Хайх

Instagram

Instagram

Future Tech Lab @futuretechlab @worldeconomicforum Young Global Leader Class of 2018

GEOENGINEERING to save the Planet: The controversial Plan B that could become inevitable. Thoughts?
Researchers from Harvard university are trying to replicate the conditions of the stratosphere, to temporally cool the planet by spraying clouds of sulphur dioxide particles into the sky. 
Harvard s Gernot Wagner Developed a new type of plane that will fly more than 4,000 missions a year dumping particulates into the stratosphere.

It is known as a radical and potentially benefiting form of geoengineering - a large scale intervention in the Earth s natural systems with the main aim of temporally reducing the affects of climate change. Such process already occurred naturally when in 1991 Mount Pinatubo erupted and spewed millions of tons of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere, cooling the planet by 0.5 C for more than a year.

Geoengineering is gaining global traction. Last fall, the UN s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report saying geoengineering could be used as an emergency  temporary remedial measure.  To be sure, some scientists warn geoengineering will have unintended consequences. MIT s Daniel Cziczo, an atmospheric scientist, warns that geoengineering could destroy the ozone layer. Without the ozone layer, photosynthesis would be difficult, the food chain would be destroyed, and life on Earth would perish. In this case, unintended consequences would be apocalyptic.
GEOENGINEERING to save the Planet: The controversial Plan B that could become inevitable. Thoughts? Researchers from Harvard university are trying to replicate the conditions of the stratosphere, to temporally cool the planet by spraying clouds of sulphur dioxide particles into the sky. Harvard s Gernot Wagner Developed a new type of plane that will fly more than 4,000 missions a year dumping particulates into the stratosphere. It is known as a radical and potentially benefiting form of geoengineering - a large scale intervention in the Earth s natural systems with the main aim of temporally reducing the affects of climate change. Such process already occurred naturally when in 1991 Mount Pinatubo erupted and spewed millions of tons of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere, cooling the planet by 0.5 C for more than a year. Geoengineering is gaining global traction. Last fall, the UN s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report saying geoengineering could be used as an emergency temporary remedial measure. To be sure, some scientists warn geoengineering will have unintended consequences. MIT s Daniel Cziczo, an atmospheric scientist, warns that geoengineering could destroy the ozone layer. Without the ozone layer, photosynthesis would be difficult, the food chain would be destroyed, and life on Earth would perish. In this case, unintended consequences would be apocalyptic.

Сэтгэгдэл бичих

цааш үзэх