In a recent TikTok video, the World Economic Forum (WEF) suggests using a “fleet” of “space bubbles” the size of “Brazil” to reflect the sun’s rays away from Earth, reports Thecountersignal.com.
“MIT scientists say ‘space bubbles’ could help reverse climate change by reflecting solar heat away from Earth,” the video begins. “Scientists say eliminating just 1.8% of the sun’s rays would completely reverse global warming.”
However, the WEF is cautioning its young audience, assuring them that this is the technology of the future and that the “task of decarbonizing life on Earth” is no less urgent.
“Robots would manufacture the bubbles in space. They would form a “fleet” about the size of Brazil. This would be placed at a Lagrange point,” the WEF continues. “That is, a point in space where the sun and the Earth’s gravity balance. This would ensure that the fleet stays in place.”
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This kind of large-scale physical solution to climate change is called geoengineering,” explains the WEF.
“Several such ideas have been proposed, from spraying aerosols in the upper atmosphere to generating tiny bubbles on the ocean’s surface, all with the aim of bouncing solar radiation back into space.”
However, the WEF adds that the MIT researchers say it could be “too risky,” and “could have unintended consequences for the biosphere.”
What do you think?
Everyone’s favorite pandemic expert, Bill Gates, has also in the past recommended playing God and eclipsing the sun, opting for the aforementioned option of polluting our atmosphere with chemical aerosols.
Bill Gates conducted 300 trials of stratospheric balloons in 2019 to see if it was possible to launch devices that could spray solar-reflective particles into the stratosphere, alarming many anti-geoengineers, to say the least.
Beyond the obvious concerns about destroying ecosystems around the world, many were critical of undertaking the trials alone, saying it could only lead to the actual implementation of such a plan.
“This test has no merit, other than to enable the next step. You can’t test the trigger of a bomb and say, “This can’t possibly hurt,” said WhatNext director Nicklas Hällström.