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A study shows a reduction in air pollution leads to an increase in global warming

Scientists have discovered a major paradox in nature – clean air increases global warming, while pollution keeps our planet cooler.

An international team of researchers determined that current pollution levels are 30 percent lower than in 2000, but that carbon dioxide emissions have increased global warming by 50 percent.

Pollutant particles, such as sulfate or nitrate, are known for their reflective properties and are commonly found in exhaust.

The team, in a desperate move, proposes using aerosols again, but using a controversial type of geoengineering to do so.

As Science.org reports, this method, called solar engineering, requires the release of sulfate particles into the stratosphere, which in turn will cause reflective haze.

The study, led by the University of Leipzig, offers good news for human health – these particles are linked to millions of deaths each year – but the future for humanity is bleak.

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While pollution has decreased by 20% since 2000, warming from carbon emissions has increased

The team found that ocean temperatures have been rising since 2000, which they say again because the world has adopted policies that reduce the use of aerosols.

Johannes Koss, a climate scientist at the University of Leipzig and lead author of the study, told Science.org that the study was carried out using instruments on NASA’s Terra and Aqua moons, which both collect data about Earth’s atmosphere.

The instrument also collects intelligence about radiation entering and leaving Earth, helping research understand the increase in infrared heat trapped by greenhouse gases.

Other satellite instruments show a reduction in the reflected light coming from Earth.

Scientists used NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites (pictured) to study the atmosphere and found that the fog reduced as the air cleared. less fog means more radiation

Venkachalam Ramaswamy, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Laboratory of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, told Science.org that there is only one explanation for this – clean air. Dynamics Laboratory. “It is very difficult to find alternative reasons for this,” he said.

All this data allowed the team to analyze fog in the atmosphere, which helped them identify fogs in North America, Europe and East Asia that largely disappeared from 2000 to 2019.

The findings sparked the idea of ​​bringing pollution particles back into the atmosphere, which in turn would reflect solar radiation back into space and ultimately limit or reverse human-caused climate change.

The team, in desperation, again suggested using aerosols, but resorted to controversial geoengineering to do so. This method was proposed by the Stratosphere Controlled Turbulence Experiment, funded by Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

This method was proposed by the Stratosphere Controlled Turbulence Experiments, funded by Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

This $3 million initial test will use a high-altitude science balloon to lift about four pounds of calcium carbonate dust — the size of a small bag — into the atmosphere 12 miles above the New Mexico desert.

This would result in a tubular sphere half a mile long and 100 yards in diameter.

Over the next 24 hours, the balloon will be guided again by a propeller through this artificial cloud, as onboard sensors monitor the dust’s ability to reflect off the Sun and its effect on the thin air around it.

However, SCOPEX was put on hold amid fears that it could trigger a catastrophic chain reaction, wreaking climate havoc in the form of severe droughts and hurricanes, and killing millions of people worldwide.

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