CA: Alameda orders scientists to stop controversial cloud brightening experiment

Source: SFGate

“Prior to this month, researchers were using specialized machines to spray salt water into the air above a decommissioned naval ship docked in Alameda. Their ultimate goal? To test if those machines could be used to brighten low-lying clouds above the water in an attempt to cool down the planet. Led by atmospheric scientists at the University of Washington, the experiment was part of a larger effort to find out if the warming effects of climate change could potentially be reduced by injecting salt aerosols into clouds, brightening them enough to reflect more sunlight away from Earth. But the project’s researchers were forced to stop earlier this month after the city of Alameda got word of what was going on.” (05/16/24)