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Parker, Andy; Irvine, Peter J. (2018): The Risk of Termination Shock From Solar Geoengineering

Parker, Andy; Irvine, Peter J. (2018): The Risk of Termination Shock From Solar Geoengineering. In Earth's Future 8 (2), p. 249. DOI: 10.1002/2017EF000735.

"However, there has been little consideration of the likelihood of termination shock, so that conclusions about its risk are premature. This paper explores the physical characteristics of termination shock, then uses simple scenario analysis to plot out the pathways by which different driver events (such as terrorist attacks, natural disasters, or political action) could lead to termination. It then considers where timely policies could intervene to avert termination shock. We conclude that some relatively simple policies could protect a solar geoengineering system against most of the plausible drivers."

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