ISRAEL - ‘Parasols’ to Counter Global Warming?

Arno Froese

A team of scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have suggested a “cool” fix for global warming—a series of sunshades launched into space to dim some of the incoming rays.

While scientists have been kicking around the idea of shields to block solar radiation for years, an Israeli team led by Technion Prof. Yoram Rozen is now ready to build and test a prototype of one of the shades.

Expanding on that idea, Rozen postulated that while a shade big enough to stabilize the climate would be far too heavy to launch into space and very expensive, a series of smaller shades would be slightly less expensive and could work together to create the desired effect.

The Asher Space Research Institute project at the Technion, dubbed “Cool Earth,” aims to put a shade at the Lagrange Point One, also known as L1, a fixed point of about 1.5 million kilometers (930,000 miles) from the surface of the Earth where the gravitational forces from the sun cancel those from our plant. This means the shade provided by the shield would be continuous.

To test the viability of the project, the team is developing a first-of-its-kind technological demonstrator in which a satellite shield will be able to control and reduce the amount of solar energy that reaches the earth from the sun.

-www.timesofisrael.com, 6 February 2024

Arno's Commentary

Theoretical science is what it says—theory—or as another part of the article calls it, “established assumption.” 

We reiterate, determining fluctuations in temperature on planet earth is extremely limited, due to missing hard science data. Only “established assumptions” have put forth the notion that the earth has warmed or cooled over the last 500, 1000, or 3000 years. 

However, it is of interest that there will be true science on earth and in heaven. “And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven” (Luke 21:11). The real change will take place when Zechariah 14:8 is fulfilled: “And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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