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An Analysis of Climate Engineering as a Response to Climate Change

January 18, 2017
By J Eric Bickel and Lee Lane

Study proposes ways to increase cloud reflectivity to reduce incoming solar radiation and reduce future temperature rise.

Rather than fighting global warming by cutting fossil fuel use, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions as required under the Paris climate agreement, this paper presents a geoengineering technique to reduce future temperature rise for a fraction of the costs.

Spraying a fine mist of sea water droplets into the atmosphere, would whiten clouds and increase their reflectivity reducing the amount of sunlight reaching the earth's surface, thus reducing temperature.