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(NBC News)   If dropping a large block of ice into the oceans every now and then fails to stop global warming could a man-made volcanic explosion work instead?   ( nbcnews.com) divider line
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2018-10-11 04:17:53 PM  
I hope I end up on one of the endless rave train cars.

Oh, wait, no I don't.
 
2018-10-11 04:19:48 PM  
Couldn't we get the same effect just by nuking Moscow?
 
2018-10-11 04:20:55 PM  
Depends. Would the resulting ash scrub most of the carbon from the atmosphere? If not, then at best it would be a temporary 2-3 year fix (if the eruption was significant enough).
 
2018-10-11 04:21:02 PM  
And speaking of ice in the ocean, I hear all the glaciers are dropping into the ocean.  Now I'm no mixologist, but it seems to me that ice is going to take a long time to melt.  Maybe even a year.
 
2018-10-11 04:21:44 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Couldn't we get the same effect just by nuking Moscow?


Or Washington...Which choice would benefit Americans more?
 
2018-10-11 04:23:55 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I hope I end up on one of the endless rave train cars.

Oh, wait, no I don't.


I'll be in the sushi car.  You get bug detail.
 
2018-10-11 04:24:46 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Couldn't we get the same effect just by nuking Moscow?


the global aerosolized vodak cloud couldn't hurt.
 
2018-10-11 04:48:45 PM  
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2018-10-11 04:50:45 PM  
If dropping a large block of ice into the oceans every now and then fails to stop global warming

I realize this is just subby being funny, but it's really wrong. If that ice used to cover land, then it's no longer on land reflecting energy back into space.
 
2018-10-11 04:51:00 PM  
"Thus solving the problem once and for all."

"But..."

"ONCE AND FOR ALL!"
 
2018-10-11 04:51:43 PM  

maddan: Marcus Aurelius: Couldn't we get the same effect just by nuking Moscow?

Or Washington...Which choice would benefit Americans more?


I vote for nuking Moscow when Trump has his next play date with little Vladimir.
Be a real nice trifecta, that.
 
2018-10-11 04:54:56 PM  
last time we tried this, we got a 10,000 year ice age. but go ahead.
 
2018-10-11 04:55:32 PM  

Weatherkiss: "Thus solving the problem once and for all."

"But..."

"ONCE AND FOR ALL!"


Being studied by top men I presume?
 
2018-10-11 04:56:00 PM  
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2018-10-11 04:56:02 PM  
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2018-10-11 04:56:51 PM  

Weatherkiss: "Thus solving the problem once and for all."

"But..."

"ONCE AND FOR ALL!"


Well, now I'm really on the fence about voting for giant ice cubes.
 
2018-10-11 04:58:47 PM  
YES LET'S FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING BY PUTTING MORE PARTICULATE INTO THE AIR

BRILLIANT~
 
2018-10-11 04:59:32 PM  
A chance to use thermonuclear weapons to help mankind? Of course! What are we waiting for?

Beats the other idea of pumping hydrogen sulfide into the upper atmosphere with enormous dirigibles. But not by much.
 
2018-10-11 04:59:39 PM  
It might certainly control the population through lung diseases and food shortages...

Mad max here we come!
 
2018-10-11 04:59:54 PM  
We'll push this off until the only solution is Highlander 2-esue. 

So I guess, there an be only one.

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2018-10-11 04:59:57 PM  

whidbey: YES LET'S FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING BY PUTTING MORE PARTICULATE INTO THE AIR

BRILLIANT~


Oh, like you have a better idea.
 
2018-10-11 05:01:14 PM  
I swear I just posted the end of the Dinosaurs show just a couple days ago...
 
2018-10-11 05:02:51 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: And speaking of ice in the ocean, I hear all the glaciers are dropping into the ocean.  Now I'm no mixologist, but it seems to me that ice is going to take a long time to melt.  Maybe even a year.


We anticipate around 12%

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2018-10-11 05:09:12 PM  

whidbey: YES LET'S FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING BY PUTTING MORE PARTICULATE INTO THE AIR

BRILLIANT~


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2018-10-11 05:09:45 PM  

SurfaceTension: Depends. Would the resulting ash scrub most of the carbon from the atmosphere? If not, then at best it would be a temporary 2-3 year fix (if the eruption was significant enough).


Actually, if you chewed up the right type of rock then the chemical reactions of its "weathering" would consume carbon dioxide.
 
2018-10-11 05:10:46 PM  

special20: maddan: Marcus Aurelius: Couldn't we get the same effect just by nuking Moscow?

Or Washington...Which choice would benefit Americans more?

I vote for nuking Moscow when Trump has his next play date with little Vladimir.
Be a real nice trifecta, that.


Wouldn't work.
To actually mitigate human effects would require also nuking most towns in china indonesia and india.

Unsure if the dust clouds would help long term, but the loss of 40% or more of the human species would.

It won't be  done though, that sort of behavior gets you talked about.
 
2018-10-11 05:12:17 PM  

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2018-10-11 05:13:24 PM  
You can get the same effect if every good American would open their refrigerators doors at the same time and leave them open for 6 1/2 hours during the day from 8 to 2.:30.
 
2018-10-11 05:13:47 PM  

Weatherkiss: "Thus solving the problem once and for all."

"But..."

"ONCE AND FOR ALL!"


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2018-10-11 05:14:03 PM  
FTA: ...A last-ditch global warming fix? A man-made 'volcanic' eruption

I like to think of it as "a novena candle to climate Jesus"
 
2018-10-11 05:14:35 PM  

biggamehickman: VisualiseThis: [img.fark.net image 425x443]

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Damn
 
2018-10-11 05:14:55 PM  

Muzzleloader: special20: maddan: Marcus Aurelius: Couldn't we get the same effect just by nuking Moscow?

Or Washington...Which choice would benefit Americans more?

I vote for nuking Moscow when Trump has his next play date with little Vladimir.
Be a real nice trifecta, that.

Wouldn't work.
To actually mitigate human effects would require also nuking most towns in china indonesia and india.

Unsure if the dust clouds would help long term, but the loss of 40% or more of the human species would.

It won't be  done though, that sort of behavior gets you talked about.


And of course you'd have to nuke um, us.
 
2018-10-11 05:15:16 PM  
How about we just stop burning farking ridiculous amounts of coal, oil and natural gas?
 
2018-10-11 05:20:09 PM  
Pretty sure I've seen this movie, and not even Ed Harris and Tilda Swinton could save it.

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2018-10-11 05:20:44 PM  

phaseolus: If dropping a large block of ice into the oceans every now and then fails to stop global warming

I realize this is just subby being funny, but it's really wrong. If that ice used to cover land, then it's no longer on land reflecting energy back into space.


We could build a huge frozen wall between the US and Mexico.  Then Elsa wouldn't have to worry about MS-13.
/Orange haired Olaf approves
 
2018-10-11 05:24:53 PM  

Point02GPA: You can get the same effect if every good American would open their refrigerators doors at the same time and leave them open for 6 1/2 hours during the day from 8 to 2.:30.


We already do that. We call it "lunchtime".
 
2018-10-11 05:27:06 PM  

maddan: Marcus Aurelius: Couldn't we get the same effect just by nuking Moscow?

Or Washington...Which choice would benefit Americans more?


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2018-10-11 05:28:29 PM  

maddan: Marcus Aurelius: Couldn't we get the same effect just by nuking Moscow?

Or Washington...Which choice would benefit Americans more?


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2018-10-11 05:29:08 PM  

Smidge204: maddan: Marcus Aurelius: Couldn't we get the same effect just by nuking Moscow?

Or Washington...Which choice would benefit Americans more?

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2018-10-11 05:30:28 PM  

WelldeadLink: Point02GPA: You can get the same effect if every good American would open their refrigerators doors at the same time and leave them open for 6 1/2 hours during the day from 8 to 2.:30.

We already do that. We call it "lunchtime".


Sweet...nicely done.
 
2018-10-11 05:33:37 PM  

SurfaceTension: Depends. Would the resulting ash scrub most of the carbon from the atmosphere? If not, then at best it would be a temporary 2-3 year fix (if the eruption was significant enough).


Sadly, the proposal is to basically keep doing this in perpetuity (or really, for the hundreds/thousands of years for carbon to be naturally scrubbed, unless we implement some kind of massive air capture and sequestration scheme.)
 
2018-10-11 05:35:47 PM  
I'm no expert, but is sequestering carbon out? maybe encouraging plant growth on land and in the oceans?
 
2018-10-11 05:40:21 PM  
Thanks, trump
 
2018-10-11 05:40:59 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Couldn't we get the same effect just by nuking Moscow?


Why on earth would you want to do that?

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2018-10-11 05:42:32 PM  
I will go to hell for this (if there one was one).

Every time I see an info graphic showing how much waste one (1st world) human makes, I keep thinking that inside of going through that effort to diminish what one person uses (reduce, re-use, recycle), and instead eliminate the person.  I have a list!  Kidding aside, population controls (world wide) would be good, though in practice doesn't work out (see China's defunct One Child Policy).  Now a Thanos snap...
 
2018-10-11 05:43:32 PM  

sitesmithscott: I will go to hell for this (if there one was one).

Every time I see an info graphic showing how much waste one (1st world) human makes, I keep thinking that inside of going through that effort to diminish what one person uses (reduce, re-use, recycle), and instead eliminate the person.  I have a list!  Kidding aside, population controls (world wide) would be good, though in practice doesn't work out (see China's defunct One Child Policy).  Now a Thanos snap...


Eventually Thomas Malthus will take care of the problem for us.
 
2018-10-11 05:45:56 PM  
Yep. It ended well for the dinosaurs tv show. Probably do at least as well for us. Sadly we've actually come to sitcom level shenanigans to solve the worlds problems in RL.

http://www.vulture.com/2018/08/dinosa​u​rs-tvs-saddest-sitcom-finale.html
 
2018-10-11 05:46:09 PM  

AeAe: I'm no expert, but is sequestering carbon out? maybe encouraging plant growth on land and in the oceans?


It's slowly catching on, but the problem (for me anyway) is whether it's just a term for "allowing polluters to pay for polluting.
 
2018-10-11 05:48:31 PM  
Large amounts of ice to make big batches of margaritas for everyone. Once they are loaded and hungry, feed them mass quantities of bean burritos. Let the gas begin.
 
2018-10-11 05:54:51 PM  
Step 1 - shoot all people who yammer on about global warming
Step 2 - shoot their relatives
Step 3 - shoot all "scientists" and Japanese whalers
Step 4 - whale away
 
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