13 Jun '11, 4pm

How Brighter Clouds Fight Climate Change (Without Dr. Strangelove)

How Brighter Clouds Fight Climate Change (Without Dr. Strangelove)

I met Latham — a leading thinker in the emerging field of geoengineering — last week during a fellowship at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). He is 73 years old, semi-retired and unpaid, but passionate about putting his scheme to a test. Latham is collaborating with about two dozen scientists, including “a couple of other geriatrics” (his words, not mine) who play key roles: Stephen Salter is a British engineer who came up with the idea of using unmanned, satellite-controlled, wind-powered ships (below) to travel the oceans and disseminate the seawater, and Armand Neukermans is an inventor and entrepreneur (he helped develop inkjet printer technology at Hewlett Packard) who is working on developing a sprayer able to deliver very fine seawater droplets to the clouds. Interestingly, Neukermans’ research has been supported by a small grant ($300,000) from a...

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