THE CONVERSATION: Should we engineer the climate? A social scientist and natural scientist discuss

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Release date: 17/12/2018

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Rob Bellamy: 2018 has been a year of unprecedented weather extremes around the world. From the hottest temperatures ever recorded in Japan to the largest wildfire in the history of California, the frequency and intensity of such events have been made much more likely by human-induced climate change. They form part of a longer-term trend – observed in the past and projected into the future – that may soon make nations desperate enough to consider engineering the world’s climate deliberately in order to counteract the risks of climate change.

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Title Should we engineer the climate? A social scientist and natural scientist discuss
Media name/outletThe Conversation
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date17/12/18
DescriptionRob Bellamy: 2018 has been a year of unprecedented weather extremes around the world. From the hottest temperatures ever recorded in Japan to the largest wildfire in the history of California, the frequency and intensity of such events have been made much more likely by human-induced climate change. They form part of a longer-term trend – observed in the past and projected into the future – that may soon make nations desperate enough to consider engineering the world’s climate deliberately in order to counteract the risks of climate change.
URLhttps://theconversation.com/should-we-engineer-the-climate-a-social-scientist-and-natural-scientist-discuss-104516
PersonsRobert Bellamy