Book — 1 online resource (xviii, 252 pages) : illustrations.
Why do we need solutions to global warming?-- Carbon sequestration-- Use of artificial trees-- Cloud albedo enhancement-- Stratospheric aerosol geoengineering-- Spaced-based solutions-- Carbon fluxes associated with geoengineering in the context of the global carbon cycle-- Governance aspects of geoengineering.
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Geoengineering seeks to reduce global warming by direct intervention of the Earth's climate system - either by removing carbon dioxide or managing solar radiation. Considered by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as "largely speculative and unproven", the majority of research to date has been conducted by computer modelling and laboratory testing. This volume examines the potential for geoengineering in detail, discussing the possible risks and side-effects of various approaches to this "third-way" to tackle climate change. (source: Nielsen Book Data)