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OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 02:09 PM
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Climate fix technical test put on hold
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15132989
30 September 2011 Last updated at 15:26 ET

Climate fix technical test put on hold

By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News

A pioneering test of a climate "tech fix" planned for October faces a six-month delay as scientists discuss the issues it raises with their critics.

The test is part of the UK-based Stratospheric Particle Injection for Climate Engineering (Spice) project.

It would use a balloon and a kilometre-long hose to spray water into the upper atmosphere - a prelude to spraying climate-cooling sulphate particles.



Dr Matt Watson of the UK's Bristol University, who leads the overall project, said he endorsed the decision, although his team had been "taken aback" when they first heard the news.

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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 03:32 PM
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1. All right, that's kind of goofy.
I'm a little bit skeptical of any sci-fi idea that includes the idea of a miles-long cord or hose. I take it Dr. Watson hasn't heard of that great Irish forecaster, Murphy.

If they want to get particles into the upper atmosphere, how about using what is already available -- the fleet of jet aircraft flitting all over the planet? Design some type of particle sprayer and each flight of a jet aircraft could dump more sulfate where it is needed.
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