US global warming solution: smoke and mirrors
The US goverment wants the world’s scientists to include in their global warming research the possibility of reflecting or blocking sunlight from entering the atmosphere in the first place.
Possible methods to be investigated include launching giant mirrors into space, pumping reflective dust into the atmosphere, using thousands of tiny reflective balloons, or filling the upper atmosphere with microscopic sulphate droplets to mimic the effects of a volcano. They claim this is important “insurance” in case attempts to reduce global emissions are not successfull.
Perhaps as insurance we should also be investigating creation of a time machine, to go back in time and warn the world before the damage is done in the first place. Or, we could be investigating some kind of bomb to launch at the sun to consume massive amounts of hydrogen, thereby cooling the sun itself. Or perhaps we should be researching space travel and terraforming, so that we can make ourselves a new earth after we’re done buggering up this one.