Should engineers dim the sky to lessen global warming? + Bamboo house withstands EQs

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Scientists Ask: To Stop Global Warming, Should Humanity Dim the Sky?
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/arch...rd/536004/

EXCERPT: [...] The idea behind solar geoengineering is simple. For the last four decades, humanity has struggled to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas entering the atmosphere. We have decommissioned nuclear plants, introduced millions of new gasoline-burning cars to the roadway, and dawdled through treaty after treaty. Meanwhile, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has only risen. [...] There are several ways of holding off that warmth. They all involve bouncing sunlight back into space before it penetrates too far into the lower atmosphere. Over the past decade, scientists have discussed some different ways to do this: by brightening clouds over the ocean; by pushing cirrus clouds to form in the high atmosphere; or by spraying a reflective gas into the sky at high altitudes, mimicking the effect of a large volcanic eruption. Last month’s meeting arrived at the consensus that this final technique—called stratospheric aerosol injection—is the best bet going forward...



Breathtaking bamboo building withstands earthquakes and boasts a zero-carbon footprint
http://inhabitat.com/breathtaking-bamboo...footprint/

EXCERPT: Thailand’s eco-friendly Panyaden International School has added a stunning new sports hall to its campus that’s built entirely of bamboo and stays naturally cool year-round in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Designed by Chiangmai Life Construction, the Bamboo Sports Hall features a modern organic design that draws inspiration from the lotus flower. The large multipurpose facility was built to withstand local natural forces including high-speed winds and earthquakes, and it boasts a zero-carbon footprint....

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