01 Sep '11, 12pm

How will this big-ass balloon prevent climate change?

How will this big-ass balloon prevent climate change?

Cross-posted from The Guardian . It sounds audacious or sci-fi: a tethered balloon the size of Wembley stadium suspended 12 miles above Earth, linked to the ground by a giant garden hose, pumping hundreds of tons of minute chemical particles a day into the thin stratospheric air to reflect sunlight and cool the planet. But a team of British academics will next month formally announce the first step towards creating an artificial volcano by going ahead with the world's first major "geoengineering " field test in the next few months. The ultimate aim is to mimic the cooling effect that volcanoes have when they inject particles into the stratosphere that bounce some of the sun's energy back into space, preventing it from warming the Earth and mitigating the effects of human-made climate change . Before the full-sized system can be deployed, the research team will test a scale...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/climate-change/2011-08-31-is-planet-...

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