- Eye Opening
Humanity’s unbridled burning of fossil fuels for the last century and a half has caused the Earth to warm to a dangerous degree. Geoengineering provides technological ways to actively cool the planet, buying humans some time as they switch to alternate fuel sources to curb carbon emissions. But geoengineering is risky and controversial, because actions taken by a few – with or without permission, oversight, or regulation – could impact everyone on the globe. Read this to learn more about what these technologies entail and how they might work.
About the Author
James Temple is the senior editor for energy at MIT Technology Review.