Climate engineering: A critical review of approaches to modify the global energy balance

  title={Climate engineering: A critical review of approaches to modify the global energy balance},
  author={Johann Feichter and Thomas Leisner},
  journal={The European Physical Journal Special Topics},
  • J. Feichter, T. Leisner
  • Published 15 September 2009
  • Environmental Science
  • The European Physical Journal Special Topics
Besides mitigation and adaptation, climate engineering, i.e. the large scale manipulation of the climate system has recently been promoted as a third strategy to combat the unwanted consequences of anthropogenic climate change. In this contribution, we address three climate engineering schemes that have been proposed. One scheme attempts to reduce the incoming solar radiation far outside the atmosphere, the other two increase the earth albedo either by introducing aerosols into the stratosphere… 
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