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Posted Thu Mar 27 2008: from Science Daily (US):
Suspended Animation Induced In Mice With Sewer Gas: Effects Are Reversible
"Hydrogen sulfide is the stinky gas that can kill workers who encounter it in sewers; but when adminstered to mice in small, controlled doses, within minutes it produces what appears to be totally reversible metabolic suppression," says Warren Zapol, MD, chief of Anesthesia and Critical Care at MGH and senior author of the Anesthesiology study. "This is as close to instant suspended animation as you can get, and the preservation of cardiac contraction, blood pressure and organ perfusion is remarkable."
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Okay, so we simply hibernate 4.5 billion humans, for, say, a decade. Let the climate and the biome recover. Then, it's morning on Gaia again!

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