Posts tagged Shade balls
The Skeptical Environmentalist #1: Are “shade balls” the last hope for California’s water?

When we think about large-scale geo-engineering, we likely imagine the more permanent (or at least virtually irreversible) methods of changing the environmental features of our biosphere, such as shooting aerosol particles high into our atmosphere to mitigate the effects of a warming climate.  And not surprisingly, such initiatives strike much controversy, even among prominent environmentalists – and understandably so.  There are dozens of potential unintended consequences that could occur, not to mention the ‘unknown unknowns’ – adverse events we are not even able to fathom and thus cannot account for in the planning phase of such projects. 

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