Is ‘radical plan to repair Earth’s climate’ a job creation scheme?

Posted: May 10, 2019 by oldbrew in climate, geo-engineering, News
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Has it occurred to these scientists that the Earth might respond in unexpected ways to grandiose attempts to artificially change the climate? Self-proclaimed would-be saviours of the world should be closely monitored to say the least.

Researchers plans for new centre to explore refreezing the poles, sucking out CO2 and ocean greening, says BBC News.

Scientists in Cambridge plan to set up a research centre to develop new ways to repair the Earth’s climate.

It will investigate radical approaches such as refreezing the Earth’s poles and removing CO2 from the atmosphere.

The centre is being created because of fears that current approaches will not on their own stop dangerous and irreversible damage to the planet.

The initiative is the first of its kind in the world and could lead to dramatic reductions in carbon emissions.

The initiative is co-ordinated by the government’s former chief scientific adviser, Prof Sir David King.

“What we do over the next 10 years will determine the future of humanity for the next 10,000 years. There is no major centre in the world that would be focused on this one big issue,” he told BBC News.

Some of the approaches described by Sir David are often known collectively as geoengineering.

Dr Emily Shuckburgh, a climate scientist at Cambridge University, said the new centre’s mission would be to “solve the climate problem”.

“It has to be. And we can’t fail on it,” she said.

The Centre for Climate Repair is part of the university’s Carbon Neutral Futures Initiative, led by Dr Shuckburgh.

It will bring together scientists and engineers with social scientists.

“This really is one of the most important challenges of our time, and we know we need to be responding to it with all our efforts,” Dr Shuckburgh told BBC News.

Refreezing the poles

One of the most promising ideas for refreezing the poles is to “brighten” the clouds above them.

The idea is to pump seawater up to tall masts on uncrewed ships through very fine nozzles.

This produces tiny particles of salt which are injected into the clouds, which makes them more widespread and reflective, and so cool the areas below them.

Full report here.

Comments
  1. craigm350 says:

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News and commented:
    Now imagine if we had taken action 44 years ago to fight the perceived climate crisis of the time;

    On April 28, 1975, Newsweek wrote an article stating:

    Climatologists are pessimistic that political leaders will take any positive action to compensate for the climatic change, or even to allay its effects. They concede that some of the more spectacular solutions proposed, such as melting the Arctic ice cap by covering it with black soot or diverting arctic rivers, might create problems far greater than those they solve. But the scientists see few signs that government leaders anywhere are even prepared to take the simple measures of stockpiling food or of introducing the variables of climatic uncertainty into economic projections of future food supplies. The longer the planners delay, the more difficult will they find it to cope with climatic change once the results become grim reality.

    https://washingtonsblog.com/2009/12/scientists-considered-pouring-soot-over-the-arctic-in-the-1970s-to-help-melt-the-ice-in-order-to-prevent-another-ice-age.html

    Hopefully we are approaching peak idiot.

  2. Phonenix44 says:

    Which illustrates how climate science attracts those with a Messiah Complex.

    “We will save the world!” proclaim climate scientists. “We are the most important people in the world” proclaim climate scientists.

    And the politicians with a Messiah Complex – Blair, Obama, Clinton, Macron – jump on the bandwagon.

  3. oldbrew says:

    ‘It’s worse than we thought’ – repeat ad infinitum, while passing the donations bucket.

  4. Saighdear says:

    ….. and the Hypocrisy of it all …. Adding reflective (Plastic? ) to Space when we are told of the myriads of Space debris ….. AND as before spraying SALT water into the aair – Salt + Ice = ???? Who ARE these clowns. Why are they given air-time etc.
    And now its producing CARBON to go watch football finals…… give us a break ( & I’m not a football ‘fan’ )

  5. Eilert says:

    “The Centre for Climate Repair ….”:

    How arrogant can you get to think you can repair the Climate, especially when you do not even know if the climate is actually broken or not.

  6. oldbrew says:

    Can’t be long before Hollywood comes up with Captain Climate the super-hero planet saviour, or some such tripe :/

    Or if they already have, then next up will be the even more farcical sequel.
    – – –
    Refreezing the poles – have they been there lately? 😂
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2017/09/01/delingpole-ship-of-fools-iv-another-green-arctic-expedition-scuppered-by-ice/

  7. Dodgy Geezer says:

    If we ever manage to shift the CO2 balance of the atmosphere – and I don’t think for one moment that we can – will the farmers be able to sue the scientists for the drop in agricultural productivity which will automatically result?

  8. tallbloke says:

    OB: Can’t be long before Hollywood comes up with Captain Climate the super-hero planet saviour, or some such

  9. Graeme No.3 says:

    “Since 2,500 B.C., there have been at least 78 major climate changes worldwide, including two major changes in just the past 40 years”.

    I don’t know about the 2 in the past 40 years as I live in the Southern Hemisphere, but won’t they “accentuate the negative and reduce the positive”?

    Or possibly win the (little known) Stan Reynolds Award. Came about from his habit of lifting his eyes to the ceiling when someone was exceptionally stupid and asking “where do we get these people from?”

  10. dennisambler says:

    “Refreezing the poles”

    In the 70’s they had geo-engineering plans to melt the Arctic, to warm up the planet.

    Fortunately it got warmer naturally.

  11. Saighdear says:

    Ahah! That’s it! – Mebbe they’d already dunnit and won’t own up – gone over the op with too much heat input – maybe ALL those visitorsand traders trying to cross over the Northern route have loosened up / broken the ice which has spilled out darn Sarth. Bound to be.
    Now with all those C Captcha devices etc ( silliness included) they will be greening from ‘ere to ‘ere that they’ve arrested and reversed globull wrming and reversed to COOLING

  12. spetzer86 says:

    I could get behind an exploratory program where we start positioning the world’s leading climate alarmists under the Arctic circle in an attempt to alter the predominant ocean currents. This effort would need to be extensive and will require the commitment of the major alarmist groups.

  13. hunterson7 says:

    “We saved the climate” but destroyed the environment, killed billions and destroyed the landscape.
    The mental disorder of fanaticism is in full control of the climate consensus.
    Get these climate clowns off the stage ASAP.

  14. Ian says:

    Go ahead and laugh.
    But who will be paying for it?

  15. oldbrew says:

    BBC TV reports all this with a straight face. They must know it’s the biggest phoney since Father Christmas, themselves included.
    – – –
    Meanwhile on Mars…
    conditions on Mars are not currently conducive to the formation of new ice. A NASA press release indicates that “climate change [is] in progress” on Mars.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_of_Mars#Evidence_for_recent_climatic_change

    But where are the coal burning, gas guzzling Martians? 😎

  16. stpaulchuck says:

    wow! the clown circus is back in town apparently.

    A. the climate isn’t “broken”
    B. this smacks of ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ (“give us all your money”)
    C. this is what you get when STEM majors becomes participation trophy majors

    and here they are now on the way to save the climate

  17. Luther Burgsvik says:

    Can’t be long before Hollywood comes up with Captain Climate the super-hero planet saviour, or some such tripe

    Don’t give them ideas! As a kid my generation had to endure the moralising ‘Captain Planet’ cartoons (#Captain Planet he’s a hero, gonna take pollution down to zero#), and what with Marvels love of comic book-movie conversions they might just go ahead and make a Captain Planet movie!

    Joking aside though and back to the issues raised in the post, the thought that scientists would be able to undertake, what is effectively, a first time science experiment on a planetary scale and not a laboratory one makes me feel decidedly uneasy. Especially when considering their track record, such as detonating a nuclear bomb in the upper atmosphere. An explosion which destroyed satellites and spread radioactivity around the globe. I just think that experiments should be tested in a laboratory that someone works in and not the planet we live on.

  18. oldbrew says:

    Does anyone remember the carbon dioxide radiative effects experiment…no? Neither do I.

  19. ivan says:

    This sounds just like one of Baldrik’s cunning plans, in this case to get the public to accept the argument from authority, hence the collection of ‘scientists’ ‘engineers’ and other hangers on.

    Unfortunately that sort of thing didn’t work when places like the Royal Society joined the CAGW band wagon and I doubt this will either.

    I also fail to see how they can ‘repair’ the climate when it isn’t broken – maybe it requires a special brain to understand the ravings of lunatics.

  20. tom0mason says:

    It’s not like there is no ice at the Arctic …

    Quite a lot considering how long it’s been since we’ve left the LIA.
    With only around 1°C warming since the end of the LIA, what are these numbskulls thinking of, surely it should be warming-up?
    “What we do over the next 10 years will determine the future of humanity for the next 10,000 years. There is no major centre in the world that would be focused on this one big issue,” he told BBC News. This shows the stupidity of these people, there is no way, no certainty, that we can know what the climate variations will happen in ‘10,000 years’. King, Shuckburgh, and Wadhams arrogant and hubris knows no bounds.

  21. Coeur de Lion says:

    Gimme more money. I must catch a headline. Where? Oh, BBC, easy. Make a stupid remark or two. Appeal to public stupidity. Gimme a grant, for Gummer’s sake or I’ll be out of a job. Quick, quick

  22. oldbrew says:

    The ‘man-made climate’ grants cow must be milked for all it’s worth, as long as it lives.

  23. Saighdear says:

    Huh, need to call the Vet in, Cow’s got mastitis: all those flies around after spring showers and short hot spells, a flush of grass and increased milk production from the new calvings….
    Speaking metaphorically of course…..

  24. Tallbloke supporter says:

    Re: cloud brightening- It’ll be interesting to see how the forthcoming global sulphur cap on shiping fuels impacts on temperature:

    *Cleaner fuels for ships provide public health benefits with climate tradeoffs”

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-02774-9

    If the “scientists” are right, this should be a step change in climate forcing which should be reflected by a step change in global temp.

    My expectation is that any temp uptick will be reported as the bogey monster of CAGW reawakening.

  25. Tallbloke supporter says:

    “The global 0.50% sulphur cap will enter into force in 2020. Finally, this date is no longer in the far-off future but in less than 365 days.”

    https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/global-sulphur-cap-2020-implications-for-shipping-and-how-to-comply-by-next-year/

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