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The Geoengineering Option To Combat Climate Change

The current talks on curbing the global warming trend may not yield any meaningful, actionable consensus - then what? More talks, no doubt, but what if most countries can't bring themselves to disrupt their already rather economies in pursuit of a noble but still distant set of goals - and those based largely upon a future wrought by the results of computer modelling? 

Well, there is another possibility; that of so-called geoengineering, a sort of "terraforming lite", where the atmosphere is manipulated in order to attempt to control global temperatures. It sounds like plot from a Bond movie, but it is at least being talked about as a "last gasp" sort of solution.
But others inside the negotiations shudder at even talking about the issue.
"The emissions and the climate change that we're causing with that is already a massive experiment on our world that we don't really know the outcome of," said U.N. Assistant Secretary-General Janos Pasztor. "So I don't think we should start another set of experiments and go into geoengineering. I think we should get our act together and reduce our emissions."


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-12-unspoken-option-climate-geoengineering.html#jCp
 But others inside the negotiations shudder at even talking about the issue.

"The emissions and the climate change that we're causing with that is already a massive experiment on our world that we don't really know the outcome of," said U.N. Assistant Secretary-General Janos Pasztor. "So I don't think we should start another set of experiments and go into geoengineering. I think we should get our act together and reduce our emissions."
Just to be clear, this is a discussion of global warming, not a clean environment - personally I think that clean air and water is a more pressing need.

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But others inside the negotiations shudder at even talking about the issue.
"The emissions and the climate change that we're causing with that is already a massive experiment on our world that we don't really know the outcome of," said U.N. Assistant Secretary-General Janos Pasztor. "So I don't think we should start another set of experiments and go into geoengineering. I think we should get our act together and reduce our emissions."


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-12-unspoken-option-climate-geoengineering.html#jCp

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