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

September 8, 2012

New Name Same Game

(note from editor:  It looks like the name of 'weather modification' has been largely changed in new publications and is now being called 'Solar Radiation Management', which even Wikipedia has an article on.  Excerpts from the Wikipedia article are below)

Solar Radiation Management

Solar radiation management  (SRM) projects are a type of geoengineering which seek to reflect sunlight and thus reduce global warming.

Examples include the creation of stratospheric sulfur aerosols. 

They do not reduce greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, and thus do not address problems such as ocean acidification caused by these gases. Their principal advantages as an approach to geoengineering is the speed with which they can be deployed and become fully active, as well as their low financial cost.

for more of the Wikipedia article, click here

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