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Dropping ice in the ocean to stop global warming

In the TV show Futurama, an in-show infomercial mentions that Earthicans started dropping giant ice cubes in the ocean to slow down global warming. Now, Futurama is a show where science is a mixed bag:...
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Can Global warming be counteracted by building a plant which creates Cirrus Clouds?

The Idea is to move large amounts of water vapor high into the Troposphere, thereby blocking some of the sun's intensity. Factors that contribute the Earth's solar heat gain include reflectivity/...
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What is the quickest way to perfect global warming?

The second terrestrial planet orbiting the Sun is shrouded in greenhouse gases, the entire surface of Venus is always scorching hot due to the high concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide which ...
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Would we solve oceans rising problem by destoying the Moon?

Sea levels are rising due to global warming. The Moon brings tides that also rise the sea level. If we destroyed the Moon could this problem be solved? Would it have other consequences?
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Complete cloud coverage for 300 years

What would the weather conditions be like if earth was covered in a layer of clouds and pollution for 300+ years? there is still light in the day but it is minimal and the nights are pitch black. ...
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A giant steel rod hanging from moon with its other end in atmosphere

Assume there is a giant steel (or any metal with good thermal conductivity coefficient) rod hanging from moon with its other end in atmosphere (say 5KM above sea level). 1.) Being the other end of ...
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From where will Santa deliver after North Pole melts?

I know that Global Warming is controversial topic, so for scope of this question please accept below statements as facts. (And if you have hard time accepting them, just assume alternate Earth): By ...
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Message in the clouds - how do people react?

Background: At least in the USA, there are a lot of people who believe that anthropogenic climate change is a hoax. One day an astronaut in the ISS is doing a live Q&A and taking pictures of the ...
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Is freeze ray possible?

Set in distant future in order to reverse global warming caused by the depletion of ozone layer, the world no longer release CFC gases into the atmosphere and also vows to repair ice cap in Antarctica....
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What would an Antarctica without ice look like compared to other continents?

Lets suppose that Antarctica at some point lost most of its ice (due to global warming or some other plausible reason) and now most of its bedrock surface is exposed. Compared to other continents, ...
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At what point in climate change do we reach the Tipping Point?

Assuming we have a world at the same stage in global warming as the Earth, with all other properties similar (population, carbon emissions, general climate, orbit, etc.) How long will it be until the ...

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