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Why geoengineering isn’t the solution to the climate crisis

Even if a technological fix did prove possible is it something we should really think about doing? We've messed with the climate since the industrial revolution and look where it's got us

By Bill McGuire  

School students in New York protest against climate change. Photo: PA

The idea of hacking the planet to make climate change go away has been around for quite some time. Embraced early on by neocons and the alt-right seeking a solution that would allow the planet to be trashed without consequences, it is becoming increasingly mainstream, with suggested solutions including manipulating cloud patterns and removing carbon from the air.

In fact, the idea has become so normal that Cambridge University recently announced the opening of a research centre,…

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