Eco-Activists Want To Do WHAT?!

(StraightShooterNews.com) – Signaling they are ready to plot their next big liberal move, a collective of eco-activists, climate scientists and their supporters gathered at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) headquarters in San Francisco.

This assembly aimed to foster discussions on the potential of solar geoengineering, a field exploring methods to reduce the amount of sunlight the Earth absorbs as a countermeasure to global warming.

The gathering lasted two days and was organized to get various stakeholders together in anticipation of a surge in investment, especially from Silicon Valley, into solar geoengineering research.

EDF has been an advocate for such studies for over a decade, which aligns with the interests of billionaires like Bill Gates and George Soros.

One proposed technique involves increasing the Earth’s reflectivity by dispersing particles into the stratosphere while another suggests modifying cloud cover to enhance sunlight absorption.

Apart from EDF, other philanthropic entities typically aligned with leftwing initiatives have also contributed financially to solar geoengineering research. Notably the Simons Foundation pledged $50 million towards these projects over five years and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, alongside Bill Gates, supports a research program at Harvard University dedicated to the cause.

However solar geoengineering is still in its early stages with doubts regarding its effectiveness in climate change mitigation and the potential for negative secondary effects, such as ozone layer damage or disrupted weather patterns, without addressing the root causes of fossil fuel dependency.

Lisa Dilling of EDF highlighted the lack of federal guidelines for solar geoengineering and underscored the growing interest among foundations in this field. The meeting was described as a reflection of the current landscape, with foundations increasingly interested in exploring solar geoengineering.

EDF has chosen not to disclose the meeting’s attendees but plans to release a report in the future that will likely include participant details.

Columbia Business School climate economist and former EDF employee Gernot Wagner pointed out how inefficient foundations are in determining funding recipients for solar geoengineering independently. He praised EDF’s role in guiding philanthropic efforts towards shared objectives in the domain.