Who’s Up For Drying Out The Sky For ‘Climate Change’?

What could possibly go wrong?

Some scientists have a new idea that could help fix climate change: Dry out the sky

It may sound like the plot of an old James Bond movie, but an idea to “dehydrate the stratosphere” to slow climate change is real.

In a new study released Wednesday in Science Advances, researchers propose a controversial geoengineering strategy to reduce global warming, one that involves dehydrating the stratosphere by removing water vapor – the most abundant greenhouse gas.

Indeed, although greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane are the most important drivers of human-caused climate change, water vapor remains the most common greenhouse gas. Thus, removing it from the atmosphere would help mitigate climate change, study authors say.

Except, the number one greenhouse gas is water vapor. It drives the climate more than any other greenhouse gas, and is the most abundant. To say otherwise is just doomsday cult based sciencey yapping.

In the study, which was conducted by researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), scientists suggest trying what they call “intentional stratospheric dehydration.”

According to study lead author Joshua Schwarz, a research physicist at NOAA’s Chemical Sciences Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, this concept would involve seeding small particles (known as ice nuclei) into the stratosphere using high-altitude planes.

If such seeds can be introduced into the stratosphere, he said, then some of the water vapor will condense into ice and fall, thereby removing excess water vapor and dehydrating (at least partially) the stratosphere.

This is such a bad idea, and I seriously doubt anything will happen beyond the taxpayer funded study, meant to be published so that they get more taxpayer money for more studies that do not actually help or accomplish anything. But, the scientists can yammer to each other at cocktail parties about how awesome they are.

The fallout could be monumental. That water vapor can both reflect sunlight, the ultimate driver of climate, as well as retain it. It’s a balance in our dynamic system.

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3 Responses to “Who’s Up For Drying Out The Sky For ‘Climate Change’?”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    Why the fuck would some genius want to artificially decrease the moisture in the atmosphere?
    Don’t fuck with Mother Nature.

  2. Matthew says:

    It has become impossible to parody the left.

  3. JimS says:

    Well, that “seeding the stratosphere from planes” is going to thrill all those chemtrail nutjobs. 🙂

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