Airbrush Posted January 14 Share Posted January 14 (edited) Maybe this is better in Climate Science? But engineering is what people DO to address human problems. About all humans can do to control anything about a volcano is to divert lava flows. But what if we could get a volcano to erupt on demand? Or kept erupting to deliver enough dust to the atmosphere to cool the earth enough to stall global warming? The big island of Hawaii has a volcano called Mona Loa erupting. Could it be used to deliver dust to the atmosphere, if the winds are blowing east the dust would get into the atmosphere before falling on the western US. Is there anything we could throw into the volcano that would help? "Climate scientists bring up volcanic eruptions to better understand and explain short periods of cooling in our planet’s past. Every few decades or so, there is a volcanic eruption (e.g., Mount Pinatubo, El Chichón) that throws out a tremendous amount of dust and gases. These will effectively shield us enough from the Sun to lead to a short-lived global cooling period. The particles and gases typically dissipate after about 1 to 2 years, but the effect is nearly global." What do volcanoes have to do with climate change? – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet (nasa.gov) Edited January 14 by Airbrush Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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