How To: Build an “Albedo Yacht” to realize the Marine Cloud Brightening geoengineering scheme

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Albedo Yachts and Marine Clouds: A Cure for Climate Change?
Scientific American

There has been a lot written about Marine Cloud Brightening, which in geoengineering circles is sort of like the Pepsi to the Coca Cola that is the attempt to cool the earth with what’s essentially an artificial volcanic eruption.

Here’s the thing that always got me: would the seemingly fantastical ships required to realize Marine Cloud Brightening even work? It seemed like the most interesting angle to pursue when my editor at Scientific American, Dave Biello, got interested in commissioning a piece on the scheme. So even though the headline at SciAm doesn’t indicate it, this is really a deep dive into the engineering side of this particular geoengineering scheme.

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