The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report looked at intentional means of changing the planet’s atmosphere, also known as Geoengineering. Of two of the proposals being widely discussed, either limiting the sunlight that reaches Earth’s surface, or removing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, there is no current method for the schemes’ implementation.
In an article at Ars Technica, a website dedicated to technology, they examine the options proposed in the IPCC report.
[pl_blockquote cite=”Ars Technica”]The research is still in the early stages, and there is quite a lot we don’t yet know about these techniques. Their effectiveness is uncertain, their side effects are very uncertain, and the practicality of these ideas is extremely uncertain. A great deal more research will be required before we’ll have reliable guidance on what could be done and how it would best be implemented. And that guidance may very well be needed.[/pl_blockquote]
Until then, shouldn’t we get busy by planting more trees? Read the entire article here.