CNBC wrote on Saturday that US investor Luke Iseman has raised $500,000 for his “Make Sunsets” project, which plans to launch three experimental balloons in January.
The balloons will be used to release sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere, which in turn is intended to cool the atmosphere. CNBC writes that climate scientists believe the experiment will not contribute to the research produced, and that the effects of releasing gases into the atmosphere to address the climate crisis have not been sufficiently researched to make such attempts.
The background of the experiment is that large emissions of sulfur dioxide occur naturally during volcanic eruptions. In 1991, a large volcanic eruption in the Philippines was measured to cool global temperatures by one degree. Proposals to release large quantities of the gas have previously been dismissed as more science fiction than science.
“We are creating reflective, biodegradable clouds that cool the planet. By mimicking natural processes, ‘shimmer clouds’ should prevent catastrophic global warming,” the company writes on its pages.
In an interview, Iseman uses the word “Geological engineering», which is used to manipulate the climate for the benefit of humanity.
“I’m very much against geoengineering. I don’t want any geoengineering,” Easman reportedly said during an interview with CNBC.
“Unfortunately, I was born into a world with bad geoengineering, where I, and everyone before me for the past 100 years, have been milling loads of carbon dioxide to build the modern world. But I will do as little geoengineering as necessary to fix that.”
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