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Altering the Sky to Reduce Climate Change

Altering the Sky to Reduce Climate Change

Atmospheric scientists are looking for ways to lessen the effects of global warming.

Altering the Sky to Reduce Climate Change

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 14:30

Inside Science Television

Inside Science Buzzwords:

  1. Geoengineering  - The intentional change of the Earth’s environment in efforts to reduce climate change.
  2. Aerosols - Tiny solid particles, such as dust or dirt, that stay in the atmosphere and reflect sunlight back into space.
  3. Rayleigh scattering - The scattering of light as it moves through the atmosphere and is absorbed and radiated by the gas molecules in the air; this is reason the sky looks blue.


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Geoengineering could lead to a whiter sky

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