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1. (US20120117003) Geoengineering Method Of Business Using Carbon Counterbalance Credits
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Claims

1. A business method for providing commercial value to a geoengineering global cooling business of a first party, comprising the steps of:
(a) manufacturing or having manufactured an device or agent designed to reduce the incident energy upon the Earth or incident upon its oceans, land masses, or atmosphere;
(b) deploying or having deployed said device or agent; and,
(c) receiving compensation in the form of a tradable credit, wherein said credit is issued as compensation by a second party to the first party in exchange for said reduction in said incident energy; and,
(d) monetizing said credit by selling said credit or exchanging for other valuable instruments to the second or to a third party, such instruments including cash, notes, loans, materials, currencies, or other tradable instruments.
2. The method of claim 1 wherein the agent is a light-scattering optical material deployed in the atmosphere.
3. The method of claim 1 wherein the agent is a light-scattering polymer.
4. The method of claim 1 wherein the agent is a light-scattering nanomaterial, such as a nanopowder, nanorod, nanocrystal, or nanobot.
5. The method of claim 1 wherein the agent is a biodegradable material.
6. The method of claim 1 wherein the tradable credit is a carbon credit.
7. The method of claim 6 wherein the carbon credit is a carbon counterbalance credit.
8. A business method for providing commercial value to a geoengineering business, comprising the steps of:
(a) a first party manufacturing or having manufactured an optical polymer agent designed to reduce the energy incident upon the Earth or incident upon its oceans, land masses, or atmosphere;
(b) deploying or having deployed said polymer agent; and,
(c) receiving compensation in the form of a emission or other tradable credit, wherein said credit is issued as compensation by a second party to said first party in exchange for said reduction; and,
(d) monetizing said credit.
9. A business method for sustaining operation of a geoengineering business of a first party, comprising the steps of:
(a) determining for a given global cooling agent, system, device, or method, the equivalent amount of carbon that would have to be removed from the atmosphere to provide an equivalent effect on global or regional temperature; and,
(b) providing compensation in the form of a tradable credit, wherein said credit is issued as compensation by a second party to the first party in exchange for said equivalent amount of carbon.