Gallery: UK Scientists Suggest ‘Cloud Brightening’ Could Reduce the Sev...


As Hurricane Isaac approaches the Caribbean and is set to continue into the Gulf of Mexico, a team of British scientists from the University of Leeds has proposed that Marine Cloud Brightening (MCB) could—in theory—be used to decrease sea surface temperatures where hurricanes form. The report, published in Atmospheric Science Letters, suggests that this technique could reduce hurricane intensity by one category.

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