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Members said they hoped that such extreme engineering techniques, which include scattering particles in the air to mimic the cooling effect of volcanoes or stationing orbiting mirrors in space to reflect sunlight, would never be needed. But in its report, to be released on Tuesday, the panel said it is time to begin researching and testing such ideas in case “the climate system reaches a ‘tipping point’ and swift remedial action is required.”
Report: http://www.bipartisanpolicy.org/library/report/task-force-climate-remediation-research
With political action on curbing greenhouse gases stalled, a bipartisan panel is recommending a radical fix: directly manipulating the Earth’s climate to lower temperatures.
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A US climate scientist at the centre of a row over Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's stance on climate change has spoken out for the first time, condemning the polarisation of the issue.
Katharine Hayhoe says the dumping of her chapter from Gingrich's book following rightwing pressure came as a surprise
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