Which of the following is / are objectives of the SPICE Project, which was in news recently?

  1. decreasing atmospheric albedo
  2. removal of  sulphate particles, or aerosols from the stratosphere

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2

The SPICE (Stratospheric Particle Injection for Climate Engineering) project aims at Global dimming. First statement is incorrect because the project aims to as cloud-whitening or surface albedo enhancements and not albedo reduction. Second statement is incorrect because the project aims at injecting sulfate particles, or aerosols in stratosphere.

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