Biden Admin Backs Risky Geoengineering Plan to Block Sun• Headline USA
(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) The Biden administration has proposed funding and outlining a five-year study into solar geoengineering, a science that pertains to deflecting the sun's rays before they hit the earth.
According to the Guardian, one method the government is testing is sending a group of planes to spray reflective particles into the upper atmosphere. Ideally, this would block sunlight and keep surface temperatures from rising too high.
A White House spokesperson for the Office of Science and Technology Policy clarified that the basis for its recent proposal is "not new research, but a report that highlights some of the key knowledge gaps and recommendations of priority topics for relevant research."