What is geoengineering? This video explains the basics.

To Stop Global Warming, Geoengineers Want to Dump Iron in the Ocean, Unleash Space Mirrors

To Stop Global Warming, Geoengineers Want to Dump Iron in the Ocean, Unleash Space Mirrors

Future Tense
The Citizen's Guide to the Future
Jan. 27 2016 10:27 AM

Three Slightly Crazy Plans Geoengineers Have to Save the World From Global Warming

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Defining our terms

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For the last month, we’ve been exploring geoengineering as part of Futurography, a series in which Future Tense introduces readers to the technologies that will define tomorrow. In the video above, we boil some of that knowledge down to its essence, discussing risks and rewards associated with three of the most viable proposals. Whether geoengineering ends up saving the world or turns out to be a giant dud, this video will help ensure that you’re informed about whatever’s ahead.

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Andrew Bouvé is an Emmy-nominated freelance video producer and motion graphics artist. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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