Quote:"The first trials of controversial sunshielding technology are being planned after the United Nations failed to secure agreement on cutting greenhouse gases."Read it all : technology.timesonline.co.uk
"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 Sunâ€™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 Decemberâ€™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."
However, a study last year calculated that a fleet of 1,900 ships costing Â£5 billion could arrest the rise in temperature by criss-crossing the oceans and spraying seawater from tall funnels to whiten clouds and increase their reflectivity.
Silver Lining, a research body in San Francisco, has received $300,000 (Â£204,000) from Mr Gates. It will develop machines to convert seawater into microscopic particles capable of being blown up to the cloud level of 1,000 metres. This would whiten clouds by increasing the number of nuclei.
Other types of geoengineering, such as mimicking volcanoes by using aircraft to spray reflective sulphate particles in the stratosphere, would have much longer effects on weather patterns.
The world at large made Bill Gates enormously wealthy and he pays us all back by spraying god knows what into our atmosphere?
There IS a problem with global warming....
it stopped in 1998 and thats a fact. www.telegraph.co.uk