Published On: Sun, Dec 9th, 2018

Harvard to try ‘Highlander 2’ bad idea of blocking out sun to prevent global warming

Harvard University is planning to conduct an experiment ripped right out the horrible plot from Highlander II: The Quickening: block out the sun.

A group of Harvard scientists plans to “tackle” climate change through geoengineering by blocking out the sun. This is will the first real attempt to manipulate Earth’s temperature through solar engineering even though the concept is an old one.

The project, called Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment(SCoPEx), will spend $3 million to test their models by launching a steerable balloon in the southwest US 20 kilometers into the stratosphere. Once the balloon is in place, it will release small particles of calcium carbonate.

The experiment is set for Spring 2019.

In the aforementioned film, set in 1994, the ozone layer is fading, and will be completely gone in a matter of months. In Africa, millions have perished from the effects of unfiltered sunlight. Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) vows to his dying wife he’ll solve the ozone problem.

Five years later, Connor creates an electromagnetic shield to cover the planet, condemning the planet to a state of constant night, a high average global temperature, and high humidity. By 2024, the years of darkness have caused humanity to lose hope and fall into a decline.

If you feel the $3 million is worth the risk, it’s noteworthy that the data used to construct the experiment reduced temperature by only 0.5 degree C, only 20-25% of the perceived problem driving the hysteria.


Sunset from Seabourn Spirit, Mykonos, Greece. 2007 photo/ Tim via wikimedia commons

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