Monday, December 12, 2016
Think Of It As "Direct Deposit"
Indian cities have a hellacious smog problem, sort of like Beijing only worse. So they've come up with an idea to clear up that smog - put it up into the atmosphere.
The idea is to use surplus jet engines. Get those running (on fossil fuel, of course) and then have them suck up the smog through their intakes and propel it skyward in their exhaust (along with the emissions from the spent jet fuel).
It all sounds good in theory, sort of, until you start asking questions about how many of these engines would be required to make any difference, how much fuel would be used, what would be the additional emissions load, who thought of this harebrained idea?