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Solar geoengineering s side-effects could be minimized

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/03/solar-geoengineerings-side-effects-could-be-minimized/
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Mar 13, 2019 2:25 PM 1+ week ago

It sounds like a drastic course of action: inject stuff high into Earth's atmosphere to reflect a little sunlight and help counteract global warming. Then again, injecting a bunch of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere and warming the planet was pretty drastic, too.

The key to thinking sensibly about this "solar geoengineering" is to avoid the extremes and consider the most plausible use scenarios. That means we can ignore things like using solar geoengineering to cancel out all warming while still emitting as much CO[2] as we please--it simply isn't plausible.

A new study from a team led by Harvard's Peter Irvine targets that precipitation issue. Irvine's team set out to see whether a more plausible geoengineering scheme might minimize negative impacts on the hydrologic cycle.

The scenario they used was a doubling of the concentration of CO[2] in the atmosphere, which should cause a lot of warming. But instead, we respond by doing enough solar geoengineering to cut the ...

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