14 Nov '11, 4pm

Reaching a Comfort Level With Geoengineering

Reaching a Comfort Level With Geoengineering By CORNELIA DEAN Until recently, the idea of coping with climate change by means of geoengineering was something it seemed no one wanted to talk about. Even people who saw potential merit in deliberately altering conditions on Earth or in the atmosphere to mitigate climate change feared that if people thought there was an engineering fix, it would encourage them to abandon efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions All that is changing, as a new report from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, “Geoengineering for Decision Makers,” reflects. Like other recent reports, the new document says that runaway climate change cannot be ruled out, especially if the planet reaches a tipping point — for example, if melting Arctic permafrost starts releasing enough methane gas into the atmosphere to create a self-amplifying f...

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