We're altering the climate so severely that we'll soon face apocalyptic consequences. Here are 9 last-ditch ways we could hack the planet to reverse that trend.
Business Insider - Sat 20 Apr 15:16 GMT

Geoengineering technology — ways to capture carbon or reflect sunlight from the atmosphere — might become the key to keeping the planet cool.

We're altering the climate so severely that we'll soon face apocalyptic consequences. Here are 9 last-ditch ways we could hack the planet to reverse that trend.

  Geoengineering is a term that refers to technology that can alter Earth's natural cycles to cool down the planet.

  Putting mirrors in space, capturing carbon dioxide, and seeding clouds with particles are all ways of manipulating weather or the atmosphere.

  But some scientists and politicians think geoengineering could damage the planet or lead to war.

  Read More: Longshot presidential candidate Andrew Yang thinks rogue geoengineering could cause a war But other experts are less than convinced that these planet hacks are a good idea.

  What's more, McKibben said, geoengineering does little to address other problems that arise from greenhouse-gas emissions, such as ocean acidification.