Climate change technology: is shading the earth too risky?


The Economist – Apr 21, 2022

If the world is getting too hot, why not give it some shade? Solar geoengineering could halt global warming, but there are risks to this controversial technology.
00:00 – Is solar geoengineering worth the risks?
00:41 – On the frontline of climate change
01:40 – What is solar geoengineering?
02:05 – Why the Saami Council stopped a research project
03:33 – Why we need more research
05:05 – The risk of global political tension
06:12 – The risk of termination shock
07:07 – What is marine cloud brightening?
09:04 – The risk of unequal effects View all of The Economist’s climate change coverage: https://econ.st/37suszu
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Watch our previous video on solar geoengineering: https://econ.st/3vwTTYD
Read our explainer about the IPCC’s recent report: https://econ.st/37vw77x
Listen to our podcast about whether a 1.5°C climate target is attainable: https://econ.st/3xEj1zC
How heatwaves in Europe are strengthening environmentalism: https://econ.st/3EsW2sA
Mumbai’s ambitious net-zero plan: https://econ.st/3JQ053i
Will the energy crisis spark American clean tech innovation? https://econ.st/37o4rS9

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