[extropy-chat] Save the World

Gary Miller aiguy at comcast.net
Wed Feb 14 01:32:22 UTC 2007

Couldn't we dim the sky just over the icecaps so that it would not impact
algae growth.

I am assuming that the plant life in arctic and antarctic environments is
very low anyway.

The melting of the icecaps is one of the major threats of global warming

Perhaps by dispersing the darkener at a layer of the atmosphere where
dispersion to other areas of the 
globe would be slow due to less air currents at a specific altitude.

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

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