Reflective sandbags against
global warming



Jan Herbst

Working Student Strategic Design

"It wasn't just a matter of designing a self-driving car with a highly practical interior, but rather the development of a holistic care system including an entire fleet of vehicles which require maintenance, equipment and logistics."


CO2 emissions continue to increase worldwide. Rapid action is needed to curb the CO2-induced global temperature rise and limit it to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and aluminium-coated sandbags could help prevent this. Placing them over large areas worldwide could reflect enough solar energy to offset global greenhouse gas emissions immediately. N+P developed the project as part of Munich's interdisciplinary "Science Moonshot" workshop.

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