Saturday, 12 May 2012

Plan B

From the ever-reliable ClickGreen we learn of a plan to combat climate change by squirting millions of tons of titanium dioxide into the stratosphere. The idea is that fine particles of titanium dioxide would reflect enough sunlight to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Dispersing fine light-scattering particles into the upper atmosphere could help to combat climate change, suggests a former UK government advisor and chemical engineer.

The technology concept developed in the UK suggests dispersing benign titanium dioxide particles as used in paint, inks and sunscreens into the stratosphere to deflect the sun’s rays.

“While it’s essential that we work to reduce carbon dioxide emissions now, it would be wise to have a well-researched emergency system in reserve as a Plan B,” said Davidson.


Is that really the best word - in the circumstances?

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