You remember this movie?
An Inconvenient Truth.
We learn the dangers of global warming from Al Gore.
His arguments go like this:
Technically, he showed this animation.
Basically, global warming is killing polar bears…and our planet.
(Actually, polar bears aren’t dying – their population is at record highs. But global warming still sucks.)
So what’s the solution?
- Backup Earth – NOPE. Elon’s close with Mars, but not ready yet.
- Renewable energy – NOPE. Too expensive. And unfair to poor countries who didn’t get our coal shortcut.
- Cloud boats – WTF?
What’s a cloud boat?
Global warming is caused by carbon dioxide.
Here’s a NASA graph of it over time:
- Sunlight hits Earth
- Earth heats up
- Carbon dioxide traps the heat
But what if…we reflected the sunlight?
Hint: Nature already does this…CLOUDS.
Basically, giant soggy mirrors.
Now where are there no clouds?
Which is 70% of the planet.
So what if we made clouds over the ocean?
It’s surprisingly simple.
We need 3 ingredients:
- Rising air
- Water vapor
- Tiny things for the water vapor to stick to
Normally those tiny things are dust from land. But the ocean is water – hence no clouds.
But what does the ocean have?
If you spray saltwater ~10 feet into the air, it naturally carries upward, and water vapor sticks to the salt particles.
So for only a few billion bucks, we could have a fleet of robot boats churning clouds into the air.
Global warming solved.
Dylan & Henry 🌈
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