“Geoengineering could bring severe drought to the tropics, research shows”

Layers of Volcanic Dust in the Earth's Atmosphere following eruption of Mount Pinatubo, Philippines

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/08/geoengineering-drought-tropics-climate-change-volcano?CMP=EMCENVEML1631

The controversial idea of geoengineering – deliberately changing the Earth’s climate – is being seriously discussed as a last-ditch way of avoiding dangerous global warming if efforts to slash greenhouse gas emissions fail.

But the new work shows that a leading contender – pumping sulphate particles into the stratosphere to block sunlight – could have side-effects just as serious as the effects of warming itself. Furthermore, the impacts would be different around the world, raising the prospect of conflicts between nations that might benefit and those suffering more damage.

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My name is Isabelle Whitehead. I was a member of the Bolton School group on the Operation Wallacea 2015 expedition to Peru.

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