Last week the researchers from the Yale and Harvard had proposed an idea of sun-dimming so as to tone down the climate change which definitely didn’t sound good. However, the last week’s article is supposedly false as the researches plan had been misinterpreted and also the solar geoengineering concept was not even mentioned.
At present, the lecturer Wake Smith from Yale along with lecturer Gernot Wagner from Harvard tried adding up the cost of the popular solar geoengineering methods named Stratospheric Aerosol Injection (SAI) which principally involves throwing away a cluster of sunlight-reflecting particles into the upper atmosphere. This new strategy can aid in curbing global warming at a low cost. The aim mentioned in the paper and the news reports have a huge gap. The solar geoengineering concept is just an assumption made so as to starve the climate change and not something the scientists have already started working on. This concept plays no role in CO2 reduction and it just provides indirect benefits to climate change without posing an impact on the root cause.
The new research proposes a controversial and highly catastrophic method wherein the bunch of sulfate particles can be dumped into the lower stratosphere for lowering the Earth temperature and it is expected to be achieved using SAI Lofter (SAIL) which does not even exist. The yearly expenditure for the project is assumed to reach $2 billion which in the next 15 Years can help cut down half the temperature change. This is an ambitious hypothetical deployment program expected to commence 15 years with the help of engineers is assumed by the researchers. The potential impact of global warming is the reason the scientists are finding a solution to mitigate climate change as there is no easy way out. Thus, even such hypothetical ideas are also being thought over.
A Washington State University researcher has discovered that one-fourth of the carbon present in the soil is attached to minerals present six feet underneath the surface. This new discovery helps to find out the role of elements as the carbon continues to warm the Earth’s surrounding. The carbons are normally concentrated deep down in the world’s wet forests and they tend to stay there intact even though the temperatures are rising.