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(Mother Nature Network)   Scientists from the land that brought us kilts, bagpipes, and haggis think grinding up an asteroid and using the dust to shield Earth will help stop climate change   (mnn.com) divider line 9
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2012-10-02 10:23:41 AM
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Things invented by Scots: Adhesive stamps, the Bank of England, bicycle pedals, Bovril, breech-loading rifle, chloroform, the cloud chamber, colour photography, cornflour, cure for malaria, the decimal point, electro-magnetism, finger printing, fountain pen, hypnosis, hypodermic syringe, insulin, kaleidoscope, the lawnmower, the Kelvin scale, logarithms, lorries, marmalade, lime cordial, motor insurance, MRI scanner, paddle steamer, paraffin, piano pedals, pneumatic tyres, the postmark, radar, raincoats, reflecting telescope, savings banks, screw propeller, speedometer, steam hammer, tarmac, teleprinter, tubular steel, the typhoid vaccine, ultrasound scanner, the US Navy, Universal Standard Time, vacuum flasks, wave powered generators, wire rope, and of course every idea of philosophy that came out of the Enlightenment . Scotland had 75% literacy rates in the 1750s, when most of the rest of the civilised world were largely illiterate.
2012-10-02 10:18:37 AM
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The "scientist" in question is quoted as saying "What could go wrong?!?!?"
2012-10-02 10:16:13 AM
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mongbiohazard: Joe Blowme: And then when it cycles back to cooling how do we take the shiat back out?

This. The potential for this plan to go horribly, horribly wrong makes it totally impractical. And we'd be better off with more warming than more cooling.


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As we are only 90% sure it is man made anyway, what if it isn`t and we cause bigger problems?
2012-10-02 10:16:04 AM
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mortimer_ford: Don't listen to them. They want to terraform our planet into a cold, gray, soggy, treeless empire where they can toss telephone poles and expose their nether-regions to marmots.



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Feast your eyes!
2012-10-02 10:06:57 AM
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2012-10-02 09:43:00 AM
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The bean counters told me we literally could not afford to buy seven dollars worth of asteroids, much less seventy million. Bought 'em anyway. Ground 'em up, shot em back into space. And guess what? Ground up asteroids are pure poison. I am deathly ill.
2012-10-02 09:41:54 AM
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CSB: I was once taking a tour of Edinburgh Castle when an overly informative tour guide (curator? I dont know) cornered me and asked, since I was obviously a Yank, if I thought Scotland was just about "Kilts, haggis, and whisky." It was almost lunch time IIRC so I said yes, to which I received an impromptu hour long lecture on the scientific accomplishments of Scottish academicians.

Long story short, I don't remember any of it, but I was left with the distinct impression that Scotland has produced some important people who did something important, and some really bossy tour guides.
2012-10-02 09:41:01 AM
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Haggis was a good idea.
2012-10-02 09:27:46 AM
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I can think of another Scottish scientist who tried something similar...

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