Artificial climate intervention could completely destroy the planet, so we probably shouldn’t do that

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That terrible Hollywood disaster movie Geostorm fell flat on its face at the box office and got so many things wrong when it comes to science that it’s really not even worth remembering, but it did manage to predict something vaguely accurately: manipulation of the climate is bad news. In a new study published in the journal Nature Communications, a team of researchers led by climate gurus at the University of Exeter reveal that dabbling in artificial cooling of the planet as a countermeasure to manmade global warming is a recipe for disaster.

The research utilized advanced climate models to simulate the effects of the proposed climate intervention techniques — including the intentional injection of aerosols into the atmosphere to lessen the sun’s ability to fuel devastating storms — and the results are not exactly encouraging.

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ARTIFICIAL CLIMATE INTERVENTION COULD COMPLETELY DESTROY THE PLANET, SO WE PROBABLY SHOULDN’T DO THAT originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 at 15:16:17 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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