Can climate scientists engineer artificial atmospheric cooling to offset global warming?



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    It does not seem as though this is really possible. There are ways we can reduce the carbon dioxide in the air (one company is creating concrete that extracts carbon dioxide, and researchers at University of California, San Diego have demonstrated that it is technically possible to create fuel from carbon dioxide), but nothing that can directly cool the atmosphere.

    Artificial atmospheric cooling could actually be dangerous. Forcing cooling on the earth might require lots of chemicals and energy. It could also bring the earth’s natural slow cycles of warming and cooling into another extreme, colder unbalanced state. The best way to offset global warming is to produce fewer emissions while fostering more plant life, and perhaps CO2-using technologies.

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