Investigating potential ecological impacts of climate intervention by reflecting sunlight to cool Earth

This website highlights collaborative and interdisciplinary research from members of a National Science Foundation funded Workshop on ecological impacts of solar radiation modification (SRM) geoengineering.

Projected surface temperature change in 2081-2100 in a scenario without mitigation compared with one where emissions are reduced (left) and in a scenario without mitigation, but with stratospheric aerosol injections (SAI) (right). Although SAI may cool the planet down to a certain global temperature target, the local cooling may be uneven, and there are potentially large impacts on ecosystems (right). Adapted from Visioni et al. (2021)


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This research is funded by the National Science Foundation: [2019-2021];

NSF-1926567( PI: J. Gurevitch),

NSF-1550765 (PI: P. Zarnetske).

We thank the Computational and Information Systems Lab at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Michigan State University, and Stony Brook University for facilitating this research.