Morton's advocacy for geoengineering
separates the book from previous tomes on the subject (SN: 6/5/10, p.
As the article reveals, while university scientists talk about geoengineering
as if it is some possible future activity, the reality is that geoengineering
has been practiced throughout the 21[sup.
The deliberate use of technology to manipulate the environment usually in the context of fighting climate change is called geoengineering
technologies are further broken down into two categories.
The technological prospects for geoengineering
are vast, and fall into two main camps:
And, more to the point, Linda is exercised that Cyprus has been targeted for this geoengineering
s expert panel on climate change is under pressure from both sides this week as it considers whether geoengineering
should be part of the tool-kit that governments use to keep global warming in check.
The study looks at solar radiation management, a proposed method of geoengineering
by spraying tiny sulfur-based particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect sunlight.
Other aspects of the study will include an examination of the history of geoengineering
and its effect on society, public reaction, a discussion on other techniques not tested in the study, and future research topics.
The prospect of geoengineering
involves a dangerous gamble.
Two concerns about geoengineering
arise consistently among the many that are voiced.
proposals fall into two categories: carbon dioxide removal (CDR), which would remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, and solar radiation management (SRM), which would offset temperature increases by reflecting sunlight back into space.