It looks like we just invented a hogh tec Earth thermometer!
We learn how to regulate the temperature of the Earth.
One big question remains.
What will Al Gore do with all his spare time?
By Sara Goudarzi
LiveScience Staff Writer
posted: 27 July 2006
01:27 pm ET
One way to curb global warming is to purposely shoot sulfur into the atmosphere, a scientist suggested today.
The burning of fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere. It also releases sulfur that cools the planet by reflecting solar radiation away from Earth.
Most researchers say the warming effect has been winning in recent decades.
Injecting sulfur into the second atmospheric layer closest to Earth would reflect more sunlight back to space and offset greenhouse gas warming, according to Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Germany and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego."