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    NOAA's "Plan B" would pollute the atmosphere to stop climate change warming

    NOAA has approval to study two ways of stopping climate change, one by injecting massive amounts of sulfur dioxide into the air. That's interesting.

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...limate-plan-b/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    NOAA has approval to study two ways of stopping climate change, one by injecting massive amounts of sulfur dioxide into the air. That's interesting.

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...limate-plan-b/

    Considering the lovely affects of acid rain, that sounds like a plan with some rather noticeable downsides.
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    Yeahno.
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    Hey, if they seeded the atmosphere with hydrogen cyanide they could get rid of anthropogenic climate change...


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    Before everyone gets into a twist, this is approval to study it, not do it.

    All solutions for climate change have risks, including doing nothing. It would be nice ot have more data to make our decisions.
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    Here is a quote about the short-falls of just such a plan:

    Adding sulphate aerosols to the troposphere (NAS, 1992) has been ruled out due to negative impacts on human health, the greater loading required than the equivalent intervention in the stratosphere, and the need for multiple injection locations (Crutzen, 2006; MacCracken, 2006)

    https://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/9/55...-5539-2009.pdf

    Other options are available:
    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/4...ng-the-planet/
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlo...ar-satellites/
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