(ORDO NEWS) — US authorities intend to test the possibility of slowing down or canceling global warming by spraying microscopic particles into the atmosphere. Previously, this idea was put forward by various scientists and researched by Bill Gates.
Apparently, this approach is now considered one of the first and effective, if even the White House has taken it up.
In September , we wrote that a group of scientists wants to freeze the Earth‘s poles again precisely by spraying microscopic aerosol chemicals into the atmosphere. However, not all scientists are positive.
Is this idea good
As it became known, the White House will officially coordinate a five-year plan of studies to assess the feasibility of such projects. Clearly, the implementation of solar blocking comes with huge risks for both people and the environment.
But some supporters of the idea believe that it at least deserves attention, and see a positive sign in the cautious interest in it from the White House.
The very idea is to spray a huge amount of microscopic particles into the atmosphere, which will block part of the sun’s rays from reaching the planet and thereby reduce the temperature.
Some propose chalk, others explore sulfur dioxide, which is itself a pollutant, a foul-smelling substance that erupts from volcanoes during their eruption, as well as from the chimneys of coal plants.
The problem is that this could start uncontrolled self-sustaining processes that will lead to a new ice age, killing all life on the planet.
Some scientists say that the issues of solar geoengineering are not yet sufficiently studied, and even modern computer simulations are not able to foresee the consequences of interference.
This is not the first time the US government has taken notice of this idea. Back in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson was presented with a similar plan at a cost of $500 million a year. Today, the cost of such initiatives has grown to $10 billion.
Be that as it may, such ideas are not considered the main ones in the fight against climate change. The key is to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere, which so far mankind cannot achieve in any way with all the agreements.
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