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A Big-Sky Plan to Cool the Planet

| Feb. 16, 2018

Seriously addressing climate change means cutting carbon emissions and, ultimately, reducing the carbon already in the atmosphere. There's no way around it. Another type of intervention, however, is increasingly garnering attention: solar geoengineering, that is, cooling the planet by making it reflect back more of the sun’s rays. It's not a permanent solution to climate change, and it carries worrisome environmental and political risks of its own, but it’s an idea worth exploring....

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For Academic Citation: Wagner, Gernot and Martin L. Weitzman.“ A Big-Sky Plan to Cool the Planet.” The Wall Street Journal, February 16, 2018.

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