Scientists in Berlin discuss geo-engineering to tackle global warming
Scientists have discussed the possibility of geo-engineering to curb the warming of the earth's atmosphere, Christoph Schrader writes on Spiegel Online. At a conference in Berlin, researchers debated measures such as reforestation, extracting CO2 from the atmosphere, or cloud manipulation. “The voluntary contributions of countries to lower greenhouse gas emissions in line with Paris [Climate Agreement’s] goals will hardly be sufficient,” Schrader says. While some scientists say there is no need to discuss such interventions to protect the climate before conventional measures are fully exploited, most projections on how the Paris goals can be achieved include at least some form of geo-engineering, Schrader writes. “In any case, society should have a broad debate that defines rules for possible geo-engineering attempts,” he says.
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