The University of Cambridge is building a radical new centre designed to explore potential ways of fighting climate change.
The Centre for Climate Repair will explore radical geoengineering schemes designed to directly tackle the effects of climate change.
Among schemes being considered are the spraying of salt into clouds in order to make them reflect more warming sunlight back into space.
Others imagine the extraction of atmospheric carbon dioxide for use as fuel. The minimization of the arctic melting aims to prevent the catastrophic floods.
The mandate of the Centre for Climate Repair will be to ‘solve the climate problem and save our planet, according to University of Cambridge climate scientist Emily Shuckburgh.
When complete, the centre will be the first of its kind in the world to focus exclusively on reducing carbon emissions and testing radical geoengineering concepts that could be used to try and reverse changes to the climate.
What we do over the next 10 years will determine the future of humanity, centre coordinator and former chief scientific adviser Professor
Sir David King said. ‘There is no major centre in the world that would be focused on this one big issue,’ he added.
The Centre for Climate Repair is a part of the University of Cambridge’s Carbon Neutral Futures Initiative.
The centre will bring together researchers from various disciplines – not only climate researchers but also engineers and social scientists.
Source: (Daily Mail)