The amazing this is that everyone managed to agree and get on board with the CFC ban and implement it really quickly, instead of setting targets decades in the future.
We need to learn to do that a lot more often!
Julie Brooks-Girskiene We need to learn to do that a lot more often!
Yes and it should be easy but politics and nationalisms make it so hard. It is amazing that we did it with the CFC problem but we do need to learn to do it again fast.
While we have avoided the world from our simulations, threats to the ozone layer still exist. Some scientists favour counteracting climate change by emulating the global cooling effects of large volcanic eruptions – injecting particles into the upper atmosphere in a process known as stratospheric sulphate geoengineering.
This sounds crazy, like the good idea at the start of the disaster movie.
Egle-K This sounds crazy, like the good idea at the start of the disaster movie.
Agreed, this geoengineering and throwing stuff up into the atmosphere sounds like something that is just begging to go horrifically wrong.
Julie Brooks-Girskiene Yes! But people have many of these sorts of ideas!