From the article:
Bill Gates, the Microsoft billionaire, is funding research into machines to suck up ten tonnes of seawater every second and spray it upwards. This would seed vast banks of white clouds to reflect the Sun’s rays away from Earth.
The British and American scientists involved do not intend to wait for international rules on technology that deliberately alters the climate. They believe that the weak outcome of December’s climate summit in Copenhagen means that emissions will continue to rise unchecked and that the world urgently needs an alternative strategy to protect itself from global warming.
Many methods of cooling the planet, collectively known as geoengineering, have been proposed. They include rockets to deploy millions of mirrors in the stratosphere and artificial trees to suck carbon dioxide from the air. Most would be prohibitively expensive and could not be deployed for decades.
FULL FUCKING STOP, so they are going to put more water vapor in the air to combat global warming, I guess that the people that came up with this idea forgot that water vapor is a greenhouse gas too.
Sure this could work… Or make things much worse.
I mean just look at this.
In order, Earth’s most abundant greenhouse gases are:
- Water Vapor
- Carbon Dioxide
- Atmospheric Methane
- Nitrous Oxide
So in the mind of a global warming fanatic water vapor should be more dangerous then carbon dioxide, just saying that this might not be such a good idea after all.