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Sun ‘Umbrella’ Tethered to Asteroid Might Help Mitigate Climate Change.

Researchers are looking for solutions to lessen climate change's negative consequences on the planet. Astronomer István Szapudi of the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy has suggested a solar shield to lessen the amount of sunlight that reaches Earth, together with an asteroid that has been captured to act as a counterweight. This novel strategy might be able to slow down climate change within a few decades. The cost of the solar shield, which is necessary to counteract gravity forces, is exorbitant. Szapudi's creative method uses a tethered counterweight, a captured asteroid as a counterweight, and a reduction in total mass of over 100 times.

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  • Marine Stephan

    44 w

    This seems to be a bad solution. It is expensive, it won't solve the problem, and it might incentivize people not to act...

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    • We Don't Have Time

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      • Edwin wangombe

        44 w

        I believe we need a permanent solution such as restoration of the ecosystems and adapting to a green, clean and sustainable lifestyle

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        • Princess

          44 w

          This imaginative approach reflects the innovative thinking required to address global warming. While it raises questions about feasibility and potential challenges.

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          • Sven Nilson

            44 w

            Good idea?? but the risk with this will probably be that no connections are made to reduce the root cause of the heating. If the project crashes in the future, the disaster will be so much greater because then we have a lot of carbon dioxide. And what about the vegetation that needs the sunlight? Not a good idea in other words.

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            • Sameen Shahid

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              @Sven_Nilson Also, there is already enough debris in space. How can we be sure this is going to work and not cause more pollution?

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