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I don't have the deep science background (and math!) to determine if this is a crazy idea or feasible.   Tossing this out for discussion and input from the forum:

Could we combine existing technologies and create systems to harness radiative cooling during polar night to release energy into outer space to buy us time to reach a carbon neutral society, and then to start removing carbon from the atmosphere?

In my mind we use wave action or currents to pump water into the atmosphere, atomizing it so that it freezes in the polar night and the energy released is then radiated into space.   This would create "ice islands" which would contain salt, but would grow thicker during the polar night.   There are probably some issues with scale / size of the equipment, so there would likely be hundreds, or thousands,  of these deployed at both ends of the world.

Obviously, there are a lot of questions!  Some which come to mind:

1.  Would this work in the harsh environment?
2.  What possible downsides could there be?
3.  Could we release enough energy this way to create a measurable difference?
4.  Others?

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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Russia Red Diesel Spill
« on: June 06, 2020, 08:08:47 PM »
This is a bid spill, about 175,000 barrels:

Russia declares state of emergency over Arctic Circle oil spill

https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/graphics/2020/06/05/oil-spill-red-river-permafrost-tied-russian-arctic-circle-emergency-diesel/3143679001/

"Melting permafrost caused a fuel tank holding 21,000 tons of diesel oil to collapse in Russia's Arctic Circle, leading to a 135-square mile oil spill."


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Antarctica / Denman Glacier
« on: March 23, 2020, 07:03:30 PM »
Interesting article about a deep trench and potential 5 feet of sea level rise:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2020/03/23/denman-glacier-climate-change/

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Antarctica / Getz Ice Shelf - Iceberg B-47
« on: October 18, 2019, 05:24:27 PM »


"ESA released a GIF on Thursday created from Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite images between Sept. 2 and Oct. 14. The animation shows the iceberg calving and then executing a graceful spin once free in the waters of the Amundsen Sea."

https://www.cnet.com/news/see-a-boston-sized-iceberg-break-off-antarctica-and-go-for-a-spin/

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Policy and solutions / US Government Shutdown Impact on Science?
« on: January 10, 2019, 06:29:52 PM »
Wondering what the lingering effects of the US Government shutdown might be, care to share any thoughts on the subject?

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Science / Shell Sky Scenario
« on: April 10, 2018, 05:32:17 PM »
Interesting take on the Paris Agreement and one path to achieving them:

https://www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/the-energy-future/scenarios/shell-scenario-sky.html

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Policy and solutions / Best ICE Electrical Hybrid Which Has Plug in Option
« on: February 13, 2018, 06:25:57 PM »
My vehicle is close to 10 years old, and I plan to replace it in the foreseeable future.  I travel enough that a straight hybrid does not have the range for some of my trips, but would likely be enough for most trips.

In your opinion, what is the best ICE / hybrid with a plug in option that is currently available or will be available in the next 12 months, and why did you choose that vehicle?   

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