TITLE

Shoot dust into space for cooling? No

AUTHOR(S)
Edwards, John G.
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);3/16/2009, Vol. 26 Issue 11, pP14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article criticizes the effects of shooting particles into the stratosphere to reflect sunlight away from the Earth as a means of cooling its temperature. It says that the U.S. National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) explains that doing so could reduce the efficiency of solar thermal power plants and could affect the performance of other alternative energy sources for changing over from fossil fuels. It cites how the dust spewed by the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines lowered the power production in California.
ACCESSION #
40538991

 

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