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A team of Harvard researchers is preparing a first-of-its-kind field experiment in the hotly-debated area of solar geoengineering, the controversial idea to combat climate change by pumping aerosols into the sky to reflect the sun’s rays back into space. The study will be the first to actually shoot tiny amounts of material into the stratosphere to study solar geoengineering — although researchers caution they will start with water vapor and won’t exceed volumes over 1 kilogram of any substance.
Keutsch and his colleagues plan to send a balloon equipped with sensors and propellers 20 kilometers above Earth from a launch site near Tucson, AZ.
Now this sure does seem a bit silly, why in the world would they need to try to learn about this if they have been doing it for decades?
Also, there are lots of clouds (of water vapor) that can be studied. I usually have lots of them visible from my yard alone!
Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the earth's crust. It makes up about 7% of the mass (essentially the weight) of the earths crust.
originally posted by: Tuomptonite
Wow. So Seeker.com says this experiment is the first of its kind and thats all the info you need to confirm that this is the "START" of geo-engineering? It would certainly take more than an article from a questionable website to convince me the ionosphere hasn't been tampered with. Of course, that's just IMHO.