Fighting Climate Change: Proposal To Dim The Sun And Cool Earth Artificially Could Work

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There’s a brand new study that contradicts fears claiming that using solar geoengineering to fight climate change could alter rainfall and storm patterns in some locations on the globe.

Weather-related controversies 

The analysis has been published in the journal Nature Climate Change, and it revealed that cooling the Earth enough to eliminate half of the warming and not all of it, will NOT make tropical cyclones more intense and worsen weather availability, extreme rain, and temperatures.

Before, it was believed by more experts that cooling the Earth but keeping twice as much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as before the industrialization could trigger some high risks for some locations on the globe.

Some climate advocacy groups argued that banking on an unproven tech could “hamstring efforts to reduce carbon dioxide still spewing from power plants and cars,” according to The Guardian.

Geoengineering should not be ruled out just yet 

The study co-author David Keith, a Harvard professor said researchers should not rule out geoengineering yet.

“I am not saying we know it works and we should do it now,” he said. “Indeed, I would absolutely oppose deployment now. There’s still only a little group of people looking at this, there’s lots of uncertainty.”

Keith said the study’s main message was that “there is the possibility that solar geoengineering could really substantially reduce climate risks for the most vulnerable.”

These reports come as Nairobi is hosting a UN Environment Programme meeting on limiting climate change.

A UN report from 2018 said that geoengineering by injecting sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere might seem necessary, but it’s also essential that it may bring some massive uncertainty.

Keith hopes to kill unsupported worries. Another scientist, however, has another opinion and we recommend that you head over to The Guardian to find out more details on this matter.


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