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Dimming the Sun has a dark side

Friday 10 Aug 18 11:00am

A veil of stratospheric sulfate aerosols circles the Earth in the months following the massive 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo. These aerosols cooled and shaded the Earth's croplands, shown in green.

 

SOLAR geoengineering would ease heat stress, but also block vital sunlight for plants.

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