UN ‘Solar Radiation Modification’ Report Touts Using Aerosols Sprayed from Planes and ‘Space Mirrors’ as Ways to Dim Skies and Cool Earth


In a new report on “Solar Radiation Modification” research the United Nations outlines various methods it could deploy to dim the skies and cool Earth’s surface temperature. The methods the UN outlines include things like “space mirrors” or spraying massive quantities of aerosols into the atmosphere from airplanes in order to reflect sunlight. Despite their exuberance, the authors openly note these methods could have “dangerous side effects” and could pose a risk to human society and ecosystems.

A new report published by the United Nations (UN) dubbed “One Atmosphere: An independent expert review on Solar Radiation Modification research and deployment” explores various methods of cooling the planet by reflecting sunlight back into space. The report, which comes via computer scientist Igor Chudov, is presented by the UN Environment Program (UNEP)—which touts itself as “the global authority that sets the environmental agenda”—and focuses on a handful of methods that could be used to dim the skies and cool Earth, including the use of “space mirrors” as well as spraying aerosols into the atmosphere. Although the UNEP admits the methods are largely untested, could have “dangerous side effects,” and pose a risk to “human society and ecosystems.”

A key potential method explored in the 43-page report concerns Stratospheric Aerosol Injection (SAI). As the report notes SAI “involves injecting highly reflective sub-micron-size particles into the stratosphere, possibly through releases from aircraft that will need to reach altitudes of 20–25 km (lower stratosphere).

Image: UNEP / Lawrence et al. / Caldeira, Bala and Cao

The authors of the report use major volcanic eruptions as a “natural analog” for Solar Radiation Modification (SRM) and SAI as they introduce “large amounts” of sulfate particles into the stratosphere thusly reflecting sunlight and cooling Earth’s surface.

“While the technology to inject large quantities of aerosol precursors at the required altitude does not exist, no showstopping technical hurdles have been identified,” the authors write in the report. They add, however, that they believe deployment of the technology could be executed in under ten years at the cost of approximately $20 billion annually.

In the image immediately above is an illustration of how SAI could be executed, using aircraft—which, in this case, appears to be a passenger airplane—to distribute “an aerosol layer… that reflects some sunlight.” As for options for the aerosols—which would be “highly reflective sub-micron-size particles [in] the stratosphere”—the report highlights sulfate (salt that forms when sulfuric acid reacts with another chemical), calcite (the most common form of natural calcium carbonate), and sea salts.

Image: UNEP

In regard to issues with using SAI for global cooling, the report’s authors highlight numerous issues. They note, for example, that if sulfate aerosols were deployed, they could lead to acid rain. They also say SRM in general has “potentially dangerous side-effects and risks to human society and ecosystems” that could have “adverse consequences related to social or political dynamics.” These “damages,” the authors write, “would likely be unevenly distributed across nations” and would manifest to a “largely unknown” extent.

On top of those issues, the authors also say “There is limited scientific research of the impacts of potential SRM deployments on human and natural systems.” Comprehensive assessments of the impacts of SRM deployment on human health “are also lacking.”

Image: UNEP

The authors of the report pitch several other methods for cooling the Earth’s atmosphere on shockingly short timescales (tens of years), including by genetically modifying the color of crops to increase the amount of sunlight they reflect. They also consider the idea of covering deserts with reflective materials like polyethylene-aluminum in order to increase their albedo (sunlight reflection). They also note the same could be done for the ocean. The most sci-fi option they propose, perhaps, is that of “space sunshades,” which would call for placing “mirrors or reflecting particles in space between the Sun and Earth to reflect sunlight back to space.”

“Space mirrors” are also pitched as an option by the report’s authors, although they note that “The development timescales and deployment costs appear prohibitive compared to other approaches.”

Image: UNEP

As for why the UNEP believes these extreme measures may be possible, they, of course, say that human-catalyzed “climate change” will lead to a rise in global mean temperature that will need to be combated somehow. The report refers to this climate change phenomenon as “immutable” despite the fact that there are plenty of prominent scientists living and dead who believe the science underpinning such a narrative is utter “trash.”

As with the COVID-19 “pandemic,” the report’s authors used modeling studies to cite dire predictions about the effects “climate change” will have on the environment and, in turn, humanity. Of course, the COVID modeling studies largely turned out to be flatly wrong and served to justify disastrous public health policies such as lockdowns and masking. Both of which are enormously harmful and utterly ineffective.

Although these methods may seem outlandish, or even downright absurd—especially since the UNEP admits they don’t know what the long-term effects of these interventions would be—there are wealthy individuals who are investing in the technology. Forbes, for example, reported in 2021 that COVID-19 criminal extraordinaire and full-blown psychopath Bill Gates is financially backing the “development of sun-dimming technology that would potentially reflect sunlight out of Earth’s atmosphere, triggering a global cooling effect.” Specifically, the company Gates is backing wants to spray “non-toxic” calcium carbonate dust into the atmosphere as an SAI play. Gates’ other big investment bets, including Pfizer and Moderna, have produced products that have maimed and killed tens of millions of people. Read more about Gates’ crimes against humanity via the post embedded immediately above.

Feature image: Simon He

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