Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The agricultural albedo effect

We've had the mirrors in space idea, and we have people experimenting with dumping iron filings into the oceans to encourage algal blooms, amongst many other strange geo-engineering ideas.

Now scientists have come up with the shiny plant idea. Let's grow lots of crops with shiny leaves and the albedo effect "could reduce maximum daytime temperatures in agricultural regions by as much as 1.9C".

There's that great word again: 'could'.

ADDENDUM by Junkk Male - Great minds...?

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