Sulfate injections won’t solve polar warming

Researchers at the University of Washington have found that a proposed engineering solution for climate change would have dangerous consequences.

The proposed method, directing sulfate particles into the stratosphere, would be only partially effective, as the increased aerosol levels would not be enough to counteract the effects of increased carbon.

While sulfate particles could help lower temperatures in the tropics and potentially avert food shortages, it may not prevent temperature changes in polar regions, threatening Arctic marine life as well as the Antarctic ice sheets.

Scientits say that there is no way of keeping the current climate, nor of using sulfate particles to return the earth to its current climate.

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