A little acid rain with your global cooling?

When civilian flights over the United States stopped in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 2001, the lack of sulphur-laden contrails led to a perceptible rise in temperature. Philip Rasch, of the National Centre for Atmospheric Research, in Boulder, Colorado, and his colleagues are therefore exploring the idea of deliberately polluting the stratosphere with sulphate in order to reflect solar heat back into space.

That’s The Economist reporting one of the more… um… creative suggestions on how to curb global warming.

And of course by creative I mean criminally insane.

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