Project MEER:ReflEction

Resource-driven engineering for leveraging Earth’s chemistries to immediately offer climate remediation.

Mission and Vision:

Our Fourfold Mission Using Glass Mirrors:

  • Reflect solar radiation away from Earth to cool the biosphere;

  • Redirect solar radiation to harness its potential for enhanced food production and carbon-neutral energy generation;

  • Facilitate the biological and accelerate the chemical processes endemic to Earth’s oceans and atmosphere for reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane;

  • Develop an open education networks and pursue innovation to promote global justice and unity.

We envision a new role for Homo sapiens: stabilizer of the natural world and steward of its ecosystems. This new role requires appreciation for Earth’s dynamic and delicate climate system, deep-rooted respect for the finiteness of her abiotic physical resources, high awareness of our interconnectedness with other species, and the simultaneous emergence of efficient fabrication technologies and new universal social values that are transformative. It is a role that can lead to a future of hope and plenty, for us and for the other creatures, with whom we share this radiant blue, swirling white, planet of life.

Mirrors Can Save the World.

MEER:ReflEction is a grand, versatile, and comprehensive engineering project feasibly rooted in the ecological functioning and resource availabilities of planet Earth. It addresses the imminent urgency of climate change due to temperature increase and weather extremes while reshaping our energy production and consumption to renewable energy. MEER:ReflEction applies thin film-coated glass mirror arrays to most efficiently achieve (1) solar radiation management via dynamic control of surface albedo, (2) renewable energy production, (3) carbon dioxide drawdown through ocean liming using solar thermally-produced calcium oxide (CaO), (4) removal of secondary greenhouse gases and air pollutants via mirror-enabled atmospheric photochemical engineering, and (5) biodiversity recovery via a geographic restructuring of agricultural primary production in a high-CO2 world.

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