Assignment_2_Geo-engineering[1] - CHEM/ENVS380Spring2010

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CHEM/ENVS 380 Spring 2010 Assignment 2: Geoengineering Definition of geoengineering according to Policy Implications of Greenhouse Warming: Mitigation, Adaptation, and the Science Base , Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPUP), National Academies Press, 1992: “large‐scale engineering of our environment in order to combat or counteract the effects of changes in atmospheric chemistry” In the past few years, several proposed geoengineering schemes have gained traction as possible means to mitigate the expected impacts of climate change. However, many proposed geoengineering schemes remain controversial. While some see geoengineering to be one of the most effective countermeasures to climate change, skeptics view such approaches as riddled with uncertainties with potentially adverse outcomes. The objective of this assignment is to gain basic understanding of one of the existing geoengineering proposals, and to voice your own opinion of it. STEP
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