Search the Site

The State of Geoengineering Research

As noted earlier, Congress tomorrow is holding its first-ever hearings on geoengineering as a potential means to fight global warming. Here’s a very good primer, via ClimateWire in the Times, on where geoengineering currently stands in light of the climatic uncertainties looking forward and the political, economic, and environmental challenges and risks. If you prefer your climate news with a hysterical tone, this isn’t the piece for you; otherwise, it’s very informative. If you’re looking to get caught up on how the SuperFreakonomics discussion of geoengineering is playing out, you can check in here and here. (HT: Daniel Lippman.)