Monday, June 27, 2005

Space Ring Could Shade Earth and Stop Global Warming

"A wild idea to combat global warming suggests creating an artificial ring of small particles or spacecrafts around Earth to shade the tropics and moderate climate extremes."

I can't help but feel that by the time we have the economic and technical mettle to construct a shady ring in orbit around the planet we'll have embraced some form of clean energy. But I could be wrong; things could get so bad that we're forced to adopt a tactic like this to keep Earth livable. (Of course, if it gets too bad, we're not going to be around to do anything about it anyway.)

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