On the possible use of geoengineering to moderate specific climate change impacts

@article{Maccracken2009OnTP,
  title={On the possible use of geoengineering to moderate specific climate change impacts},
  author={Michael C. Maccracken},
  journal={Environmental Research Letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={4},
  pages={045107}
}
  • M. Maccracken
  • Published 1 October 2009
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Research Letters
With significant reductions in emissions likely to require decades and the impacts of projected climate change likely to become more and more severe, proposals for taking deliberate action to counterbalance global warming have been proposed as an important complement to reducing emissions. While a number of geoengineering approaches have been proposed, each introduces uncertainties, complications and unintended consequences that have only begun to be explored. For limiting and reversing global… 
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