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Scientists suggest the earth core temperature could be 7000 deg. Celsius due to nuclear reaction. Neutron absorbing rods could be inserted.


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Summary

Is the sun the major supplier of atmospheric heat? Our nuclear core is a lot closer. A system of neutron absorbing rods could be inserted into the core to mediate the nuclear reaction. Substantially lower atmospheric temperatures could result.


Category of the action

Geoengineering


What actions do you propose?

Increase study of earth core impact on atmosphere. Determine optimal heat transfer and most economical method to mediate nuclear reaction.


Who will take these actions?

A consortium of nuclear and geological science organizations would collaborate on study and solution design.


Where will these actions be taken?

Interested parties worldwide would join consortium. Proposals for geoengineering sites would be developed. If rods are seen as a feasible method then suitable locations would be identified, perhaps low areas like Death Valley or Marianas Trench.


What are other key benefits?

Furtherance of a more complete picture of heat transfers in our global system.


What are the proposal’s costs?

Costs would depend on development of data on earth core nuclear reaction including determining optimal depth of rod placement and amount of absorbtive material required to mediate the nuclear reaction.


Time line

Time line entirely dependent on extent of collaboration and resulting data.


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