Technology&Resources – Sunscreen, on a very, very large scale


A new proposal to stop global warming receives a cool reception.

A new proposal to stop global warming receives a cool reception.

The idea – the desperate hope, some would say – is to screen our planet from the rays of the sun in order to slow down the pace of global warming. This planetary experiment would involve huge and largely unforeseeable risks, yet for some it is the only way out of the current climate crisis.

The techniques proposed are referred to as “solar geoengineering” or Solar Radiation Management (SRM) and are based on the observation of nature: just as volcanoes are able to cool the planet by rapidly erupting vast quantities of gases and particulates into the atmosphere, a controlled release of appropriate substances could shield us from solar rays.

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