geoengineering(redirected from Planetary engineering)
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1. Engineering that involves large-scale manipulation of the earth's environment, especially as applied to climate change caused by global warming, as in sequestering carbon or increasing the amount of solar radiation reflected from the earth back into space.
2. Engineering applied to geologic structures, as in building tunnels.
ge′o·en′gi·neer′ n. & v.
(Environmental Science) the application of scientific processes to affect the global environment, esp in order to counter the effects of climate change