A technology is supposed to shield the earth from dangerous rays of the sun. Bill Gates supports the Harvard scientists’ project financially.
Cambridge, Massachusetts – It’s getting hotter and hotter on earth (* FR reported). It was only in the past few years that one heat wave after another rolled across Europe. After all, have the EU states and the European Parliament are working towards a climate target for 2030* agreed. Until then, there is much to be done globally. The climate crisis affects everyone and will keep humanity busy for a while – yet the ongoing corona pandemic has recently claimed all the (media) attention, it seems.
Bill Gates kicks more and more through his commitment to climate protection* in appearance, not least since he wrote his book “How we can prevent the climate catastrophe” published. In spite of Corona pandemic* he warned of the climate crisis as the most important construction site of mankind. In conversation with euronews said the Microsoft founder: “The constant destruction of the natural ecosystem is far worse than the situation at the height of the pandemic,” he explains.
Dust as protection from solar radiation: volcanoes inspired researchers
Given the next advancing global warming* Bill Gates wants to support a Harvard University project. Scientists are trying with that Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx) to reflect sunbeams back into space. In this way, a cooling effect should be triggered.
To do this, the Harvard researchers want to use a balloon to transport the aerosol calcium carbonate, or carbonate of lime, into the atmosphere. The aerosol is supposed to reflect the sun’s rays back into space, like forbes.com reported. The research team receives a financial injection from Bill Gates.
Nature itself served scientists as an inspiration for the idea. Due to the vast amount of aerosols and dust released after severe volcanic eruptions, it was possible in the past to determine in various regions of the earth that the earth is cooling down, like Weather. de reported.
Criticism of the project comes from environmentalists of all places. They fear that the calcium carbonate intervention could have undreamt-of effects on the ozone layer. In addition, extreme weather shifts could occur, so the critics. Nevertheless, SCoPEx is to be tested in Kiruna, Sweden, this summer. *FR is an offer from IPPEN.Media.
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