An international team of scientists from Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany came to the conclusion that removing pollutants from the air could aggravate global warming. This is reported by the Daily Mail.
Scientists have modeled four scenarios of global climate change, which simulate the effects of the disappearance of aerosols (sulphates and soot). It turned out that the pollutants block some of the solar radiation entering the Earth. Their removal at the current level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will enhance the greenhouse effect when the atmosphere absorbs more heat energy.
As a result of this process, the average temperature of the atmosphere will increase by 0.5-1.1 degrees Celsius. This, in turn, will dramatically increase the number of natural disasters, such as drought and floods.
Some experts suggest using aerosols to prevent a rise in global temperature. However, the results of the study showed that such a method of geoengineering, when abruptly stopping emissions of soot and other particles in the atmosphere, could lead to more rapid warming. In any case, experts note, climate change threatens with severe floods, deadly heat, frosts and other natural disasters.
In August 2017, a group of scientists published a scientific paper in which climatologists predicted the death of millions of people due to extreme weather conditions, including because of the heat.