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Reynolds, Jesse L.; Parker, Andy; Irvine, Peter (2016): Five solar geoengineering tropes that have outstayed their welcome. In Earth’s Future, n/a‐n/a. DOI 10.1002/2016EF000416.
„However, a number of claims are frequently made in the academic and popular SRM discourses and, despite evidence to the contrary, pose the risk of hardening into accepted facts. Here, in order to foster a more productive and honest debate, we identify, describe, and refute five of the most problematic claims that are unsupported by existing evidence, unlikely to occur, or greatly exaggerated. These are (1) once started, SRM cannot be stopped; (2) SRM is a right-wing project; (3) SRM would cost only a few billion dollars per year; (4) Modelling studies indicate that SRM would disrupt monsoon precipitation; and (5) there is an international prohibition on outdoors research.“