Bio_Ecology Article - A major problem in todays environment...

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A major problem in today’s environment is the amount of carbon dioxide being emitted into the environment. The consequence of carbon emission is global warming. The easy solution to this problem would be to reduce the use of carbon dioxide emitting products. However, that is not easy to do in a society that is attached to their cars and warm houses. An alternative to decreasing the use of carbon emitting products would be to send “mirror-supporting satellites into space or filling the stratosphere with light reflecting particles to block the sun’s rays (Swaminathan).” The scientists responsible for coming up with a “mirror-supporting satellite” model are Ken Caldeira, a climate scientist, and Damon Matthews, an ecologist. The purpose of this model is to counter affect the carbon emissions going into the atmosphere and increasing temperatures on Earth. With the model in space, the amount of radiation from the sun hitting the Earth would decrease. To have an effective model, the scientists first
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