Published On: Thu, Feb 27th, 2014

Schemes to control climate change could backfire, warn scientists

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Schemes to deliberately manipulate the Earth’s climate could prove useless, and at worst harmful, claims a new study.
The strategies include reflecting sunlight from space, adding lime to the oceans, and irrigating vast expanses of the North African and Australian deserts to grow trees.

Known as geoengineering, ideas such as these have gained popularity with some governments attempting to meet their carbon emission targets while still producing cheap energy.

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