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Old 01-23-2018, 03:16 PM   #878 (permalink)
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Two stories from the 'be careful what you wish for' department:

Creating clouds to stop global warming could wreak havoc - usatoday

A technology many hoped would fight climate change would cause even bigger environmental problems, scientists say - Chicago Tribune

The first is premised on starting and then stopping abruptly (inadvertently or not)
Researchers in the study used computer models to simulate what would happen if geoengineering led to climate cooling and then what would happen if the geoengineering stopped suddenly.
The second on growing biomass specifically to pyrolyze it.
But the core idea is burning trees or other plants for energy while pulling in the resulting carbon dioxide and storing it below ground.
Of course, the first of the three Rs is Reduce.

"We find that whole communities suddenly fix their minds upon one object, and go mad in its pursuit; that millions of people become simultaneously impressed with one delusion, and run after it, till their attention is caught by some new folly more captivating than the first."
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds -- Charles Mackay 1841


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