Can We Engineer our Climate? Should We?
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Can We Engineer our Climate? Should We?

Should we or shouldn’t we put mirrors in space, inject aerosols into the stratosphere, create clouds over the ocean or dump iron it? All of these things have been proposed as possible methods of combating rising global temperatures. They’re ideas that scientists, ethicists and policy makers are beginning to take seriously—for better or worse. Geoengineering, … Continue reading

Sea Level Rise Will Lead to More Storm Damage With or Without Stronger Hurricanes
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Sea Level Rise Will Lead to More Storm Damage With or Without Stronger Hurricanes

The rising voices of concern over increasing intensity of tropical cyclones may be drowning out an even more insidious threat from climate change—sea-level rise. Extreme events serve up obvious evidence for the impacts of a warming ocean. Storms such as typhoon Haiyan which devastated the Phillipines in November with record winds and storm surges exceeding … Continue reading