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Refreezing poles feasible and cheap, new study finds

A subpolar-focused stratospheric aerosol injection deployment scenario

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IOP Publishing

Polar ice caps

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The poles are warming several times faster than the global average, causing record smashing heatwaves that were reported earlier this year in both the Arctic and Antarctic. Melting ice and collapsing glaciers at high latitudes would accelerate sea level rise around the planet. Fortunately, refreezing the poles by reducing incoming sunlight would be both feasible and remarkably cheap, according to new research published today in IOP Publishing’s Environmental Research Communications.

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