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'Global sunscreen' plan could wreck tropics: study

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An idea by the father of the H-bomb to slow global warming by sowing the stratosphere with light-reflecting particles could wreck the weather system in the tropics, a study said Wednesday. 

Silhouettess of palm trees are seen on the sand in a beach in Bacolet, Tobago on June 6, 2009

The scheme may benefit northern Europe and parts of Asia, but around the equator rainfall patterns would be disrupted, potentially drying up tropical forests in South America and intensifying droughts in Africa and Southeast Asia.

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