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$350 Billion Lost Due To Climate Change, Desperate Scientists Want To Blot Out The Sun

Moon Crossing The Sun.NASA/SDO/Wikimedia

Many of those living in the light and are simply trying to get by might not know it, but there is currently a desperate battle being fought for the survival of the human race. Climate change is making many scientists desperate and in light of the billions that the US and other countries are losing, one crazy idea might be the only hope. Dimming the sun might be the only way to survive the coming decades.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is a bi-partisan, U.S. federal watchdog that looks into the government’s financial status and activities. According to a recent report that the body filed, the U.S. is losing billions of dollars due to climate change each year. The costs are also expected to rise as incidents of extreme weather conditions pile up, ABC News reports.

According to the report from GAO, the U.S. has already spent more than $350 billion over the last decade in disaster relief and recovery assistance. That figure does not even include how much the government has spent for this year’s disaster efforts and it’s not even December yet.

The biggest contributors to the losses that the American taxpayers are looking at include the massive wildfires that appear to be escalating in both frequency and intensity. The same goes for powerful hurricanes that are flooding entire states and droughts that are killing acres of crops.

With damages caused by climate change escalating, scientists studying the man-made phenomenon are showing signs of desperation. In one example, a group of scientists is actually thinking about dimming the sun’s rays, Futurism reports.

The move would involve releasing aerosolized particles into the atmosphere, which would be capable of bouncing back some of the sun’s rays out into space. Hypothetically, this could reduce the rate of the earth’s warming until humanity can reduce carbon emissions to safer levels. Unfortunately, this has not been tested and is considered radical, as far as scientific solutions go.

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