October 17, 2011

Engineering the Climate is Last & Scariest Option

Jane Long, Yale Enviornment 360

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Yale Environment 360: What factors led the task force to the conclusion that it was time for the U.S. government to take a serious look at whether geoengineering, or climate remediation, was possible or advisable?

Jane Long: Number one, of course, is the fact that we’re still producing greenhouse gases, and they are getting to be at a dangerous level and they’re going higher and nobody really knows what’s going to happen. The risks seem to be very large and there’s a strong sense that even if we were by some magic wand able to stop emitting tomorrow, we still have a problem with a lot of unknowns. . .

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TAGGED: Environmentalism, carbon emissions, greenhouse gases, Yale Enviornment 360, climate change


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