Climate Geoengineering


6 & 10

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Biological Sciences – Ecosystems

Earth and Space Sciences – Extreme Earth Events; Climate Change

Additional: Careers

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface

Years: 6, 10

Word count: 462

Researchers are constantly looking into ways we can mitigate or adapt to the effects of climate change. One approach that has shown some promise is the concept of solar geoengineering – effectively blocking some of the sun to reduce the amount of heat entering the lower atmosphere. However a study has warned that the most effective method for doing this might have some unforeseen consequences, like increasing the number of cyclones or droughts.

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6 & 10