[extropy-chat] nuclear winter's back

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Dec 13 12:50:53 UTC 2006

On Wed, Dec 13, 2006 at 10:43:27PM +1000, Emlyn wrote:

> Related... instead of global nuclear winter, could we pollute with
> something a lot more opaque than current fossil fuels, and reduce the
> amount of energy getting through to the planet surface? Modify the
> greenhouse gas emmisions so they act like dark sunglasses?

Get aircraft exhaust as high as possible. Use hydrogen fuel and maybe nucleators.
Stratospheric aerosol solutions are also an option, but pricier. With
jet exhaust, you're getting the thing as side effect.

Also, global dimming might come en vogue again.

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