Climate engineering using particles in the atmosphere is already happening!
Found at Stuff.co.nz, By Chris Hyde Last updated 12:00 13/01/2014
ALTERING THE WEATHER: Massey University Professor Malcolm Wright is the lead author of new research showing the public’s disdain for climate-altering machines.
A beer-filled Hampshire pub conversation about climate-manipulating mirrors in space started the ball rolling for Massey University’s latest world-leading research.
Over the past two years researchers from Massey and the University of Southampton have surveyed more than 2000 people and interviewed 30 in depth to garner public reaction to the idea of climate engineering.
Their research is published in today’s Nature Climate Change journal and lead author, Palmerston North-based Professor Malcolm Wright, says the results could prove controversial.
The conclusions were clear – hardly anyone wants mirrors in space, hardly anyone wants particles pumped into the air to reduce solar radiation, and most people don’t want any form of climate manipulation developed.
Prof Wright said this went in the face of many researchers who were increasingly seeing climate manipulation as an option to explore.