Geoengineering technique affects lives on the earth, says new research. The technique designed to deflect the earth-warming sun rays would rebound if discontinued suddenly, obliterating out entire ecosystems and species. The findings have been disclosed online in the Nature Ecology & Evolution journal.
A range of risks can be triggered by the geoengineering schemes including the condition if spraying gases gets stopped unexpectedly, because of which a rapid heat stream coming on the planet could ravage plants and animals.
Study , co-author, Alan Robock from The Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick said in a statement that, “If geoengineering ever stopped abruptly, it would be devastating. So you would have to be sure that it could be stopped gradually, and it is easy to think of scenarios that would prevent that.”
Robock added that, “Rapid warming after stopping geoengineering would be a huge threat to the natural environment and biodiversity. We need to evaluate both the benefits and the risks to see whether this would ever make sense to do. And if the answer is no, we need to know that sooner rather than later so we can put even more emphasis on mitigation.”
Geoengineering techniques are designed to use a custom high-altitude jet fleet to spray sulphur dioxide all through the stratosphere as higher as above the most of clouds and imitate the meteorological impacts of massive volcanic eruptions that have been historically followed by global cooling period.