Are We About to Start Geoengineering Up in Here?


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Geoengineering is a frightening prospect. It should be, anyway. Intentionally attempting to engineer the planet's climate system by seeding cloud cover or scattering reflective particulates or so forth might seem harmless enough, but the specter of the law of unintended consequences looms pretty large here ...

Anyhow, the idea is once again gaining traction in Congress, and a bipartisan task force has been convened to study the options. The New York Times has the story.

Tags: Congress | Global Climate Change | United States

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