Controversial Plans to Slow Global Warming by Manipulating Atmosphere Reconsidered by Scientists
By Jayalakshmi K – 11/18/2014
Researchers from Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are proposing a stratospheric perturbation experiment using small amounts of sulphuric acid to block sunlight.
This involves an amount equivalent to what a commercial aircraft releases in a few minutes of flying in the stratosphere, say scientists.
It can help understand how solar radiation management can reduce heating, concentration of water vapour in the stratosphere and study the movement of water vapour.
The potential risks of solar radiation management (SRM) are substantial and are among the reasons why experts have advised against such tinkering.
“The idea of conducting experiments to alter…
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