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Why Geoengineering is a Bad Idea
Apparently it took a while for scientists to remember that plants need sunlight.  >_<  I can't make this shit up.  I have pointed this out every time someone has suggested geoengineering.  Obviously if you reduce sunlight you'll hurt the plants.  Plus any additional damage done by whatever crud is used to block the sunlight.  Plus the insanely high risk of tinkering with a system that we don't know exactly how it works and have already damaged in multiple ways.  The latter may be debatable.  But everyone knows that plants need sunlight and less sunlight is bad for plants ... after they're reminded of it. 

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fayanora From: fayanora Date: August 11th, 2018 01:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Okay, I know sometimes science has to prove the obvious because they've never done it before and people can claim it's not obvious, or a myth or something, but I mean, science has known plants need sunlight for hundreds of years, it's been tested again and again and again over the centuries. So this study really was a pointless waste of money.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 11th, 2018 02:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Well ...

It's nice to have the details. A very useful detail from this study is that the amount of gain from temperature reduction and loss from solar reduction are roughly equal. That can be used to quash plans for geoengineering, which are on the rise. We need to kill those plans before they kill us.

But it should never have gotten as far as those plans, because duh, plants need light.
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