Harvard scientists intend to block out the sun’s rays from earth as a way to defeat climate change. The geoengineering project is an attempt to cool the earth’s overall temperature.
I’m not kidding, this is real.
The name of the project is SCoPEx, or, Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment, and it will cost roughly $3 million for initial testing. By “testing,” that’s to say that this is no longer a concept, it’s a real thing.
If you are wondering where all the money for this project is deriving from, look no further than Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
And yes, we reported on Harvard’s ambition to throw shade at our sun months ago, but we hoped that somehow rational minds would prevail.
They aren’t prevailing, so all aboard.
UPDATE (June 29, 2019): 2020 Presidential candidate, Andrew Yang, unveils massive geoengineering funding plan that supports blocking the sun.
Harvard Blocking Sun Concept Uses Balloon
The Harvard scientists will launch a maneuverable balloon into the stratosphere above the United States southwest region. The balloon will then programmatically release calcium carbonate into the stratosphere. The initial test is slated for the spring of 2019 (so yes, within a year).
Scientists are basing the working concept on past volcanic eruptions, namely, the massive eruption of Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1991. Pinatubo’s eruption blew 20 million tons of sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere. As you likely guessed, that sulfur dioxide formed a coating around the earth and caused a universal lowering of the earth’s core temperature (specifically, the earth cooled 0.5 °C as a result of the sulfur dioxide coating).
Climate Change Hysteria Is Propelling Geoengineering
Let’s be honest, evolution based on science isn’t always bad. Pharmaceutical drugs save lives. Doctors inappropriately prescribing and over-prescribing pharmaceutical drugs damage our society (see the antibiotic collapse, the opioid addiction issue, and SSRI medications and Ritalin being linked to mass shootings).
Geoengineering probably has good features, like helping to produce rain for drought-stricken farmers.
But blocking the sun based on a controversial climate change ideology? And yes, see the Paris riots if you don’t think climate change policies are controversial.
As it stands, blocking the sun is now an acceptable concept by world leaders. And for that, we should all be fearful.
Today’s media have given the sun a bad name. It kills us with skin cancer. It warms the earth…too much. But the sun’s the only reason we are here, so maybe “science” should slow its roll a bit before we decide to manipulate the sun’s rays.