NY Times: Article about Solar Radiation Management


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October 28, by Christopher Flavelle:
As the effects of climate change become more devastating, prominent research institutions and government agencies are focusing new money and attention on an idea once dismissed as science fiction: Artificially cooling the planet, in the hopes of buying humanity more time to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
On Wednesday, a nonprofit organization called SilverLining announced $3 million in research grants to Cornell University, the University of Washington, Rutgers University, the National Center for Atmospheric Research and others. The work will focus on practical questions, such as how high in the atmosphere to inject sunlight-reflecting aerosols, how to shoot the right size particles into clouds to make them brighter, and the effect on the world’s food supply.
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A few years ago such an article would have been bombarded with comments about "chemtrails". There are a few such comments, but they are very much in the minority. Perhaps the chemtrail believers are dwindling?

Google Trends suggests that is the case:


The "chemtrails" search term is probably also distorted by the upcoming album "Chemtrails Over the Country Club" by Lana Del Rey:


Excluding the word "club" shows even more of a downward trend:



I see a lot of folks talking about Geoengineering these days. Not as many use "chemtrails". This belief, maybe more than other CT's, seems to be able to shift around and stay topical. It's gone from causing Morgellon's to secretly fighting Global Warming but I'm sure everyone here mostly knows that.