Climate change hits southern Africa
Reflect more sunlight and you cool the whole planet—but you particularly cool the surface of the ocean under those clouds. There’s already a small team from Southern Cross University in Queensland experimenting with this technology as means of cooling the waters off northeastern Australia and saving the corals of the Great Barrier Reef.
Tropical Storm Ana in January, pictured, Tropical Cyclone Batsirai in February, then Dumako, Emnati and Gombe in quick succession: three cyclones and two ‘tropical storms’ in six weeks hitting the coasts of southeast Africa. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia