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What Is Geoengineering?


A primary-of-its-kind challenge led by Harvard scientists is only one instance

Phrases of Warming is a brand new collection from Future Human defining the language of local weather change and environmental and local weather justice.

Definition of geoengineering

1: deliberate, large-scale initiatives geared toward intervening in Earth’s pure processes, sometimes geared toward mitigation of the impacts of local weather change by intentional alteration of Earth’s ambiance, oceans, and soil. The apply continues to be largely in experimental phases and is controversial, with some claiming that it’s the one factor that may mitigate the worst impacts of local weather change, and others cautious of extra human-made impacts to the setting and local weather that the apply might deliver.

Last week, local weather activist and author Invoice McKibben wrote a couple of first-of-its-kind geoengineering challenge for the New Yorker:

“This so-called solar geoengineering is the ultimate, break-the-glass response to the climate crisis…. The argument in its favor is that humanity has done so little to address the climate crisis, despite thirty years of scientific warning, that we might have no choice but to follow our injection of CO2 with an injection of sulfate aerosols. Think of it as Narcan, on a global scale.”



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