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Gravitationally significant shepherding spacecraft

June 28, 2005

Space Ring Could Shade Earth and Stop Global Warming

A wild idea to combat global warming suggests creating an artificial ring of small particles or spacecrafts around Earth to shade the tropics and moderate climate extremes.

Fascinating, no? I figured it would come to this. I always had an idea that we could come up with something to adapt ourselves, (at least the richest among us,) to survive no matter how much we shit in our nest. I was imagining more along the line of underground farms, desalination plants for drinking water and protective glass pedestrian tubes but this sounds much cooler.

The price tag for a ‘Space Ring’ is “$6 trillion to $200 trillion for the particle approach.” An alternate approach, employing “tiny spacecraft” would cost only “$500 billion tops.”

Cha-ching! [Rolling slot machine cartoon eyes come up dollar signs.] Maybe the promise of enormous government contracts will inspire more people to take global warming more ‘seriously.’

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