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geoengineering

[‚jē·ō‚en·jə′nir·iŋ]
(science and technology)
Artificial modification of earth systems to counteract anthropogenic effects, such as increasing carbon dioxide uptake by fertilizing ocean surface waters or screening out sunlight with orbiting mirrors.
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The 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo has served as a peg on which geoengineering proponents often hang this argument.
Imagine large droughts or floods around the world that could be blamed on geoengineering, and demands that it stop.
Geoengineering - the large-scale manipulation of the Earth's natural systems - has been popularised as a means of counteracting the negative effects of climate change.
Scientists from the Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative warn in their (http://science.
First, integrated research would be favored if a coherent and defensible research program mission cannot be defined at the level of one response type, but only at some higher level of aggregation: as Long points out, "make solar geoengineering work" is not a suitable mission statement for a research program.
But when they consider geoengineering solutions--technological methods to alter the climate that they admit would cost a small fraction of the carbon tax--they raise the specter of unspecified unintended consequences and even construct a scenario in which a mysterious foreign government could engage in unchecked geoengineering.
Morton's advocacy for geoengineering separates the book from previous tomes on the subject (SN: 6/5/10, p.
It from this position that this paper attempts to engage with Lehman and Nelson (2014) and Clark's (2013, 2014) call to pursue experimental political projects, by arguing that local-regional geoengineering and Transition Towns have a more radical capacity to develop experiments that both bridges scale, and recognises humans as sensitive 'beings' making material 'transactions' with the more-than-human world.
The deliberate use of technology to manipulate the environment usually in the context of fighting climate change is called geoengineering.
A recent UK Royal Society report has reviewed various geoengineering proposals and the reader is referred to that report for more details.