I remember a book from the 1970s-1980s where something like "dimming the sun" was done to disastrous results? Scientists sprayed something in the atmosphere. Not Snowpiercer :-) . Thanks for any help.

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    Are you sure the scientists deliberately did it? Otherwise, Jack Vance’s Dying Earth stories/books take place in the future where the sun has dimmed and threatens to go out. – Broklynite Nov 24 '18 at 13:58
  • Meanwhile, life imitates art – Valorum Nov 24 '18 at 14:13

This could possibly be the novel Sunstrike by George Carpozi. it features a rogue scientist creating a shield in space that blocks the light from the sun and causes a mini ice age. Here is a link to the book available via amazon, https://www.amazon.com/Sunstrike-George-Carpozi/dp/0523403658

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