Scientists: Artificial cooling of the Earth is useless

University of Miami scientists have announced that artificial cooling of the oceans is ineffective in weakening hurricanes that have become more powerful due to global warming, and the journal Communications Earth & Environment notes that even if humanity had inexhaustible resources to cool the huge volume of ocean water, it would only lead to a slight weakening. for tropical cyclones.

According to the “RT” website, the researchers used in this study a complex computer model of the Earth’s atmosphere as well as the theory of the interrelationship between the sea and the atmosphere. They tracked how the cooling of an area of ​​260,000 square kilometers of oceans, which is equivalent to 21,000 cubic kilometers, by two degrees Celsius, affects the strength of hurricanes.

It became clear to the researchers that even in the best weather and ocean conditions, the vulnerability of hurricanes will not exceed 15 percent, although the amount of energy that must be obtained from the ocean to achieve this goal is 100 times greater than the amount consumed by the United States in 2019. This means that this method is ineffective Very well in all circumstances.

According to the researchers, although the idea of ​​artificially reducing the strength of hurricanes is illogical, various proposals on this topic are published in the media and scientific literature, and official patents have been registered. But it is useless. For example, it was decided to close the STORMFURY project, which aims to use geoengineering to change some of the consequences of climate change, and not prevent global warming, due to the lack of any results.

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