Friday, February 18, 2011
A climate cure's dark side
In this article, the author Sharon Begley maintains that geo-engineering once hailed as a panacea for climate change is being scrutinised by scientists who are maintaining that this approach could produce dangerous cascade effects, severely disrupting weather and agriculture -and might fail to block the worst of the greenhouse effects anyway. The greatest threat however is to Asian monsoons, which are driven by the temperature difference between warm land and cooler seas. Furthermore, geo-engineering might also reinforce some of the worst consequences of global warming according to the an officer in the British met Office. The full article is available in the latest issue of Newsweek in the ORI Library.