Since the 1980’s, efforts to tackle concerns over global warming have centered on reducing manmade emissions of carbon dioxide from our smokestacks and tailpipes. But is there another, less costly approach? Well the answer is yes, according to researchers Fred Ickle and Lowell Wood, who recently proposed in the Wall Street Journal geo-engineering the planet to reduce incoming sunlight. They argue that by simply adding sulphate particles to the stratosphere, some 2 percent of sunlight could be deflected back into space, thus reducing global warming. While some may find this preposterous, the National Academies of Science doesn’t, and believes this option to be, in its words, “feasible, economical and capable.”
November 27, 2007 by David Rothbard,
David Rothbard is co-founder and President of CFACT.