Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Space Bubbles - The World Economic Forum's Solution to Global Climate Change?

The self-annointed/self-appointed global overlords at the World Economic Forum seem to have a solution for every ill that ails mankind (or, in the words of Justin Trudeau, peoplekind).  In this posting, we'll look at one of the ruling class's more imaginative solutions.


Here's a video from the World Economic Forum outlining the use of one type of space-based geoengineering technology that could be used to solve the issue of global climate change:



Over the past few years, it has become apparent that the braintrust at the WEF has never seen a technological solution that it didn't like.


As background, let's look at what the space bubble researchers at MIT have to say about this solution.  In trying to answer this question:


"If climate change has already gone too far,what could be our emergency solutions?"


....scientists at MIT's Sensable City Lab state that 


"Geoengineering might be our final and only option.  Yet, most geoengineering proposals are earth-bound, which poses tremendous risks to our living ecosystem.  They note that "space-based solutions would be safer - for instance, if we deflect 1.8 percent of incident solar radiation before it hits our planet, we could fully reverse today's global warming."


MIT scientists are building on the work of Roger Angel who proposed using thin reflective films in outer space; these thin films could be thought of as an umbrella which shades the earth from the sun's energy.  At MIT's labs, scientists have produced stable, solid thin-film bubbles in outer space conditions (0.0028 atmospheres and -50 degrees Celsius) that could be the most efficient thin-film structures for deflecting solar radiation as shown here:



Currently, the use of silicon-based melts, and graphene-reinforced ionic liquids are being explored along with other potential composites of relatively low density.  In theory, the mass density of the bubble shield would be roughly 1.5 grams per square metre.  These bubbles would be manufactured in outer space at the Langragian point between the earth and sun (the point where the gravitational force of the sun and earth are in equilibrium and are equal to the centripetal force required for the mass to move with them) as shown here where the L1 Lagrange point would be the most effective:


The bubbles would be fabricated in-situ inside a production unit, rapidly frozen and then released into zero pressure and low-temperature space.  The bubbles would be assembled into an areally extensive deflective raft that would be capable of deflecting solar radiation back into space.  The bubbles could be deflated once they are no longer needed.


Here is a graphic showing the design of a potential bubble raft which would be located approximately 1,500,000,000 meters (932,000 miles) from earth:


Here are the technical aspects of the program that are currently being undertaken:


Here is a list of the principal investigators, researchers and advisors:


Here are the public policy implications of the program as quoted from the MIT press release:


"How to get the most synergies between emission cuts and solar geoengineering is a public policy problem that needs careful investigation.  Moreover, research will be done on the following topics: how to overcome political opposition and political fear, how to avoid what has been referred to as moral hazard, how to make the project economically stable and how to open-source the solution design for a widespread engagement."


In the next phase, formal analyses and simulations of these topics will be conducted along with further laboratory production experimentation.  


Here is a final quote from the press release outlining two key issues; timing and cost:


1.) Timing - "In its largest extent...the system could offset 100 percent of the effect of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.  We believe that once a technical solution is identified, implementation could happen before the end of the century when the most severe consequences of climate change are currently predicted."


2.) Cost - "In terms of cost, an initial estimate was suggested...as approximately 0.5 percent of global GDP over 50 years..."


Let's close with one thought:


What could possibly go wrong?

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