ENVIRONMENT
08/29/2012 06:09 pm ET

Scientists Suggest 'Cloud Brightening' To Halt Hurricanes

A team of atmospheric scientists, writing in the journal Atmospheric Science Letters, has imagined precisely that. They suggest that brightening the clouds that float above hurricane-forming regions could effectively cool the sea surface below, thus depriving tropical storms of the heat on which they depend to sustain their destructive power.

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