October 26, 2021

Engineering Earth’s climate might quell global warming, but it could come with a cost

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BY MARK KAUFMAN When Mount Pinatubo violently erupted in 1991, the volcano blasted millions of tons of gas well over 20 miles into Earth’s atmosphere. After condensing into little droplets, the particles reflected sunlight back into space and cooled the planet by about 1 degree Fahrenheit for over a year. Nearly three decades later, some […]

As global warming continues, scientists prep tests to artificially cool the planet

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By ANDREW FREEDMAN From Mashable With the U.S. backsliding on climate progress under President Donald Trump, and scientists issuing increasingly dire warnings about the quickening pace and sweeping impacts of global warming, the possibility that we can somehow engineer our way out of the climate crisis is becoming a more attractive option. Geoengineering, which refers […]