Creating Clouds To Slow Down Global Warming


Are we really in a position to engineer our atmosphere in a way that we will create clouds to slow down global warming? Some people like the chemtrail advocates certainly believe that we are, while others don’t even believe that we are facing a worsening global warming problem, so the public opinion on the matter is somewhat vague. Scientists and agents of governments from around the world though have been actively trying to find ways to mitigate global warming and hopefully stop it before it is too late for everyone.

Recently though, researchers from the Max Planck Institute and scientists of the US National Center for Atmospheric Research have both suggested the use of sulfuric aerosols to create artificial clouds and block the sunlight from passing through. This simulates the effect of a massive volcanic eruption and according to another research finding by a team of Earth scientists who published their paper in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences”┬áit could also help dramatically decrease the chances of large hurricane formation as well.

This idea as nice as it seemingly may be too many isn’t without its risks. Other scientists claim that this kind of cloud seeding may cause worse global warming due to them trapping the heat at a worst rate than reflecting it. Moreover, the sulfate aerosols are bound to interact with the ozone layer, gradually destroying it so many warn about the dangers that lurk.

The reason for these warnings is that the global human population and its leaders have not yet found a common ground for decisive action, and many, including even private organizations, are starting to “test out” cloud seeding causing irreversible damage and uncertain effects. From November 2016 until March 2017, the National Science Foundation has conducted a cloud-seeding experiment in southwestern Idaho using silver iodide aerosols. Also during the Spring of last year, the Desert Research Institute has conducted tests of unmanned autonomous cloud-seeding aircraft in Nevada. The Japanese and their Tokyo Bureau of Waterworks specifically have also been experimenting with silver iodide successfully for the past five years, blocking sunlight and helping water droplets get accumulated faster to create rain soon.

With all this going on literally everywhere in the world right now, many scientists are warning that if someone takes such kinds of operation to a larger scale we may experience extremely adverse effects. The international law about cloud seeding right now is very loose, and there seems not to be a coherent and catholic plan set out for everyone to follow and respect. Right now, we know that both solver iodide and sulfuric aerosols don’t respect our health, harm the environment, and are too risky even for the achievement of their primary goal. Yet, this is where we stand, and many have already started their tests with these aerosols by considering solely their sunlight blocking performance. Global warming is one problem, using toxic aerosols to fight it is another…

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