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Not, like, initiating a full-scale manipulation of the stratosphere next week, but at least looking into the idea. “It’s very important that we understand what our tools are,” he says. “What options do we have? How much risk is there?”
The options are few and the risks murky. Take, for instance, sulfur seeding. The idea is to inject sulfur dioxide into the lower stratosphere, where it turns into sulfur aerosol that reflects light back into space. Problem is, just last month researchers released a study showing that if you injected the stuff into the Northern Hemisphere, you might reduce hurricanes in the Atlantic—and kick off a drought in north-central Africa in the process.
During the Obama years, America was rapidly heading down the same dangerous and extremist environmental path that Germany has chosen. Germany’s obsession with climate change and renewable energy forces its families to pay 35 cents per kilowatt-hour for electricity, and requires its businesses to pay 18 cents for the same amount of energy.
That cost of electricity for a family in Germany is nearly twice what families already pay for electricity in ultra-expensive California. And German electricity prices are nearly three times as high as what families pay for electricity in states like Indiana, Kentucky and Virginia, where electricity is produced by coal, natural gas and nuclear power plants.
Ask yourself: Are you angry that you monthly electricity bill is too low?
“I thought it was crazy,” Hélène Seroussi, the study’s co-author and scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said in a release.
“I didn’t see how we could have that amount of heat and still have ice on top of it,” Seroussi said in a statement.NASA says Seroussi’s study provides more evidence of geothermal activity underneath a portion of the world’s largest ice sheet.
The consensus among experts is that a confluence of natural catastrophes doomed the city, with rising seas levels, subsidence and a series of earthquakes playing a role.
“Now that Google, Facebook, Amazon have become world dominators, the questions of the hour are, can the public be convinced to see Silicon Valley as the wrecking ball that it is? And do we still have the regulatory tools and social cohesion to restrain the monopolists before they smash the foundations of our society?“