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Whitenening the Arctic Ocean: May Restore Sea Ice, but not Climate
Description: One geoengineering proposal is to artificially whiten the surface of the Arctic Ocean in order to increase the reflection of the Sun's energy into space and restore sea ice in the area. New research shows that while an incredibly large effort could, in principle, restore vast amounts of sea ice by this method, it would not result in substantial cooling. As a result, it would not be effective in keeping the ground frozen in the Arctic. [Source: Carnegie Institution for Science]
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Source: Carnegie Institution for Science
Publish Date: 4/28/2015
Reading Level: Basic
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