News tagged with climate engineering

Climate engineering no longer on the fringe

When the National Academy of Sciences released a pair of reports earlier this month on geoengineering—deliberate intervention in the climate system to counter global warming—it moved discussion of the controversial topic ...

dateFeb 19, 2015 in Environment
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Adjusting Earth's thermostat, with caution

A vast majority of scientists believe that the Earth is warming at an unprecedented rate and that human activity is almost certainly the dominant cause. But on the topics of response and mitigation, there is far less consensus.

dateNov 17, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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No quick fix for those melting glaciers

Even after researching the effects of climate change on ecosystems for 15 years, I had to put down my morning coffee and take a deep breath at the news earlier this spring that much of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is sure ...

dateJun 13, 2014 in Environment
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