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White House report signals openness to manipulating sunlight to prevent climate change

A research document published on the White House website reveals the Biden administration is open to studying how to block sunlight to save the Earth from climate change. 

The congressionally mandated report released by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on Friday shows that the team has been researching “geoengineering” methods to keep the sun rays from accelerating global warming.

As the University of Oxford notes in its entry on the subject, “geoengineering” is “the deliberate large-scale intervention in the Earth’s natural systems to counteract climate change.”

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There is no government policy attached to this document yet as it’s just a research document.

It reads, “This Research Plan focuses on improving understanding of the potential impacts of SRM, rather than on technologies needed for deployment. Much of this research would contribute to our ability to understand basic climate processes and effects of human greenhouse gas emissions, as well as outcomes of SRM.”

The summary continues, “A program of research into the scientific and societal implications of solar radiation modification (SRM) would enable better-informed decisions about the potential risks and benefits of SRM as a component of climate policy.”

In a separate statement, the White House assured readers that “there are no plans underway to establish a comprehensive research program focused on solar radiation modification.”

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