The Blanket Effect is intended for others to learn about weather modification and its related subjects in an easy to understand way. Started in 2005, this blog is a work in progress as the technology advances

May 12, 2010

The Silver (Iodide) Lining Project

(Apparently the well known Mr. Gates has not been informed about the ongoing Department of Defense/NOAA weather modification 'research projects', but here, at least,  we learn of  an official funding source. -editor)  

(excerpts from Edmondton Journal)
Plans to Cool The Planet Heat Up Geoengineering Debate
by Margaret Munro

Billionaire Bill Gates is funding experiments to explore using "artificial" clouds to cool the planet.

Scientists say the experiments are in the early stages and confined to the lab, but critics say they are laying the groundwork for a trial to whiten clouds in a 10,000-square-kilometre patch of the Pacific.

"Bill Gates and his cloud-wrenching cronies have no right to unilaterally change our seas and skies," says Jim Thomas, of the Montreal-based ETC Group, that is part of an international coalition calling for a moratorium on geoengineering experiments.

Gates, the world's richest man, has given $4.5 million to climate researcher David Keith, (image at right) of the University of Calgary, and Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution for Science, to fund research on planet-cooling ideas. Keith is on vacation and could not be reached for comment.

Caldeira (image at left) says the money has gone to different researchers, including about $300,000 U.S. to researcher Armand Neukermanns who is also involved with the Silver Lining Project, which is working on plans to run the world's first cloud brightening trial.

The Silver Lining Project would use "cloud" ships to blast tiny droplets of sea water about a kilometre into the atmosphere in a bid to create bright white clouds to reflect sunlight back into space and cool the atmosphere.

(for the complete article, click here)

Image of flaming Earth:
Image of clouds over ocean:
Image of David Keith;
Image of Ken Caldeira:
More Links on story:  ScienceInsider,

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