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Alan Robock on What Happens If We Start Solar Geo-Engineering

Rutgers researchers co-author first study on biological impacts of abruptly ending efforts to cool Earth’s climate.

Volcanoes, nuclear war, and solar geo-engineering.

With a research portfolio that includes all three, Alan Robock is used to thinking about sudden, catastrophic change. A professor of environmental science at Rutgers University, Robock studies the movement of small particles and liquids through Earth’s atmosphere. In that role, he researches some very large and particle-producing events: the sudden extrusion of many tons of sulfur from an erupting volcano, or the global convection of smoke and ash from the firestorms that would follow a nuclear war. Read more of The Atlantic article...