Scientists Call For Geoengineering To Dim The Sun To Stop Coral Bleaching

Scientists at the University of Bedfordshire in England are calling for sulphate aerosols to be released into the sky to dim the sun, in an attempt to stop coral bleaching.

The researchers believe that as a bonus, geoengineering will also be able to stop hurricanes .

Natural Blaze reports:

Hurricanes are implicated for busting coral reefs, and there have certainly been some powerful ones this year.

They think “artificial planet coolers” are the way to go – a sulphate “sunshade” over the oceans. A study by James Crabbe at the University of Bedfordshire examines this form of geoengineering and the idea of “squirting a cloud of sulphate [dioxide] aerosols into the upper atmosphere” over the Caribbean regions.

Using computer models to predict temperatures and coral activity from 2020 to 2069, they decided that their proposed solution is the best to drop temperatures and keep coral populations. Additionally, the idea of sulfate injection into the atmosphere to control hurricanes has been bandied about.

Their theory of bleached corals is that when the sea is too warm, corals expel the tiny algae living in their tissues, which are supposed to feed them through photosynthesis. But then the corals turn white and starve to death. So basically, the researchers have a one-track mind to simply keep temperatures down.

However, there are a few problems with this intent.

Number one, a strategy of this magnitude could have a dramatically ill effect on the entire ecology, especially if it is disrupting a natural ebb and flow of nature. Number two – the elephant in the room – geoengineering has already been happening for about two decades with heavy metal and aluminum nanoparticles emanating throughout the sky through jet “chemtrails.” They linger and disperse for hours and hours longer than the contrails of yesterday. Yet, we are constantly told it is not happening. On the other hand, we are told that in the future, geoengineering could help cool the Earth (yet it is already happening and seems to correlate with rising temperatures). Instead of having the desired light detracting effect, the form of geoengineering taking place right now actually makes people feel like they are living in a convection oven although light may indeed be deflected away.

Therefore, the third problem with their model is that they left out this huge variable of the current geoengineering and its real-time, artificial effect on weather and visible sunlight. Some people blame the last two decades of geoengineering for actually causing the coral reef bleaching via Solar Radiation Mining and the possibility that it starves algae and consequently chokes out corals, fish, etc. This writer honestly doesn’t know – but if that’s true, we would need to acknowledge the current effects of “global dimming.”

Sadly, the New Scientist article devolved into a circus of solutions and theories that look as though they were meant to gear the reader to the original geoengineering solution.

Some of those interviewed had “less extreme” solutions to help the coral, but they still involved altering the ecology through injecting tiny bubbles into the ocean or seeding existing clouds to make them brighter.

On the other hand, a Harvard professor appeared at first to protest geoengineering by saying that solar radiation management has side effects. For example, “it could disrupt regional weather patterns and monsoons” which would dramatically throw off predictable farming patterns. However, he toppled his own argument by then saying that terrorists could stop the process and then the “benefits” of the geoengineering would be lost. (Which is it, Professor – would geoengineering benefit the ocean or not?) This ridiculous, fantastical argument only serves to support an extreme geoengineering measure – there was no true discourse in the article.

Crabbe admits that “we don’t know… what would happen to the marine environment” in that scenario. “But the situation is currently so extreme that we have to make provisions.”

  • scott

    Who paid those assholes? People/the army corps of engineers/fukushima/oilspills/etc are creating the entire collapse of the ecosystem.Everglades used to supply nutrients for the coral reefs and the coral reefs used to be the nursery of the oceans. We are all fucked because the oceans are the LARGEST CO2 converter on the planet. Now they want to pollute the entire atmosphere. I’m glad I’ll be dead before that apocalypse is going to happen. Maybe that’s when Jesus will show up.LOL

  • Jeremy Peace

    But they keep saying chemtrails aren’t real, they are just contrails, right? WRONG!!

  • Fingal Carson

    Realists call for scientists to stop smoking pot and taking so damn many psychedelics. There’s not enough serotonin left for you idiots to sleep at night.

  • Fred Blogg

    in the past they stopped using cfc’s to save the ozone layer (when the scientists actually had brains) then it started repairing & all was looking really good then they started geo-engineering in combination with HAARP & guess what?…. they’ve been punching holes in the ozone again. So the geo+HAARP have been causing the damned problems in the first place!! Are modern scientists complete retards because from where i’m standing it certainly seems like it. If you wanna fix this mess then STOP geo-engineering & shut down HAARP & have the damned humility to admit that you lot haven’t got a clue & that nature knows best! Let nature un-fuck your messes!

  • Frederick Jackson

    My understanding is that both higher carbonic acid content of the water (from higher CO2 in the atmosphere) AND increased UV are damaging the coral reefs. As is pointed out in the report, the kind of geoengineering talked about (spraying of particulates including aluminum and barium) is not only dangerous for human an planetary health, but can disturb natural weather systems and make the problems associated with global warming WORSE, eg, increased weather volatility with more droughts and flooding, for example.

  • GT

    My first option to stop the heat from the sun would be to put large solar sail type of structures in an orbit between our sun and the Earth to deflect and or absorb the suns light and radiation from penetrating our atmosphere. We can then also maybe create safe zones for satelites to be protected from dangerous solar flares.