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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
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2012-10-02 09:34:24 AM  
3 votes:
Don't knock Scottish Engineers. They invented the steam engine, the railroad locomotive, the differential heat engine, the blast furnace, the repeating rifle, the revolver, the first precision lathe, the mill, the vacuum still, the first functional telephone. Not to mention the best distilled alcoholics beverage the world has ever seen.
2012-10-02 09:42:50 AM  
2 votes:
If only there was something else to convert co2 to another gas.
2012-10-02 09:27:42 AM  
2 votes:
candidate for worst headline of 2012?
2012-10-02 12:14:55 PM  
1 vote:

kiwimoogle84: I have a friend who is of the opinion that most Scottish food is based on a dare. I don't think she's wrong.

Scottish food is based on the fact that the farking English stole everything worth eating.
2012-10-02 10:06:53 AM  
1 vote:

Richard_The_Clown: I can think of another Scottish scientist who tried something similar...

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This is the first thing I thought of.

I see that, much like the movie, everyone is pretending your post does not exist.
2012-10-02 09:45:53 AM  
1 vote:
It was a Scot that discovered Penicillin too..
2012-10-02 09:41:01 AM  
1 vote:
Haggis was a good idea.
2012-10-02 09:36:47 AM  
1 vote:
It's not weird at all, subby. While it is impractical, it is based in knowledge. The Clean Air Act had some unintended consequences. It, and similar clean air regulations around the world, was directly responsible for greatly reducing the amount of particulate emissions into the atmosphere. These particles served to reflect quite a bit of incoming sunlight back into space. The Clean Air Act didn't do much about gaseous emissions, so greenhouse gases continued to rise. So a combination of a reduction of particulate and a steady increase of gaseous emissions combined to accelerate atmospheric warming.
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