Polluting our way out of global warming: The lunacy of sulphur dioxide SRM
Ever looked up at the sky and wondered what those persistent clouds coming out of aircraft engines were all about?
Oh, that's just frozen water vapor... "contrails"... right?
What is SRM? It's anthropogenic climate alteration; or, in a word — geoengineering.
It's the notion that purposeful use of sulphur dioxide emissions from Jet-A aviation fuel can reflect the Sun's rays and cool the planet.
Want to reverse global warming? All we need to do is pollute the sky (tropopause actually) with sulphur dioxide aircraft emissions and maybe, additional metallic nanoparticles. These (pollution) emissions will pollute the planet to victory over global warming from pollution!
Pollution to the rescue for pollution.
Who would propose such a concept?
A graduate of (morally-bankrupt) MIT.
Enter Harvard professor Dr. David W. Keith (PhD '91 MIT) and his plan to halt global warming. See... Is This Plan to Combat Climate Change Insane or Insanely Genius?
"Harvard physicist David Keith wants to use two jets and one million tons of sulfur dioxide a year to halt global warming...
He wants to spray sulfur dioxide particles into the stratosphere to create a reflective barrier that would deflect radiation and lower global temperature. A couple of planes flying 20 kilometers above the Earth once a year could spray a fine layer of sulfuric acid, enough to reflect back 1 percent of the sun’s rays."
To answer the question posed by Smithsonian Magazine above... it's insane.
Of course, it's common knowledge that sulphur compounds in the air is what causes environmentally devastating acid rain.
Think carefully about what you read and hear in that Report.
As asked before on ClimateX... "is there a chance that some scientific communities exist that are too reckless and arrogant for us to tolerate unchecked?"
Surely, the geoengineering community qualifies.
And yes, geoengineering is real.
If you need some additional proof of this fact, one of its conferences (American Meteorological Society) is going on right now in Austin, Texas... 21st Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification