geoengineering


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ge·o·en·gi·neer·ing

 (jē′ō-ĕn′jə-nîr′ĭng)
n.
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.

geoengineering

(ˌdʒiːəʊˌɛndʒɪˈnɪərɪŋ)
n
(Environmental Science) the application of scientific processes to affect the global environment, esp in order to counter the effects of climate change
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Draft international guidance on how industry measures its efforts to fight global warming will not include untested geoengineering technology, the body compiling the advice said Friday.
Harvard University's David Keith, for example, would have us consider geoengineering - that is, deliberate, large-scale and highly risky interventions in the Earth's climate system.
Harvard University's David Keith, for example, would have us consider geoengineering - that is, deliberate, large-scale, and highly risky interventions in the Earth's climate system.
Solar geoengineering is a theoretical approach to curbing the effects of climate change by seeding the atmosphere with a regularly replenished layer of intentionally released aerosol particles.
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Environmental Programme study geoengineering to combat climate change.
Instead the researchers homed in on the idea of marine cloud brightening--a form of solar geoengineering, in that it increases the planet's reflectivity.
The origins of geoengineering lie in 19th-century efforts to combat drought by conjuring rain, and later attempts by the US military to engage in "climatological warfare." These mostly consisted of Cold War thought experiments.
Time is right to lay down rules on geoengineering Ban Ki-moon March 12, 2019 14:43
He considers the promise of geoengineering strategies, such as atmospheric reflectivity, and suggests ways to mitigate the impact of the loss of agricultural productivity.
This article presents a brief account of scientific research into solar geoengineering in India in the last decade.