Brighten clouds with sea water? Spray aerosols high in the stratosphere? Paint roofs white and plant light-colored crops? How about positioning “sun shades” over the Earth?At a time of deep concern over global warming, a group of scientists, philosophers and legal scholars examined whether human intervention could artificially cool the Earth – and what would happen if it did.A report released late Thursday in London and discussed Friday at the U.N. climate conference in South Africa said that – in theory – reflecting a small amount of sunlight back into space before it strike’s the Earth’s surface would have an immediate and dramatic effect.
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