Re: If all the ice melted...

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sun Jul 01 2001 - 22:38:03 MDT

Damien Broderick wrote:

> I suppose everyone has seen Bill Calvin's 1998 ATLANTIC MONTHLY essay on
> abrupt climate flip-flops?
> None of yr '000s of years of languid melting. Scary shit, my man. Damien
> Broderick

I looked it over and found it unconvincing. A sudden catastrophic
cooling would be something we could deal with by scattering stuff
on highly reflective surfaces to decrease the earth's albedo. An
example might be something like those plastic balls they have in
the kid's playground at McDonalds, baseball sized dark plasic balls.
Im guessing they could be mass produced in large enough numbers
to scatter on a snowy surface for instance to trap heat. spike

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