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Will GeoEngineering save us from Climate Change?

Friday, June 6th, 2008

A scheme to combat climate change by injecting massive amounts of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere via “artificial volcanoes” has been proposed by experts at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. The method, which sets to mimic the “natural” phenomenon of Global Dimming, will look to create clouds of sulfur dioxide or hydrogen sulfide that will reflect heat back into space.

However the method is not without its risks, and is expected to badly damage the Ozone Lair and set back its healing process by almost 70 years. The method will also not address the other effects of excess CO2 in the atmosphere, such as ocean acidification.

Story from Popular Mechanics