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Solar Geoengineering and Caribbean Agriculture

Dr. Dale Rankine (left) and Dr. Leonardo Clarke (right)

A team from the Department of Physics has been awarded a new research grant through the Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative (SRMGI) to assess the effects of simulated Solar Radiation Management (SRM) Geoengineering on future agriculture yields in the Caribbean. The project will be executed over two years starting June 2021 and is led by Dr. Leonardo Clarke with support from Dr. Dale Rankine and other collaborators from the Department of Physics. The Instituto de Meteorologia (Cuba) is also a key regional partner. This project is the second, at the UWI, to be funded by SRMGI which also funded pioneering work conducted by Dr. Clarke and partners that examined potential changes in Caribbean climate parameters if SRM was used to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. This first project is in its concluding stages.

To read more about the first project see







Published on 03 Jul, 2021

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