The Risk of Termination Shock From Solar Geoengineering

  title={The Risk of Termination Shock From Solar Geoengineering},
  author={Andy Parker and Peter J. Irvine},
  journal={Earth's Future},
  pages={456 - 467}
If solar geoengineering were to be deployed so as to mask a high level of global warming, and then stopped suddenly, there would be a rapid and damaging rise in temperatures. This effect is often referred to as termination shock, and it is an influential concept. Based on studies of its potential impacts, commentators often cite termination shock as one of the greatest risks of solar geoengineering. However, there has been little consideration of the likelihood of termination shock, so that… 

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