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Sweden Aborts Bill Gates-Funded Experiment Aiming to Blot Out the Sun to Fight Climate Change

The project that aimed to release aerosols into the atmosphere to dim the Sun proved too controversial and stoked staunch opposition from environmental activists and indigenous Sami people alike. The Swedish Space Corporation stressed that the scientific community itself is divided on the appropriateness of such experiments.

The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) has cancelled a controversial geoengineering experiment to determine whether releasing a cloud of aerosols to block the Sun could stop or reverse global warming.

Laid out by researchers at Harvard University and funded, among others, by Bill Gates, the so-called Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (or SCoPEx), planned to launch a high-altitude balloon into the atmosphere that would later release a cloud of calcium carbonate (more commonly known as chalk dust) in order to study its effects on sunbeams reaching Earth.

The project, however, proved too controversial and stoked fierce opposition from environmental activists and indigenous Sami people alike. The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) responded that a test flight set for June would not move forward.

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