering ‘wind shadows’ being cast by the wind turbines we’ve been building…
Or the disposal nightmare of end-of-life-cycle wind farms that was touched on in this story: If Biden REALLY Wanted To Improve The Economy AND The Environment, He’d Do THIS
MIT Technology Review opened an article about this start-up by listing the reasons responsible scientists have NOT been chasing this particular idea:
Geoengineering refers to deliberate efforts to manipulate the climate by reflecting more sunlight back into space, mimicking a natural process that occurs in the aftermath of large volcanic eruptions. In theory, spraying sulfur and similar particles in sufficient quantities could potentially ease global warming.
It’s not technically difficult to release such compounds into the stratosphere. But scientists have mostly (though not entirely) refrained from carrying out even small-scale outdoor experiments. And it’s not clear that any have yet injected materials into that specific layer of the atmosphere in the context of geoengineering-related research.
That’s in part because it’s highly controversial. Little is known about the real-world effect of such deliberate interventions at large scales, but they could have dangerous side effects. The impacts could also be worse in some regions than others, which could provoke geopolitical conflicts. — MIT
With those disclaimers clearly and loudly presented up-front, they went on to talk about a company that has already begun implementing this project.
Some researchers who have long studied the technology are deeply troubled that the company, Make Sunsets, appears to have moved forward with launches from a site in Mexico without any public engagement or scientific scrutiny. It’s already attempting to sell “cooling credits” for future balloon flights that could carry larger payloads.
Several researchers MIT Technology Review spoke with condemned the effort to commercialize geoengineering at this early stage. Some potential investors and customers who have reviewed the company’s proposals say that it’s not a serious scientific effort or a credible business but more of an attention grab designed to stir up controversy in the field.
Luke Iseman, the cofounder and CEO of Make Sunsets, acknowledges that the effort is part entrepreneurial and part provocation, an act of geoengineering activism.
He hopes that by moving ahead in the controversial space, the startup will help drive the public debate and push forward a scientific field that has faced great difficulty carrying out small-scale field experiments amid criticism.
“We joke slash not joke that this is partly a company and partly a cult,” he says. –MIT
And people wonder why we call these clods Gaia-worshippers…
What is the current state of the related branch of science? Simple: it’s So premature that we don’t have enough information to know what we don’t know.
This could be the geological equivalent of doctors in the ’50s telling people to take up smoking for the weight loss benefits.
And if something goes horribly wrong? This isn’t a computer model. You can’t just press a reset button and go back to the beginning. You’re stuck with whatever mess that came as a result.
Psalms of War: Prayers That Literally Kick Ass is a collection, from the book of Psalms, regarding how David rolled in prayer. I bet you haven’t heard these read, prayed, or sung in church against our formidable enemies — and therein lies the Church’s problem. We’re not using the spiritual weapons God gave us to waylay the powers of darkness. It might be time to dust them off and offer ‘em up if you’re truly concerned about the state of Christ’s Church and of our nation.
Also included in this book, Psalms of War, are reproductions of the author’s original art from his Biblical Badass Series of oil paintings.
This is a great gift for the prayer warriors. Real. Raw. Relevant.