Why Choose MEER as a solar radiation management strategy?

 
 
 

Ground-based

Ground-based SRM as MEER proposes is a strategy that can stop rising temperatures both locally and globally essentially instantly upon implementation.

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Temperature control

MEER is a strategy that can inhibit temperature rise before severe consequences are unleashed.

Carbon Footprint

MEER's strategy is extremely efficient from a CO2 standpoint: the carbon footprint of the manufacture and implementation of solar reflectors is very low when compared to other mitigation schemes. 

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MEER is the only project that respects the limited time, energy, and material resources available to balance earth's energy.

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Passive Technology

MEER technology requires no energy to execute: the reflectors are passive and do not need any power source in order to function.

Efficiency

MEER's strategy is the only such strategy that can use recycled materials, exclusively. There is currently enough PET going into landfills to fulfill annual material requirements for our solar reflectors. 

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Accessibility

MEER is cheap and simple enough to be employed democratically: virtually any community or nation can adopt this strategy on their own, even if they are not a wealthy. It is also not the favored strategy of the billionaire class designed to perpetuate their own wealth.

Dr. Ye Tao

Dr. Ye Tao on why we have to develop mitigation and adaptation that is feasible whilst also being sustainable.

Any mitigation scheme has to account for the aerosol pollution of the northern hemisphere which reduces global warming by reflecting sunlight back to space. This "global dimming" is transient and could disappear in a few days like the smoke that it is, leaving the Earth fully exposed to the heat of the global greenhouse.

James E. Lovelock

"We are in a fool's climate, accidentally kept cool by smoke."
 

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"The evidence from tipping points alone suggests that we are in a state of planetary emergency.

This is an existential threat to civilization."

 
 

Lenton - Rockstrom - Gaffney

 
 
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