Bill Gates Goes Full Sci-Fi With Global Warming Plan To ‘Block Out The Sun’

Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates is investing in research technology that could – with emphasis on “could” – potentially reverse global warming.

Using geoengineering technology, the Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx) will spray calcium dust into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight back into space.

According to daily star, some experts call this project “dangerous” and even “horribly stupid”. However, it might be humanity’s best recourse to save the world from the effects of climate change.

The SCoPEx project is set to begin testing in June by launching a weather balloon 12 miles into the sky to determine whether or not sun-blocking dust will have an impact.

However, some scientists have suggested that the dust could be contributing to damage to Earth’s ozone layer, as no one knows for sure what will happen before the dust is released. For starters, the Sun wouldn’t actually be blocked, but rather dust would reflect sunlight, like what happens when a volcano erupts.

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If this all sounds like a scene from a sci-fi thriller or whatever Don’t look up was, it’s because we’re entering very dystopian territory. The idea of ​​blocking the sun has been brought up many times in pop culture, from The matrix for snowdrops. Even The Simpsons, which has a surprisingly good track record of predicting what our future will look like, has an episode surrounding the town’s local billionaire, Mr. Burns, as he tries to block out the sun. (Let’s just say things didn’t go well for him.)

Humanity is facing a real crisis with the care of an increasingly fragile environment. While only time will tell if Gates’ mad scientist theory will work, it’s up to us to take care of our Earth while we still can.

Teresa H. Sadler