Scientists suggest dimming sunlight to combat global warming

The main reason for the appearance of hurricanes is the heating of ocean water in the tropics, and 2017 showed that the intensity of this process has increased many times. Corals die, glaciers melt and monstrous forest fires flare up from the rise in atmospheric temperature. Scientists from the University of Bedfordshire (UK) believe that it is high time for humanity to engage in aggressive geoengineering.

As an initial step for changing conditions on planet Earth, they propose to "dim" the solar glow, to reduce the amount of radiation received from the star. To do this, you need to create a "nuclear winter" in miniature - to saturate the upper atmosphere with aerosols based on sulfur dioxide. The substance will reflect some of the sun's rays back into space and the heating of the troposphere will slow down.

The technical side of the task, the implementation of the project, is not yet discussed - everything is limited to computer modeling. And it shows that the ocean will not only not overheat, but will even cool down a little, which will reduce the number of hurricanes. And this will give corals more time to recover, but other aspects of the planet's temperature fluctuations are difficult to calculate.

Geoengineering can be the subject of serious discussion in the scientific community of the 21st century. On the one hand, the human influence on the climate is already indisputable and it is high time to give this process at least some order. On the other hand, almost everyone is unanimous that if some global changes are made, it will be almost impossible to undo their consequences. So the saying about “measure seven times, cut one” in case of impacts on a planetary scale becomes more relevant than ever.