Playing God With Planet EarthStreaming Video - 2014
Scientists mimic the effects of a volcanic explosion in a desperate bid to reverse global warming. As this program reveals, scientists are experimenting with radical schemes to cool the planet. Could these remedies be a form of technological suicide- salting the ocean with iron dust to trigger plankton blooms, shooting salt crystals into clouds to make them brighter, genetically-engineering 'robo-trees' to hoover carbon from the air? The one form of 'solar radiation management' likely to work fastest in a climate emergency would be to mimic the effects of a huge volcano by spraying clouds of sulfuric acid into the stratosphere. Jet drones or high-altitude balloons could do the job.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2010
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (44 min.) :,sd., col
Alternative Title: Doc Zone (Television program)