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November 16, 2006 10:31PM
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/11/16/africa/AF_GEN_Kenya_Saved_By_Haze.php

TOP SCIENTIST SAY MAN MAY NEED TO DIRTY SKIES TO SHIELD AGAINST WARMING

Kenya: If the sun warms the Earth too dangerously, the time may come to draw the shade.

The "shade" would be a layer of pollution deliberately spewed into the atmosphere to help cool the planet. The proposal comes from prominent scientists, among them a Nobel laureate. The reaction here at the annual U.N. conference on climate change is a mix of caution, curiosity and some resignation to such "massive and drastic" operations, as the chief U.N. climatologist describes them.

The Nobel Prize-winning scientist who first made the proposal is himself "not enthusiastic about it."

"It was meant to startle the policymakers," said Paul J. Crutzen, of Germany's Max Planck Institute for Chemistry. "If they don't take action much more strongly than they have in the past, then in the end we have to do experiments like this."....................

..............The 1997 Kyoto Protocol requires modest emission cutbacks by industrial countries — but not the United States, the biggest emitter of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases, because it rejected Kyoto. Talks on what to do after Kyoto expires in 2012 are all but bogged down............

............The Dutch climatologist, awarded a 1995 Nobel in chemistry for his work uncovering the threat to Earth's atmospheric ozone layer, suggested that balloons bearing heavy guns be used to carry sulfates high aloft and fire them into the stratosphere.

While carbon dioxide keeps heat from escaping Earth, substances such as sulfur dioxide, a common air pollutant, reflect solar radiation, helping cool the planet..............

.............The American scientist said a temporary shield would give political leaders more time to reduce human dependence on fossil fuels — main source of greenhouse gases. He said experts must more closely study the feasibility of the idea and its POSSIBLE EFFECTS ON STRATOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY...............

...............But "if human beings take it upon themselves to carry out something as massive and drastic as this, we need to be absolutely sure there are no SIDE EFFECTS," Pachauri said.

Philip Clapp, a veteran campaigner for emissions controls to curb warming, also sounded a nervous note, saying, "We are already engaged in an UNCONTROLLED EXPERIMENT by injecting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere."

But Clapp, president of the U.S. group National Environmental Trust, said, "I certainly don't disagree with the urgency."

American geophysicist Jonathan Pershing, of Washington's World Resources Institute, was also wary of UNFORESEEN CONSEQUENCES,............

.............NASA said this weekend's California conference will examine "METHODS TO AMELIORATE the likelihood of progressively rising temperatures over the next decades." ...............

Indications are, the AMELIORATION PROCESS, or various ATMOSPHERIC EXPERIMENTS to control runaway climate change have already begun in the FOGGY HAZE of secret government programs, whose resultant ultimate consequences, remain truly unforseen.
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