The phenomenon of global warming is one of the most pressing problems in recent science; the possible and imaginable solutions of the latest research have therefore opened up to various possibilities.
However, Harvard scientists may have come up with a solution that sounds too good to be true. And it is no coincidence that politicians and scientists continue to pass the buck on the subject of global warming and its devastating consequences.
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According to a study published in Nature Climate Change , researchers are evaluating what could happen if they could introduce particles that reflect sunlight into the earth’s atmosphere. Working with researchers at MIT and Princeton, the group suggested that global warming could be slowed by reducing the amount of sunlight reaching the earth’s surface.
Yes, you read that right! The technology used by the Princeton team of scientists is called solar geoengineering or solar geotechnics.
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The most important thing to point out is that the researchers are not suggesting that this method is a solution to increasing trends in global warming. Solar geotechnical technology is not designed to bring temperatures down to pre-industrial levels, nor to solve the real problem: the amount of carbon dioxide we produce remains at the heart of the problem.
A postdoctoral researcher in the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard, Peter Irvine was the main promoter of the study.
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This study could offer overall benefits without exacerbating problems in other parts of the world. To do this, the Harvard team used a high-resolution model to simulate extreme precipitation and tropical hurricanes in parts of planet Earth.
Researchers studied temperature and precipitation, water availability and also measured the intensity of tropical storms, which led to an astonishing discovery: Halving global warming through geoengineering would not only cool the planet, but also produce a moderate change in water availability and extreme precipitation in many parts of the world.
While the research by Harvard scientists is not the ultimate solution to global warming, we hope the team’s positive results can save our planet before it’s too late.
source used: businessinsider.com