[extropy-chat] Save the World

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Feb 13 05:46:04 UTC 2007

On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 05:38:12PM -0800, The Avantguardian wrote:

> > > Global dimming needs a comeback.
> Huh? I'll pass on dimming the sky on purpose. That
> will slow plant/algae growth which naturally scrubs

Surface water and soil temperatures are far more important
for the rate of CO2 fixation than a few %  less sunlight
reaching Earth surface.

> CO2 from the atmosphere. Less plant growth means we
> will have to darken the skies more to compensate for
> less CO2 turnover, until we are left starving in the
> dark without solar energy. That's not the outcome I
> desire.

Earth is a highly nonlinear system. While our models are
getting better there are always surprises. What we need
is a good handle on the homeostate knobs. Knowing what
is happening and what is going to happen next with sufficient
degree of precision is the first step for that.

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