22 November 2018 | The World Academy of Sciences |
Spraying aerosol particles into the atmosphere could block a portion of the sun’s warming energy and help check global warming. But potential dangers of radiation management still need to be explored, scientists said at TWAS’s Trieste Next roundtable.
“..the international scientific community is now envisaging Plan C: deflecting some of the sun’s light and heat through “solar radiation management”, or SRM. Through geoengineering technologies – for example, spraying sunlight-blocking aerosols into the stratosphere – scientists would try to dim the warming energy of the sun.”