20 reasons why geoengineering may be a bad idea

@article{Robock200820RW,
  title={20 reasons why geoengineering may be a bad idea},
  author={Alan Robock and Kirsten Jerch and Martin Bunzl},
  journal={Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists},
  year={2008},
  volume={64},
  pages={14 - 59}
}
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