(source – Inhabitat)
From Times Online:
Bill Gates, the Microsoft billionaire, is funding research into machines to suck up ten tonnes of seawater every second and spray it upwards. This would seed vast banks of white clouds to reflect the Sun’s rays away from Earth.
The British and American scientists involved do not intend to wait for international rules on technology that deliberately alters the climate. They believe that the weak outcome of December’s climate summit in Copenhagen means that emissions will continue to rise unchecked and that the world urgently needs an alternative strategy to protect itself from global warming.
Apparently, the best possible alternative strategy is to brazenly go forward with an untested, unregulated, and largely unsupported plan of attack. I’m reminded of CBC’s Climate Wars.