Actually it is the people who don't think climate change is real that
want to indulge in geo-engineering to counteract the effects of rising
CO2. It may ultimately be the only answer since there is no evidence
that any government is ever going to seriously reduce CO2 emissions.
If you do it right you can tweak the Earth's albedo and prevent direct
sunshine from hitting the Earth. This actually happened for real in 1816
in the year without a summer after the Tambora caldra eruption and to a
lesser extent in the winters of 1883-4 after Krakatoa went off.
In short it means that if the chips are down then the planet can be
cooled down by deliberately provoking the Yellowstone caldera to erupt
(or a handful of other active super volcano calderas).
Not sure that many city dwellers have ever *seen* the milky way :(
Dinosaurs died out long before we came on the scene. (Hundreds of millions
The atmosphere was not that different then.
It was different in the carboniferous era.
But it was not breathable to us.
Did you ever go to school?
Yes it was, how do you think the plants were big enough to sustain such huge animals?
Do you seriously think a bit more CO2 would stop us breathing air successfully? Moron. As long as we have about 20% oxygen, we'll be fine. Not even the climate change believing nitwits have ever suggested we're going to have trouble breathing.
Actually you can! Amongst the garden centre fossil tree survivors are:
Monkey puzzle tree aka Aucaria araucana
Ginko biloba (primitive deciduous)
You can find fossils to match both of these in the coal measures and
they have remained largely unchanged since then.
Neither are quick growing here - 6" a year if you are lucky. And you
will have to be *extremely* patient waiting for wood to turn into coal.
Whitby jet is a form of fossilised Aucaria although far too precious to
burn as coal it is worked into jewellry for goths and other tourists.
I have one too. SWMBO seems to haver a fixation on them.
Just a matter of waiting.
Things have slowed up now there's so much O2 in the atmosphere.
However, CO2 is bulding up once more, the coal forming process may restart.
If you are short of coal, you can short circuit the process by chopping the
tree down and burning it.
Probably more efficent too.
Can't say I've tried to burn monkey puzzle wood.
Let's know how you go on,
It does if you bury the logs in an anaerobic shallow sea and then wait a
few hundred million years - although aucaria coal is gem grade jet - way
too valuable to burn if you are lucky enough to find a seam of it.
Why do you think fossil fuels are so named?
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