Scientists weigh risks of climate 'techno-fixes'
“There's no getting around the fact that we're in a very desperate situation”
Faced with the specter of a warming planet and frustrated by the lack of progress on this time-sensitive issue, some scientists have begun researching backup plans. They seek a way to give humanity direct control over Earth's thermostat.
Proposals run the gamut from space mirrors deflecting a portion of the sun's energy to promoting vast marine algal blooms to suck carbon out of the atmosphere. The schemes have sparked a debate over the ethics of climate manipulation, especially when the uncertainties are vast and the stakes so high. For many scientists, the technology is less an issue than the decisionmaking process that may lead to its implementation. Read more
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#1 Apr 4, 2007
i am 48,and in bad health. if i die and come back in a later life on earth,what do i have to look forward to.
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