Container ships could be playing a role in the global climate by emitting sulfur into the air

The idea of intervening in global warming by creating artificial clouds that are whiter and brighter, and therefore reflect more solar energy back into space and cool the planet, is one some scientists are giving plenty of consideration. A new study has shown how the world’s shipping routes are inadvertently serving up a live experiment, quantifying how the clouds seeded by pollution they create can block solar energy, and measuring the effect this could be having on global temperatures.

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