Azara Blog: Dumping sulphate particles in atmosphere might lead to thinning of ozone layer

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Date published: 2008/04/26

The BBC says:

Research has cast new doubt on the wisdom of using Sun-blocking sulphate particles to cool the planet.

Sulphate injections are one of several "geo-engineering" solutions to climate change being discussed by scientists.

But data published in Science journal suggests the strategy would lead to drastic thinning of the ozone layer.

Well the ozone layer is no doubt only one potential problem (and probably not even close to being the worst problem) with dumping sulphate particles into the atmosphere. There have got to be lots better engineering solutions (e.g. carbon capture and storage).

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