Solar Radiation Management


Technology: Process that reflects the radiation from sunlight back up to space.

Sustainability Problem: The radiation that the sun lets off is a major source contributing to global warming.  These toxic rays penetrate the atmosphere and “stick” to the ground.  The greenhouse gasses that this is currently providing is vast.

Stakeholders: Engineers that are developing and perfecting this technology. The government is also a key stakeholder in determining what type of solar radiation management is permitted.

Implementation: There are multiple methods and options to implement this technology.  One of which is developing a balloon to shoot out gasses that work as a sling board to send the radiation up to space. Another example would be to replace rooftops with pale colored material that would be conducive to reflecting sunlight.



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