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Seeding the atmosphere with aluminum oxide: A good idea?

by Ivan Seeking
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Ivan Seeking
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Feb14-04, 04:24 AM
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Let's assume for the moment that beyond any doubt, global warming is real. Does this offer a viable solution to reduce global warming? Could this create another environmental disaster by loading the biosphere with aluminum oxide [apparently the preferred choice to be used in jet fuel].

A method is disclosed for reducing atmospheric warming due to the greenhouse effect resulting from a greenhouse gases layer. The method comprises the step of seeding the greenhouse gas layer with a quantity of tiny particles of materials characterized by wavelength-dependent emissivity or reflectivity, in that said materials have high emissivities in the visible and far infrared wavelength regions and low emissivity in the near infrared wavelength region. Such materials can include the class of materials known as Welsbach materials. The oxides of metal, e.g., aluminum oxide, are also suitable for the purpose. The greenhouse gases layer typically extends between about seven and thirteen kilometers above the earth's surface. The seeding of the stratosphere occurs within this layer. The particles suspended in the stratosphere as a result of the seeding provide a mechanism for converting the blackbody radiation emitted by the earth at near infrared wavelengths into radiation in the visible and far infrared wavelength so that this heat energy may be reradiated out into space, thereby reducing the global warming due to the greenhouse effect.
The details are clearly outlined in U.S.
Patent #5,003,186 at the following link.
http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-P...S=PN/5,003,186
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General comment: if the life expectancies of house plants, tropical fish, terrrarium biota, and the like in the care of "the experts" were a matter of public record, I might be more inclined to take the ideas they propose seriously --- they ain't, I'm not, and my experience has been that life expectancies of plants and fish are inversely proportional to the number of "expert" recommendations implemented in care and feeding of same.

That said, the "engineering" approach to remedies for environmental concerns is not something I'd encourage --- "let's try this, and if it doesn't work, or screws things up worse, we should be able to fix it by adding that stuff over there."
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Every movement has affect on something. The alteration of a nudge on a wheather pattern created by developement over hundreds of years, heat realease do to fossil fuels, removal of trees and other natural growth, the wiping out of great portions of algae in the oceans have all set things in motion. Ever increasing human populations, and the insataible unconcious/concious expression of greed that consumes the world. It cannot be fixed by a bandaid.

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Seeding the atmosphere with aluminum oxide: A good idea?

Well Aluminium has been associated with Alzheimer disease. So the cure may be worse than the problem. Why not paint all the roofs white. That would help as well.


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