Accidental large-scale geoengineering?

July 8, 2011

A team of researchers has posited that one reason for the decline in global temperatures over the last decade is the massive amount of sulfur pumped into the atmosphere by China’s energy-hungry ascent to modernity.  The study itself is behind a paywall, but FuturePundit has a summary and some comments here.  As FP points out, if correct, this study lends support to Paul Crutzen’s proposal to inject sulfur into the atmosphere to increase albedo and reduce warming.

It should be noted that EnerGeoPolitics is a firm believer in the use of geo-engineering to mitigate climate change.

It might also be useful to not that study co-author Michael L. Mann  is not Michael E. Mann of hockey stick fame.


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