Bill Gates-Funded Climate Change Plan Canceled

Bill Gates-Funded Climate Change Plan Cancelled

( – For several years, Bill Gates has been a major financial backer of a technology that he hoped would dim the sun and combat climate change by cooling the atmosphere. Now, it looks like the project has been shelved.

On March 31, the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) released a statement announcing the Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx) would not be going forward. The sun dimming experiment was supposed to begin in June, but after conversations with those involved, SSC ultimately “decided not to conduct the technical test flight” that was planned. The company also said the “scientific community is divided regarding geoengineering.”

The Saami Council, which represents Sweden’s indigenous people, published an open letter in March requesting the SCoPEx geoengineering project’s end. They, along with other environmental groups, believed it could have “catastrophic consequences.”

There’s no word on when — or if — the project could move forward again.

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