Midnight In The Desert — geoengineering

Dusting the Sky With Diamonds to Cool the Planet??

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Dusting the Sky With Diamonds to Cool the Planet??

Geoengineering — hacking Earth’s climate system to reverse global warming — often sounds a bit preposterous, whether we’re talking about deploying giant space mirrors or dumping a bunch of iron filings into the ocean. The latest proposal? Dusting the stratosphere with billions of dollars worth of powdered diamond. Yes, you heard that right. It might actually be time to move to Mars. The new diamonds-in-the-sky geoengineering scheme isn’t the work of crackpots. It comes from a team of respected Harvard scientists, and it was published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. What’s more, it could actually...

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