Ensuring a safe climate

When today’s children enter adulthood, our environment may look much different than it does now. The world is working collectively to counter the warming effects of our pollution. But the climate is changing, and efforts to reduce emissions and remove greenhouse gases may not take effect quickly enough to ensure our safety.

Options for directly reducing heat in climate, such as increasing the reflection of sunlight from the atmosphere, may help preserve our natural systems. With more time, we may be better able to avoid the worst effects of climate change while we transform our industries and practices for a sustainable future.

SilverLining’s mission is to promote research into options to ensure safety in climate within a decade.

“It is universally recognized that the pledges made in Paris would lead to a warming far beyond 1.5 degrees — more like 2.5 or 3 degrees Celsius, or even more.”

- Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis, Oct 7, 2018, The Washington Post

The National Academy of Sciences launches a new study to develop a research and governance agenda for reflecting sunlight to cool climate. Oct 16, 2018, National Academy of Sciences

Photographs courtesy of photographer and science advocate Christopher Michel