Wolovick: Geoengineering to Slow Sea-Level Rise of Polar Glaciers

Monday, Mar 19, 2018

Targeted geoengineering to preserve continental ice sheets deserves serious research and investment, argues an international team of researchers in a Comment  published March 14 in the journal Nature. Without intervention, by 2100 most large coastal cities will face sea levels that are more than three feet higher than they are currently.  Previous discussions of geoengineering have looked at global projects, like seeding the atmosphere with particles to reflect more sunlight. That’s what makes this focused approach more feasible, says CICS Scientist Michael Wolovick, an AOS postdoc and a co-author on the Comment.

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