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Harvard researchers want to try to block the sun but are foiled by protests in Sweden

The Crimson reports Harvard researchers who hoped to release particles into the atmosphere to see if they could reduce the amount of sunshine hitting the earth were blocked by protests from the Saami Council, which represents Saami living in an area of Sweden where the tests were to be done.

The researchers are looking at sunlight blocking as a possible way to reduce global warming, not as a future plot of a James Bond movie.

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Didn't Mr. Burns try to bock the sun?

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What could go wrong?

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Was gonna say the same thing - the exact plot of the movie/series/book.

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one other SF novel I've read where an attempt to reduce global warming by injecting particulates into the upper atmosphere goes horribly wrong. Earth in the wake of anthropogenic eco-catastrophe and, to a lesser extent, disastrous attempts to remedy it, are a whole sub-genre of SF.

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Let's not forget the lessons of Highlander II: The Quickening.

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In the Four Horseman part?

Or maybe it was Moroni who warned about it.

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Throwing shade on my parade! Wait until I'm done drinking in the sun!

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