Pumping sulphur gas into atmosphere could slow down global warming

May 20th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, May 20 (ANI): An Australian scientist has proposed a radical solution to slow down global warming, by suggesting a technique which would place sulphur gas into the Earths stratosphere to keep out the Suns rays.

According to a report in The Age, Professor Tim Flannery, possibly Australias best-known expert on global warming has said that climate change is happening so quickly that mankind may need to pump sulphur into the atmosphere to survive.

Flannery has suggested that sulphur gas could be inserted into the Earths stratosphere to keep out the suns rays and slow global warming, a process called global dimming.

The sulphur could be dispersed above the Earths surface by adding it to jet fuel, said Flannery. Though this process would change the colour of the sky, its the last barrier to a climate collapse, he added.

We need to be ready to start doing it in perhaps five years time if we fail to achieve what were trying to achieve, he said.

According to Flannery, the world was much more susceptible to greenhouse gas emissions that had been thought eight years ago.

Regardless of what happened to emissions in the future, there was already far too much greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, he said. Cutting emissions was not enough. Mankind now has to take greenhouse gases out of the air, he added.

Everythings going in the wrong direction at the moment, timelines are getting shorter, the amount of pollution in the atmosphere is growing. Its extremely urgent, said Flannery.

As well as the global dimming plan, Professor Flannery said that carbon should be taken out of the air and converted into charcoal, then ploughed into farmers fields. (ANI)

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