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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Gabriele C. Hegerl & Susan Solomon, Science, 2009, Risks of Climate Engineering

Science, published online August 6, 2009; DOI: 10.1126/science.1178530


Submitted on July 1, 2009; accepted on July 29, 2009.

Risks of Climate Engineering

Gabriele C. Hegerl*
(Grant Institute, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JW, U.K.) and Susan Solomon* (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Earth System Research Laboratory, 325 Broadway R/CSD, Boulder, CO 80305–3337, U.S.A.)


Observations indicate that attempts to limit climate warming by reducing incoming shortwave radiation risk major precipitation changes.

*Correspondence: Gabriele C. Hegerl, e-mail: and Susan Solomon, e-mail:

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