Minimizing Climate Change Effect by Blasting Moon Dust into Space
Day by day, climate change is becoming a hot topic worldwide. Researchers and scientists are working hard to find meaningful solutions and actions for combating this global problem.
A Researcher team from the United States, University of Utah claims that they’ve found a potential solution to the human-caused global warming of the Earth, and their innovative proposed solution is to partially block sun rays by blasting vast quantities of moon dust into Earth’s orbit each year thus cooling the planet.
We, humans, are at the official point of environmental degradation where scientists believe this is the right time to investigate lunar mines and a space dust distribution system. However, the oil and gas companies are making record profits, quitting their pledges to reduce emissions, and actively striving to boost their production.
This idea initially came from author Bromley’s previous studies on space collisions and planet formations in which dust particulates intercept starlight.
Using a mathematical model, they found the ideal particle type, distribution, and mass for shading the Earth from the sun. Also, the 1.8% reduction in sun heat is equal to an obscured sun for six days a year.
The lead researcher of Utah university said our work aims to determine orbital solutions and the quantity and type of dust required to affect Earth’s climate positively.
We have found that lunar dust is the best option for dispersing sunlight. The ideal dust for sunray blocking should be of high porosity and fluffy particles that will increase ‘dust extinction efficiency per unit mass concentration,’ as coal dust can.
According to volume estimates, around 54 million metric tons of lunar dust blasting yearly at the targeted point for long persistence is enough to decrease the global warming effect, which should be added timely.