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OPINION: Climate Change is Controversial; So is this Solution

Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2022
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WASHINGTON, DC, Jan 26 – Here comes another cockamamie idea from the climate change brigade. They want us to put an end to those sunny days of spring and summer that we crave after the cold and cloudy days of winter in order to deal with global warming. That’s all we need in the aftermath of the gloom and doom of the pandemic.

The idea of shading the Earth from the sun — the controversial process called solar geoengineering to deal with climate change has been around for several years. But it’s an idea that is now being promoted as a desperately needed precaution that needs to be implemented sooner than later. Indeed, it would result in a cooler global environment. But at what price.

Solar geoengineering or solar radiation modification [SRM] can be employed in a variety of ways that artificially reflect solar energy — sunshine – back into space. A report in the scientific journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences analyzed the potential risks of hastily employing SRM tactics to cool the Earth. “While climate science research has focused on the predicted climate effects of SRM, almost no studies have investigated the impacts that SRM would have on ecological systems. The impacts and risks posed by SRM would vary by implementation scenario, anthropogenic climate effects, geographic region, and by ecosystem, community, population, and organism. Complex interactions among Earth’s climate system and living systems would further affect SRM impacts and risks.” 

SRM, according to the journal, Inverse, has one major benefit: it certainly can lower the Earth’s global temperature. That’s it. But the authors point out it has four important drawbacks: it could have devastating ecological consequences; it might not solve key climate change problems, and it might make things worse; it could have a negative effect on Earth’s ecosystems; and, quite simply, we don’t know enough about SRM. A goodly number of experts on the topic agree that we should not be in a hurry to try it out. 

Just last week, 60 scientists and experts on the subject issued a warning: “Solar geoengineering is gaining prominence in climate change debates as an issue worth studying; for some, it is even a potential future policy option. We argue here against this increasing normalization of solar geoengineering as a speculative part of the climate policy portfolio. We contend, in particular, that solar geoengineering at a planetary scale is not governable in a globally inclusive and just manner within the current international political system. We, therefore, call upon governments and the United Nations to take immediate and effective political control over the development of solar geoengineering technologies. Specifically, we advocate for an International Non-Use Agreement on Solar Geoengineering.”

To be sure, there are many who believe that climate change is not the crisis that it’s made out to be. Whether they are right or wrong is not the issue. Bill Pekny, the author of the book, A Tale of Two Climates: One Real, One Imaginary, argues that there is no climate crisis. Pekny is well-credentialed on the topic of “physical meteorology” based on his degrees he earned at Georgia Tech and DePaul University. As he put it in an article published in Salt Lake City’s Deseret News: “There are no real measurements to support the hypothesis that widespread human use of coal, oil and natural gas, and associated increases in atmospheric CO2, are causing or will cause dangerous upward changes in global temperatures.” 

But Pekny is in the minority when it comes to climate change. Most scientists believe in man-made global warming. 

Whatever your beliefs on the subject, the use of artificial deterrents such as solar radiation modification are untested and have the potential of causing more harm than good.

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Joel
Joel
2 years ago

“Most” scientists are the ones who tow the line so they get funding from the promotion department at the climate change feed trough.

302KentonJ
302KentonJ
2 years ago

Sounds like the COVID vax “solution” – hasty, untested and terrible collateral damage to the vaxed and to those who wisely refused.

Bill T
Bill T
2 years ago

The progressive leftist liberals are so determined to go to alternative green energy solutions that they just destroyed our energy sector and gas and oil supply, We’re not even close to being able to have solar , electric , and geo thermal energy as a main source of power to keep our system and economy operating and now we’re paying OBSENE PRICES for everything and it’s almost entirely due to us having to pay astronomical prices for something we just up till recently had an abundant supply of and we’re thriving because of it. Now it’s back to total misery and a guaranteed collapse of our entire economy because of this. Having to depend on our enemies once again for our oil and gas to power our country is disgusting and extremely dangerous. We must reopen our pipeline’s NOW and put thousands of unemployed citizens back to work. This administration is hands down the most destructive and dangerous bunch of Marxist leftist democrats that we’ve ever seen , this is a nightmare and must be stopped.

Stephan
Stephan
2 years ago

Using a solar shield is very short sighted. Climate change is a normal, and a necessary function of this planet.
Seasonal change, trade winds, atmospheric water patterns, animal migrations and much more depend on change happening.
Evidence of constant change is found in rock and sediment strata everywhere. This planet has been here before, without us.
Opportunists who use climate change to build fear only want control.
What will they do with that solar shield and whose crops will be stunted by the lack of sunlight. How long before a shaded earth shows detrimental effects from the cooling.

Who knows, but I’ll call it an idiot’s gambit.

Kim
Kim
2 years ago

Let’s see…the US Department of Agriculture thought it would be a great idea, decades ago, to plant kudzu vine to hold topsoil in place. How’s that workin’ for ya? Same for Siberian elm, which we now consider invasive because it seeds where other plants have the good sense not to grow. Both of these noxious foreign weeds are crowding out our native vegetation and also the insects and wildlife that evolved with it.

Did you see those reports about the crazy blizzard in Greece and Turkey? You can’t fool Mother Nature. She’s best left to do what she does best, and that’s to find equilibrium on her own terms. When we try to play these tricks on natural systems, all sorts of devastating consequences can happen. And we don’t have a remedy for that.

We believed Dr. Fauci, who we now know hid our role in developing the Covid-19 virus. Do you really think we should consider such overwhelming methods to “control” the weather when a few good volcanic eruptions would do the same thing? What if they (SRM and volcanoes) occurred simultaneously?

If you feel like doing something good for the planet, do what nature does and plant trees and flowering plants for the wildlife and the pollinators. They’ll shade your house, cutting down on energy consumption, and they actually cool the air through transpiration. Plus they’ll raise your property value. Get rid of the big lawns, and plant stuff. I’ve done it all my life, and am still planting… Mother Nature concurs.

Tom
Tom
2 years ago

Don’t mess around with Mother Nature

Mac
Mac
2 years ago

I’m old enough to remember when these Criminal, moronic politicians were selling global cooling – and we were all going to freeze to death !
That was 50 years ago – they couldn’t sell it as well because the mainstream media wasn’t as corrupt as it is now !

Tom
Tom
2 years ago

This is soooo simple. Climate change is nothing more then another global elite control tactic. Wake up! It’s BS

Harry Guzaliak
Harry Guzaliak
2 years ago

Bottom line, You can’t mess with GOD!

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

Climate Change ideas:

Move to the Moon, Outer Space
Under the seas
Go Nuclear for energy
Mass produce EVs
Automate factories
Seasteading.org
Live Underground

Darryl
Darryl
2 years ago

Fear the climate, fear getting cold-like symptoms, fear religion, fear people whose skin is a different shade of brown than your own, fear your tap water, fear the air you breathe! No thanks. I’ll think for myself and not be controlled, manipulated or coerced by people that assume they’re in power. I’m going to enjoy each day try to spread joy to those I come in contact with.

JOSEPH WOZNIAK
JOSEPH WOZNIAK
2 years ago
  1. The magnetic north pole has moved over 1,000 miles west n the last 60 years.
  2. The moon has gone into its “wobble” phase and will greatly impact tide levels.
  3. Oct 2024 there will be an alignment of four major planets that has not been seen since 79AD when Mt Vesuvius erupted.
  4. The solar cycle patterns are going into a ‘down’ phase leading to a new 400 year cooling cycle, if we’re lucky. If we’re not lucky it could be the beginning of a 2,000 year cooling cycle.
  5. The UN’s IPCC is a TOTALLY, NON-SCIENTIFIC political entity.
  6. What ever is coming HUMANS will have next to NO control over it.
  7. Lead your life to the fullest and be flexible and accommodate whatever happens climate wise.
Spade David
Spade David
2 years ago

Figure out how to eliminate volcanoes and the CO2 they produce, and bingo…problem over.

Charles Anderson
Charles Anderson
2 years ago

STOP playing God. Stop thinking that you know more than our Creator. He made things the way they are for a purpose and for Our Good. Only God knows what effects such “messing around” would have on our world and even the entire universe. Playing stupid games with such things is arrogant, dangerous, and could be the end of us all. Hands off!

Ray
Ray
2 years ago

As one who believes God is in control, I appreciate the comments by those of you who have a reasoned approach to this whole “climate change” nonsense promoted by the democrat nutcases.

Broccoli Free Zone
Broccoli Free Zone
2 years ago

Now they want to deflect the sunlight away from earth. At the same time they want us to install solar panels on the roofs of our homes. Okay, I get it. Taxpayers are paying for all this crud; therefore, this is just the next boondoggle to enrich politicians and corrupt corporations.

Patty L
Patty L
2 years ago

MARANATHA!

Bruce P
Bruce P
2 years ago

“I have a bad feeling about this”.

Robert collins
Robert collins
2 years ago

These are some of the same experts who claimed all computers would were going to be in operable,I think it was 2001. The majority of the scientist believe in climate change caused by mankind. Why don’t you ask the majority of mankind what they believe? Please tell them to turn the gas back on so we want freeze to death this winter or is that asking to much of a climate change? Spring,summer,fall and winter.ManI’m glad they happen all the time! Please don’t end them with your Big Bang!

Rik
Rik
2 years ago

Here in California we have a current petition being offered to address Greenhouse Gas Emissions by TAXING people who make $2 million dollars or more! . . . What a novel approach, TAXING THE RICH. . . . I love it!

FedUp
FedUp
2 years ago

The climate has been changing for as long as the earth has existed. Its a natural part of this planet.
Science has proven;

  • CO2 levels have been as high as 6 (currently at 1.5 ish) and the planet flourished. But if CO2 levels start to drop below 1, there will not be enough CO2 to support the earths vegetation.
  • There are times when there has been no northern polar ice cap
  • Major parts of the US had been under a glacier, which subsequently receded. Interestingly this occurred long before man started producing CO2 emissions.
  • The earth’s axis wobbles on a 26K yr cycle. Meaning over the course of that cycle, the earth’s vertical axis (a line from north to south poles) tips anywhere from about +5 to -5 degrees off dead center. Which means climates will naturally change and seasons will very slowly shift.

While climate change is a real, natural thing, the climate crisis is invented. Everyone of their crisis predictions never seem to come true. In the 80s, it was global warming. In 11 years the earth was going to be a desert. Then in the 90s it was global cooling. In 11 years the earth was going to be in the middle of an ice age. And when none of that panned out, they invented climate change. Something so generic and non specific that they can blame anything and everything on it. Which they do regularly. California wild fires are caused by climate change, even though evidence shows 90+% of them are caused by people. Hurricanes are now caused by climate change. And the list goes on and on.
Its funny how the left always attaches an 11 year window to every new crisis. But in reality, they’re doing the same thing as the late night product ads. Creating a false sense of urgency so that people will be afraid and feel forced to act. And of course the actions they want are for us to give them more power to over us.

Mandy
Mandy
2 years ago

I am over age 70 and have seen weather like our current weather all my life. I have read such scary suggestions of shooting particles into our atmosphere to block our sun. We have already trashed the atmosphere around the earth with satellites that have smashed into others and we are now dodging metals particles that we have to constantly monitor.

How about the roads we have paved that generate more heat on earth and the buildings and cities with trees removed that create more heat? No one ever mentions this. I was hopeful that with the Covid pandemic, people would continue to work from home, so less road traffic and fewer cars on the road but that doesn’t seem to be an option for these out-of-control people like Bill Gates and some scientists that think they have all the answers.

I believe in God and just like our ozone hole that we realized opened and closed as needed after we realized we needed to curb aerosols, so too will the climate if we at least make an attempt to change our behaviors. Work from home at least 3 days a week if not more. Have zoom meetings etc. Stop paving over the earth where it really isn’t needed etc.

Joel
Joel
2 years ago

“Most” scientists are the ones who tow the line so they get funding from the promotion department at the climate change feed trough.

302KentonJ
302KentonJ
2 years ago

Sounds like the COVID vax “solution” – hasty, untested and terrible collateral damage to the vaxed and to those who wisely refused.

Bill T
Bill T
2 years ago

The progressive leftist liberals are so determined to go to alternative green energy solutions that they just destroyed our energy sector and gas and oil supply, We’re not even close to being able to have solar , electric , and geo thermal energy as a main source of power to keep our system and economy operating and now we’re paying OBSENE PRICES for everything and it’s almost entirely due to us having to pay astronomical prices for something we just up till recently had an abundant supply of and we’re thriving because of it. Now it’s back to total misery and a guaranteed collapse of our entire economy because of this. Having to depend on our enemies once again for our oil and gas to power our country is disgusting and extremely dangerous. We must reopen our pipeline’s NOW and put thousands of unemployed citizens back to work. This administration is hands down the most destructive and dangerous bunch of Marxist leftist democrats that we’ve ever seen , this is a nightmare and must be stopped.

Stephan
Stephan
2 years ago

Using a solar shield is very short sighted. Climate change is a normal, and a necessary function of this planet.
Seasonal change, trade winds, atmospheric water patterns, animal migrations and much more depend on change happening.
Evidence of constant change is found in rock and sediment strata everywhere. This planet has been here before, without us.
Opportunists who use climate change to build fear only want control.
What will they do with that solar shield and whose crops will be stunted by the lack of sunlight. How long before a shaded earth shows detrimental effects from the cooling.

Who knows, but I’ll call it an idiot’s gambit.

Kim
Kim
2 years ago

Let’s see…the US Department of Agriculture thought it would be a great idea, decades ago, to plant kudzu vine to hold topsoil in place. How’s that workin’ for ya? Same for Siberian elm, which we now consider invasive because it seeds where other plants have the good sense not to grow. Both of these noxious foreign weeds are crowding out our native vegetation and also the insects and wildlife that evolved with it.

Did you see those reports about the crazy blizzard in Greece and Turkey? You can’t fool Mother Nature. She’s best left to do what she does best, and that’s to find equilibrium on her own terms. When we try to play these tricks on natural systems, all sorts of devastating consequences can happen. And we don’t have a remedy for that.

We believed Dr. Fauci, who we now know hid our role in developing the Covid-19 virus. Do you really think we should consider such overwhelming methods to “control” the weather when a few good volcanic eruptions would do the same thing? What if they (SRM and volcanoes) occurred simultaneously?

If you feel like doing something good for the planet, do what nature does and plant trees and flowering plants for the wildlife and the pollinators. They’ll shade your house, cutting down on energy consumption, and they actually cool the air through transpiration. Plus they’ll raise your property value. Get rid of the big lawns, and plant stuff. I’ve done it all my life, and am still planting… Mother Nature concurs.

Tom
Tom
2 years ago

Don’t mess around with Mother Nature

Mac
Mac
2 years ago

I’m old enough to remember when these Criminal, moronic politicians were selling global cooling – and we were all going to freeze to death !
That was 50 years ago – they couldn’t sell it as well because the mainstream media wasn’t as corrupt as it is now !

Tom
Tom
2 years ago

This is soooo simple. Climate change is nothing more then another global elite control tactic. Wake up! It’s BS

Harry Guzaliak
Harry Guzaliak
2 years ago

Bottom line, You can’t mess with GOD!

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

Climate Change ideas:

Move to the Moon, Outer Space
Under the seas
Go Nuclear for energy
Mass produce EVs
Automate factories
Seasteading.org
Live Underground

Darryl
Darryl
2 years ago

Fear the climate, fear getting cold-like symptoms, fear religion, fear people whose skin is a different shade of brown than your own, fear your tap water, fear the air you breathe! No thanks. I’ll think for myself and not be controlled, manipulated or coerced by people that assume they’re in power. I’m going to enjoy each day try to spread joy to those I come in contact with.

JOSEPH WOZNIAK
JOSEPH WOZNIAK
2 years ago
  1. The magnetic north pole has moved over 1,000 miles west n the last 60 years.
  2. The moon has gone into its “wobble” phase and will greatly impact tide levels.
  3. Oct 2024 there will be an alignment of four major planets that has not been seen since 79AD when Mt Vesuvius erupted.
  4. The solar cycle patterns are going into a ‘down’ phase leading to a new 400 year cooling cycle, if we’re lucky. If we’re not lucky it could be the beginning of a 2,000 year cooling cycle.
  5. The UN’s IPCC is a TOTALLY, NON-SCIENTIFIC political entity.
  6. What ever is coming HUMANS will have next to NO control over it.
  7. Lead your life to the fullest and be flexible and accommodate whatever happens climate wise.
Spade David
Spade David
2 years ago

Figure out how to eliminate volcanoes and the CO2 they produce, and bingo…problem over.

Charles Anderson
Charles Anderson
2 years ago

STOP playing God. Stop thinking that you know more than our Creator. He made things the way they are for a purpose and for Our Good. Only God knows what effects such “messing around” would have on our world and even the entire universe. Playing stupid games with such things is arrogant, dangerous, and could be the end of us all. Hands off!

Ray
Ray
2 years ago

As one who believes God is in control, I appreciate the comments by those of you who have a reasoned approach to this whole “climate change” nonsense promoted by the democrat nutcases.

Broccoli Free Zone
Broccoli Free Zone
2 years ago

Now they want to deflect the sunlight away from earth. At the same time they want us to install solar panels on the roofs of our homes. Okay, I get it. Taxpayers are paying for all this crud; therefore, this is just the next boondoggle to enrich politicians and corrupt corporations.

Patty L
Patty L
2 years ago

MARANATHA!

Bruce P
Bruce P
2 years ago

“I have a bad feeling about this”.

Robert collins
Robert collins
2 years ago

These are some of the same experts who claimed all computers would were going to be in operable,I think it was 2001. The majority of the scientist believe in climate change caused by mankind. Why don’t you ask the majority of mankind what they believe? Please tell them to turn the gas back on so we want freeze to death this winter or is that asking to much of a climate change? Spring,summer,fall and winter.ManI’m glad they happen all the time! Please don’t end them with your Big Bang!

Rik
Rik
2 years ago

Here in California we have a current petition being offered to address Greenhouse Gas Emissions by TAXING people who make $2 million dollars or more! . . . What a novel approach, TAXING THE RICH. . . . I love it!

FedUp
FedUp
2 years ago

The climate has been changing for as long as the earth has existed. Its a natural part of this planet.
Science has proven;

  • CO2 levels have been as high as 6 (currently at 1.5 ish) and the planet flourished. But if CO2 levels start to drop below 1, there will not be enough CO2 to support the earths vegetation.
  • There are times when there has been no northern polar ice cap
  • Major parts of the US had been under a glacier, which subsequently receded. Interestingly this occurred long before man started producing CO2 emissions.
  • The earth’s axis wobbles on a 26K yr cycle. Meaning over the course of that cycle, the earth’s vertical axis (a line from north to south poles) tips anywhere from about +5 to -5 degrees off dead center. Which means climates will naturally change and seasons will very slowly shift.

While climate change is a real, natural thing, the climate crisis is invented. Everyone of their crisis predictions never seem to come true. In the 80s, it was global warming. In 11 years the earth was going to be a desert. Then in the 90s it was global cooling. In 11 years the earth was going to be in the middle of an ice age. And when none of that panned out, they invented climate change. Something so generic and non specific that they can blame anything and everything on it. Which they do regularly. California wild fires are caused by climate change, even though evidence shows 90+% of them are caused by people. Hurricanes are now caused by climate change. And the list goes on and on.
Its funny how the left always attaches an 11 year window to every new crisis. But in reality, they’re doing the same thing as the late night product ads. Creating a false sense of urgency so that people will be afraid and feel forced to act. And of course the actions they want are for us to give them more power to over us.

Mandy
Mandy
2 years ago

I am over age 70 and have seen weather like our current weather all my life. I have read such scary suggestions of shooting particles into our atmosphere to block our sun. We have already trashed the atmosphere around the earth with satellites that have smashed into others and we are now dodging metals particles that we have to constantly monitor.

How about the roads we have paved that generate more heat on earth and the buildings and cities with trees removed that create more heat? No one ever mentions this. I was hopeful that with the Covid pandemic, people would continue to work from home, so less road traffic and fewer cars on the road but that doesn’t seem to be an option for these out-of-control people like Bill Gates and some scientists that think they have all the answers.

I believe in God and just like our ozone hole that we realized opened and closed as needed after we realized we needed to curb aerosols, so too will the climate if we at least make an attempt to change our behaviors. Work from home at least 3 days a week if not more. Have zoom meetings etc. Stop paving over the earth where it really isn’t needed etc.

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