The Regulation of Geoengineering (UK gov’t doc)

House of Commons Science and Technology
“The Regulation of Geoengineering”
Report printed March 10, 2010
Page 11: ‘carbon dioxide removal’
Page 13: ‘solar radiation management’
“Cloud Albedo: It has been proposed that the Earth could be cooled by whitening clouds over parts of the ocean.42
Aerosol injection: Large volcano eruptions result in the mass injection of sulphate particles— formed from the emitted sulphur dioxide—into the stratosphere. As these aerosols reflect solar radiation back to space, or themselves absorb heat, mass eruptions result in a cooling of the lower atmosphere. The eruption of Mount Tambora in present day Indonesia, for example, was thought to have produced the “year without a summer” in 1816. In the 1970s, Professor Budyko proposed that “artificial volcanoes” be geoengineered. That is, that sulphate aerosols be injected into the
stratosphere to mimic the cooling effect caused by these “super-eruptions”.43”
Page 15: ‘weather modification techniques’


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