Computer simulations prove that we can geoengineer the climate!


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What could possibly go wrong? Global warming scientists have discovered, using computer simulations, that combining several different geoengineering techniques, what they call a “cocktail,” will save the planet and do no harm.

The team—which includes Carnegie’s Ken Caldeira, Long Cao and Lei Duan of Zhejiang University, and Govindasamy Bala of the Indian Institute of Science—used models to simulate what would happen if sunlight were scattered by particles at the same time as the cirrus clouds were thinned. They wanted to understand how effective this combined set of tools would be at reversing climate change, both globally and regionally. “As far as I know, this is the first study to try to model using two different geoengineering approaches simultaneously to try to improve the overall fit of the technology,” Caldeira explained.

The good news is that their simulations showed that if both methods are deployed in concert, it would decrease warming to pre-industrial levels, as desired, and on a global level rainfall would also stay at pre-industrial levels. But the bad news is that while global average climate was largely restored, substantial differences remained locally, with some areas getting much wetter and other areas getting much drier.

And if you believe that this simulation captures what will really happen should global warming scientists dump vast amounts of light-reflecting particles in the upper atmosphere while also adding chemicals to thin cirrus clouds, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I want to sell you. We don’t even really know if the climate is warming as these political activists (they are not really scientists) claim. We don’t really understand how the climate actually works. We don’t even understand fully how the Sun really fluctuates, and it is without doubt the climate’s most important influence. And these guys claim they now know what will happen if we play god with the atmosphere? Give me a break.

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11 comments

  • Phil Berardelli

    I’m no scientist, either — I was a science journalist who frequently covered climate science. But everything I learned during that time strongly suggests that cooling — not warming — is a far greater danger to humanity. And if somehow these individuals would manage to enact their geoengineering scheme, and as a result brought on the next ice age — which is due at any time now — thousands of future, miserable, suffering generations would curse their names.

  • Cotour

    “Climate models are based in science” K. Hayhoe.

    How do they propose to deploy this climate band aide?

    Q: How much reflection of solar energy is the result of commercial aircraft exhaust / contrails world wide? Is this contained within their calculations?

  • wayne

    Phil-
    Those people aren’t scientists either, they are political eco-warrior’s. (Ken Caldeira, Long Cao, Lei Duan, and Govindasamy Bala.)
    It’s all Fake Science.
    If they told me the sky was blue, I’d wonder what scam they were pulling.
    “…errand boys, sent by Grocers, to…collect the bill…”

  • wayne

    Cotour–
    I suspect it involves US transferring billions of dollars in resources, to THEM. It’s for our own good of course, and they are better than us ordinary proles. We should bow down & scrape to them on our knees, and thank them for saving us all with their brilliant wonderfulness.

    Just as utterly absurd, but without the force of law the mastermind’s above would inevitably impose on us all.

    Rogan, Jones, and Bravo
    Joe Rogan Experience vid-cast #911, February 2017.
    “Stratospheric aerosol injections & high frequency active auroral research”
    https://youtu.be/1xlt0FXMUeo
    (17:41)

  • wodun

    I don’t buy the speculation that warming is necessarily bad.

  • J. J. Hall

    How will they adjust the data when their weather manipulations fail, just like their other climate models?

  • wayne

    “The Matrix” (1999) —
    What is, real?
    https://youtu.be/AGZiLMGdCE0
    (2:59)

  • Commodude

    To twist an old Bloom County story arc, I propose we create a massive artificial sunshade composed entirely of dollar bills and place it in geosynchronous orbit. To test the concept will take billions of dollars raised in taxes in the US, but hey, it’s the climate, and bankrupting the US economy is a trifle compared to the importance of testing pseudoscience.

  • Edward

    From the article: “They wanted to understand how effective this combined set of tools would be at reversing climate change, both globally and regionally.

    So, let’s assume that these guys are correct and they can control the climate. What climate is the correct one, and who chooses?

    Do we insist upon today’s climate, or the climate of 1992 (per the Kyoto Accords and is a climate many of us remember)? Do we want the climate of 1990 (per recent California emission law) or the climate of 1974 (when TIME magazine reported the coming of the next ice age)? How about the climate of the mid 19th century (before the recent Hockey Stick warming began) or the climate of the mid 17th century (the midst of the Little Ice Age, when London would occasionally have their River Thames Frost Fairs)? Maybe we want the climate of 1000 AD or of 1 AD. What about choosing the more normal planetary temperature of the glacial periods of the current ongoing ice age? The current high temperatures are not the normal for the past few million years, so perhaps we should be choosing cooler planetary temperatures to guarantee large glaciers and ice caps.

    Now that we have this (faux) capability, we need to figure out just what we will do with it.

  • Cotour

    Reading this story and these posts I realized what the actual real threat to the existence of life on earth or, “The Sixth Extinction” will turn out to be. Man attempting to “fix” the climate.

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