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Honolulu Scholar Weighs In on Geoengineered Cooling

Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Honolulu ARCS Scholar Patrick Drupp has expressed caution about geoengineering research designed to artificially cool Earth. "We’re already running a massive chemical experiment on the planet, and now you’re talking about another massive experiment,” the director of climate policy for the Sierra Club told the New York Times. “I’m not sure if that’s the best thing that we should be looking at right now.”

Dr. Patrick DruppDr. Drupp received the 2014 Lee von Hornlein ARCS Award in Oceanography. He was quoted in an article about Environmental Defense Fund plans to issue grants for research on technologies that might be used to buy time for dealing with climate change. The Alameda, Calif., City Council voted to halt one such experiment. Read the New York Times article.


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