The startup, founded in October, says it has launched weather balloons containing particles of sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere to artificially manipulate the climate.
Make Sunsets co-founder and CEO Luke Iseman said: MIT Technology Review He expects critics to portray him “like a Bond villain” for what the site called “geoengineering activities”. We are funding a five-year research plan. This is a highly controversial proposal to reverse climate change.
The Make Sunset website provides answers to frequently asked questions such as “Is geoengineering wrong?” The company has already launched a “cloud” containing sulfur dioxide, an aerosol that can reflect radiation from the sun back into space.
However, spraying sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere directly endangers the planet and humankind as it can deplete the ozone layer and cause acid rain and respiratory diseases.
“The current state of science is not good enough to implement solar-geoengineering,” said Janos Pastor, executive director of the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative. MIT Technology Review.