The plan sounds like science fiction — but could be fact within a decade; every day more than 800 giant aircraft would lift millions of tonnes of chalk dust to a height of 12 miles above the Earth’s surface and then sprinkle the lot high around the stratosphere.
In theory, the airborne dust would create a gigantic sunshade, reflecting some of the Sun’s rays and heat back into space, dimming those that get through and so protecting Earth from the worsening ravages of climate warming.
This is not the crackpot plan of a garden-shed inventor. The project is being funded by billionaire and Microsoft founder Bill Gates and pioneered by scientists at Harvard University.
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Indeed, the plans are so well advanced that the initial ‘sky-clouding’ experiments were meant to have begun months ago.
Originally posted by WellHung
And what if too much dust blocks too much sunlight? An Ice Age? We all freeze? Sounds way too arrogant and reckless to me.
well when you're a billionare you get bored buying things and just want other people to do things your way. Who knows maybe he will suggest that living underground with space heaters is the way to go. WE"RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER FAM!
i thought he was just a computer geek growing up but has definitely been pushing vaccines and being a "philanthropist" like eppstein.