Ambitious ‘Cloud Brightening’ Experiment Was J…

Ambitious ‘Cloud Brightening’ Experiment Was Just Carried Out Over Great Barrier Reef:

In an attempt to cool waters around the reef by making clouds reflect more sunlight, researchers said they used a boat-mounted fan similar to a snow cannon to shoot salt crystals into the air.

Results from the trial were “really, really encouraging”, the project’s lead scientist Daniel Harrison from Southern Cross University said on Friday.

“All the research is theoretical… so this an absolute world first to go out and actually try and take seawater and turn it into these cloud condensation nuclei,” he told AFP.

Harrison stressed that despite the success of the experiment, at least four years of further research would be needed to prove the theory.