Today on Planet 100: Global Sun Block (Video)

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Geoengineering is a controversial topic—lauded by some as the answer to our climate troubles and derided as a bandaid at best, dangerous junk science at worst, by others. Today, Planet 100 dives into the debate.The debate was reignited in a recent opinion piece published in Nature. There, an international group of scientists argue that research into methods of using artificially-created clouds to cool the planet should initiated immediately.

If the good-intentioned states of the world do not conduct the research necessary to fully understand engineering's dangers and implications, they argue, we may not be able to respond when rogue agents take matters into their own hands.

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