Can Man Engineer the Earth?

July 29, 2011

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Scientists are using the term “geo-engineering” to describe the possibility of man being able to control the earths temperature and other factors. In a recent article in Science Magazine, NOAA announced a possible solution to the issue of global climate change. High up in the earths atmosphere are a bevy of tiny reflective molecules called aerosols which are possibly regulating the fully effects of global warming.

Much research is still needed on how aerosols could be used as a solution, but scientists are truly considering how to curb the effects of climate change with these molecules. The idea of engineering the earths atmosphere is startling to think about. But, in the same way we’ve propelled a potentially disastrous warming trend we very likely could find the solution to quickly reverse the same trend.

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