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Future Visions: Global Warming Solar Sails

Future Visions Two Solar Sails

As explained in this video and on the climate change page, in the future we may control global warming by constructing vast solar sails out in space. These would reduce the level of solar radiation that hits the Earth, so preventing higher greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere from (further) warming the planet.

Future Visions Solar Sail Over Earth

Future Visions Solar Sail from Below

Images produced by and copyright (c) Christopher Barnatt 2011.

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