Jacobs Journal of Environmental Sciences

Climatic Effects of Atmospheric Sulfur Dioxide Aerosol Emissions

Burl Henry
Department Of Environment Science, Freelance Writer , USA , United States

Published on: 2019-02-13

Abstract

The injection of SO2 aerosols into the stratosphere to provide cooling to counteract global warming is shown not to be a viable option. However, their introduction into the troposphere can easily be done and will provide the same cooling effect.Further, it is shown that the actual cause of global warming is due to the reduction in anthropogenic SO2 aerosol emissionsdue to global Clean Air efforts. The warming due to their reduction is so large that it accounts for all of the anomalouswarming that has occurred since 1979, leaving no room for any additional warming due to” greenhouse” gasses.

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Introduction

It is well known that the SO2 injected into the stratosphere by a large volcanic eruption can cause a temporary reduction in average global temperatures. As a result, it has been suggested that SO2 (or some other material) could intentionally be introduced into the stratosphere in order to counteract the effects of global warming.