It also notes that:
The Gates funded idea would have seen the release of calcium carbonate, essentially chalk dust, into the atmosphere from a high-altitudeto observe the effect it has on sunlight reaching the planet surface.
The ultimate goal of the study was to reduce the temperature on the planet in an effort to stave off global warming.
However, not surprisingly, the notion of blocking out the Sun proved somewhat unpopular, with environmental groups warning of potential “catastrophic consequences.”
The Saami Council, an advocate group for Sweden’s indigenous population, warned that the Gates experiment “essentially attempts to mimic volcanic eruptions by continuously spewing the sky with sun-dimming particles.”
The group also pointed out that SCoPEx could have “irreversible sociopolitical effects” and would do nothing to reduce Carbon emissions, which are touted as the leading cause of climate change.
Essentially, the whole idea comes off as a weird vampirish effort to starve the planet of sunlight, the driver of, with little scientific logic behind it at all.
Bill Gates, who is flogging a book about climate change, has poured millions into geoengineerng, funnelling at least $4.6 million to the lead researcher on SCoPEx, Harvard physics scientist David Keith.
Gates has repeatedly lauded the notion of dimming the Sun, noteably during a Ted Talk in 2010: