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  • Environ Pollut Climate Change 2019, Vol 3(1): 170
  • DOI: 10.4172/2573-458X.1000170

Atmospheric SO2: Principal Control Knob Governing Earth’s Temperatures

Burl Henry*
Retired IBM Senior Engineer, United States
*Corresponding Author : Burl Henry, Retired IBM Senior Engineer, 4 Shamrock Circle, Poughkeepsie, New York 12603, United States, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Jan 28, 2019 / Accepted Date: Feb 27, 2019 / Published Date: Mar 06, 2019


An examination of the effects of SO2 aerosols in earth’s atmosphere shows that they are responsible for all of the changes that have occurred in earth’s temperatures since the Roman Warming period, and, by extension, the cause of all of the ice ages throughout earth’s history.

They are primarily of volcanic origin, but since circa 1950, anthropogenic SO2 aerosol emissions began rising, peaking at ~136 Megatons in 1979, and, because of their cooling effect, fears of a return to little ice age conditions.

However, because of acid rain and health concerns, global clean air efforts to reduce SO2 aerosol emissions were instituted in the early 1970’s, and temperatures began to rise because of the cleaner, less polluted air.

This warming has been attributed to the accumulation of CO2 in earth’s atmosphere, but the analysis presented in this paper shows that the expected warming from the reduction in SO2 aerosol emissions precisely matches the actual rise in global temperatures, leaving NO room for any of the hypothesized warming from “greenhouse” gasses. The warming is simply an unfortunate side effect of clean air efforts.

Keywords: Climate change; Environment; Sulphur dioxide aerosols; Volcanoes

Citation: Henry B (2019) Atmospheric SO2: Principal Control Knob Governing Earth’s Temperatures. Environ Pollut Climate Change 3: 170. Doi: 10.4172/2573-458X.1000170

Copyright: © 2019 Henry B. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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