Geoengineer the Planet? More Scientists Now Say It Must Be an Option
Human intervention with the climate system has long been viewed as an ill-advised and risky step to slow global warming. But with carbon emissions soaring, initiatives to study and develop geoengineering technologies are gaining traction as a potential last resort.
For a long time it's been considered SciFi
But time is no longer on our side: cutting emissions is no longer enough
China also has an active government funded program
In 1977: Cesare Marchetti of the Austria-based International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis discussed ways of catching all of Europe’s CO2 emissions and injecting them into sinking Atlantic Ocean currents.
Emissions are still growing when we should be halving them by 2030 ...
Afforestation and restauration of ecosystems to boost their Carbon capture could cover 33% of emission cuts needed by 2030