Establishing Roadmap for Geoengineering Research for Future Planet-cooling

Published By : 10 Jan 2019 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

Global warming or climate change appears as a major threat these days. After plenty of research, scientists have said that reducing greenhouse gas emissions will not be sufficient for climate change. Thus, scientists are focusing on solar geoengineering, hoping that it would help in lowering temperatures.

Geoengineering helps in the idea of reflecting sunlight away from the planet by deploying aerosols in the stratosphere. Although, this experimenting idea has left some people doubtful about the process. So, the scientists are planning to build a roadmap in order to explore geoengineering at a high level.

Researchers Exploring Geoengineering: New Horizon of Climate Change to be Expected

According to MacMartin, author at Cornell University, geoengineering needs extensive research to understand the impacts and uncertainties in climate change. He also added, before considering geoengineering, researchers should focus on the best way to carry out the experiments. Consequently, they should be able to provide a clear picture about the impacts and uncertainties.

MacMartin with Ben kravitz, assistant professor at Indiana University, emphasized upon geoengineering research by generating an idea. The idea is on releasing sulfate aerosols into the stratosphere, which will mimic the eruption of a volcano. Hence, this natural process would limit the “Unknown Unknowns” which will enable the researchers in calibrating their models.

A recent report from United Nations’ on climate change predicts in passing global warming at 1.5 C by 2040. Accordingly, MacMartin quickens exploring geoengineering research as he considers geoengineering as a supplement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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