Solar Geo-Engineering Studies Planned to Curb Climate Change
April 5, 2018
Scientists in developing nations plan to step up research into dimming sunshine to curb climate change, hoping to judge if a man made chemical sunshade would be less risky than a harmful rise in global temperatures.
Solar geo-engineering studies would be helped by a new $400,000 fund from the Open Philanthropy Project, a foundation backed by Dustin Moskovitz, a co-founder of Facebook, and his wife, Cari Tuna, they wrote. "The fund could help scientists in developing nations study regional impacts of solar geo-engineering such as on droughts, floods or monsoons," said Andy Parker, a co-author and project director of the Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative.