It's the stuff of Science Fiction

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It's the stuff of Science Fiction
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2017
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The term Climate Engineering (CE) specifically describes large-scale technical methods that can be used to reduce the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere or to reduce incoming solar radiation. Recently, some scientists and politicians have begun discussing the possibility of using CE to deal with climate change.

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I come from Britain I actually come from the west of Britain where the Gulf Stream is a really major factor and the off stream is shot down several times before as evidence scientific findings and the effect when a country like Britain would be enormous because really we are on a latitude with Canada and if that Gulf Stream shut down and certainly one of the effects for us would be to plunges into you know kind of near arctic conditions I think the question that would we then go to climate engineering and I find it a little bit of a hypothetical question because at that point we will be so desperate yes we probably would move to climate engineering do I think it's a good idea no I think it's a stupid idea I think it's much better to it's such a risky tiny percentage chance of some kind of large-scale technology working and by that time the feedback loops of the climate going wrong will be so enormous that you know it's like a tiny boy on the back of a huge elephant by that time I think climate engineering is honestly a ridiculous proposition far better to focus now on on far more doable realistic manageable technologies but aren't so so pie in the sky so I am I don't even think that they work mostly I think they are very very hypothetical whether you're going from you know kind of sulfur spraying or you know spraying of drops to form clouds or mirrors up in the sky this is the stuff of science fiction whereas the things the technology that we could be looking at now's panels renewable energy better batteries carbon capture these things are great interventions early interventions that we can do and we can prove we can do
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