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Originally Posted by Gunderman456;13023709 
Slippery slope.

The question here is why do we need to take such measures and what is causing more and more radiation to hit earth?

I remember as a child not needing sunscreen to play outside, and now it’s practically a necessity.

Please keep screwing the planet and relying on science to fix it (temporarily), until there comes a point of no return.

It's the lack of proper education and proper science that has prevented us from "fixing" what we've screwed up in the past. We, as an intelligent species, need to learn how to control our environment and weather.
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It's the lack of proper education and proper science that has prevented us from "fixing" what we've screwed up in the past. We, as an intelligent species, need to learn how to control our environment and weather.
We as a human species/society we need to control ourselves first and readjust our demands out of the planet to sustain it, and not "fix it" with patch work like spraying chemicals into the air that may have ramifications later down the road.
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That's because of lack of information.

i.e. Babies should sleep on their back, not stomach as they have been for the last 50+ years in the US.
Heck, it may not even be that. It could just be that as a child this guy was outside more often and had a better base tan. Or even that he lived in an area where the sun wasn't as strong. Like how I didn't need sun block on normal summer days at home in high school but if I went to Florida in the early spring I could get sun poisoning in less than 20 minutes. Though in general the education thing is the big difference.

I think that most of the baby stuff is a load of over protective hogwash though where a lot of people are educated but not thoroughly enough. Like the parents that have to sanitize everything in the world but never consider the fact that the kid will never develop their immune system in a sterile environment. But that's a story for another day.
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This reminds me of Michio Kaku's idea of putting giant mirror's in space. Same concept different execution. Probably a lot less expensive as well.
    
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The question here is why do we need to take such measures and what is causing more and more radiation to hit earth?
It's not that more solar radiation is hitting the earth, it's that there are more gasses in the atmosphere to absorb that radiation and retain it as heat. Reflect some of the radiation and there's less to be absorbed.
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It's not that more solar radiation is hitting the earth, it's that there are more gasses in the atmosphere to absorb that radiation and retain it as heat. Reflect some of the radiation and there's less to be absorbed.
exactly.

greenhouse effect. don't they teach earth science in high schools anymore?
    
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It's not that more solar radiation is hitting the earth, it's that there are more gasses in the atmosphere to absorb that radiation and retain it as heat. Reflect some of the radiation and there's less to be absorbed.
I never discussed the reason for the radiation. In that case produce fewer gasses and don't rely on science to fix things when we can by changing our need eccentric behaviours.

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Heck, it may not even be that. It could just be that as a child this guy was outside more often and had a better base tan. Or even that he lived in an area where the sun wasn't as strong. Like how I didn't need sun block on normal summer days at home in high school but if I went to Florida in the early spring I could get sun poisoning in less than 20 minutes. Though in general the education thing is the big difference.

I think that most of the baby stuff is a load of over protective hogwash though where a lot of people are educated but not thoroughly enough. Like the parents that have to sanitize everything in the world but never consider the fact that the kid will never develop their immune system in a sterile environment. But that's a story for another day.
Additionally, yes it must be my level of education that lacks. When I was younger I'd play outside all day and not even gain much of a tan, but now when I go outside for 20 minutes, I feel that my skin is about to fry off. It must be that my lack of education is causing the burn. Google "weakening magnetic field" and get an education for yourself.
 
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Methods such as this could mitigate climate change, however it would do nothing to combat ocean acidification.
 
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Colder? ...****.
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Isn't desalination of the oceans one of the downsides to global warming? It could be offset by the added water retained in the air I guess though.
we're just gonna have salt everywhere after it rains
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