Refreeze the Arctic Foundation funds marine cloud brightening research


The Cambridge Centre will work in close cooperation with RAF and Delft University of Technology Climate Institute (TUDCI) in the Netherlands on research to create methods for marine cloud brightening, a process that generates white cloud cover to increase the reflection of sunlight over the Arctic during the summer months and slow the melting of Arctic sea ice. 

The technique basically involves spraying seawater into the atmosphere to enhance cloud reflectivity and cool the region. The project aims to investigate the feasibility and potential impacts of marine cloud brightening on Arctic climate and sea ice. While proponents see it as a promising tool to mitigate Arctic warming and sea ice loss, critics raise concerns about its environmental consequences and ethical implications. The research underscores the urgency of finding innovative solutions to combat climate change's effects on vulnerable regions like the Arctic.

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