This is the first of 3 programs scheduled on the topic of geo-engineering.
The series is titled:
THE ETHICS OF COOLING THE PLANET THROUGH GEO-ENGINEERING
Cooling aerosol particles create a fog over a lake.
Will Aerosol Particles Prevent Global Warming?
A recent report of the National Academy of Sciences finds that, “A strong, credible body of scientific evidence shows that climate change is occurring, it is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for a broad range of human and natural systems.” The average Earth temperature has already risen 1.4° F since pre-industrial times and, if climate change is not abated, it is expected to rise an additional 2 to 11.5 º F this century. Fears of the possible catastrophic consequences of such a rise have lead some people to propose that we prepare to intentionally cool the planet, not by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but by geo-engineering schemes, such as seeding the oceans with carbon chomping algae and releasing sun blocking aerosols into the atmosphere.