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In March 2017, two Harvard professors, David Keith and Frank Keutsch, unveiled plans to conduct the first solar geoengineering experiment in the stratosphere. The idea behind solar geoengineering is to release particles into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight away from Earth, potentially mitigating the effects of climate change. However, critics argue that such interventions could have unpredictable and potentially dangerous consequences on the planet’s climate system.

The proposed experiment, which involved releasing particles using a small balloon, sparked a heated debate about the ethics and risks associated with solar geoengineering. After years of deliberation, Harvard ultimately decided to cancel the project last month. This decision raised questions about the boundaries of scientific research and the level of risk that should be acceptable in studying controversial topics like geoengineering.

Meanwhile, nuclear power plants worldwide are getting older with an average age increasing worldwide. Reactors in US and Europe are reaching an average age of over 30 years old. Despite economic pressures leading to shutdowns in some areas due to their age, many nuclear reactors have potential for several more years of operation with advancements in technology and safety regulations. Therefore, nuclear power plants could continue playing a significant role in global energy landscape if managed properly.

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