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The world meteorological organization develops a special provision on the scientific basis of geoengineering, which is considered to be climatic weapons, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Deputy Director General of WMO Elena Manaenkova.
«In our language we are talking about geoengineering. We treat this very carefully and are developing the WMO position on the scientific basis of geoengineering. The fact that any intervention in natural systems change their characteristics… But if we own hands going into the atmosphere something to contribute, I believe that we must first think well and to calculate how it will affect anything,» she said.
Manaenkova noted that currently, there are different designs of artificial climate change.
«For example, throwing sulphur into the atmosphere. If there is a natural volcanic eruption, the emission of large quantities of such aerosols may reduce global temperature because they reflect the sun’s rays like a mirror. In October, we were forced to make three big global meeting in Bali because of the threat of the eruption of the volcano Agung. It is a stratovolcano, and the last time it erupted in 1963, the amount of substance that was released into the stratosphere, temporarily decreased the global temperature by 1 degree», she said.
According to her, from the emission of the volcano, this effect will last two to three years. But if we are talking about the long-term impact and the use of artificial mechanisms, it is necessary to accurately calculate all the consequences of intervention, which can lead to the disruption of the natural circulation in the atmosphere.
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