What Could Possibly Go Wrong

Call me cynical, but I can already envision legions of Leftist NPCs (redundant, I know) nodding in agreement about this “brilliant” idea:

Scientists are proposing an ingenious but as-yet-unproven way to tackle climate change: spraying sun-dimming chemicals into the Earth’s atmosphere.

The research by scientists at Harvard and Yale universities, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, proposes using a technique known as stratospheric aerosol injection, which they say could cut the rate of global warming in half.

The technique would involve spraying large amounts of sulfate particles into the Earth’s lower stratosphere at altitudes as high as 12 miles. The scientists propose delivering the sulfates with specially designed high-altitude aircraft, balloons or large naval-style guns.

65 Replies to “What Could Possibly Go Wrong”

    1. Are you sure they’re unintended, that they’re exactly as they want (capitalism destroyed to justify rescue by socialism) and/or they haven’t got enough of a clue or bothered to consult data that would tell them what was intended or not to begin with?

  1. I bet they claim to do it even if they don’t, timed to coincide with the Grand Solar Minimum. Only way to keep the scam going.

    Now are they not concerned about these sulphates causing acid rain, since that was the boogeyman when we did exactly that using smokestacks.

    1. And when these semi-literate-sciencitists destroy our planet with irreversible cooling, they will claim we deniers are responsible … for forcing their hands. For denying climate change … we MADE these science-Mengeles “do something” … so it’s all OUR fault.

      1. Absolutely.

        All “global solutions” are inherently tinfoil hat in nature: countries that can’t agree on trade issues with each other, can’t manage their own debt, can’t stop petty conflicts in Yemen or Afghanistan and can’t fix Africa are going to march in lockstep to address “climate change”?

        Now pull my other leg.

  2. Guess they didn’t watch the Matrix…

    Morpheus: We don’t know who struck first, us or them. But we do know it was us that scorched the sky. At the time, they were dependent on solar power. It was believed they would be unable to survive without an energy source as abundant as the sun.

  3. Each year, we spray a Mount Pinatubo-like amount of sulfates into the stratosphere.

    So, the result of that is it reflects sunlight cooling Earth down a little and reduces vegetation growth (less sunlight) and destroys Ozone (yes sulfates in the stratosphere cause Ozone destruction) and it causes acid rain (the sulfates come down in the rain as acidic SO2 and SO4) .

    You couldn’t make up how crazy these people are if you tried as hard as you could.

  4. This has already been proposed for decades now, it’s called Geo-engineering. It’s been beaten to death as a topic, most notably the moral hazard of doing it because if you believe in AGM in the first place, you are simply doing something a bit good to cover something really bad and if you ever stop doing the good thing the bad will get horrifically bad really fast.

    Never mind the adjudication of the whole thing. Let’s say we do it, but the environment keeps changing, as it’s wont to do and say someone gets less sunlight than before, do they get to sue someone else for buggering up their growing season? Its a commons issue, we’re demonstrably crap at managing the commons, who imagines we could be any better at managing the commons because sky is now blue?

  5. I’ll do it for half the price: I’ll blow up a volcano with a nuke, and we’ll be good for a few decades. Guaranteed.

  6. “which they say could cut the rate of global warming in half”

    I’ve been saying this here at SDA for over a decade. There is No Global Warming.

  7. “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.”

  8. Hey leftist bozos, please check that sulfates will not react with O2 or Ozone at conditions high in the atmosphere and not cause SO2 formation, acid rain etc etc.
    Then have this peer reviewed by skeptics.

  9. once Canada is filled with a couple hundreds muslims “””refugees””” ( thanks to trudeau and the UN pact ) it will not matter much if it is warm or cold while they are raping our daughters and beating us up while videotaping the whole thing with cell phones our hard earned tax dollars paid for.

    1. We can always count on you to direct the conversation to your stunning nativist inferiority complex. You will be a minority.

  10. Wait a minute! Isn’t that one of the key components of air pollution? You know, the stuff we have spent decades fighting and cleaning up. Now it’s good? SMH!

  11. I favour large calibre artillery with every fourth round a live one aimed at a uni. Solve two problems at once.

  12. Pity Freud is no longer with us to provide an “evaluation (with a twinkle in his eye)”
    of these supposed “scientists’ deeply embedded longings”.

  13. wayback when in the era of global cooling I saw a similar proposal to blacken all the snow and ice in the arctic.

    the globist warmists seem increasing desparate

  14. When the kids start planning to kidnap Santa Claus from the mall…it might be time to tell them the truth.

    In that vein…CO2 isn’t heating up the planet (to any significant degree). Now put away the hair-brained schemes before you take someone’s eye out.

  15. So….AFTER 26 Years of Al Gores UTTER BULLSHIT of CO2 based Anthroprogenic Global Warming we are now told explicitly (through this suggestion), that it’s the SUN thats the main issue and as such AGREE it is also the PRIMARY Driver of Climate….????

    Say it aint so Joe…??? I’ve been saying this since his garbage .ppt came out.

    OK – Perfect – As such EVERY bit of Legislation on the PLANET that is based on the former LIE needs to be rescinded INMMEDIATELY, All Carbon TAXES to be Eliminated IMMEDIATELY.

    …and please wear Safety SunGlasses…..shits gonna fly in all directions now….!!!

    Only problem is they wont need to spray anything but their genitals…a Maunder Minimum is imminent….and I think we can see the early stages of that in the EAST right now.

  16. My wife has a theory that hundreds of thousands of years ago, a well-developed race of humans did something really stupid.

  17. Alas for human beings, there will be life no more
    For what they sprayed into the air, was H2SO4*.

    * Sulphuric Acid

  18. Forget the H2SO4. Sprinkle actual CARBON particles. They are black as coal and will block the evil sunlight that is the cause of global warming.

    1. no no no no no.
      the world is the *inside* surface of a hollow sphere.
      as you go towards the middle point of the sphere, you approach the edge of the universe.
      if you ‘dig’ ‘outward’ into the inside surface of the sphere, ummm . . . . .
      “people believe what they want to believe”
      /sarc off sort of.

  19. “The researchers also acknowledge potential risks: …stratospheric aerosol injection techniques could jeopardize crop yields, lead to droughts or cause extreme weather” Hmmm…that’s quite a risky solution then, isn’t it?

    On a humorous note: the negative side effects remind of jokes about prescription drug ads on tv. Use miracle potion X to cure a headache. Then they rattle through a disclaimer on possible side effects – may cause rash, depression, moobs, hair loss, anal leakage, wrinkles, kidney damage and dementia. Please check with your physician and see if potion X is right for you.

    The sulfur “cure” would/could be worse than the disease. Where’s the precautionary principle when you really need it? Anyone proposing this should be required to take out a multi-trillion insurance bond to cover the unintended consequences, crop failure, acid rain, drought, loss of life, etc. Remember the current rate of warming is quite mild. A headache, not brain cancer.

    1. I’ll translate the End is Nigh language of the report into reality.

      End is Nigh: “The Lower 48 states (i.e. excluding Alaska and Hawaii) have warmed one degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) since 1900, with 0.67 degrees C (1.2 degrees Fahrenheit) in the last few decades, according to the report”

      Reality translation : it’s warmed 1 degree Celsius in the last 118 years and 1900 was near the end of the little ice age. So this works out to .00847 degrees Celsius per year. A little over half of that 1C was in the “last few decades” or perhaps .009C-.012C per year, depending on the starting year. Very, very mild warming.

      End is Nigh: By the end of the century, the U.S. will be 1.6 to 6.6 degrees Celsius (three to 12 degrees Fahrenheit)

      Reality translation : that range, 1.6C to 6.6C, is so large that it’s meaningless and the official models have always run hotter than actual observations. The 6.6C is likely the RCP 8.5 scenario and the 8.5 scenario has absolutely ridiculous assumptions. Using RCP 8.5 is like using the book of revelations or the population bomb as a reference guide.

      The End is not Nigh. Climate change is following the lukewarmer’s scenario – mild, not catastrophic and favors adaptation over mitigation.

    2. It is NPC Central over at the old CBC website comment section. The brain-washing is working great on the MORONS.

  20. I just got back from the top of Mount Sinai where I was handed this on a stone tablet:

    Thou shalt not spray chemicals into the stratosphere to change the weather. Unless thou likest it very, very cold.

  21. So low sulphur diesel was a really bad idea,forced upon us at great expense and damage to equipment, by these same fuck wits.
    Maybe the best way to get sufficient particles into the atmosphere would be human sacrifice..these same useless parasites in huge burning piles.
    Eventually everyones tolerance for these righteous halfwits will run out.
    Emissions of particulate matter is the reason our diesel trucks are so expensive and pathetic.(Compared to what they could be without the emissions junk).
    So if these idiots are for real,I recommend “Rolling Coal” on every one of them.
    Hopefully while they are on their bicycles.

    1. I’ll bet George III never thought that a Luddite/Malthusian coalition would eventually want to destroy society and take it back to the Stone Age.

  22. The only breeds of humanity who come anywhere close to reproducing themselves are African savages with IQs below 70 and incapable of functioning in a society that has advanced beyond subsistence farming—thanks to do-gooders who eradicated the plagues that used to keep their populations in check.

    The eggheads have done quite enough damage “solving” non-problems without thought for the consequences.

  23. The Simpsons, Mr. Burns blocks the sun…


    and… from 2009, citing some idea from the early 1970’s and showing that CNN is not capable of anything original:

    “Scientists Considered Pouring Soot Over the Arctic in the 1970s to Help Melt the Ice – In Order to Prevent Another Ice Age”


  24. It would seem wise for these “Keystone Kop” global warming “scientists” to consult with REPUTABLE geologists on this issue. Note the emphasis on “reputable.”

  25. At the same time that we’ve been accused of putting CFCs into the atmosphere which will damage it and then we’re about to destroy it because w’re putting CO2 into the atmosphere we’ve got the same bozos now telling us that they’re going to inject huge amounts of some other chemicals into our atmosphere but don’t worry about it because it will be good for us ?????? My response is, lock this new brand of do-gooder scientists up and do it fast there is not one reason that they should be trusted.