We’re a nonprofit dedicated to climate restoration starting with Arctic ice, which is a very important lever on climate change. The loss of reflective ice in the Arctic over the past few decades contributes greatly to the current global temperature rise.
We’ve spent the past decade testing and developing material approaches that could be used to make young, thin ice reflective. We now focus on using reflective hollow microspheres, which can be thought of as a kind of white, floating sand, chosen for its safety and practicality.
Once dispersed in limited, strategic locations, the material would act as a thin reflective layer on Arctic ice. The material is bright and reflective -- not like a transparent glass lens, but like reflective white sand or snow.
This is a safe choice for animals and ecosystems because all life on Earth has co-evolved with it in various forms on land, in our rocks, and dissolved in our oceans. It’s a safe form of the material, large, amorphous and round enough to not cause harm to living creatures or the environment.
Our approach isn’t the magic wand that will avert a global catastrophe, but rather a safe interim solution that can be applied now to ameliorate global warming, buying time for humanity to move to a more sustainable economy.