Challenges and Solutions to Geoengineering


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Challenges and Solutions to Geoengineering
What is Geoengineering?
Geoengineering is the development of “deliberate large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate system, in order to moderate global warming,” (The Royal Society ix), created by scientific means rather than social changes in the way that human beings use and exploit resources. The Royal Society notes that the advent of geoengineering options have only arisen in the last few years, as attempts to moderate the reducing, reusing and recycling behaviours of our society has come to little more than ardent discussion. Policies designed to offset and counter the greenhouse gases created by human industry and consumer choices have been less than effective. For this reason, it has...
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