Even if the science brought about a quick fix for climate change, political and ethical obstacles could be hard to overcome
CBD COP11: Small scale experiments with scientific value can continue, but funds must not be directed away from climate change mitigation efforts
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit meets controversy, forest finance guide published and there are calls to keep geoengineering experiments in the lab
“Marine cloud-brightening” method to trigger cloud formation by spraying sea water into the atmosphere could reflect enough solar radiation away from earth to negate effects of climate change.
Diamond particles could be a safer geoengineering aerosol than sulphur and Paul Ryan’s fossil fuel subsidy packed budget proposal and anti-environment voting record cause concern.
Energy commissioner praises US for exploiting tar sands and Gulf of Mexico, New study backs “iron fertilisation” of the oceans as a way to store carbon in the seas, Mixed results from US climate change opinion polls.