The team of researchers from California University of Berkeley found that geogengery will have a more disastrous effect on the level of the planetary yield of crops than inaction.
Geogengery implies the management of weather conditions and the level of solar radiation entering the surface of the Earth by changing the atmosphere. To combat the coming global warming, researchers want to create aerosols for the stratosphere, which will reduce the amount of light on the surface of the planet for its cooling. A similar effect is observed from the emission of gases during volcanic eruptions.
Scientists Berkeley analyzed the level of yield after two major volcanic eruptions in 1982 and 1991. As a result, they found that these events had a negative effect on two types of crops, such as wheat, rice, soybean, corn and the like.
Next, they created several models of the Earth with the global introduction of aerosol into the atmosphere and came to the conclusion that harm from the reduction of sunlight will exceed the benefit of temperature decrease. The team says that scientists from other spheres can also use modeling to determine the impact and make a general conclusion, taking into account all the consequences. However, some believe that they are impossible to accurately assess them, so it is better not to interfere in the natural planetary mechanisms that we still know about.