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World’s Largest Geoengineering Study Triggers Major Controversy

World’s Largest Geoengineering Study Triggers Major Controversy

In an effort to cool the atmosphere, Harvard University will inject aerosols 12 miles into the atmosphere, leading the charge on the largest geoengineering study to ever take place. The first two “small-scale” dispersals will consist of water and calcium carbonate—two naturally occurring aerosols that regulate Earth’s radiation balance. The idea is to mimic a […]

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    World’s Largest Geoengineering Study Triggers Major Controversy

    World’s Largest Geoengineering Study Triggers Major Controversy

    In an effort to cool the atmosphere, Harvard University will inject aerosols 12 miles into the atmosphere, leading the charge on the largest geoengineering study to ever take place. The first two “small-scale” dispersals will consist of water and calcium carbonate—two naturally occurring aerosols that regulate Earth’s radiation balance. The idea is to mimic a […]

    Geoengineering Unlikely to Work

    Geoengineering Unlikely to Work

    By Alex Kirby The global watchdog responsible for protecting the world’s wealth of species, the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), has looked at the hopes for reining in climate change through geoengineering. Its bleak conclusion, echoing that reached by many independent scientists, is that the chances are “highly uncertain.” “Novel means,” in this context, […]